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

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LAYERS: It’s All About The Confidence (& Those ‘Fierce Bangs’) in ATSUKO OKATSUKA’s Debut Comedy Album “But I Control Me”

LAYERS: It’s All About The Confidence (& Those ‘Fierce Bangs’) in ATSUKO OKATSUKA’s Debut Comedy Album “But I Control Me”

As I choke on my homemade keto bread, I am so excited to announce that TODAY comedian ATSUKO OKATSUKA’S debut standup album “But I Control Me” drops via Comedy Dynamics. I feel an extra bit of satisfaction having listened to it because I unpacked it like I would an Advent calendar. It arrived in a […]

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Layers: That English Degree Reaps Rewards on TORIO VAN GROL’s Debut Album “Magic Knees”

Layers: That English Degree Reaps Rewards on TORIO VAN GROL’s Debut Album “Magic Knees”

On his debut comedy album “Magic Knees,” we learn TORIO VAN GROL suffers from anxiety. Well, you would never be able to tell from the gobs of confidence he exhibits interacting with a receptive, and IT heavy San Francisco crowd. I guess the Xanax is working! Van Grol made his way to the Bay area […]

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LAYERS: BETHANY VAN DELFT’S Debut Comedy Album I’M NOT A LLAMA is A Genuine Primer on How to Be A Cool Parent

LAYERS: BETHANY VAN DELFT’S Debut Comedy Album I’M NOT A LLAMA is A Genuine Primer on How to Be A Cool Parent

Bethany Van Delft is a gifted storyteller and mom who is a Moth winner, has performed at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, SF Sketchfest, the All Jane Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, and the 2 Dope Queens podcast. The Bronx born comic has a unique background, having been raised Marxist […]

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Layers: Get A Bang for The Comedy Buck with Kendra Cunningham & Katina Corrao’s Double Album LESS BITTER, MORE GLITTER

Layers: Get A Bang for The Comedy Buck with Kendra Cunningham & Katina Corrao’s Double Album LESS BITTER, MORE GLITTER

Are you feeling down after scrolling through your newsfeed? Are you looking for a gift that will satiate even the most jaded among us? Or do you just need a good laugh on a Monday? We think we’ve have just the thing: a double album from comic/bartender KENDRA CUNNINGHAM and comic/actress KATINA CORRAO aptly called […]

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Layers: Robyn Schall’s Debut Comedy Album GUILTY PLEASURE Is A Hilarious Study in Perseverance

Layers: Robyn Schall’s Debut Comedy Album GUILTY PLEASURE Is A Hilarious Study in Perseverance

You would never know it from her debut album, but ROBYN SCHALL wasn’t always the confident, self-deprecating, bombastic comedian she is today. At the age of six she was diagnosed with a bone disease, and found comedy for the first time watching “Comic Relief Live” with Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams. That tiny […]

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LAYERS: DANIEL VAN KIRK Mends The Great Divide with His Debut Comedy Album “THANKS DIANE”

LAYERS: DANIEL VAN KIRK Mends The Great Divide with His Debut Comedy Album “THANKS DIANE”

You probably know him from his ever popular podcasts, Dumb People Town with The Sklar Brothers and Pen Pals with Rory Scovel, and for his voice role as Flips Whitefudge on Bob’s Burgers. Well, you will be just just as flabbergasted as I was to learn that DANIEL VAN KIRK has a DEBUT comedy album under his […]

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Layers: Out Now on 800 Pound Gorilla Records MATT KOFF’s Shamefully Excellent Debut Album “Who’s My Little Guy?”

Layers: Out Now on 800 Pound Gorilla Records MATT KOFF’s Shamefully Excellent Debut Album “Who’s My Little Guy?”

To have to write a review of a comedy album from a gifted standup and Emmy award winning writer who’s credits include The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and the one with Jon Stewart is beyond intimidating. However, after giving an earnest listen to MATT KOFF’s debut album, Who’s My Little Guy?, the palpable dread […]

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Layers: OUT TODAY The Supernatural Comedy Thriller CAMP WEDDING Is Ready to Take You on A Wild Summer Ride

Layers: OUT TODAY The Supernatural Comedy Thriller CAMP WEDDING Is Ready to Take You on A Wild Summer Ride

It wouldn’t be summer without a campy thriller. CAMP WEDDING embraces this genre and takes it to unexpected places. You are instantly lured in by the eerie sounds of Teddy Ruxpin (you know, the talking 80s teddy) and it only gets stranger and funnier from there. The wedding comedy/ modern supernatural flick, inspired by Executive […]

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ICING: KIDS THESE DAYS Are Taking Sketch Comedy by Storm with A Hot Dog and Smile

ICING: KIDS THESE DAYS Are Taking Sketch Comedy by Storm with A Hot Dog and Smile

Well, folks, I think this moment is worthy of shirts flying and hot dogs being swiftly thrown to the ground. We were lucky enough to have a nice little internet exchange with the hilarious sketch team KIDS THESE DAYS, who you’ve recently seen performing on NBC’s comedy competition series Bring The Funny. They not only […]

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Layers: Dissenting Opinions Find A Home on The New Podcast “Hills I’d Die On”

Layers: Dissenting Opinions Find A Home on The New Podcast “Hills I’d Die On”

Today, kids, I unravel the many comedy layers of the HILLS I’D DIE ON podcast. By golly, there is so much to love about this audible treat, so I’d better dive in. The podcast is hosted by writer/comedian TAYLOR COX (Single Parents, Abby’s) who invites guests to discuss and debate unpopular opinions they feel so […]

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