JUNE 2014

STAR STUDDED ALBUM ‘2776’ FEATURING PATTON OSWALT, AIMEE MANN, YO LA TENGO, NEKO CASE, REGGIE WATTS, WILL FORTE, IRA GLASS, ANDREW WK, k.d. lANG, PAUL F. TOMPKINS, AUBREY PLAZA, AND MORE! STREAMING NOW ON SOUNDCLOUD

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Following news of the release of ‘2776’ a fantastic, star-studded music/comedy album with sales benefitting OneKid OneWorld, comes the opportunity for the world to stream the album in full via SoundCloud in advance of the July 4 release date. The talent list includes over 80 award-winning performers including: Patton Oswalt, Aimee Mann, Yo La Tengo, Reggie Watts, Neko Case, Will Forte, Ashanti, Andy Richter, Ira Glass, Andrew WK, Aubrey Plaza, Mike Mills, Martha Plimpton, Will Arnett, k.d. lang, Ed Helms, Margaret Cho, and many more on over 20 tracks taking satirical aim at every aspect of America—from sports to sex to the media, from religion to war to technology...nothing is spared.

‘2776’ is a concept album of 28 original songs performed by 82 Emmy-, Tony-, and Grammy-winning actors and musicians, co-created by Rob Kutner (CONAN, The Daily Show) and the Levinson Brothers, Joel and Stephen (Tonight Show, Comedy Central), with liner notes by award-winning author George Saunders.

‘2776’ will be released on July 4 with sales benefitting OneKid OneWorld in their efforts to promote education in Kenya and El Salvador.

Hear ‘2776’ in full on SoundCloud: http://bit.ly/1iuYwud

Watch AV Club’s video exclusive featuring Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and Rebirth Brass Bandhttp://avc.lu/1jOth8g

Pre-order ’2776′ now: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/2776


SECRET CITIES NEW ‘WALK ME HOME’ OUT TODAY!

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SECRET CITIES’ excellent new LP ‘WALK ME HOME’ is out today on WESTERN VINYL. Fundedby Kickstarter and recorded in a brisk 10 day burst of collaborative creativity at John Vanderslice’s Tiny Telephone studio in San Francisco with Jay Pellicci (The Dodos, Deerhoof, Erase Errata) manning the controls, ‘Walk Me Home’ marks the first time the band recorded together in a studio. AllMusic gave the album 4 stars and hailed it as Secret Cities’ “strongest release yet.” 

Stream ‘Walk Me Home’ http://bit.ly/1sBIK4N

Started by co-lead singers Marie Parker and Charles Gokey at age 15, Secret Cities is a band of three best friends who have never actually lived in the same city. Bringing in band member influences ranging from soul masters like King Floyd & Dr. John to Roy Orbison and using the band’s unique dual vocalists Marie and Charlie to their utmost advantage, psych rock band Secret Cities created their best yet with ‘Walk Me Home.’

PRAISE FOR ‘WALK ME HOME’

“Friendly melodies, flighty choirs and ambient tantrums” – Maximum Ink

“A more engaging and certainly more immediate effort… their strongest release yet.” – 4/5 AllMusic.com

“A splendid example of the group’s knack for punchy AM pop with nods to Pet Sounds and Motown.” – Stereogum “Bad Trip” video premiere

“Walk Me Home is brimming with confidence, standing decisively in the clear, open air and highlighting the intrinsic beauty of their otherworldly sound.” – LineOfBestFit

“The sound of an indie-pop band coming into its own. More noisey than twee, more tuneful than coy, the track would fit right in on a playlist anchored by Camera Obscura or Rilo Kiley.” – “Bad Trip” KDHX Song of The Day

Secret Cities will play CMJ in NYC this Fall. Touring TBA.

“Bad Trip” video: http://vimeo.com/96749067

“Paradise” mp3: https://soundcloud.com/western_vinyl/secret-cities-paradise-1

“Thumbs” mp3: https://soundcloud.com/western_vinyl/secret-cities-thumbs


KILL ROCK STARS ANNOUNCES “HOT TUB” ALBUM

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TWO LA SHOWS TO BE TAPED JUNE 23 & 30 FOR DOUBLE ALBUM OUT THIS FALL

KILL ROCK STARS announces the release of the label’s first all-comedy compilation album with the upcoming take home version of KURT BRAUNOHLER and KRISTEN SCHAAL’s long-running “HOT TUB” variety show! Kurt and Kristen have hand-picked 10 of their favorite comics for two nights of laughs and music on June 23rd and June 30th at THE VIRGIL in Los Angeles. The shows will be recorded for a double vinyl/digital album to be released on Kill Rock Stars this Fall.

HOT TUB WITH KURT AND KRISTEN
MONDAY, JUNE 23, 7pm
Hosted by Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal
With: Nate Bargatze, Emily Heller, Andres du Bouchet, Beth Stelling, and Karen Kilgariff
*Tickets on sale Tuesday, June 17 at https://nightout.com/events/hottub/tickets

HOT TUB WITH KURT AND KRISTEN
MONDAY, JUNE 30, 7pm
Hosted by Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal
With: Kyle Kinane, Heather Lawless, Eddie Pepitone, Eugene Mirman, and Aparna Nancherla
*Tickets on sale Tuesday, June 24 at https://nightout.com/events/hottub/tickets

About Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen:
Hosted by Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal, Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen is a weekly variety show that features comedy from LA’s best comics and sketch groups, new music, and the occasional oddity. It started in Brooklyn, NY in 2005 and was voted “Best Variety Show” by Time Out New York’s reader’s poll. The duo moved the show to LA in Jan 2013 where it was hailed “the hottest new comedy show” by Los Angeles Magazine.

http://hottubshow.tumblr.com/
twitter: @HotTub_Show
http://www.facebook.com/HotTubShow
Instagram ~ @Hot_Tub_Show


MAX SILVESTRI’S DEBUT COMEDY ALBUM ‘KING PIGLET’ OUT TODAY ON ASPECIALTHING RECORDS

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ALBUM RELEASE SHOW TONIGHT AT LITTLEFIELD IN BROOKLYN!

MAX SILVESTRI’s debut comedy album KING PIGLET is out today via aspecialthing Records.  Named in New York Magazine’s “Ten Comedians People Find Funny” and as one of Paste Magazine’s ten favorite comics of the year, the popular Brooklyn comedian took to LA to record his album live at The NerdMelt Showroom. ‘King Piglet’ is the culmination of Silvestri’s decade on the comedy scene as stand up, writer and actor and perfectly showcases his delightfully sharpened observational humor. 

Order ‘King Piglet’ via aspecialthing Records at: http://bit.ly/1kI2Ox6 and on iTuneshttps://t.co/I7SmiPsoQo

Max is host of the beloved weekly show Big Terrific, a comedy show which he co-founded with Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman and has packed the house every week in Brooklyn for six years. New York Magazine crowned it “Best Stand-up Show” and Time Out New York named it “Best New Variety Show.” On tour, Max has shared the stage with Aziz Ansari and John Mulaney. He has written for Funny or Die’s “Billy on the Street” and appeared on @midnight.

This summer Max stars in the new TV series The Feed, a food comedy road show on A&E’s FYI Network co-starring Gail Simmons (Food & Wine Magazine) and acclaimed NYC chef Marcus Samuelsson. Watch the trailer for The Feed HERE

Pre-order ‘King Piglet’ on Amazon or Insound

twitter: @maxsilvestri
http://www.maxsilvestri.com


AMERICAN ANALOG SET’S ICONIC LP ‘KNOW BY HEART’ GETS DELUXE REISSUE, OUT TODAY ON VINYL

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AT LAST! THE AMERICAN ANALOG SET’s iconic 2001 LP KNOW BY HEART is available again on vinyl! 

After being out of print for over a decade, BARSUK is releasing a 180 gram vinyl deluxe reissue of the Austin band’s outstanding 4th album which features fan favorites “The Postman,” “Aaron and Maria” and “Kindness of Strangers” PLUS 21 previously unreleased demos from the Know By Heart sessions, including three previously unreleased songs.

Order ‘Know By Heart’ deluxe reissue here: http://www.barsuk.com/amanset

Recorded in the Austin homes of frontman/founder Andrew Kenny and band member Tom Hoff, Know By Heart features the band’s signature sounds and guest vocals by Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) who later covered album track “Choir Vandals” for the HOME split EP (Post Parlo Records) he did with Kenny.

BrooklynVegan, hails ‘Know By Heart’ as “an absolutely gorgeous album, not only one of the best of 2001 but of the entire decade” and has the album stream + bonus tracks: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2014/06/american_analog_2.html#more

Visit the brand new American Analog Set site www.amanset.com for more photos, videos, tour diaries, bootlegs, and more from one of the most important bands our lifetime.


BENEFIT ALBUM ‘2776’ WITH PERFORMANCES BY PATTON OSWALT, AIMEE MANN, YO LA TENGO, NEKO CASE, REGGIE WATTS, WILL FORTE, IRA GLASS, ASHANTI, PAUL F. TOMPKINS, ANDREW WK & MORE TO BE RELEASED JULY 4

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ALBUM SALES TO BENEFIT ONEKID ONEWORLD


From the minds of Rob Kutner (CONAN, The Daily Show) and the Levinson Brothers (Tonight Show, Comedy Central), and the talents of a dizzying range of stars including: Patton Oswalt, Aimee Mann, Yo La Tengo, Reggie Watts, Will Forte, Ira Glass, Andrew WK, Ed Helms, Margaret Cho, Paul F. Tompkins, The Rebirth Brass Band, Eugene Mirman, and many more, comes ‘2776’: the ultimate comedy-musical trip through America’s past, present AND future. ‘2776’ is a concept album of 28 original songs performed by 82 Emmy-, Tony-, and Grammy-winning actors and musicians with liner notes by award-winning author George Saunders‘2776’ will be released on July 4 with sales benefitting OneKid OneWorld in their efforts to promote education in Kenya and El Salvador. 
Pre-orders available now at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/2776

‘2776’ consists of 28 outstanding tracks taking satirical aim at every aspect of America – from sports to sex to the media, from religion to war to technology...nothing is spared.

Hear album track “These Aren’t The Droids” featuring Neko Case and Kelly Hogan calling for a sci-fi future as envisioned by women, not teenage fanboys, exclusively at Paste: http://bit.ly/Soh2YK

Other tracks include:

 – Patton Oswalt is God, announcing to America that he’s “moved on” accompanied by Muddy Waters guitarist “Steady Rollin” Bob Margolin 

 – Right Said Fred takes Reggie Watts (Comedy Bang! Bang!) and Mayim Bialik (Big Bang Theory) on a joyride through time….well, pretty much just to 1991.

 – Dick Cavett, Dick Gregory, Joe Franklin, and Al Jaffee are the presidential heads of Mt. Rushmore, griping at the arrival of queer, Asian-American newcomer head, Margaret Cho.
 
 – NPR’s Nina Totenberg reports – in song – on a Supreme Court case in a dystopic future where Rock n’ Roll has been banned.

 – In the title track, Martha Plimpton is an alien landing on Earth in the year 2776…and planning to destroy it! That is, unless the U.S. President (Will Forte), his Secret Service detail (Aubrey Plaza), and George Washington (Paul F. Tompkins) can change her mind by taking her on a time-travel journey through all the wonders of America that make the Earth worth saving. Does it work? You’ll have to listen to find out as the plot unfolds through out ‘2776’.

‘2776’ is a charity album supporting OneKid OneWorld (www.OneKidOneWorld.org). OneKid OneWorld provides a foundation for education in impoverished communities throughout Kenya and El Salvador by giving children from primary school through secondary school the opportunity for a better and brighter future.

‘2776’  is being released independently and available July 4 via CDbaby on iTunes and across all digital platforms. Starting June 24, ‘2776’ will be streaming in full exclusively on SoundCloud and available for pre-order with profits going to OneKid OneWorld.

THE TALENT:
Ed Helms, Yo La Tengo, Aimee Mann, Andrew W.K., Eugene Mirman, The Rebirth Brass Band, Aubrey Plaza, Patton Oswalt, Ira Glass, Maria Bamford, Martha Plimpton, Ashanti, Andy Richter, The Sklar Brothers, Horatio Sanz, 3/5ths of the Kids In The Hall, Paul F. Tompkins, Margaret Cho, Reggie Watts, Will Forte, Neko Case, Robert Smigel & Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Jonathan Katz, Guitar god Eric Johnson, Mike Mills, Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta,  Right Said Fred, Mayim Bialik, Dave Hill, Dick Cavett, Bobcat Goldthwait, Sally Timms, Dick Gregory, k.d.lang, Will Arnett, Alex Trebek, Samantha Bee, Joe Franklin, Nina Totenberg, Al Jaffee, Paul Myers, Kelly Hogan, Dahlia Lithwick, Cobie Smulders, and more.

twitter: @2776Updates


MCQUEEN ANNOUNCES “GINGER CORVETTE” U.S. TOUR

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“Just brilliant.” – THOM YORKE, RADIOHEAD

“This show is mad funny! Dude’s doing something crazy original, it’s going to be huge, man!” –  DAVE CHAPPELLE

Comedian/Producer MCQUEEN announces his “Ginger Corvette” U.S. Tour which kicks off tomorrow in NY.  MCQUEEN performed a TWO WEEK SOLD OUT RUN IN LONDON and now, for the first time ever, he is touring his highly original show through the U.S. Incorporating improvisational voiceovers while recreating movie and television scene projections, McQueen is a one-man show extraordinaire which BUZZFEED says is “like watching Jimmy Fallon and Reggie Watt’s love child bringing down the house!” 

While touring with RADIOHEAD one fateful night in Miami, McQueen impressed the band with an impersonation so fresh an idea was born. Co-created with Julian Gross from LIARS, McQueen presents a fusion of music, comedy and video which parodies pop stars, movies and a variety of celebrities, creating an incredibly unique new universe with every show. We are stoked to welcome MCQUEEN to the RIGHT ON PR! family. Y’all go see him and make him feel at home out there, k? And stay tuned, more shows TBA.

4/23 – Troy, NY @ Revolution Hall: http://brownsbrewing.com/store
5/16 – Richmond, VA @ The Coalition Theater: http://rvacomedy.com/event/mcqueen-may-16/
5/21 – Asheville, NC @ Altamont Theater: http://thealtamont.com/mcqueen/
5/24 – Nashville, TN @ East Room
5/28 – Athens, GA @ World Famous
5/29 & 30 – Charleston, SC @ Theater 99, 10pm (on sale May 8)
6/6 – Pittsfield, MA @ Colonial Theater8pm $15/18
6/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall: http://ticketf.ly/1cDlDRs
6/12 – Northampton, MA @ Parlor Room
6/19 – Portland, ME @ St Lawrence Arts, 7pm
6/20 – Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East


MATT AND KIM “GET IT” & “MAKE A MESS” ON KIMMEL

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Brooklyn duo MATT AND KIM stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform two songs off their brand new album ‘NEW GLOW.’  

Rolling Stone calls Matt and Kim’s live show “high-energy, mandatory-fun live performances.” Catch them on tour now!

04/21    Atlanta, GA @  Buckhead Theater: http://bit.ly/1Bn6aQh
04/23    Austin, TX @ Stubbs – SOLD OUT
04/24    Dallas, TX  @ House of Blues – SOLD OUT
04/25    Houston, TX @ House of Blues – SOLD OUT
04/27    Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee: http://bit.ly/19eN4Q4
04/28    Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre – SOLD OUT
04/29    Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre: http://www.axs.com/events/270336/matt-kim-tickets
04/30    Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory – SOLD OUT
05/01    San Diego, CA @ North Park Theater – SOLD OUT
05/02    San Francisco, CA @ Warfield: http://www.axs.com/events/267639/matt-kim-tickets
05/04    Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot: http://smithstix.com/events/item/root/matt-and-kim-may-4
05/05    Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theater: http://bit.ly/1yjXO5v
05/06    Kansas City, MO @ KC Live! at Power and Light: http://bit.ly/1DrJJun
05/08    St Louis, MO @ The Pageant: http://bit.ly/1MBvIhJ
05/09    Nashville, TN@ Marathon Music Works: http://bit.ly/1CW2YKe
05/11    Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club – SOLD OUT
05/12    Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club – SOLD OUT
05/14    New York, NY @Terminal 5 – SOLD OUT
05/15    New York, NY @Terminal 5 – SOLD OUT
05/18    Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall: http://bit.ly/1IHb48T
05/19    Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues: http://bit.ly/1NTYZ5y
05/20    Detroit, MI  @ Royal Oak Music Hall: http://www.axs.com/events/267647/matt-kim-tickets
05/21    Chicago, IL @ Riviera – SOLD OUT
05/22    Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights – SOLD OUT


HOT TUB WITH KURT & KRISTEN TO BE RECORDED FOR KILL ROCK STARS COMEDY ALBUM

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KURT BRAUNOHLER and KRISTEN SCHAAL’s long-running “HOT TUB” variety show will be recorded the next two Mondays for a double album to be released on Kill Rock Stars! Kurt and Kristen have hand-picked 10 of their favorite comics for two nights of laughs and music on April 20th and 27th at THE VIRGIL in Los Angeles. The shows will be recorded for a double vinyl/digital album to be released on Kill Rock Stars this Fall.

HOT TUB WITH KURT AND KRISTEN
MONDAY, APRIL 20, 7PM
Hosted by Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal
with Aparna Nancherla, Eddie Pepitone, Karen Kilgariff, Kyle Kinane, and Emily Heller

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 7PM
Hosted by Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal
with Beth Stelling, Andres du Bouchet, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, and Heather Lawless

TICKETS AND MORE INFO: http://hottubshow.tumblr.com/


MATT AND KIM’S ‘NEW GLOW’ OUT TODAY & DUO RELEASE TWO MORE LYRIC VIDEOS

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It’s finally the big Tuesday! Matt and Kim‘s full-length album NEW GLOW (Harvest Records) is now available in stores everywhere and through all online retailers! Get it HERE.

Matt and Kim, a/k/a Matt Johnson (vocals/keyboard) and Kim Schifino (drums), hit the ground running with their single “Get It” landing at #1 on the Alt-18, the top requested songs on SiriusXM’s Alt Nation.  In a new feature on the NY band, Rolling Stone hails ‘New Glow’ is “an eclectic, cheery record that draws from EDM, hip-hop and even punk” and praises Matt and Kim’s live shows as “high-energy, mandatory-fun live performances.”

Leading up to the release of New Glow, the New York pair unveiled four songs via lyric videos as part of their weekly #MandKTuesday, allowing listeners to get close to the music well in advance of its street date. The revealed songs included “Can You Blame Me,” “Hoodie On,” “Hey Now,” and “Get It.” The videos cumulatively amassed over 2.5 million views and counting as well as significantly stoking excitement for the full-length.

Bonus! Matt and Kim have two more lyric videos! Click to hear/see:
“I See Ya”
“Not Alone”

Shows on their massive US Tour are selling out in advance – don’t miss out!

MATT AND KIM NEW GLOW  TOUR:

04/11    Portland, ME @ State Theater: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004E33B77132FD
04/12    Boston, MA @ House of Blues: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/01004E27F464730C
04/15    Norfolk, VA @ NorVa: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004E27991123C5
04/16    Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion: http://bit.ly/1aeH2Pw
04/17    Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory – SOLD OUT
04/20    Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel – SOLD OUT
04/21    Atlanta, GA @  Buckhead Theater: http://bit.ly/1Bn6aQh
04/23    Austin, TX @ Stubbs – SOLD OUT
04/24    Dallas, TX  @ House of Blues – SOLD OUT
04/25    Houston, TX @ House of Blues – SOLD OUT
04/27    Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee: http://bit.ly/19eN4Q4
04/28    Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre – SOLD OUT
04/29    Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre: http://www.axs.com/events/270336/matt-kim-tickets
04/30    Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory – SOLD OUT
05/01    San Diego, CA @ North Park Theater – SOLD OUT
05/02    San Francisco, CA @ Warfield: http://www.axs.com/events/267639/matt-kim-tickets
05/04    Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot: http://smithstix.com/events/item/root/matt-and-kim-may-4
05/05    Denver, CO @ The Ogden Theater: http://bit.ly/1yjXO5v
05/06    Kansas City, MO @ KC Live! at Power and Light: http://bit.ly/1DrJJun
05/08    St Louis, MO @ The Pageant: http://bit.ly/1MBvIhJ
05/09    Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works: http://bit.ly/1CW2YKe
05/11    Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club – SOLD OUT
05/12    Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club – SOLD OUT
05/14    New York, NY @Terminal 5 – SOLD OUT
05/15    New York, NY @Terminal 5 –  – SOLD OUT
05/18    Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall: http://bit.ly/1IHb48T
05/19    Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues: http://bit.ly/1NTYZ5y
05/20    Detroit, MI  @ Royal Oak Music Hall: http://www.axs.com/events/267647/matt-kim-tickets
05/21    Chicago, IL @ Riviera – SOLD OUT
05/22    Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights – SOLD OUT


GUY BRANUM ANNOUNCES NEW COMEDY ALBUM ‘EFFABLE’ AVAILABLE APRIL 14 ON ASPECIALTHING RECORDS

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GUY BRANUM announces the release of his debut comedy album ‘EFFABLE’ out APRIL 14 on ASPECIALTHING RECORDS. Recorded live at Nerdmelt Showroom, Guy delivers a hot set in every sense of the word.  Moving through a variety of topics with superb flow, Guy riffs about Canada as American fan fiction, LA vs NYC, apartment dogs, Red Lobster trickery, and he provides an excellent defense of his oft-questioned taste in music.

‘Effable’ is available for pre-order on iTunes: http://apple.co/19xqy4l
and CD http://bit.ly/1CbuiCA

Guy Branum is a writer and comedian best known for his recurring segment “No More Mr. Nice Gay” on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, serving as “Staff Homosexual” onChelsea Lately and his performance as Natalie Portman’s sassy gay friend in No Strings Attached. He’s also appeared on Last Comic Standing, Arsenio, on E!, MTV and he has also written for Punk’d, Another Period, Awkward., Billy on the Street and Fashion Police.

“Subtlety isn’t part of the equation for Guy Branum. Formerly a writer and panelist on Chelsea Lately, Branum is a forceful stand-up with a sharp, unapologetically defiant attitude.”Vulture’s 50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015

“He’s a hilarious, larger-than-life gay man who tweets passionately about pop culture, political issues and somewhat notably, #LookingHBO. He also went to law school, so he’s smart and funny (the best combination).”Buzzfeed


JUST ANNOUNCED: 8TH ANNUAL EUGENE MIRMAN COMEDY FESTIVAL NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 18 – 21 @ BELL HOUSE, UNION HALL, BEACON THEATER

“A momentous occasion” – WALL ST JOURNAL

“A fall highlight in the local comedy scene” – TIME OUT NEW YORK

The EUGENE MIRMAN COMEDY FESTIVAL is the world’s first sincere-and-ironic comedy event that celebrates a close-knit comedy community while making fun of the trappings of mainstream comedy festivals. Now in its 8th spectacular year, the popular annual event returns with an incredible line up of shows Friday, September 18through Monday, September 21. 

The 2015 festival takes place at the Bell House and Union Hall in Brooklyn and Beacon Theater in NYC and features namesake/curator/comedy host extraordinaire, Eugene Mirman plus an all-star cast of comedians and actors including: John Hodgman, Ira Glass, Jon Glaser, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Janeane Garofalo, Chris Duffy, Elna Baker, Aparna Nancherla, Jo Firestone, and more to be announced–plus musicians, fun surprises and very special drop-in guests.

In years past, all festival shows have sold out in advance so don’t miss out on attending the 8th Annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival happening September 18-21.

Tickets for all shows are on sale at 12pm ET on Friday, July 24. 
Ticket links below and via http://eugenemirmancomedyfestival.com 

More guests tba.  Follow the action at: http://eugenemirmancomedyfestival.com

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH

Comics We Think Ruth Bader Ginsburg Would Enjoy
With Maeve Higgins, Aparna Nancherla, Michelle Wolf, and more!
Venue : Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 7:30 p.m. / Show: 8:00 p.m.
$15
 http://www.unionhallny.com/event/913431

An Evening of Entertainment from People with Black Glasses
With Eugene Mirman, John Hodgman, Ira Glass, Janeane Garofalo and more!
Venue: Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8:30 p.m. / Show: 9:00 p.m.
$25
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/912671

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

From the Basement of Union Hall to Network Television in the Next 5-7 years
With Jo Firestone, and more!
Venue: Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 7:30 p.m. / Show: 8:00 p.m.
$15
http://www.unionhallny.com/event/913449

You’re the Expert
With Chris Duffy (host) and special guests!
Venue: Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 4:30 p.m. / Show: 5:00 p.m.
$15
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/912677

Pretty Good Friends
With Eugene Mirman, Jon Glaser, Elegant Too, and special guests sing songs from Bob’s Burgers, and more guests TBA!
Venue: Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 8:00 p.m. / Show: 8:30 p.m.
$25
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/912679

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Talent Show Presents: The Fake Emmys!
With Elna Baker & Kevin Townley and more guests TBA!
Venue: Bell House, Brooklyn, NY
Doors: 7:30 p.m. / Show: 8:00 p.m.
$25
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/912701

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

StarTalk Live! with Neil deGrasse Tyson
With Eugene Mirman, and more!
Venue:  Beacon Theatre, NY, NY
Doors: 7:00 p.m. / Show: 8:00 p.m.
$37.50 – $57.50
http://www.beacontheatre.com/events/2015/september/startalk-live.html

The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is produced and curated by Pretty Good Friends: Eugene Mirman and Julie Smith Clem.

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ANDREW KENNY (AMERICAN ANALOG SET, THE WOODEN BIRDS) PREMIERES “LONG TIME TO LOSE IT” FROM ‘TWO STEP’ ORIGINAL FILMSCORE

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ANDREW KENNY, frontman/founder of AMERICAN ANALOG SET and THE WOODEN BIRDS, releases his first new music in four years with his original score for the feature film “TWO STEP”. In advance of the highly anticipated theatrical release of “Two Step” next week, BrooklynVegan has the premiere of “Long Time To Lose It” from the original film score.

Listen to “Long Time To Lose It” HERE

“Long Time To Lose It” piano version was recorded live by Kenny in his living room in Austin with his grandmother’s piano. It’s a stripped down, achingly beautiful version of the song and a powerful closer to the film. The song will be available on Kenny’s original score for the film “Two Step” to be released on iTunes on July 31 coinciding with the theatrical release of “Two Step” in NYC.

Written and directed by Alex R. Johnson, “Two Step” is a slow-burn thriller which centers around James, a directionless college dropout, and Webb, a career criminal with his back against the wall, as their lives violently collide when a quick, anonymous phone scam turns prolonged, bloody and deeply personal.

Two Step Ticket Links:
NYC | July 31-Aug 6 at Cinema Village East: http://www.fandango.com/citycinemasvillageeast_aaecf/theaterpage?date=7%2F31%2F2015

LA | Aug 7-13 at Arena: http://arenascreen.com/event/two-step/?eID=3843


ADAM RESNICK (LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN) TO RELEASE MEMOIRS – ‘WILL NOT ATTEND’ AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK JULY 28

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“An anti-social work of art” – ROLLING STONE
“A biting, darkly hilarious collection” – CHICAGO TRIBUNE
“A gruff, wry paean to life’s indignities” –  WASHINGTON POST  

Emmy Award-winning writer ADAM RESNICK (Late Night with David Letterman, The Larry Sanders Show, Get a Life, Saturday Night Live, Cabin Boy) releases his highly-praised collection of personal essays ‘WILL NOT ATTEND: LIVELY STORIES OF DETACHMENT AND ISOLATION’ in paperback this month. Upon its release in hardcover, ROLLING STONE hailed WILL NOT ATTEND as “the year’s funniest memoir,” while it made BEST OF lists including The AV CLUB and CHICAGO TRIBUNE and BOOKLIST heralded Resnick as an “author at the top of his game.”

In fact, rave reviews came in from all over including Resnick’s former boss DAVID LETTERMAN who said “These Adam Resnick stories are great. You read one and think, That was so well done, maybe I’ll read another. You think, The next one can’t be as good, and it’s even better. I hope you read this book. It’s funny, smart and thoughtful. I loved it.”

And BOB ODENKIRK says: “Adam Resnick is one of the funniest writers I’ve ever known, and he proves it big-time in this acid-swaddled memoir. You will laugh reading this book, I swear to Christ Almighty. Adam comes by his misanthropy honestly and bravely—and his continued existence is a tribute to the soul-nourishing qualities of an unrelenting, unforgiving, and hilarious outlook.”

And from the mouth of JON STEWART, “Damn, this book is good.”

WILL NOT ATTEND is available in paperback TUESDAY, JULY 28.
Pre-orders available at: http://bit.ly/1dYpHvJ


BETTER. DUMBER. FASTER. WITH KURT BRAUNOHLER & THE LOVE BUTT TOUR

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Known for his earnest and hilarious attempts to insert moments of absurdity into the world in order to make it a better place for all to live, comedian Kurt Braunohler has announced his next adventure. This week Kurt sets out to drive a double-sided derriere across the U.S. for his new Comedy Central pilot “Better. Dumber. Faster. with Kurt Braunohler.”

In his words:
The entire journey is a part of a pilot I’m making for Comedy Central called, “Better. Dumber. Faster. with Kurt Braunohler”. The show is all about inserting absurdity into stranger’s lives to make this bleak world a little bit brighter. So we’re driving a butt across America. For no other reason than it’s dumb and funny and hopefully will surprise people. I will be joined on the journey by my co-creator and show runner, Scotty Landes, and my wife, Lauren Cook.

I have no idea what this will be like. It’s a large, flat-bed truck I’ll be driving. I’ve never driven a large, flat-bed truck. Much less a large, flat-bed truck with a giant butt on it. So here’s our proposed route (who knows if we’ll be able to stick to this schedule). We’re gonna try. We’re dropping the butt off in my mom’s driveway in New Jersey. She is not aware of this yet.

Follow Kurt & The Love Butt Tour via:
http://kurtbraunohler.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/kurtbraunohler
https://instagram.com/kurtbraunohler