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Ian Edwards on Releasing His Debut Standup Album Via Conan O'Brien's Team Coco Records

Team Coco Records launched last week with the release of Ian Edwards's debut standup album, 100% Half-Assed. On the album, Edwards skillfully mixes his candid, day-to-day observations with a sudden and surprising surrealism. He is a master of misdirection. Trying to keep ahead of Edwards's creative mind is an exercise in futility: as soon as you think you know where one joke is heading, he yanks the sails. It's not long before Edwards has capsized your expectations and left you floating in a sea of wit.

I recently had the opportunity to chat with Edwards about the pleasure of working with Team Coco and where we can expect to hear [...]

Ian Edwards, Max Silvestri, Sean O'Connor, and Dan St. Germain All Have Standup Albums Out Today

Today's a massive day in the standup album world, as four releases from notable comedians are all coming out on the same day. Ian Edwards's 100% Half-Assed, is the first release from Conan O'Brien's new label Team Coco, and Max Silvestri's King PigletSean O'Connor's James Dean Type, and Dan St. Germain's Bad at the Good Times are all via AST Records. It's the first album for all four standups.

Ian Edwards on Black Comedy and Hipster Comedy

Here's an interesting interview with comedian Ian Edwards, who's currently writing for Fox's In Living Color. In it, he laments the modern comedy scene's lack of a real showcase for black standups (like Def Jam on HBO in the 90s, for example) and the distinctions that remain between black and "extra-white" hipster comics:

When I worked on Chocolate News, we were making a black news story and if we wanted to talk about stuff that was going on now, [Comedy Central] wouldn’t let us because that would go into Jon Stewart’s theme. He was going to allow us to follow him and we can’t touch his theme. The [...]