• Nate Bargatze’s debut album ‘Yelled At By A Clown’ is a no frills blueprint for great comedy (Review + audio)

    Nate Bargatze, the Tennessee-bred, New York City-based comic has, for the last few years, gained the respect of his peers, criss-crossed the country headlining at our better comedy clubs and has entered mainstream comedy conscience with a trio of appearances on Conan and his own half-hour special on Comedy Central. And with his just-released debut album Yelled At By A Clown, we finally (and thankfully) get a full-length look into

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    ‘WTF with Marc Maron’ box set pre-order begins tomorrow

    Starting tomorrow, comedy and podcast fans will be able to pre-order the WTF with Marc Maron box set, filled with more than 100 hours of interviews and archived video from the comedian’s live podcast tapings. The collection will be released on April 24. The limited edition run – A Special Thing Records will press 1,000 copies — includes the first 100 episodes of the show, which features Maron’s interviews with

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    Jay Larson: “Self-Diagnosed” (Review)

    As the catalog of comedy albums expands every Tuesday, the traditional format of the one-hour live stand-up show as an album fades away– to the delight of comedy fans and nerds everywhere (or at least this reviewer). Though there’s been a handful of non-traditional comedy albums released the past few years, you can find a great one in Jay Larson’s Self-Diagnosed (A Special Thing Records). Along with eroding the accepted

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    Watch Baron Vaughn make his “Conan” stand-up debut

    Comedian Baron Vaughn made his Conan debut last night with a set that matched his animated delivery with equally wacky premises. The bi-racial comic dishes on his wish to have been in a famous plane crash, all the things he would prefer to have instead of his absent father, and his wish to spread crack to the masses. Check it out. And be sure to snag Vaughn’s debut comedy album,

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    Doug Benson album “Potty Mouth” to be released Aug. 30

    The most prolific pothead in comedy, Doug Benson will release his fourth album, Potty Mouth on Aug. 30. It’s his third for Comedy Central Records and his fourth overall. His first, Professional Humoredian, put out by A Special Thing Records in 2008, landed the number one album of the year on Punchline Magazine’s annual Top 10 albums list. Recorded on April 20 (4/20, the national pothead holiday), Potty Mouth will

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