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RON BURGUNDY, legendary anchorman of San Diego’s award-winning Action 4 News Team and anchor of the first 24-hour news channel, GNN (Global News Network), has announced the release of his autobiography, LET ME OFF AT THE TOP! My Classy Life and Other Musings. Set for release on November 19th through the Crown Archetype imprint of Random House, the book comes just 24-hours prior to the release of the second film based on Burgundy's life, ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES. Burgundy provided The Rock Father with the following quote via Press Release...
On July 16, MARIA BAMFORD will release her new comedy album, ASK ME ABOUT MY NEW GOD! via Comedy Central Records. Her new album is an audio recording of material she performed on MARIA BAMFORD: THE SPECIAL SPECIAL SPECIAL! last year, including bits where she recites Paula Deen’s recipes as a suicide note, speaks pretend Spanish, and shares many of her family’s unique life perspectives. Tracks include “Gas Station Recipes,” “Over 40 and Dating” and “Dark Dad.” The CD version of the album also includes a bonus DVD of Bamford’s two half hour episodes of Comedy Central Presents from season eleven and season five of the series.
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.
I met Brian Posehn once. I went to see him at the late Zanies Comedy Club in Vernon Hills, Illinois, where I chatted with him briefly after the show and handed him a copy of a comic book that I'd written... and thought he might enjoy (being into metal and horror and all). Posehn is a funny guy... but he's also a Dad - a certified "Rock Father" in his own right - and now he's bringing life as a Heavy Metal Dad (speaking of which, you should enter this) into his act with THE FARTIST, a new stand-up special that made it's debut on Netflix earlier this year and comes to DVD and CD on June 25 via New Wave Dynamics.