Last September, I drove from Austin to New Orleans by myself. I was feeling some serious stand-up inertia at the time. At some point during the eight hour drive I decided to record an EP. A smaller project than a full album, but one that could get some more material out there and get me working toward something.
ColdTowne Theater is a comedy venue that’s extremely important to me (and a whole bunch of other people). It’s a comedy clubhouse, a place to experiment, run by and filled with people who love comedy.
Carina Magyar and Sam Harter gave me the greenlight to record at their weekly stand-up showcase, the long-running Live at ColdTowne. Sam & Tai Nguyen would host. I asked Kerri Lendo and Aaron Brooks to fill out the line-up. Dustin Svelhak was down to record it.
I was thinking of self-releasing it, but Sure Thing Records honchos Brendan K. O’Grady and Duncan Carson were their usual supportive selves, and offered to plug it into their release schedule.
So now I have an EP. You can pre-order it here on iTunes or here on Bandcamp. It’s about 30 minutes of stand-up and surprises. The recording begins about 30 seconds after Brendan had to toss out some loud drunks. That’s live comedy for you.
On December 9th, I’ll be recording an EP (a lil album) on the show Live at ColdTowne. The EP will be released sometime next year on Sure Thing Records. It should be a fun show – Aaron Brooks & Kerri Lendo are also on the bill and the show will be hosted by Sam Harter and Tai Nguyen. I’m very excited about recording something at ColdTowne. It’s an intimate venue, so if you want to go, getting advance tickets is highly recommended.