Jun 3, 2016
Third split release between AST and Jonah Ray's Literally Figurative Records. From Jonah: "Matt is a Chicago Second City legend that came to LA ten years ago. He worked as a bartender at BAR 107 downtown and we recorded the album there (w/ @dustinmartian) shortly before it was shut down. Matt embodies Chicago to me which is hyper intelligent, outspoken politically, but won't let that get in the way of a good night of getting wasted and goofing off. His podcast 'conversations with Matt Dwyer' is very worth a listen as well as he interviews authors, activists and poets. I was lucky enough to have Matt write and produce on 'Hidden America' and am proud to release his first album. The A side is an outstanding set of stand up and the B side is songs that are as great as they are humorous (*very). This is available on vinyl at the AST RECORDS site and digitally where ever you get your digitals. Support Matt. Support comedy."
Matt Dwyer began his comedy career at the famed Second City theater in Chicago. He transitioned from sketch to stand up comedy and has performed all over the world to small and gigantic crowds. Dwyer is also a prolific writer who has written for magazines and material for notable comedians Nick Swardson, David Koechner and Natasha Leggero. He recently finished staff writer position on "Hidden America With Jonah Ray." Matt Dwyer also has a podcasts on Feral Audio and a baby with a name no one can pronounce correctly.
May 27, 2016
The latest and greatest from coffee talker Nick Youssef is out digitally today! Vinyl run to follow. Check it out on iTunes and check some sweet sweet clips below!
Seattle! Join us on 6/11 and 6/12 for a very special album recording for a very special boy. Emmett Montgomery is a force of nature and this is not one to be missed or trifled with. Tickets and info here: http://www.annextheatre.org/2016-season/weird-and-awesome-with-emmett-montgomery/
May 6, 2016
Overjoyed to announce the debut release from comedy darling Emily Maya Mills. A long-time straddler of sketch and stand-up, she's been featured at SXSW, The Eugene Mirman Comedy Fest, Sundance, on Key & Peele, Comedy Bang! Bang!, The Birthday Boys, The UCB Show, Orange is the New Black, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and even in a tear-drenched turn on Harry's Law opposite Kathy Bates (for which she did not win an Emmy). Her UCBTLA solo show, God Hates Figs, earned her a review by the LA Weekly entitled, "Could Emily Maya Mills be the Next Carol Burnette?" The answer is no and the question is blasphemous, though flattering enough to fuel delusions of grandeur for years to come. Emily was born and raised in San Francisco and has a PhD in parallel parking.
Mar 25, 2016
Overjoyed to announce the release of Chris Garcia's "Laughing and Crying at the Same Time." This one is a true gem. Grab it on iTunes now! Limited vinyl run to follow later this year.
The late Robin Williams described Garcia’s humor as "Fearless, funny, and straight from the heart” while Marc Maron says "Chris Garcia proves you can find humor in anything." Garcia cut his comedy teeth in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was named “A Comic To Watch” (San Jose Mercury News), “One of the 7 Funniest People in San Francisco” (7×7 Magazine) and “a Rising Comedic Star” (SF Weekly).
Currently living in his hometown of Los Angeles, Garcia returned to San Francisco to record his breakthrough debut “Laughing and Crying at The Same Time” which showcases his vivid storytelling style which draws you into his world through a variety of characters and recollections that are both outrageously absurd and sincerely heartfelt.