Day: February 23, 2012

Patrice O’Neal’s “Mr. P” debuts at #35 on Billboard album charts

Patrice O’Neal’s posthumous comedy CD, Mr. P, debuted last week at #35 on the Billboard 200 album charts. That’s the best bow for a comedian since last year’s Alpacolypse by “Weird” Al Yankovic, and the highest chart position for a stand-up comedian in several years. It remained the top-selling comedy album in its second week. That’s also great news for O’Neal’s surviving family, as all of the proceeds from the sale of Mr. P go to help them. Buy Patrice O’Neal’s Mr. P on iTunes. Read my review...

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On Conan, Jay Larson jokes plungers, etiquette, bands

Some comedians lose their regional accents when they go Hollywood. Some play them up more.┬áJay Larson’s Massachusetts accent is subtle and not mentioned (except I just did so!). Mentioned: Buying a plunger, basic etiquette lessons, and the differences between being in “the” band and being in “a” band. And a rare plug for the Toledo Funny Bone. Hello, Toledo! Roll...

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