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

 CakeMama

Layers: TODD GRAHAM’S Debut Album “Bustin’ Loose!” Is A Primer in Comedy Ingenuity

Layers: TODD GRAHAM’S Debut Album “Bustin’ Loose!” Is A Primer in Comedy Ingenuity

Wasn’t it Steven Martin that offered up comedy advice along the lines of starting out your set in the most unpredictable way possible? Well, being unpredictable requires a considerable amount of risk. “Idiot Gallant” comedian and creator of the audio/visual mashup “Apocalypse Pooh,” TODD GRAHAM, is not only totally in complete control while standing on […]

 CakeMama

Layers: Question Everything with PAT BURTSCHER’S New Album PATTY CAKES Out July 5th on Comedy Records

Layers: Question Everything with PAT BURTSCHER’S New Album PATTY CAKES Out July 5th on Comedy Records

Thank goodness for this comedy album because I needed something to calm my nerves after listening to hours of my neighbor’s dog’s pained, pleading yips of attention sending me into an endless loop of guilt for humanity. (Will I climb over the fence to play with said sad dog soon? Update at 11). OK, now […]

 CakeMama

Layers: JOSH GONDELMAN’s New Album “Dancing on a Weeknight” Is Just The Comedy Pick-Me-Up You Need

Layers: JOSH GONDELMAN’s New Album “Dancing on a Weeknight” Is Just The Comedy Pick-Me-Up You Need

What do we need more of in the world? Comedians who are former pre-school teachers, give pep talks to social media users in need, kindly put hecklers in their place, are awe-struck by sunsets, celebrate their 94 year old relatives, sing “you can find me in the club, snuggling a pug” to their “furry cloud” […]

 CakeMama

Layers: Consider Yourself More Than ABLE to Enjoy HAMPTON YOUNT’s New Album Out on Audible

Layers: Consider Yourself More Than ABLE to Enjoy HAMPTON YOUNT’s New Album Out on Audible

You know him as the voice of Crow on the Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return series on Netflix. He was recently a writer on Adult Swim’s “The Eric Andre Show” and a producer on MTV’s “Ridiculousness.” He has a podcast with Dave Ross called “Suicide Buddies” on Starburns Audio. Now let your ear holes […]

 CakeMama

Tasty News: Have A Kooky, Spooky Listen to “The Sexy Spooky Teenz Podcast” with Hosts Dave Bluvband, Stephanie Pace, & John Trowbridge

Tasty News: Have A Kooky, Spooky Listen to “The Sexy Spooky Teenz Podcast” with Hosts Dave Bluvband, Stephanie Pace, & John Trowbridge

As we approach the month where the citizenry take up lovers so they can hold one another tightly as they watch blood curdling, fright-inducing cinema, may I suggest a podcast to accompany this yearly ritual? I had the pleasure of listening to episodes of The Sexy Spooky Teenz Podcast this week. This podcast is brought […]

 CakeMama

Layers: THE CALENDAR ALBUM by The Zach and The Jess Will Get You Through ALL The Months

Layers: THE CALENDAR ALBUM by The Zach and The Jess Will Get You Through ALL The Months

The thing that drew me most to comedy long, long ago was the ability of humor artists to narrow in on the most mundane objects, concepts, etc. in life and bring out those parts that stimulate our common giggle centers. TODAY The Zach and The Jess (Zach Reino and Jessica McKenna) unleashed their debut musical […]

 CakeMama

Layers: Jason Salmon’s FORCE OF NURTURE Will Make Anyone Laugh Absolutely

Layers: Jason Salmon’s FORCE OF NURTURE Will Make Anyone Laugh Absolutely

A week ago we gave you a tiny taste of comedian/actor Jason Salmon’s debut comedy album FORCE OF NURTURE. Well, there’s more where that came from because the album is out TOMORROW on 800 Pound Gorilla Records. Now whether he was born with it or painfully homebrewed that comedy until it was as palatable as […]

 CakeMama

LAYERS: Debut Album “GEORGE GORDON – Your Good Friend” is Out Today & *Kicking It Up A Notch

LAYERS: Debut Album “GEORGE GORDON – Your Good Friend” is Out Today & *Kicking It Up A Notch

Northern Virginia native GEORGE PEYTON GORDON III (yes, there’s a legacy), with the aid of Little Lamb Recordings, has unleashed his debut stand-up comedy album GEORGE GORDON Your Good Friend on the world this find Tuesday. Everyone knows rising to the top is not a solo effort, so Mr. George Gordon has embraced his community […]

 CakeSquad

Layers: PROLONGED EYE CONTACT: You Can’t Look Away… and, for Once, You Won’t Want To!

Layers: PROLONGED EYE CONTACT: You Can’t Look Away… and, for Once, You Won’t Want To!

Let’s face it, one-person shows go one of two ways – Either you leave the show nauseated by a performer’s inflamed ego, or you walk away profoundly affected. KRISTEN STUDARD’s brave testimony of a modern woman’s navigation, through the unhinged world of dating, will take you on a journey. You’ll laugh. You’ll cringe. You’ll die […]

 Ariella Ranz

Layers: Happy to Report ‘The HuffPo X Más Mejor Standup Showcase’ Brought Out The Best in Latinx Comedy Talent

Layers: Happy to Report ‘The HuffPo X Más Mejor Standup Showcase’ Brought Out The Best in Latinx Comedy Talent

On August 8th HuffPost teamed up with Más Mejor to present a Latinx stand-up showcase at SubCulture New York. Fortunately, for non-speakers, the show was not in Spanish. It did, as the name suggests, highlight some of the hottest and newest Latinx comedians on the scene right now. This type of showcase is important. Not […]