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'McSweeney's' Highlights Sarah Silverman's Latest Album 'We Are Miracles'

"But unlike [Jack] Benny, Sarah is too often mistakenly taken at face value. Maybe because she goes to such frank and provocative places or maybe because she's an attractive woman, Sarah doesn't nearly get the credit she deserves and more than occasionally finds herself a lightning rod for misguided and undeserved controversy. Ironic to be sure, because like all great satirists, at her core, Sarah is an idealist."

- As part of his McSweeney's column on his collection of signed comedy LPs, IFC's former VP of development Dan Pasternack profiles Sarah Silverman and his personal connection with her most recent album We Are Miracles.

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 [...]

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.

Doug Benson's New Album 'Gateway Doug' Is Coming on July 9th

As has become an annual tradition, Doug Benson recorded a standup album on 4/20 this spring. This one is to be called Gateway Doug, and it'll be available from ASpecialThing Records starting on July 9th. It promises to contain "his thoughts on bees, Ice Castles, and inebriation." And, presumably, Columbine or Hitler's birthday, as otherwise I'm not sure why he keeps recording on that date every year. Doug's also on tour right now, so why don't you go see him live? Here are the dates:

Jokes on Wax: Inside Comedy's Vinyl Resurgence

Marc Maron hasn't exactly built his career on happy memories. But when the WTF host thinks back on his comedy education, he fondly remembers sitting on shag carpet in his bedroom in the 1970s listening to Cheech and Chong and Richard Pryor albums on vinyl.

"I grew up with vinyl," says the 50-year-old, who frequently praises the format on his podcast and on stage. "You can hold the cover while you listen to it and open it up on your lap and look at the pictures. Vinyl wants you to sit down and focus."

Maron's Thinky Pain, which was released on CD, DVD, and digital on May 6, even includes the track "Vinyl [...]