Here's the deal. While The Rock Father is my Daddy Blog and plays host to a lot of "Family-Friendly" content, I also have a "For Grownups" section (because parents need grownup entertainment from time to time) and within that section is a "Comedy" section. What I'm saying is, that if you have your little ones in the room with you right now, then you should probably wait to play any of the video included in this post... because it comes from one of the most ROCK comedians out there... JIM NORTON (he knows the metal). The crew at New Wave Dynamics recently released Jim's new comedy special, PLEASE BE OFFENDED on CD, and they've teamed up with The Rock Father to get two lucky readers hooked up with copies. Did you know that Approximately 1 Out of Every 10 Americans is Offended by Jim Norton? Get full details and enter to win below. You deserve it.
When I was a kid, thanks to HBO, I could not get away from RICK MORANIS. And that's not a bad thing. SCTV re-runs were on constantly, and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (which I should've been too young to watch) was viewed more times than I can count. But Moranis was both Louis Tully ("The Keymaster!") and Lord Dark Helmet, and GHOSTBUSTERS and SPACEBALLS are still viewed regularly here nearly 30 years later. Now, as the time approaches when I can share some of Moranis' classic works with my own kids, he's back with something for grownups - a new comedy album called MY MOTHER'S BRISKET & OTHER LOVE SONGS - and The Rock Father and The Syndicate want to get a few readers hooked up with copies of their own.
On their third full-length outing, Andy Samberg, Akiva Shaffer, and Jorma Taccone - collectively known as THE LONELY ISLAND - break out the jams for a rap album that's hardly wack, despite being called THE WACK ALBUM. As a follow-up to their previous albums, 2009's INCREDIBAD and 2011's TURTLENECK & CHAIN (both of which I own) THE WACK ALBUM is just as good (if not better in places) on a comedic front, but it opens up a weird situation in which THE LONELY ISLAND almost sounds too legit. While being a send-up of current hip-hop, THE WACK ALBUM is easily on-par production-wise with the best of who they're lovingly taking shots at, and the delivery is just so serious that you could picture these guys busting out some non-funny rhymes at some point in the near future.
On Friday June 28th Comedy Central will premiere the first one-hour comedy special from Owen Benjamin when Owen Benjamin: High Five Til It Hurts airs Midnight ET/PT. In the new special recorded with a live audience at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX, Benjamin breaks out the musical jams by riffing on TIMBALAND, EDDIE VEDDER, BEETHOVEN, and more... on piano. He also covers talking his way out of speeding tickets, to avoiding arrest by the TSA, and even uncovering the solution to road rage.
Comedian Al Madrigal is getting ready to debut his first one-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central when Al Madrigal: Why Is The Rabbit Crying?, premiere's on Friday, April 26 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. The special finds the celebrated stand-up comedian, The Daily Show correspondent, and LA family man (he hosts the MINIVAN MEN podcast alongside Maz Jobrani and Chris Spencer - a group that admits that none of them actually own a minivan, which is appreciated.) bringing his act to The Moody Theater in Austin, telling the hilarious true tales of Coach Frankie, the Cholo soccer dad; a fun afternoon with “Liam Neeson,” the cleaning lady; and the joys of parenting.
On April 1, Comedy Central will premiere the first original one-hour stand-up special from Kristen Schaal, when Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore airs at midnight ET/PT. The NFSW-action will then arrive on DVD the following day (April 2, for those not paying attention) as an extended and uncensored version (pre-order here). The DVD will feature material not seen in the broadcast, including Comedy Central Presents: Kristen Schaal, Kristen’s performance on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, and her favorite appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as the Women’s Issues Contributor. Check out a preview below...