COMEDY DUO FRANGELA ANNOUNCE DEBUT COMEDY ALBUM

RESIST! OUT OCTOBER 19 ON KILL ROCK STARS, PRE-ORDER NOW

HEAR UNRELEASED TRACK “TOGA PARTIES” BELOW

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Comedy duo FRANGELA announce the release of their debut comedy album RESIST! out October 19 on Kill Rock Stars. Recorded in front of an appropriately raucous audience, Frangela offer up a fast-paced, wickedly funny spin through our present day agonies, from politics to toga parties, Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton are fired up and they want you to be too! RESIST! is an album that’s pointed and hilarious in equal measure. 

Frangela is everything that political comedy should be in 2018: two women speaking truth to power, stoking the flames of resistance, bringing together likeminded people for a common cause, wondering why in the hell green bean casserole is a thing… RESIST! is also the kind of inspiring document that will help rational people keep fighting the good fight against bad policies and worse policymakers.

Unreleased RESIST! album track “Toga Parties”

Stream: https://frangela.bandcamp.com/track/toga-parties
Video: https://youtu.be/RVF8Pie_IeI

Pre-order RESIST!: http://smarturl.it/frangela 

  Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton are real life best friends who talk to each other all day long.

Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton are real life best friends who talk to each other all day long.

Frances and Angela originally joined forces on the stage of the Second City Theatre in Chicago, finding a kindred spirit and the kind of irrefutable chemistry that only the best of friends can create. Since then, the duo has been a regular fixture on television and radio, popping up to offer their witty and scathing commentary about the pop culture and political stories of the day. They’ve worked separately too, to great acclaim, but it is when Frances and Angela get together that the sparks really start flying.

Currently, Frangela can be seen in the new TV show “Me Time with Frangela” and regularly perform live on “Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Tour.” They also have a weekly podcast called “The Final Word.”

More athttp://frangela.com/
https://metimewithfrangela.pgtb.me/2WwPhS 
On Twitter: @frangeladuo

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THE AWKWARD THOUGHTS OF W. KAMAU BELL OUT NOW IN PAPERBACK

PRIVATE SCHOOL NEGRO AVAILABLE GLOBALLY ON NETFLIX

HEADLINING STAND-UP DATES IN EUGENE AND PORTLAND, OR

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“A funny, heartfelt tête-à-tête with a down-to-earth star.”—Boston Magazine

Now available in paperback, Emmy Award-winning socio-political comedian and United Shades Of America host W. Kamau Bell’s book, “The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian.” Upon its release in hardcover, this memoir and manifesto from the comedian, hit podcast host and star of United Shades of America was hailed by Entertainment Weekly, Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist who called it “A comprehensive look at what gave rise to Bell’s insightful, critical eye and his hilarious comedy.”

Order athttps://bit.ly/2Mdqv1R

Kamau’s new comedy special Private School Negro is available for streaming globally on NETFLIX. Throughout, Kamau delivers nonstop laughs as he sounds off on the current presidential administration, racism in America, parenting mixed race daughters, and what it would be like if Michelle Obama still had a job in the White House. It’s been hailed as “a lively, energetic set” (The AV Club), “as enlightening as it is funny” (Metro US), and “a titular sequel to Semi-Prominent Negro (Forbes). 

Watch Private School Negro on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80200015

Private School Negro trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETcTzlea94k 

Kamau brings all new material on headlining stand-up dates in Eugene, OR on September 14 and September 15 in Portland (2nd show added due to demand). He also will be appearing at The Wine Country Spoken Word Festival in Petaluma, CA in October. Find tickets and more show info at: wkamaubell.com/calendar

Kamau makes his debut as director later this year with the premiere of the A+E documentary, Culture Shock: Chris Rock’s Bring The Pain

Kamau was a recent guest on Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Watch the interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9raNyKmajss

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WINE COUNTRY SPOKEN WORD FESTIVAL, PETALUMA, OCTOBER 19-21

FEATURING HEADLINERS: BAY AREA COMEDIAN AND CNN HOST W. KAMAU BELL, ELIZABETH ELLIS, DENICE FROHMAN, BIL LEPP, ZAHRA NOORBAKSH, PLUS PANELS, WORKSHOPS & MORE

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

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The Wine Country Spoken Word Festival announces its 2nd Inaugural festival featuring performances by comedians, storytellers and poets – plus panels, workshops and more on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 19-21 in Petaluma.

Among those scheduled to perform: the Bay Area’s own W. Kamau Bell (comedian and host of CNN’s United Shades of America), Elizabeth Ellis (award-winning storyteller), Denice Frohman (Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion), Bil Lepp (5-time Champ West Virginia Liars Competition), Zahra Noorbaksh (comedian, host of Good Muslim/Bad Muslim) and Steve Connell (performed for President Obama and the U.N.). 

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Festival producers Dave and Juliet Pokorny are proud to host the Wine Country Spoken Word Festival in Petaluma where they have been building the storytelling community over the past decade. This is the only festival of its kind as the Gitlit crowd meets PoetrySlam meets The Moth for a weekend of stories, comedy, panels, workshops, masterclasses – and more. Tickets are on sale now and sold separately for each event allowing festival goers to create their own festival.

There will be two big events on Friday and Saturday nights at the Mystic Theater in downtown Petaluma featuring spoken word performances by the headliners. On Saturday morning and afternoon, the headliners will also be at festival events including candid conversations at the Hotel Petaluma. The festival concludes on Sunday, October 21 when The Storytelling Association holds their Community Conference featuring panel discussions, workshops, traditional tales for adults, swap/slam sessions – and more.

Find the full schedule herewww.davepokornypresents.com/2018-schedule

The Wine Country Spoken Word Festival launched in 2017 and it was one to remember. The festival was scheduled for the weekend after the Tubbs fires began. By the start of the festival (on Friday, October 13th!) the largest wildfire in the history of Sonoma County had put thousands of people out of their homes, but instead of canceling the festival, local organizers Juliet and Dave Pokorny forged ahead.

"We made a decision on that Friday the 13th, that this community needed a place to gather and spoken word artists and storytellers have always been a reason for communities to gather. It is at the core of who we are as people. Without story and personal connection we have lost,” said Dave, co-producer of the event. The Inaugural Wine Country Spoken Word Festival persevered, the Pokornys (and a dozen or so volunteers) pulled it off, over 30 spoken word artists, from all over the country, arrived in the Wine Country, they came to help in the best way they could.

Now in its second year, The Wine Country Spoken Word Festival looks forward to hosting amazing talent for a weekend of stories, comedy, workshops, masterclasses, and panel discussions to bring audiences throughout the East Bay, SF, Marin, the North Bay, and Wine Country together for a weekend of entertainment in Petaluma.

THE WINE COUNTRY SPOKEN WORD FESTIVAL

When:  Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 19, 20 & 21
Where: The Mystic Theatre and The Hotel Petaluma
Tickets: Single Tickets available
Prices range from $10-$48

Purchase tickets at: https://bit.ly/2BfV4Ts

Find the full festival schedule and more information on the Festival website at: www.davepokornypresents.com/wine-country-spoken-word

Petaluma is a town built on community and stories. It was 2010 when Dave and Juliet Pokorny kicked off the North Bay’s first StorySlam in downtown Petaluma and they have been building that amazing storytelling community ever since. Dave and Juliet are proud to produce the 2nd Inaugural Wine Country Spoken Word Festival to celebrate the art as local storytellers and national and international spoken word artists come to Petaluma to celebrate storytelling. This is the only festival of its kind in the country as the Gitlit crowd meets PoetrySlam meets The Moth at the Wine Country Spoken Word Festival! 


CLARE O’KANE DEBUTS COMEDY ALBUM ‘LET IT BE’ OUT TODAY VIA ASPECIALTHING RECORDS

LIMITED EDITION COLORED VINYL AND DIGITAL AVAILABLE

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Comedian CLARE O’KANE has just released her debut comedy album ‘LET IT BE’ via ASPECIALTHING RECORDS. Taped live, the album starts with a fantastic introduction by Megan Koester before Clare hits the stage with her sharp comedy to talk her Asian mom, her grandma, her dad, little kids, nude modeling, her millionaire ex-boyfriend and more. ‘Let It Be’ is available on limited edition “coke bottle clearcolored vinyl with a download card, as well as digitally everywhere.  

ORDER CLARE O’KANE ‘LET IT BE’
iTuneshttps://apple.co/2LBjSq0
Vinylhttps://bit.ly/2uLf4aj

Clare O’Kane is a Brooklyn based actor, comedian and writer from San Jose, California. She performs regularly around NY, recently opened on tour for Chris Gethard and for the band Jawbreaker and can be seen in the new Witch Taint video alongside Dave Hill and Phil Costello. Later this month, Clare performs at High Plains Festival in Devner. She's also performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Outside Lands and more. Clare has written for Spongebob Squarepants, appeared on Viceland, and is one-third of the sketch group Blessed. She has been described as “sarcastic” and “half-Asian”. 

More atclareokane.com 
Twitter: @babysfirstgun
IG: @clareuhkane

ASPECIALTHING RECORDS is a Los Angeles-based independent comedy record label owned and operated by Matt Belknap and Ryan McManemin. Stemming from an online message board, aspecialthing records has taken a D.I.Y. approach to producing and distributing the finest stand-up comedy albums since 2006. AST is home to Patton Oswalt’s Grammy Award-winning album ‘Talking for Clapping’ as well as outstanding releases from Bob Odenkirk, Paul F. Tompkins, Doug Benson, Greg Proops, Jen Kirkman, Wyatt Cenac, Karen Kilgariff, Kyle Kinane, and many more. AST looks forward to expanding their catalog while continuing their dedication to exceptional emerging and established comics.

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HOWARD KREMER RELEASES NEW COMEDY ALBUM THE ATTEMPT 

OUT NOW VIA ASPECIALTHING RECORDS

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Comedian HOWARD KREMER (Who Charted) has just released his new comedy album, THE ATTEMPT  via ASPECIALTHING RECORDS. Taped live at The NerdMelt Showroom in L.A., Howard’s set revels in his love of “summah” and lots of great jokes interspersed with music including “Movies” and “Gu Cruise” sing-a-longs and songs including “Government Pants”, “Wolves” and “Newborn Baby Colt”. The Attempt is a great mix of comedy and music making for an album that is an endlessly fun ride. 

Order Howard Kremer’s The Attempt:
CDhttps://bit.ly/2unPeZL
iTunes: https://apple.co/2m6kcSh

Howard Kremer is a comedian and host of the popular podcast Who Charted. He’s performed stand-up on Comedy Central and Jimmy Kimmel Live, with appearances on many shows including Austin Stories, Scare Tactics, @midnight, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Take My Wife, and Bajillion Dollar Properties. He’s written for the shows Human Giant, Pretend Time, The Good Family, Beavis and Butthead, and Lopez. He is the founder of the HAVE A SUMMAH movement. He is rapper Dragon Boy Suede and he has nine (9!) albums on iTunes.

More at: http://www.haveasummah.com/ 
@howardkremer
IG: @howardkremer

ASPECIALTHING RECORDS is a Los Angeles-based independent comedy record label owned and operated by Matt Belknap and Ryan McManemin. Stemming from an online message board, aspecialthing records has taken a D.I.Y. approach to producing and distributing the finest stand-up comedy albums since 2006. AST is home to Patton Oswalt’s Grammy Award-winning album ‘Talking for Clapping’ as well as outstanding releases from Bob Odenkirk, Paul F. Tompkins, Doug Benson, Greg Proops, Jen Kirkman, Wyatt Cenac, Karen Kilgariff, Kyle Kinane, and many more. AST looks forward to expanding their catalog while continuing their dedication to exceptional emerging and established comics.

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W. KAMAU BELL PRIVATE SCHOOL NEGRO COMEDY SPECIAL NOW AVAILABLE GLOBALLY ON NETFLIX

UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA SEASON 3 AIRING ON CNN

  Photo credit: KC Bailey/Netflix

Photo credit: KC Bailey/Netflix

 
 

Emmy Award-winning socio-political comedian and United Shades Of America host W. KAMAU BELL’s new comedy special... 

PRIVATE SCHOOL NEGRO is now available for streaming globally on NETFLIX. Praised as “one of the modern era’s most politically astute stand-up comics” (The New York Times), Bell delivers nonstop laughs as he sounds off on the current presidential administration, racism in America, parenting mixed race daughters, and what it would be like if Michelle Obama still had a job in the White House. It’s been hailed as “a lively, energetic set” (The AV Club), “as enlightening as it is funny” (Metro US), and “a titular sequel to Semi-Prominent Negro” (Forbes). 

Watch Private School Negro on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/80200015

Private School Negro trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETcTzlea94k 

The premiere of Private School Negro follows Kamau’s comedy special, Semi-Prominent Negro directed by Morgan Spurlock and premiered on Showtime. An album version of Semi-Prominent Negro is available on legendary punk label Kill Rock Stars. Kamau has released two other standup comedy albums: One Night Only and Face Full of Flour.

Kamau is also the host and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning CNN docu-series, United Shades Of America with W. Kamau BellIn season 3, Kamau continues to explore racial subcultures and other micro-societies to delve into how our differences unite and divide us. New episodes air every Sunday at 10:15 pm ET/PT on CNN. He is also the creator and host of the critcally-acclaimed, yet criminally short-lived TV series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell produced by Chris Rock.

This summer, Kamau’s book, The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama’s Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian will be available in paperback. (It was released in hardcover Spring 2017.)

His debut as a director will happen later this year with the premiere of the A+E documentary, Culture Shock: Chris Rock’s Bring The Pain.

Kamau has two upcoming stand-up dates where he is bringing all new material to Oregon.

Find tickets and more info at: wkamaubell.com
@wkamaubell


MATT AND KIM ANNOUNCE HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR

FORTHCOMING REMIXES WITH THE KNOCKS AND ISOM INNIS

ALMOST EVERYDAY LP OUT NOW ON FADER LABEL

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Duo MATT AND KIM announce a headlining North American tour, bringing their explosive live shows to cities including Atlanta, Cleveland, Memphis, Portland, and others beginning September 1st. Full list of headline dates, including some previously announced festival appearances at the link below.

Purchase tickets here.

Known for turning every venue into a sweaty, happy dance party, Matt and Kim bring fans along for the ride with their energetic, interactive live set. Phoenix New Times hails, “with raucous live shows to match their uplifting sound, Matt and Kim are a quintessential modern pop sensation,” and Nashville Scene praises their performance as, “a shot of vitamin D straight to the brain,” while SF Weekly calls their set a “no-holds-barred dance party” saying, “they’re the act at a music festival that draws you in with their relentless energy.” 

This tour follows the recent release of Matt and Kim’s latest LP ALMOST EVERYDAY, which was written during Kim’s extensive recovery after an onstage injury in early 2017 sidelined the band. Matt and Kim used that time to create one of their most personal albums to date — about mortality and loving what you have before it’s gone — with writing beginning just one month after Kim’s surgery.

Stream ALMOST EVERYDAY here.

The album is currently available on limited edition red vinyl here.

Since the albums release, Matt and Kim have returned to the studio collaborating with both Isom Innis of Foster The People and electronic dance duo The Knocks on remixes of tracks to be released this year. 

Tour announce video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3kRvU8K7gk 


MIRANDA SINGS LIVE...NO OFFENSE TOUR ALL NEW SHOW

WITH SPECIAL GUEST COLLEEN BALLINGER

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR JULY & AUGUST DATES

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Internet superstar MIRANDA SINGS brings her NO OFFENSE TOUR to cities across the U.S. this summer with an all new show of music and laughs for all ages to enjoy! Also, for the first time ever, COLLEEN BALLINGER, who is the creator of Miranda Sings, will perform half of the show as herself, and half of the show as the comedic viral video singing star Miranda. It’s like two shows in one! 

Miranda Sings is the creation of Colleen Ballinger, a multi-hyphenate actor, comedian, trained vocalist, writer and executive producer. Best known for portraying her character “Miranda Sings”, Colleen has over 20 Million followers across social media and passed 2 Billion views on YouTube. Miranda is a hilarious parody of a young, self-absorbed singer with far more confidence (and vibrato) than talent. She’s known for her overdrawn red lips, questionable advice about singing and life and over-the-top rants about her family and personal problems.

Watch the Miranda Sings No Offense” official music video here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiRYTdmRkXI

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In addition to her impressive viral video stardom on the internet, Colleen/Miranda has appeared on TV on Jerry Seinfelds Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon; she regularly appears on Live with Kelly & Ryan and served as a guest co-host on The View. Colleen is also the executive producer and star of Haters Back Off, starring as Miranda, which aired for two seasons on Netflix.

Colleen/Miranda is a  #1 New York Times bestselling author of Selp-Helf and is coming out with her “leaked” diary of comedic personality Miranda Sings titled, My Diarrhe on July 10. 


KEVIN ALLISON’S AWARD-WINNING STORYTELLING RISK! COMING THIS SUMMER IN BOOK FORM + BOOK TOUR & LIVE SHOWS

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RISK!: True Stories People Never Thought They’d Dare To Share

The award-winning storytelling show and podcast RISK! is coming this summer in book form with a book tour and live shows across the U.S. to follow. RISK!: True Stories People Never Thought They’d Dare To Share features the most celebrated stories from the hit podcast and live show plus some all-new true tales about explosive secrets and off-the-wall adventures we experience in life but rarely talk about. It’s a diverse collection of uncensored, confessional and at times outrageously funny personal stories from RISK! creator Kevin Allison and featuring Michael Ian Black, Marc Maron, Aisha Tyler, Dan Savage, Lili Taylor — and many more. Of the book, John Hodgman says, “These stories will move you to get outside and share your wildest truths.” RISK!: True Stories People Never Thought They’d Dare To Share will be released July 17 (Hachette). 

Pre-orders available HERE.

Kevin Allison will be on a book tour and taking RISK! live to cities across the U.S. this summer. The book tour will also feature producer JC Cassis and special guests doing readings and signings at select bookstores. All book events are free and open to the public.

Kevin will be hosting RISK! live shows across North America giving local storytellers the opportunity to tell their true, personal tales “they never thought they’d dare to share.” RISK! has been hailed as “always entertaining” – The New York Times“consistently unforgettable” – The AV Club; and one of the Best Podcasts To See – Entertainment Weekly. The shows will be recorded for the popular RISK! podcast which gets a million downloads every month.

“jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching” – Slate

The Moth’s scrappier, freakier little sibling…storytellers dishing tales they never planned to tell in public — means that the recordings are both honest and revealing.” – Rolling Stone “20 Best Comedy Podcasts Right Now”

“Simple yet highly addictive… It’s heartwarming voyeurism at its finest.”
– MASHABLE

RISK! was created in 2009 by comedian, actor and master storyteller Kevin Allison, member of MTV sketch comedy troupe The State whose show remains a cult classic. The RISK! live show packs houses in NYC and LA every month and also travels the world to showcase local storytellers. Kevin was awarded the Excellence in Podcasting Award at NYC Podfest for being “a groundbreaking storytelling podcast and giving a voice to everyday people”. He is also the founder of The Story Studio in NYC.

RISK! gives a platform to stories rarely heard, to people rarely represented and their most insane experiences. This book pushes us to live lives that inspire stories like these, to take risks you wanna live through to tell the stories about.” – Ilana Glazer, co-creator and co-star of Broad City

“expect to feel a range of emotions that will leave you cracking up one moment and in shock the next.” – Entertainment Weekly, Best Live Podcasts To See

“Amid a cluttered field of digital reminiscences, Kevin Allison’s RISK! stands out as one of the most compelling of the genre...If The Moth is a welcoming cup of hot tea, RISK! is ayahuasca.” – City Arts

Listen to the RISK! podcast and find more info on RISK! here: risk-show.com
On socials: @RISKshow  @thekevinallison


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