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Breaking down your favorite podcasts, albums, web series and more

 Deborah Thomasian

Layers: BRENT WEINBACH’S “Appealing to the Mainstream” is A Master Class in Stand-Up Comedy

Layers: BRENT WEINBACH’S “Appealing to the Mainstream” is A Master Class in Stand-Up Comedy

There’s a good reason BRENT WEINBACH is a recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award. The comedian’s newest stand-up special Appealing to the Mainstream, out on Seeso, is a wonderful example of the artist’s ability to continually innovate his craft and completely charm every new audience he performs for. I’ve seen the comedian live innumerable times […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Layers: A Big Thumbs Up For VICKY KUPERMAN’s Second Comedy Album “ALL GOOD!”

Layers: A Big Thumbs Up For VICKY KUPERMAN’s Second Comedy Album “ALL GOOD!”

When listening to most comedy albums, it’s often difficult to get a sense of the room and visualize that rapport that exists between audience and comedian. However, after listening to VICKY KUPERMAN’s second stand-up album ALL GOOD!, you can’t help but notice that immediate, unyielding spark in the room and Kuperman’s effortless, uninhibited command of […]

 Cody Ziglar

Layers: Reasons to Be Thoroughly Impressed by The SNAP IMPRESSION Gameshow Podcast

Layers: Reasons to Be Thoroughly Impressed by The SNAP IMPRESSION Gameshow Podcast

The Snap Impression, based out of NY with hosts Andy Beckerman and Ramsey Ess has a basic (but funny) premise: each episode they father a panel of their favorite comedians & improvisers who are asked to do an impression from a list of random names gathered from the audience, all judged by a special guest. […]

 Deborah Thomasian

Layers: Some Parental Reasons to Pick Up JOE SIB’s Debut Stand-Up Album “Nowhere Near the Top”

Layers: Some Parental Reasons to Pick Up JOE SIB’s Debut Stand-Up Album “Nowhere Near the Top”

I believe JOE SIB would qualify as one of the coolest dads in the country. You might be saying “it’s not even Father’s Day, what’s this gal alluding to?” Well, the former punk rock band frontman, SideOneDummy Records co-founder, podcaster, comedian and parent just so happens to have a new debut stand-up album out called […]

 Cody Ziglar

Layers: Taking A Deep, Dark Look at The Lo-Fi Comedy Horror Web Series GRAVES

Layers: Taking A Deep, Dark Look at The Lo-Fi Comedy Horror Web Series GRAVES

GRAVES, the lo-fi horror amalgam created and directed by Terence Key, is a love letter for what every comedy-horror fan dug in their childhood: some parts Buffy The Vampire Slayer, some parts Evil Dead, with a little bit of Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place sprinkled on top. All of this presented in a VHS-static, 4:3, aesthetic […]

 Emily Ann Plizak

Layers: JIM TEWS’ New Album “I Was in Band” Is Out TODAY! Rejoice!

Layers: JIM TEWS’ New Album “I Was in Band” Is Out TODAY! Rejoice!

JIM TEWS has some news for you, kids. Today is the release of his brand spanking new comedy album, I Was In Band. Tews made his stand-up TV debut on Last Comic Standing and was even featured on an episode of Louie. Tews is also the creator of the HBO Labs’ web series The Opener […]

 Emily Ann Plizak

Layers: LIZ MIELE is A Comic Tour de Force on Her Second Full-Length Album “Mind Over Melee”

Layers: LIZ MIELE is A Comic Tour de Force on Her Second Full-Length Album “Mind Over Melee”

LIZ MIELE, who is known for being a young outspoken comedian in New York’s comedy community, recently released her second full-length comedy album, MIND OVER MELEE. In this album she shares everything from her experience on her first commercial set to her everyday battle with physical health. She also gets into her relationship with a […]

 Cody Ziglar

Layers: RON BABCOCK’s Debut Album THIS GUY is Yours For The Consuming

Layers: RON BABCOCK’s Debut Album THIS GUY is Yours For The Consuming

RON BABCOCK makes his comedy-album debut with This Guy and boy is it a doozy. Holding an impressive resume with appearances on Adam Devine’s House Party, Last Comic Standing, The Life & Times of Tim, and The Rotten Tomatoes Show, Babcock takes the stage shot out of a cannon. Recorded live over several nights in […]

 Emily Ann Plizak

Layers: Don’t Miss The Chance To See WE ARE THOMASSE Live

Layers: Don’t Miss The Chance To See WE ARE THOMASSE Live

The sassy married comedy duo, We Are Thomasse, rocked the Second City stage this past Friday night while performing 27 of their original sketches in 45 minutes. Nick Afka Thomas and Sarah Ann Masse are a hilarious British-American couple known for their widely famous online presence, most especially for sketches like Awkward Exes: Britain & […]

 Cody Ziglar

Layers: Michael Palascak’s New Comedy Album is THAT ONE THING You Should Listen to

Layers: Michael Palascak’s New Comedy Album is THAT ONE THING You Should Listen to

Comfortable, casual, & informal; the three words that immediately spring to mind when describing Michael Palascak’s new album That One Thing. With a half-hour Comedy Central Presents, appearances on Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Tonight Show, and The Late Late Show, as well as being a Top 5 finalist on last season’s […]

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