• Comedy album releases for July 30, 2013

    Editor’s note: This is a weekly feature on Laughspin.com in partnership with Pandora Comedy. Today is comedy album release day! These three albums are now available to the general public, much as Richard Nixon’s Watergate tapes were in 1974—only time will tell if these comics are as hilarious as America’s 37th president. • Stewart Huff: I Don’t Think I Believe Us (On Tour Records) • Jen Murphy: Size Does Matter

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    Equally intelligent and silly, Ryan Singer’s ‘Comedy Wonder Town’ is essential listening (Review)

    With his high-energy delivery and unpretentious leanings, there’s not a lot to dislike about comedian Ryan Singer. And it’s not just us saying it: In the last few years, he’s won over audiences headlining the nation’s finer comedy clubs and was hailed by Marc Maron in Rolling Stone as a comedian “who should be big.” And, to our joy, he’s just released his second full-length album Comedy Wonder Town through

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    Doug Benson: ‘Smug Life’ (Review)

    The Comedy King of the Stoners is back this year with an intriguing experiment. Doug Benson released his double CD, Smug Life, this week through Comedy Central Records. Here’s the deal: He recorded two shows, as usual on 4/20 (hehe), at Parlor Live Comedy Club in Bellevue, Washington– but this year the first show is “uncooked” and the second totally “cooked.” That is, he stayed sober for the first hour,

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    Todd Barry to release new album and DVD, ‘Super Crazy’ on July 24

    It’s a big month for well-loved comedian Todd Barry. His first hour-long stand-up special Todd Barry: Super Crazy will premiere on Comedy Central on July 21 at 11 pm ET, to be followed by the uncut and uncensored album and DVD versions on July 24. DVD bonus features will include Barry’s complete performance from 2002’s New York Friars’ Club Roast of Chevy Chase. And get this: Super Crazy will also

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    The Laughspin Interview with Gary Gulman

    Late this year, we’ll see an all-new hour special from comedian Gary Gulman. But you need not wait for freshly-released material from the man. His new album No Can Defend is out now, and it’s an excellent display of funny. Gulman mesmerizes as he’s able to take the smallest of concepts — Netflix, bottled water, punctuation — and create extended, beautifully-crafted jokes around them. We caught up with Gulman recently

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    Robert Duchaine: ‘Offensive…And Not In A Good Way’ (Review)

    Comedian Robert Duchaine’s new album Offensive…And Not In A Good Way is a candid, blunt look inside of the mind of a veteran, workhorse comedian. A touring comic who’s a regular in rooms throughout Las Vegas, Duchaine began a career as a stand-up after realizing that the normal working world was not the place for him. And based on his off-kilter, purposely careless sense of humor, it’s easy to see

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    Watch Jimmy Fallon reveal his revealing new album cover

    As we previously reported, Jimmy Fallon’s new album, Blow Your Pants Off will be released on June 12. The album will include the contributions of guest stars like Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, Justin Timberlake and more. And last night, Fallon revealed the album cover for the first time. Check it out below! And for your viewing pleasure, here’s a nice, crisp version of the cover.

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    Pete Holmes: “Impregnated With Wonder” (Review)

    Though I try to avoid making claims as to what is the most “this” or “that” in terms of comedy albums — especially before the year is through — Pete Holmes’ just-released Impregnated With Wonder has me re-examining my unofficial policy. This album may very well be one of the most quotable comedy albums of 2011. “Maaaaaaaagic,” “I’m an adult!” “I need a lawyer!” are just a few words and

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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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    Rory Scovel: “Dilation” (Review)

    How to describe Rory Scovel: think Bert Kreischer meets Anthony Jeselnik. That is, picture a storyteller, philosopher, and absurdist, whom you can’t quite decide whether he’s a nice guy or a huge asshole. Either way, he’s pretty damn funny. And if that description sounds good to you, you’ll dig Dilation, Scovel’s debut album. A perfect example of Scovel’s brand of comedy comes on “Walk” when he berates people who think

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    Baron Vaughn: “Raised By Cable” (Review)

    Baron Vaughn’s debut album Raised By Cable is an hour-long set of highs and lows that will most likely polarize audiences. It’s not that you’ll either love it or hate it; it’s more that you’ll either find it highly interesting, or highly forgettable. The Las Vegas native has a perspective that is wholly unique, and a personality that is generally likable. When he tones down his zany, high-energy side, he’s

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    Watch Wyatt Cenac’s animated adventure at Medieval Times

    Most comedy goers know Wyatt Cenac from his stellar work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, but outside of his appearances on the tube, the dude is an accomplished stand-up comedian. So, accomplished in fact, Comedy Central will be releasing his debut album and DVD Comedy Person on Aug. 23. The DVD boasts 25 extra minutes of the special that never made it to the televised version earlier this

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    Comedian Dan Levy’s successful Laughspin interview

    Dan Levy is a contemporary renaissance comedian– if there is such a thing. With the ability to seamlessly transition from stand-up stage (including his own half-hour Comedy Central special), to TV hosting duties to Web series production and acting to writing for network television, the 30-year-old has already had an enviable career. But, really, the guy who recently snagged Young Hollywood’s Comedian of the Year Award is only starting. This

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    Katie Goodman: I Didn’t F*ck It Up (Review)

    In her new CD, I Didn’t F*ck It Up (the asterisk is her spelling, by the way. I would’ve gone ahead and said “fuck.”), Katie Goodman proves that there is a vast difference between a “guitar act” and a musical comedian. Anybody’s who’s frequented comedy clubs over the years has seen plenty of performers take to the stage with song parodies that mix familiar tunes with sexual innuendo, singing impressionists

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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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