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Dan St. Germain Is Releasing His First Standup Album on June 10th

Standup Dan St. Germain is releasing his debut album next month. Comedy label ASpecialThing Records is putting out St. Germain's album, Bad at the Good Times, on June 10th. It was recorded last year at LA's NerdMelt Theater. AST Records is also releasing Max Silvestri's  debut, King Piglet, on the same day.

Dan St. Germain had his own Comedy Central half-hour special last year and was a regular on VH1's recently-canceled Best Week Ever reboot. He's also done standup on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show. He had his own Comedy Central animated digital series, In Security, last year and [...]

Max Silvestri's First Standup Album 'King Piglet' Comes Out June 10th

Comedian Max Silvestri announced today that he's releasing his first-ever standup album this summer. Called King Piglet, it's being released by AST Records on June 10th.

Silvestri is host of the long-running Brooklyn-based standup show Big Terrific, a creative consultant on Billy on the Street, and host of an upcoming comedic cooking show on the FYI networkKing Piglet was recorded last summer at LA's Nerdmelt Theater. It's the second release from comedy label AST Records this year, following Karen Kilgariff's Live at the Bootleg.

Talking to Jimmy Pardo About 'Sprezzatura', 'Never Not Funny', and Combining Structure and Improv

Jimmy Pardo's comedy is aptly-named. His long-running and much-beloved podcast Never Not Funny is one of the most reliably excellent podcasts in a medium filled with mediocrity. That show is characterized by a loose, stream-of-consciousness style that is carried over into Pardo's new album, Sprezzatura. The word, which dates back to the Italian Renaissance, is defined as "a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it." I recently got a chance to talk to him about why he doesn't release more material and why comedy track names are always terrible.

So I [...]