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

 Derek Dahmann

Layers: THE BROOKLYN COMEDY COLLECTIVE Showcases Talented Casts + Classes at A Steal

Layers: THE BROOKLYN COMEDY COLLECTIVE Showcases Talented Casts + Classes at A Steal

There’s a simple saying from boxing legend James Corbett I like. It goes: “To be a champion, fight one more round. You become a champion by fighting one more round.” And while I may like it, people like Philip Markle and Annie Donley live it. Returning as Artistic and Programming Director respectively, the minds who […]

 Derek Dahmann

Layers: JUST A SHOW, And So Much More! A Look Back at The Two-Year Anniversary of A DIY Gem

Layers: JUST A SHOW, And So Much More! A Look Back at The Two-Year Anniversary of A DIY Gem

Two-year anniversaries are a hard-won accomplishment. JUST A SHOW, a variety show playing the last Sunday of each month at Sunnyvale, celebrates by reading reviews from the next day. ‘Negative twelve stars,’ raves The New York Times. ‘Hackiest least prepared bit I’ve ever seen,’ declares another. ‘Incredible,” states a third, “in the way of watching […]

 Derek Dahmann

Layers: The ‘SUP Show is a Smash Success at Caveat

Layers: The ‘SUP Show is a Smash Success at Caveat

Tell me if you’ve heard this one. A middle aged man sits down to read a newspaper. “Another powerful influential man has been accused of sexual assault? I can’t believe it!” he gasps, “as a man with one hundred daughters I am personally and deeply offended!” He bolts up, the crowd roars, and with perfect […]

 CakeMama

Layers: We Have Zero Qualms Gifting WILL ABELES’ Debut Comedy Album “Regrets of My Father”

Layers: We Have Zero Qualms Gifting WILL ABELES’ Debut Comedy Album “Regrets of My Father”

When I saw the title of comedian WILL ABELES’ debut stand-up album, I couldn’t help but be reminded of those famous Sinatra lyrics “Regrets, I’ve had a few, but then again, too few to mention.” Once I finished listening to Abeles‘ Regrets of My Father, it was clear regrets can hold a lot of power […]

 CakeMama

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 […]

 CakeMama

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. […]

 CakeMama

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 […]