EMILY HELLER NEW COMEDY ALBUM ‘PASTA’
OUT NOVEMBER 19 ON KILL ROCK STARS
PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW
HEAR UNRELEASED ALBUM TRACK “EXPRESS TRAIN” BELOW
Comedian EMILY HELLER is set to release her new album, PASTA on NOVEMBER 19 on KILL ROCK STARS. A fit follow up to her KRS debut, GOOD FOR HER, Pasta amplifies her singular comedic voice and vision in all the right ways. Recorded live in Portland, Oregon, Emily’s set has the casual, friendly feel of a hang with your best friend, whether that’s at a bar or your couch, anywhere you can share caustic barbs and bitter truths about your life and the weird world you’re surrounded with. Emily is effortlessly and fearlessly funny as she goes over her need for therapy, dealing with slightly invasive personal trainers, kids who deserve to be on leashes, the joys and perils of romantic relationships, and more. It’s the perfect comedic blend of the intensely personal yet instantly relatable.
Hear unreleased Pasta album track “Express Train” here: https://youtu.be/Qnj93soG5B4
Pre-order Pasta here: http://smarturl.it/emilyheller
Emily Heller is an Emmy-nominated writer and comedian who has her own Comedy Central half hour show and has appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Conan, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, Maron, Inside Amy Schumer, @midnight, Chelsea Lately, and as a series regular on the TBS show, Ground Floor. She is a writer for the HBO series, Barry, starring Bill Hader, as well as TV shows for Fox, NBC and TBS. She was named a New Face at Just For Laughs, a Comic to Watch by both Variety and Comedy Central and one of the Funniest Women in Comedy by Marie Claire. Emily is also the co-host of the long-running podcast, Baby Geniuses.
More at: http://emilyheller.tumblr.com/
Kill Rock Stars press page: http://press.killrockstars.com/krs648/
COMEDY DUO FRANGELA DEBUT COMEDY ALBUM RESIST!
OUT TODAY ON KILL ROCK STARS
HEAR NEW ALBUM TRACKS BELOW
Comedy duo FRANGELA release their debut comedy album, RESIST! today on KILL ROCK STARS. RESIST! is an album that’s pointed and hilarious in equal measure and 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, and wondering why in the hell green bean casserole is a thing. RESIST! was recorded in front of an appropriately raucous audience as Frangela brought a fast-paced, wickedly funny spin through our present day agonies, from politics and protests to healthcare and toga parties. Frances Callier and Angela V. Shelton are fired up and want you to be, too!
Currently, Frangela can be seen in their new TV show, “Me Time with Frangela” and heard on their weekly podcast, “The Final Word”. You can also find Frangela as regulars on Stephanie Miller’s Sexy Liberal Radio Show and Sexy Liberal Tour.
Head to ComedyHype to check out an exclusive interview with Frangela and the premiere of album track “Pop Up Protest” at: http://bit.ly/2PJXP2q
Hear RESIST! album tracks:
TOGA PARTIES: https://youtu.be/RVF8Pie_IeI
WELCOME TO NAMBIA: https://youtu.be/ihWkq-o0NY4
Get Frangela RESIST! on all digital platforms: http://smarturl.it/frangela
More at: http://frangela.com/
On Twitter: @frangeladuo
THE WINE COUNTRY SPOKEN WORD FESTIVAL, PETALUMA, OCTOBER 19-21
COMEDY, STORYTELLING, POETRY, PANELS, WORKSHOPS & MORE
FEATURING BAY AREA COMEDIAN AND CNN HOST W. KAMAU BELL, ELIZABETH ELLIS, DENICE FROHMAN, BIL LEPP, ZAHRA NOORBAKSH, STEVE CONNELL
ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE
The Wine Country Spoken Word Festival brings a weekend of fun to Petaluma, California on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 19-21 featuring performances by comedians, storytellers and poets – plus panels, workshops, master classes – and more.
Those scheduled to perform include the Bay Area’s own W. Kamau Bell (comedian and Emmy Award-winning host of CNN’s United Shades of America) and Zahra Noorbaksh (comedian, host of Good Muslim/Bad Muslim) plus national acts Elizabeth Ellis (award-winning storyteller), Bil Lepp (5-time Champ West Virginia Liars Competition), Steve Connell (performed for President Obama and the U.N.) and Denice Frohman (Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion). Now in its 2nd year, this is the only festival of its kind as the Gitlit crowd meets PoetrySlam meets The Moth for a weekend of comedy, storytelling, poetry, panels, workshops and more at The Wine Country Spoken Word Festival.
The Mystic Theater in downtown Petaluma hosts performances by the headliners on Friday night with Steve Connell, Bil Lepp and Zahra Noorbaksh, and on Saturday night with W. Kamau Bell, Elizabeth Ellis and Denice Frohman. On Saturday morning and afternoon, The Hotel Petaluma hosts the headliners in intimate events including candid conversations and classes. The festival concludes on Sunday, October 21 when The Storytelling Association hosts panel discussions, workshops, traditional tales for adults, swap/slam sessions, and more.
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. They look forward to hosting a celebration of the spoken word to bring together the East Bay, SF, Marin, the North Bay and the Wine Country for a weekend of entertainment and fun in Petaluma.
Advance tickets are on sale now and sold separately for each event allowing festival goers to create their own festival.
Find the full festival schedule here: https://www.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 at The Festival website: 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!
“MIND PARASITES LIVE”
ADAM CONOVER, HOST OF TRUTV’S “ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING”,
TO BEGIN NATIONAL TOUR THIS NOVEMBER
Creator, writer and host of the critically-acclaimed series Adam Ruins Everything on truTV, ADAM CONOVER, will embark on a national tour, MIND PARASITES LIVE!, beginning November 28th in Boston. Presented by truTV, the tour will run through January 2019 stopping in 24 major cities around the U.S.
In this original hybrid of stand-up comedy and psychedelic biology class, Adam will reveal the cultural parasites that seek to control your mind and behavior, and explain how you can protect yourself from their influence and achieve intellectual freedom. From advertising to alcohol to algorithms, Adam will change your perspective on free will and American society forever.
Adam Conover is the creator and star of truTV’s Adam Ruins Everything, a comedy that dispels common misconceptions and encourages the audience to think critically about the world around them. Adam recurs on the hit Netflix animated series Bojack Horseman. Prior to this, he was a writer and performer for College Humor Originals and co-wrote and starred in the film festival darling The Exquisite Corpse Project.
Tickets for Mind Parasites Live! Tour are available via AMEX pre-sale today 10:00 am local. General on sale is this Friday, October 5 at 10:00 am local available at axs.com. The initial tour schedule is available below.
The Mind Parasites Live! Tour launches in tandem with all-new episodes of the Adam Ruins Everything television series which premieres Tuesday, November 27 at 10:00 pm ET/PT on truTV. In eight (8) new half-hour live-action episodes, the series tackles some of the most ambitious topics in its history including guns, cops, technology and…a plate of nachos. Trust us, you’ll never look at an avocado the same way again.
More at: http://www.adamconover.net/
CAMERON ESPOSITO TO RELEASE ‘RAPE JOKES’
ON SEPTEMBER 28 VIA ASPECIALTHING RECORDS
VINYL AND DIGITAL AVAILABLE
Stand-up comic, actor and writer CAMERON ESPOSITO will release her critically-acclaimed special, ‘RAPE JOKES’ as an album on Friday, September 28 via ASPECIALTHING RECORDS. A personal exploration of the #MeToo movement, Rape Jokes premiered to rave reviews within the first 24 hours. The hour has been praised as “unapologetically hard-hitting, bracingly timely hour” (Vanity Fair), “blistering, masterful, tragic, hilarious” (New York Magazine) and the “first great stand-up set of the #MeToo era” (The Daily Beast).
Rape Jokes will be available digitally and on marbled vinyl for purchase in record stores and on Cameron’s tour. 100% of the proceeds will go to RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. Cameron has raised over $70,000 for RAINN thus far.
The comedian forewent the traditional route of releasing her hour with a studio backing to raise awareness and make an impact in the community. The show was self-financed with the help of friends who donated their time to maximize the proceeds for RAINN. Cameron turned around the final product within a week and released it for free on her own website in June.
PRE-ORDER CAMERON ESPOSITO ‘RAPE JOKES’:
Vinyl available in select record stores and at the live shows. (Go to TOUR page.)
ABOUT CAMERON ESPOSITO:
Cameron Esposito hosts her own stand-up show, ‘Put Your Hands Together’ every Tuesday night at the famed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. She also hosts her own podcast, QUEERY – featuring hour-long conversations with some of the brightest luminaries in the LGBTQ+ family. Esposito is co-creator and co-star of ‘TAKE MY WIFE’, a television series which has gotten rave reviews from The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vulture and Indiewire and is available now on iTunes and the Starz App / Starz On Demand.
This fall, Esposito is taking her ‘Person of Consequence’ set on tour around the U.S and London.
More at: https://www.cameronesposito.com/.@cameronesposito
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 (AST) 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.
JONATHAN PIE PREMIERES NEW COMEDY SHOW IN THE U.S.
‘JONATHAN PIE: BACK TO THE STUDIO’ IN SELECT CITIES THIS FALL
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
JONATHAN PIE, the UK’s angriest news reporter, brings his new live comedy show Jonathan Pie: Back to the Studio for its U.S. premiere in select cities this fall.
A frustrated news reporter known for venting in unguarded “off-camera” rants and satirizing the world of politics, entertainment and the media, Jonathan Pie has amassed a huge online following and notably shot to fame in America after his response to the election of Donald Trump racked up over 160 million views worldwide. Pie’s weekly videos regularly achieve millions of views.
The creation of Tom Walker, Jonathan Pie’s newest live show Back to the Studio is already an overseas hit with performances across the UK including Edinburgh and sold out nights at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. Back to the Studio has been praised as “a true tour de force” (Evening Standard) and a “superb blend of well-informed political analysis, hard truths, gratuitous swearing and guilty laughs” (What’s On London). In this show, Jonathan Pie is angrier than ever and his aim is set at the Right, the Left…and everything in between.
“An electrifying performance” – Chortle
“as exquisitely performed as it is written” – The Scotsman
“As with Ricky Gervais’ Humanity, Pie does an excellent job emphasizing the irrelevance of most moral outrage and exposing its fickle nature…a funny and thought-provoking performance” – What’s On London
Jonathan Pie: Back to the Studio U.S. promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LilTJ4t2Bs
Twitter: (132K) www.twitter.com/jonathanpienews
Facebook (1.2M followers): www.facebook.com/jonathanpiereporter