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It seems like a lifetime ago that JIMMY FALLON released his first comedy album, THE BATHROOM WALL. Actually, it's been a decade since I purchased that album (I still have it), and now Fallon is finally getting around to album number two. The difference this time around is that 2012 Fallon is the host of LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, a successful late night television program that you've probably watched on occasion. Last time, 2002 Fallon was a Saturday Night Live cast member known for breaking out the acoustic guitar for some musical humor. Instead of prepping an album's worth of new studio tracks, BLOW YOUR PANTS OFF is musical comedy taken directly from his namesake show. Does it deliver? That depends on how much you dig the source material.  

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It's been over a decade since TENACIOUS D first rocked speakers with their phenomenal debut album, and in that time the duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass have witnessed their comedic musical offspring take a career path much like the bands they've been known to parody. The epic first album followed by a sophomore slump, the backlash, years of inactivity, and finally the inevitable rise from the ashes. It would be pretty funny if this was actually all by design. Ha Ha - the joke's on you, rock critics and music industry!

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Greetings, Readers! Musicbot 6000, The Rock Father's automated assistant with some breaking Comedy News fresh into Rock Father HQ.

Reggie Watts
brings his unique style of improvised musical comedy back to Comedy Central in the world premiere of Reggie Watts: A Live At Central Park airing Friday night, May 11th at 1am ET/PT.

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CONAN O'BRIEN digs Chicago, and from the response he's received in past visits, it's obvious that Chicago residents dig O'Brien. The host of CONAN will return to Chicago this June to set up shop once again at the Chicago Theatre for a new batch of show tapings. His June 11-14th stay in the Windy City coincides with the TBS Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, which will be in town from June 12-17, 2012.  

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Originally Published November 15, 2011

Just two months since the release of his 41-track, EXTENDED PLAY E.P., comedian T.J. MILLER is already back on store shelves - this time with NO REAL REASON, his first-ever stand-up special. Taped in his former home state of Colorado (where he lived before getting smart and moving to Chicago, prior to pussing out and moving to L.A.) and released by Comedy Central, NO REAL REASON captures theLEGENDofKARL doing what he does best - making people laugh (except for the lady that gets up mid-show to call him an ''inconsiderate f*ck.'').

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Canadian comedian JON LaJOIE has improved over the years, especially as evident in a recent NSFW gem that hit the 'net back in August. While it's been floating around since 2008 and has over 4 million (!) views on YouTube, this low-budget video called ''Stay At Home Dad'' just hit my radar this week. At first, my daughter actually thought it was me in the video - long hair (I used to have it), unshaven, with a stocking hat and sunglasses. It fits my description at times for sure, and as for being a stay-at-home Dad - it gets a lot right. Check out the Rage Against the Machine-inspired ode to parenting below. 

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