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Listen to the Unreleased Finale Track of David Cross's 2004 Album 'It's Not Funny' Featuring H. Jon Benjamin

David Cross was recently a guest on the Comedian's Comedian Podcast with host Stuart Goldsmith, and after the interview Cross agreed to give Goldsmith the finale track of his 2004 album It's Not Funny that label Sub Pop refused to release. The track includes Cross's own pandering country song called "Clapping in the USA" as well as a voice cameo from H. Jon Benjamin as God Himself. "If you listen to the CD you can certainly tell (the current final track) is not a closing bit," Cross told Goldsmith. "Sub Pop got nervous and I was furious, I was apoplectic, I can't believe you're taking this away… This is [...]

Own the Entire Monty Python Discography with 'Total Rubbish: The Complete Collection'

As if their live reunion shows in London, newly released album, and delightfully entertaining cat fights weren't enough to tide fans over, Nerdist reports that the British comedy group Monty Python has also released a boxed set of their entire discography called Monty Python's Total Rubbish: The Complete Collection. The set was released on CD and vinyl in the UK last week and includes all nine Monty Python UK albums: Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Another Monty Python Record, Monty Python’s Previous Record, Matching Tie and Handkerchief, Live at Drury Lane, Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Monty Python’s Contractual Obligation Album, and The Meaning Of Life. [...]

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.

Chris Gethard's First Comedy Album 'My Comedy Album' Will Be Available April 22nd

Chris Gethard is a staple in the comedy community and has an upcoming series on Comedy Central, so it's surprising to realize he hasn't yet released an album. Thankfully, Gethard announced today that that's all about to change with the release of his first album My Comedy Album on April 22nd. Pre-orders start today, and you can opt for either a digital version via iTunes or a much more tangible vinyl version that comes with Gethard's autograph, the digital download, and some bonus tracks. Here's a snippet of what Gethard had to say about the album on his Tumblr today:

As for the album itself, [...]

Tig Notaro Is Releasing an Expanded Version of Her Largo 'LIVE' Set

Record label Secretly Canadian announced today that they're releasing an expanded CD version of Tig Notaro's acclaimed Largo performance from last year, during which she discussed her cancer diagnosis and a number of personal tragedies that had befallen her during that year in an emotional, raw, and funny set. The performance achieved acclaim from Notaro's peers Ed Helms (who called it "One of the most amazing stand-up sets I've ever seen"), Bill Burr ("made me feel like I was an open miker. Absolute genius!"), and Louis C.K. ("in 27 years doing this, I've seen a handful of truly great, masterful standup sets. One was Tig Notaro last night [...]

Weird Al Ranks His Top Five Sketch and Standup Comedy Albums

Here's a web extra from Late Night featuring guest Weird Al Yankovic, who is given the daunting task of summing up his five favorite sketch and standup comedy albums of all time. Surely no one will disagree with his picks.

Rob Kutner and the Levinson Brothers' America-Centric Comedy Music Album '2776' Is Out Now

Right in time for the most American day of the year, The Daily Show's Rob Kutner and the Levinson brothers' new comedy music compilation album 2776 dropped yesterday and is now available on iTunes for purchase. The album's proceeds will all go to the children's charity OneKid OneWorld and features 28 tracks by over 80 different artists, including Will Forte, Aubrey Plaza, Reggie Watts, Aimee Mann, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Margaret Cho, Paul F. Tompkins, Alex Trebek, and Ed Helms singing about America's past, present, and future. Prove your love for America by buying the album here.

Here's the Music Video for Monty Python's New Track "The Silly Walks Song"

Monty Python is re-releasing their 1989 album Monty Python Sings this summer with five new bonus tracks, including the above ditty "The Silly Walks Song" with an accompanying music video that might trigger suicidal thoughts if you watch it from a cubicle or any other soul-crushing professional environment.

'Patrice O'Neal: Unreleased' Is Available Now

A new posthumous album from late, great standup Patrice O'Neal came out this week. Aptly titled, Unreleased, it's a full-length album compiled from unheard bits O'Neal performed at the DC Improv. If you want to pick up Unreleased, head on over to the official website or wait until October 1st for the release of the hard copy version of the album, which contains an exclusive track.

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: Maria Bamford's 'The Burning Bridges Tour'

Yesterday we ran a piece on comedian Maria Bamford's struggle with mental illness and her use of comedy to overcome it. Bamford's 2003 debut album The Burning Bridges Tour, recorded at the Acme Comedy Company in Minneapolis, MN in October of 2002, showcases the comedian's honesty and unique creativity that have found themselves fully realized in material like last year's Special Special Special. Bamford's revolution has been long in the making, and it's nice to hear her coming into her own unconventional style in her earlier material.

Bob Odenkirk's New Album 'Amateur Hour' Is Out November 25th

Over the summer it was announced that Bob Odenkirk was taping his very first comedy album Amateur Hour, which will also include rising standup Brandon Wardell as an opening act both on the album and corresponding tour to promote Odenkirk's book of plays out next month A Load of Hooey. Odenkirk announced the album's November 25th release date today on Twitter, where he also revealed that he just finished recording a special bonus track for it as well. Amateur Hour will be released through AST Records; more information on Odenkirk's new book and tour can be found over at his website.

Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler Are Releasing a Hot Tub Album Through Kill Rock Stars

In a press release today, record label Kill Rock Stars announced the release of its first comedy compilation album with Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal's long-running variety/standup show Hot Tub, which started in 2005 at the PIT in New York and has continued at the Virgil in Los Angeles since the duo moved there in 2013. Braunohler and Schaal have picked ten of their favorite comedians for the album, and here they are:

  • Nate Bargatze
  • Emily Heller
  • Andres du Bouchet
  • Beth Stelling
  • Karen Kilgariff
  • Kyle Kinane
  • Heather Lawless
  • Eddie Pepitone
  • Eugene Mirman
  • Aparna Nancherla

The album will be recorded next week and released as a double vinyl/digital [...]

Is Standup Comedy the New Punk Rock?

Portland's famous underground record label Kill Rock Stars is profiled in a recent article for the Portland Mercury that examines its recent foray into standup specials, and it's pretty interesting. Known for helping push bands like Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, and Elliott Smith to mainstream fame, Kill Rock Stars has taken more and more interest in recording standup sets since a chance Twitter encounter with Kurt Braunohler in 2012 led to their release of his hour standup special How Do I Land? The label's most recent additions include Laura Kightlinger, Hari Kondabolu, Ian Karmel, and Cameron Esposito.

Kill Rock Stars president Portia Sabin even goes so far as [...]

You Can Now Pre-Order the Stand-Up Album 'Holy Fuck' Featuring Rory Scovel, James Adomian, and Tons More

Since it was founded in 2009, the live comedy show Holy Fuck has become a staple of LA's stand-up scene, and now, the show is being immortalized with a new two-disc album that you can pre-order from Rooftop Comedy. The Holy Fuck album, set for a May 29th release, features some of the best comedians going doing five minutes of their best material. A nice mix of established stand-ups and up-and-comers, the album features sets from James Adomian, Kyle Kinane, Rory Scovel, Natasha Leggero, Jackie Kashian, Eric Andre, T.J. Miller, and tons more. The only reason to skip this one would be if you hate comedy and/or profanity.

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