Sad news: The great Phyllis Diller passed away earlier today. I know a lot of people have never taken the opportunity to listen to Diller’s comedy, so I’m posting it here as a bonus album. RIP.
James Adomian’s debut album was just released yesterday. I haven’t heard it yet, but I’ve seen him live enough to know how good it is… Buy it here
LOW HANGIN FRUIT - the debut standup album from comedian James Adomian - is available Monday, August 13th, exclusively on Earwolf! Order a CD or download for only $10!
Advance copies are on sale NOW at live Comedy Bang! Bang! tour shows in a city near you!
When Patrice O’Neal passed away earlier this year, the comedy community was rightly devastated. He was widely considered one the most impressive comedians alive, despite having achieved only moderate popular success. Part of the reason for this was that Patrice’s recorded material never fully captured the experience of being in the room with him; this album, released after his death is the exception. One thing that separates this album from his specials is how clearly and expertly Patrice blurs the separation between jokes and conversation with the audience. Pay attention to how effortlessly Patrice finds comedy within the room at the beginning of the albm, how he gets the audience to open up about their personal lives, and how quick he is to call people out on their bullshit. Seriously terrific.
I could write a whole lot more about Patrice O’Neal and his technique, but for now… enjoy:
W. Kamau Bell is getting a show on FX, produced by Chris Rock. It premiers this Thursday (after Louie) at 11pm. This is his comedy album.
People either hate Doug Stanhope or they love him; I happen to fall in the later camp. Stanhope’s brutal honesty and total disregard for taboos makes him one of the more under-rated comedians working today. Take a listen, just make sure there aren’t any kids around when you do.