CHRIS CHARPENTIER TO RELEASE DEBUT COMEDY ALBUM

‘BRAIN THOUGHTS’ OUT JUNE 28 ON ASPECIALTHING RECORDS

DIGITAL PRE-ORDER WITH POSTER AVAILABLE

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Comedian CHRIS CHARPENTIER is set to release his debut comedy album, ‘BRAIN THOUGHTS’ on FRIDAY, JUNE 28 on ASPECIALTHING RECORDS. Recorded LIVE! at the Bug Theater in his hometown of Denver, Colorado, Chris excitedly tells of coaching his nephew’s T-ball team, neighbors in Denver, helicopters in L.A., the hilarity of the human struggle – and more. Brain Thoughts will be available as a digital download, and aspecialthing Records will also have 11" x 11" posters of the cover art available which come with a download card. Pre-orders available.

PRE-ORDER CHRIS CHARPENTIER ‘BRAIN THOUGHTS’:
iTunes:
https://music.apple.com/us/album/brain-thoughts/1466870569
Poster + download card: https://astrecords.bigcartel.com/product/brain-thoughts

Chris Charpentier is a stand up comic born and raised in Denver, Colorado now living in Los Angeles, CA. He made his network television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live and had a recurring role on truTV’s Those Who Can’t. Chris has also appeared on Viceland’s Flophouse and Fuse TV’s Uproarious. He was named a New Face at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival and One to Watch at Riot L.A. Comedy Festival. Every year at the exclusive High Plains Comedy Festival he hosts “The Fine Gentleman’s Club” – a revival of the hit weekly show Chris co-produced in Denver for over five years.

Chris currently co-hosts the podcast, Sports Bullies The Game where he and David Venhuizen take on guests in the most ridiculous and absurd game. New episodes drop every Tuesday on iTunes. He performs on stages all over the country, but if you can’t wait, you can catch Chris at his new stand-up show ‘Arroyo Comedy Show’ every Sunday in Los Angeles.

CHRIS CHARPENTIER ‘BRAIN THOUGHTS’

Tracklisting:
1. Daddy
2. Little Dude
3. Moved to L.A.
4. The Titanic
5. Queer Eye
6. How It's Made
7. Characters
8. T-Ball Coach
9. My Old House
10. Two Pairs of Panties
11. My Mom
12. My Hair
13. Pennyfarthing
14. Nephew's Kiss

More at: https://www.chrischarpentier.com

Twitter and IG: @charpiecomedy

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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MATT AND KIM ANNOUNCE GRAND 10 YEAR CELEBRATION TOUR

BROOKLYN DUO WILL PLAY ALBUM IN FULL ON FALL TOUR

TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY 10AM LOCAL TIME AT MATTANDKIM.COM

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MATT AND KIM, the duo known for infectious, beat-driven anthems and explosive live shows, announce the GRAND 10 YEAR CELEBRATION TOUR to mark the anniversary of the release of their breakout album. The 2009 LP, which was the Brooklyn duo’s second, was recorded by Matt and Kim in Matt’s childhood bedroom in rural Vermont and packed with hits including, Daylight, Lessons Learned, and Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare.

Of the album and tour, Matt says, “In celebration of its 10 year anniversary, we’re going on a US tour playing our album GRAND in its entirety (as well as a bunch of other songs)! This album totally changed me and Kim’s lives, but some of the songs off GRAND we’ve never even played live before. We’re really excited we get to do this trip and we’ve never done anything like it. It’s gonna be special.”

Matt and Kim’s GRAND 10 Year Celebration Tour kicks off October 17th and fittingly ends with two NY shows in November. Tickets are on sale Friday, June 7 at 10:00 AM local time at mattandkim.com.

Upon its release, GRAND was hailed as “exhilarating” (Rolling Stone) “obscenely catchy” (Entertainment Weekly) and “self-production at its best – energetic, inventive and mildly destructive” (NME). GRAND includes the singles, Daylight (which has reached RIAA certified platinum status) and Lessons Learned which earned the band an MTV Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video, an MTV Woodie Award for Best Video and named SPIN’s #1 Video of the Year.

What was said of them at the time – “Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino have established a hard-won reputation as a raucous live juggernaut” (NPR) – holds true today as the tour-loving Brooklyn duo continue to incite non-stop dance parties at every venue they play. The band has performed sold-out headlining tours across North America and wowed fans around the globe. They’ve performed to thousands upon thousands at many major music festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Firefly, Gov Ball, Outside Lands, Corona Capital, Summerfest, Big Day Out, Fuji, V, Pukkelpop, and Ultra.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience Matt and Kim playing GRAND live and in full!


BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT & DANA GOULD KICK OFF 14-CITY “THE SHOW WITH TWO HEADS” CO-HEADLINING TOUR THIS WEEK

TICKETS AT DANAGOULD.COM


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Comedy legends BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT (Misfits and Monsters, Call Me Lucky) and DANA GOULD (The Simpsons, Stan Against Evil) kick off their 14-city co-headlining tour in Nashville this week and travel through early June with a final stop in Denver. A rare opportunity to catch these two legends on tour – let alone sharing a bill – Bobcat and Dana trade off headlining slots night-to-night on their multi-city THE SHOW WITH TWO HEADS tour. 

Tickets for all shows and more info at: danagould.com

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Bobcat Goldthwait has amassed legions of fans with his brutally honest, outrageous, and off-beat comedy which has made him one of the most recognizable comedians. Since his first appearance on David Letterman at the age of 20, Bobcat made a number of hit movies in the ’80s and ’90s including Police Academy, Shakes the Clown, and later expanded his resume directing: movies including Call Me Lucky and World’s Greatest Dad starring Robin Williams; and comedy specials by Patton Oswalt and Eugene Mirman, and Misfits and Monsters (truTV) – and moreBobcat’s Showtime special, You Don’t Look the Same Either is a self-deprecating and topical instant comedy classic. His stand-up draws across the country with his hilarious riffs on his personal life, politics, and humorous stories about his over 30 years in show business.

Dana Gould started his professional comedy career at age 17 and has since become a bonafide comedy legend whose credits include, The Simpsons, Seinfeld, and Parks and Recreation. As a headlining stand-up, Dana has released six solo stand-up comedy specials and has made multiple late night appearances including, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and David Letterman. Dana is also the creator/writer/executive producer of the IFC comedy horror series, Stan Against Evil starring John C. McGinley. He also hosts his monthly podcast, The Dana Gould Hour which frequently hits iTunes’ Top Ten Comedy. Dana’s newest comedy album “Mr. Funny Man” was released by legendary punk label Kill Rock Stars and debuted at #1 on iTunes.

Find Bobcat on Twitter and Instagram

Keep up with all things Dana Gould at: http://www.danagould.com/ and @danagould

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“UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA WITH W. KAMAU BELL” 

SEASON 4 PREMIERES SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 10PM ET/PT ON CNN

DALLAS, TWIN CITIES, SEATTLE, MISSISSIPPI, SALT LAKE CITY, MILWAUKEE, PHILLY, & D.C. AMONG THE AREAS EXPLORED THIS SEASON

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The Emmy Award-winning series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell will premiere its 4th season on Sunday, April 28 at 10PM ET/PT. Produced by Main Event Media and All3Media America,United Shades of America is an eight-part Emmy Award-winning CNN Original Series that follows sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell as he explores communities across the country to understand the unique challenges they face.

In the season four premiere, Bell heads to Dallas to learn about the business of megachurches. In subsequent episodes he will explore the experiences of Hmong Americans, black Midwesterners, white activists in Seattle, women fighting for reproductive justice in Mississippi, the LGBTQ+ community in Salt Lake City, residents of D.C. that represent a vibrant culture distinct from the politics surrounding them – and more.

“Everywhere I go – airports, coffee shops, the park with my kids – people tell me how much United Shades of America means to them,” said Bell. “They say it’s the first time they’ve seen their community portrayed authentically on TV. And I also get feedback on what could be done differently. All those conversations informed this season and you will immediately know that from the first notes of our new theme song, ‘Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing’.”

Watch the “United Shades of America” Season 4 trailer here: https://cnncreativemarketing.com/project/usoa/ 

United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell will stream live for subscribers the day of premiere via CNNgo (at CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV, and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. The series will also be available the day after the broadcast premiere on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platform, and CNN mobile apps. 

United Shades of America Season 4 Schedule:
4/28 10PM ET/PT Megachurch
5/5 10PM ET/PT Not All White People
5/12 10PM ET/PT Hmong Americans and the Secret War
5/19 10PM ET/PT Body Politics
5/26 10PM ET/PT The Real DC
6/2 10PM ET/PT Out and Proud Salt Lake
6/9 10PM ET/PT #livingwhileblack
6/16 10PM ET/PT Toxic America

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W. Kamau Bell is a sociopolitical comedian who is the host and executive producer of the Emmy Award-winning CNN Original Series, “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell.” Kamau is also known for his criminally short-lived FX and FXX comedy series, “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.” Kamau has a Netflix stand-up comedy special, “Private School Negro” and a book with the easy-to-remember title, 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. He is the director of the critically acclaimed documentary, “Cultureshock: Chris Rock’s Bring the Pain.” Kamau has hosted three critically acclaimed podcasts: “Kamau Right Now!”, “Politically Re-Active” and “Denzel Washington is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period.” He is on the advisory board of Hollaback! and Donors Choose and is the ACLU celebrity ambassador for racial justice.

More on W. Kamau Bell at: http://www.wkamaubell.com/

More “United Shades of America” at: https://www.cnn.com/shows/united-shades-of-america


“UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA WITH W. KAMAU BELL”

SEASON 4 PREMIERES ON CNN - SUNDAY, APRIL 28 AT 10PM ET/PT

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The Emmy Award-winning series, “UNITED SHADES OF AMERICA WITH W. KAMAU BELL” will premiere its 4th season on Sunday, April 28 at 10PM ET/PT on CNN. Produced by Main Event Media and All3Media America, United Shades of America is an eight-part Emmy Award-winning CNN Original Series that follows sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell as he explores communities across the country to understand the unique challenges they face.

In the season four premiere, Bell heads to Dallas to learn about the business of megachurches. In subsequent episodes he will explore the experiences of Hmong Americans, black Midwesterners, white activists in Seattle, women fighting for reproductive justice in Mississippi, the LGBTQ+ community in Salt Lake City, and residents of D.C. that represent a vibrant culture distinct from the politics surrounding them.

“Everywhere I go – airports, coffee shops, the park with my kids – people tell me how much United Shades of America means to them,” said Bell. “They say it’s the first time they’ve seen their community portrayed authentically on TV. And I also get feedback on what could be done differently. All those conversations informed this season and you will immediately know that from the first notes of our new theme song, ‘Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing’.”

United Shades of America will stream live for subscribers the day of premiere via CNNgo (at CNN.com/go and via CNNgo apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TV, and Android TV) and on the CNN mobile apps for iOS and Android. The series will also be available the day after the broadcast premiere on demand via cable/satellite systems, CNNgo platform, and CNN mobile apps.

More on W. Kamau Bell at: http://www.wkamaubell.com/

More USOA at: https://www.cnn.com/shows/united-shades-of-america


BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT & DANA GOULD “THE SHOW WITH TWO HEADS” TOUR STARTING MAY 2

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Comedy legends BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT (Misfits and Monsters, Call Me Lucky) and DANA GOULD (The Simpsons, Stan Against Evil) kick off their 14-city co-headlining tour in Nashville this week and travel through early June with a final stop in Denver. A rare opportunity to catch these two legends on tour – let alone sharing a bill – Bobcat and Dana trade off headlining slots night-to-night on their multi-city THE SHOW WITH TWO HEADS tour. 

Tickets for all shows and more info at: danagould.com

Bobcat Goldthwait has amassed legions of fans with his brutally honest, outrageous, and off-beat comedy which has made him one of the most recognizable comedians. Since his first appearance on David Letterman at the age of 20, Bobcat made a number of hit movies in the ’80s and ’90s including Police Academy, Shakes the Clown, and later expanded his resume directing: movies including Call Me Lucky and World’s Greatest Dad starring Robin Williams; and comedy specials by Patton Oswalt and Eugene Mirman, and Misfits and Monsters (truTV) – and moreBobcat’s Showtime special, You Don’t Look the Same Either is a self-deprecating and topical instant comedy classic. His stand-up draws across the country with his hilarious riffs on his personal life, politics, and humorous stories about his over 30 years in show business.

Dana Gould started his professional comedy career at age 17 and has since become a bonafide comedy legend whose credits include, The Simpsons, Seinfeld, and Parks and Recreation. As a headlining stand-up, Dana has released six solo stand-up comedy specials and has made multiple late night appearances including, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and David Letterman. Dana is also the creator/writer/executive producer of the IFC comedy horror series, Stan Against Evil starring John C. McGinley. He also hosts his monthly podcast, The Dana Gould Hour which frequently hits iTunes’ Top Ten Comedy. Dana’s newest comedy album “Mr. Funny Man” was released by legendary punk label Kill Rock Stars and debuted at #1 on iTunes.

Find Bobcat on Twitter and Instagram

Keep up with all things Dana Gould at: http://www.danagould.com/ and @danagould

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NATALIE PALAMIDES BRINGS HIT SOLO SHOWS TO NEW YORK

LIVE PERFORMANCES OF “LAID” AND “NATE” ANNOUNCED

SHOW RUNS JUNE 2019 AT THE BELL HOUSE, BROOKLYN

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 29 AT NOON ET

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Award-winning comedian, writer, and actor NATALIE PALAMIDES brings her hit solo shows LAID and NATE to New York for the first time ever this June. Palamides will perform two separate show runs at The Bell House in Brooklyn, performing LAID on June 4, 5, 6 and NATE on June 11, 1214.

After winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Comedy Awards for LAID, Palamides returned to the festival the following year with her show, NATE, which proved to be just as genius and just as well received, winning the prestigious Edinburgh Total Theater Award. New York audiences will get the chance to see both award-winning shows for the first time this summer.

Tickets on sale Friday, March 29 at noon ET at:
https://www.thebellhouseny.com/search/?q=Natalie+Palamides 

Hailed as “an unforgettable visceral experience” (Chortle, 4.5/5), LAID is an egg-themed comedy show replete with Palamides’ clowning prowess. Completely original in its concept as a surreal vision of motherhood, LAID is physical theater at its best along with plenty of jokes.

NATE is a playful and powerful exploration of masculinity and consent. A dynamic must-see, every show is fearlessly performed and different night-to-night as Palamides often allows the audience reactions to play a part in the show. NATE received a glowing 5/5 by The Times UK who praised, “it’s not quite like anything else…I’d see it again in a heartbeat.

LAID and NATE are directed/co-devised by Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner, Dr. Brown.

Natalie Palamides is an award winning comedian known for her absurdity, unique style, commitment to her characters, and ability to make you laugh while pulling at your heartstrings. In addition to her many accolades for her onstage performances, on television Palamides can be heard as the voice of Buttercup on Cartoon Network’s the Powerpuff Girls, and you may spot her in a commercial here and there.

Other credits include Bob’s Burgers, Comedy Bang! Bang!, Star vs. The Forces of Evil, Corporate, Please Understand Me, and Tangled: The Series. Natalie was also named one of Timeout LA’s 10 “Comedians to Watch” in 2019 and Vulture’s 20 Comedians You Should and Will Know in 2017. She’s from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Instagram @nataliepalamides
Twitter @natdogkatdog

 
 
 
 
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