REMINDER: Gethard's Record Release Show!
Hey guys - tomorrow I release my first album. I’m super psyched about it! I’ll be doing a Reddit AMA at 3pm, which I’m really excited and nervous for. Also, for anyone in the NYC area, I’m doing a record release show at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. There’s a very limited number of tickets left, and you can grab those at - http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=4121064&pl=kfny
I’m so excited about this lineup. Most people who know my work know that comedy and music are both huge things to me, and I’m putting out the record on Don Giovanni Records, one of the finest punk labels in the country. I’m SO excited to announce the full lineup. If this was JUST a punk show it would be one of the more fun punk shows you could go to this Tuesday night. If this was JUST a comedy show it would have one of the best bills you could find around town. IT IS BOTH. BE THERE.
Shannon O’Neill is one of my all time best friends and the funniest person I know. She also has many contacts at the Charlie Sheen Prison for Freaks, and is going to escort one of her friends from the prison to the Knitting Factory stage. These freaks were previously seen in the legendary show PRISON FREAKS at UCB and I’m glad to be bringing one of them back to the world of comedy.
Mikey Erg is a great friend, a member of the LLC on TCGS, and is in a million and one bands, including one of my all time favorites The Ergs! His solo career is now blossoming and he’s joining us while fresh home from a tour all over Europe. I am blessed to share the stage so often with one of my favorite musical artists.
Joe Steinhardt is one of the head honchos of my label, Don Giovanni Records. He also has a past life of performing stand up at punk shows. On this bill, Joe Steinhardt will be making his triumphant return to the comedy stage, coming out of retirement for one night only to perform what he promises are QUALITY JOKES.
Michael Che is a writer for Saturday Night Live and one of the best stand ups going these days. I have never seen anyone more comfortable being on a stage and telling jokes to a crowd. On top of being one of the most consistently hilarious people I know, he’s also one of the nicest and most stand up dudes in comedy. That is important and I’m glad I get to be around it.
Shellshag are not only one of my favorite bands, they are one of my favorite all around art projects, and are two of my favorite people. Shellshag bring joy and love and fun and mayhem with them every time they perform and I am honored and lucky to have buddied up with them over the past few years.
Eugene Mirman has long been one of my favorite comedians. Not only is he hilarious, he is innovative and smart and also does things with a shit load of integrity, which is hugely inspiring and important to me. He is a good man, god damn it, and a funny man to boot, and it is an honor to have him on this show.
Mike Birbiglia is one of the best comedians in the country and I’m lucky to have gotten closer with him over the past few years. I’ve had the privilege of opening for Mike on the road a ton lately and not only do I get to see him blow audiences away on a regular basis, I get to learn a shit ton about the comedy game. One of the truly nicest and funniest guys you could ever meet.
Mal Blum is a dear friend and an amazing artist. I first became familiar with Mal when she was a musical guest on TCGS, and she completely blew the minds of our entire community. In a way that hasn’t happened before or since, every fan of TCGS immediately became an instant fan of hers in a true way. And it makes sense, since she writes catchy, heartfelt, folky, punky pop songs that have a great sense of humor and stick in your brain for hours. Not only am I lucky to have my pal Mal share this bill, but Mal wrote a song that shows up on my album and we will perform it together live for the first time ever to close out this show. I am so scared. If I fuck it up, I’m scared she won’t be friends with me anymore.
This is going to be SUCH a fun night and it is going to mean the world to me. I sincerely hope you’ll come out and share in the evening! I’ve worked hard to put together a bill that you’ll remember, and am hoping to use the occasion of the release of my dumb album to share the stage with so many people I love and admire, and to put on a show that you will NEVER FORGET!