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Archived Since:February 16, 2010

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MIKE BRODY’S TOP 5 COMEDY ALBUMS

Everyone has a friend like Mike Brody.  He’s the buddy that manages to stay cool under pressure, despite a clumsy manner and instinctive sense of humor that keeps everyone around him in stitches.  They may not always be around when you need them most, but like all great humorist they’re always right on time.  Mike […]

MICHAEL PALASCAK’S TOP 5 COMEDY ALBUMS

There are many typical characters in stand-up comedy.  The zanies, the self depreciating, the truth seekers and the truth tellers.   Michael Palascak sits amongst a dying breed of  character, that of the good guy.  Innocent in his faults with a glass is half full attitude,  Michael’s nature on stage is always likable if not lovable.  In this installment […]

VINCE CARONE’S TOP 5 COMEDY ALBUMS OF ALL TIME

If you are unfamiliar with Vince Carone’s style of comedy lets describe him as a simple man, with simple ideas, to keep the rest of us crazy bastards from ruining this party called life.   Outspoken, brash, and unapologetic Vince isn’t afraid to speak his mind even if it might offend a few listeners. This […]

Alvin Williams Interview

Rooftop has yet another hilarious release for all your giggling needs: Alvin Williams, I Hope You’re Happy. Rooftopper Nathan Timmel talked to him about the disc. Read on! NT: Where did you record your disc, and why did you choose that location? Is it a special venue for you? AW: I recorded the album at Tacoma […]

Alvin Williams Top 5 Comedy Albums Of All Time

 Alvin Williams looks to deliver some cheer to the world with his new stand-up comedy album “I Hope You’re Happy“.  Alvin is constantly traveling to entertain audiences in comedy clubs across the country, and sometimes things can get a little stressful for him out on the road.  So we asked him to list the top […]

Trey Galyon’s Top 5 Comedy Albums of All Time

        Trey Galyon has just released his comedy album “The Moronic” here at Rooftop Comedy Productions. Trey’s stand-up chronicles his life in a very observational though objecting way. There’s a lot wrong with the world and Trey will speak on it with clarity and focus, weeding out the worst of what he […]

Matt Knudsen’s Top 5 Comedy Albums of All Time

In celebration of Matt Knudsen’s latest album release American we decided to dig deep into the comedic actor/stand-up comedian’s brain, to find out what triggers his funny eardrums.  Check out Matt Knudsen’s list of his favorite comedians currently making the rounds, and his top 5 comedy albums of all time. Take it away, Matt… Before I […]

Are You There Xenu? It’s Me, Nathan.

Rooftop contributing writer Nathan Timmel is at it again:  another 99-Cent mini-eBook is out. This time Nathan is writing about his minor experiences with Scientology. What’s he have to say? Read an excerpt… In 1989 I moved to Boston, MA, to attend the Berklee College of Music. (Motto: “For just $40,000 you get a degree […]

Isaac Witty: Talkin’ Conan, People

  Big night for Isaac Witty! Making his 2nd television appearance tonight on Conan.  We were thinking about what a comic can expect from a TV appearance and Isaac filled us in. Read on, but don’t miss him TONIGHT on TBS! RC(Rooftop Comedy): Congrats on booking Conan! How did your last appearance on Letterman affect […]

In Memory of Harold Ramis

For reasons I can’t explain, when I was a child I began doing something most adults don’t even do: reading the credits during (and after) a movie. I found it fascinating one could be set in Detroit, yet say “Filmed in Los Angeles” at the end. Within the span of a few short years, I […]

Jason Downs Interview

If you looked closely, you saw Jason Downs while you were watching the Seattle Seahawks manhandle the Denver Broncos. No, he wasn’t on the field, Jason was starring in one of the coveted Super Bowl commercials. A comedian by trade, Jason is dipping his toes into the acting world in Los Angeles. But that doesn’t […]

REVIEW: Ron White “A Little Unprofessional”

Ron “Tater Salad” White is back with a brand new special, and fans of the venerable, cigar and scotch soaked Southerner will not be disappointed. For almost ninety minutes, Tater Salad riffs on food, pop culture, Vegas, sex, Dr. Phil, and sex again in his signature blue collar drawl. Seriously, for a man that became […]

Green Gravel Comedy Festival

When you hear Toledo, many things cross your mind: Corporal Klinger and his devotion to the Mud Hens.  Ohio. The decades-long run by the now-departed Connxtions Comedy Club, or maybe the current reign of The Funny Bone. It would, however, be hard pressed to find someone hear “Toledo” and respond, “Do you mean the one […]

Nathan Anderson Interview

In 2012, comedian Nathan Anderson had an idea. Standup memes were floating around the Internet, but without structure. With the popularity of the website reddit skyrocketing, Anderson decided to create a centralized location for undiscovered comics to post material. People could get a quick laugh, and unknown comics could get exposure. /r/standupshots, a subset of […]

Paul Mecurio Headlines SF Punchline Jan. 15-18!

Very psyched to be heading back to San Francisco this month, my favorite city with the first name “San.”  Sorry Diego. I am headlining at the Punchline Jan 15-18th. I love San Francisco, the variety of foods, the varied cultures, the Bay, but you need more bridges … and bigger ones! The crowds are always […]

Scott Long: Good Dad, Not a Great Dad

In November 2013, Rooftop Comedy put out Scott Long’s 2nd Comedy CD, Good Dad, Not a Great Dad. On December 31st, Angie Frissore graded it an “A” for Under the Gun Reviews, stating: “I’ve listened to and reviewed 52 comedy albums in 2013, but Scott Long’s is probably the one that touched me most.” Generally, […]

Tom Simmons: Bitcoin and Comedy

Stand-up veteran, Tom Simmons approached Rooftop about making his titles available for purchase with bitcoin, as you can see,  on bitlaughs.com.  How will Bitcoin change the way we buy things? Should comedians be exploring this currency more? Let Tom get you up to speed.   RC(Rooftop Comey): How long have you been a stand-up and […]

Go Home Happy: The Serious Side of Comedy

“You’re a comedian? That must be awesome!” It’s a familiar response from people who’ve just met someone that calls comedy their full-time job. On the surface, it’s glamorous: laughter, bright spotlights, and traveling the world. But like sausage-making, the real action is far from pretty. What goes unseen is the struggle undertaken by comedians to […]

Tabari McCoy: LAUGHING WITH A PANTHER

We sat down with Tabari McCoy to talk about the Cincinnati comedy scene and his sophomore release on Rooftop Comedy Records, “Laughing With a Panther.” Check out the preview and enjoy the cover art! Rooftop Comedy(RC):How has Cincinnati’s comedy scene influenced your comedy? Cincinnati’s comedy scene has influenced me in one very specific fashion: It’s […]

The Paul Mecurio Show featuring Rob Corddry

  Paul Mecurio talks with Rob Corddry from “Children’s Hospital,” “The Daily Show,” “Pain & Gain,” and “Hot Tub Time Machine.” Paul and Rob worked together on “The Daily Show!” In this episode of The Paul Mecurio Show they talk about “Children’s Hospital,” their days on “The Daily Show,” how Rob copied Stephen Colbert’s character, […]

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