COMEDY CENTRAL RECORDS® ENDS THE YEAR ON A HIGH NOTE WITH
FROM JIM GAFFIGAN, TODD BARRY, ANT AND "THE MARIJUANA-LOGUES"
Jim Gaffigan's "Doin' My Time" And Todd Barry's "Falling Off The Bone" Stand-Up
CD/DVD Combo To Be Released On Tuesday, December 7
Ant ("Last Comic Standing") Stand-Up CD "Follow My Ass" And Original Cast
Recording Of "The Marijuana-Logues" Will Be Released On Tuesday, December 14
NEW YORK, December 6, 2004 -- In the middle of baking and lighting up the Menorah and Christmas trees comes some much needed holiday cheer from COMEDY CENTRAL Records. On Tuesday, December 7, two new releases featuring stand-up CD/DVD combos will hit stores including Jim Gaffigan's "Doin' My Time" and Todd Barry's "Falling Off The Bone." Also, on Tuesday, December 14, Ant from NBC's "Last Comic Standing" debut stand-up CD "Follow My Ass" and the original cast recording of "The Marijuana-Logues" will hit stores and be available nationwide and on comedycentral.com.
Jim Gaffigan's "Doin' My Time" puts all of his classic material (over 50 minutes) on one CD recorded at the Giggles Comedy Club in Seattle. The DVD compiles his best COMEDY CENTRAL performances, including "Comedy Central Presents Jim Gaffigan." The half-hour stand-up special remains one of the highest-rated stand-up specials on the network.
As a stand-up comedian, Gaffigan's cutting edge, clever, quiet style has earned him an unprecedented number of appearances on both "Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." A national club staple, Gaffigan has performed at both the prestigious HBO "US Comedy Arts Festival" and the world-renowned "Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival" in Montreal. For the past two years, he has had recurring roles both on FOX's "That 70s Show" and NBC's "Ed." Gaffigan has also appeared in more than two dozen feature films ranging from big budget hits, "Three Kings" and "Road Trip," to Indies "Final," "Igby Goes Down," "Entropy."
Todd Barry's "Falling Off The Bone" is the amazing sophomore release from this low-key master. It's the follow-up to the widely-lauded, self-released "Medium Energy." The CD is over 45 minutes of fantastic new material recorded live at Pianos in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The DVD compiles his best COMEDY CENTRAL performances including his highly-rated "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents Todd Barry."
Todd Barry was Entertainment Weekly's 2003 "IT Stand-Up." Barry has appeared on several shows including "Late Show with David Letterman," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Last Call with Carson Daly," "COMEDY CENTRAL's Friar's Roast of Chevy Chase," "Space Ghost Coast-to-Coast," "COMEDY CENTRAL Presents Todd Barry," "The Larry Sanders Show," "Sex and the City," "Spin City" and "Chappelle's Show." His film credits include "Road Trip" and "Pootie Tang."
Barry has also done cartoon voice work on "Dr. Katz," "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," "Home Movies" and "Hey Monie." He performed stand-up at this year's Melbourne Comedy Festival in Australia and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. He won the Jury Award for Best Stand-Up Comic at the US Comedy Arts in Aspen.
Ant's debut stand-up CD, "Follow My Ass" features his best performances with a running time of roughly an hour. Like the enterprising creature from which he takes his name, Ant has been steadily working his way to the top of the country's comedy hill. Ant is a flamboyant and irreverent actor/stand up comic whose television credits include VH1's "All Access," GSN's "Funny Money" with Heidi Fleiss and AJ Benza, COMEDY CENTRAL's "Premium Blend," WB's "For Your Love," "The Jamie Foxx Show" COMEDY CENTRAL's "The Man Show," F/X's "Son of A Beach" and E!'s "Talk Soup." Most recently, Ant ruled the roost on the NBC's "Last Comic Standing." He can also be seen co-hosting the "Ricki Lake Show" once a month and a celebrity panelist on the hit game show "To Tell The Truth."
"The Marijuana-Logues" CD is a live cast recording of the show with the original three members, Arj Barker, Doug Benson and Tony Camin and captures the trio at their best with over an hour of pure weed goodness. The show has run in various forms for over two years now and currently resides at the Actor's Playhouse Theater in New York City. A touring company is being put together now. Paper Magazine, High Times, Newsday, New York Press, Broadway.com, and many others are all raving about The Marijuana-Logues, the hilarious take on a certain female genitalia-themed show. But instead of talking vaginas, top comedians Barker, Benson and Camin discuss the good, bad, and all-around joy of pot smoking.
The Associated Press has said that, "The Marijuana-Logues light up NYC! Emitting an air that is slightly subversive and laughter-inducing...fast moving...this talented and complementary trio breathes new life into pot humor. Inventive writing...irresistibly funny...tongue firmly planted in cheek." Entertainment Weekly hails it as "Premium-Quality Nuggets!"
COMEDY CENTRAL Records has previously released Denis Leary's "Merry F#%$in' Christmas," Mitch Hedberg's "Mitch All Together," and "Strategic Grill Locations," "Lewis Black: Rules Of Enragement," "I Don't Mean To Insult You, But You Look Like Bobcat Goldthwait," "'Crank Yankers' The Best Uncensored Crank Calls" (Vol. 1, 2 and 3), "Dane Cook: Harmful If Swallowed," Dave Attell's "Skanks For The Memories" and Jim Breuer's "Smoke 'n' Breu."
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