Best comedy & spoken word music according to redditors
We found 473 Reddit comments discussing the best comedy & spoken word music. We ranked the 284 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.
2. Music Is Better Than Words
Seth MacFarlane- Music Is Better Than Words
5. I Don't Mean to Insult You, But You Look Like Bobcat Goldthwait
6. Spaced Out: The Best of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner
1998 STILL SEALED
11. Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks
Various Artists- School House Rock! Rocks
17. Closed on Account of Rabies: Poems and Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
I don't mean to insult you, but you look like Bobcat Goldthwait
He put out an album last year and was on Nerdist podcast to promote it.
Bobcat Goldthwait actually named his CD, "I don't mean to insult you, but you look like Bobcat Goldthwait"
You're in luck, I present to you Mandatory Fun
Could have been a straight steal... we'll never know. In any case, if you are a stand-up comedy fan definitely check out the Bobcat (comeback?) album linked above... great stuff.
Edit: link to album since the link above is just a picture
That joke formed the title of one of his comedy albums of a live set he did, which is pretty good:
I Don't Mean to Insult You, But You Look Like Bobcat Goldthwait
One bit I remember from it had Bobcat talking about filming that scene from Blow when Johnny Depp and Paul Reubens got him to sample their completely pure product. Him and Depp were comparing recent run-ins with the law (Depp with some Drunk &amp; Disorderly thing, Goldthwait for accidentally starting a fire while doing a guest spot on the Tonight Show), and they were like, “Probation. You?” “Community Service.” Then they look at Reubens: “Anywaaaayyysss...”
He's also released an album of jewish-themed music called "My Mother's Brisket" that has done quite well.
Ahh - but the album he did with Ben Folds (Has Been) http://www.amazon.com/Has-Been-William-Shatner/dp/B0002RUPH4 is outstanding. The cover of Pulp's "Common People" always makes me smile.
It's from Do You Believe in Gosh? which was released a year or two ago.
It kind of already is
This Album has gotten me through quite a few holiday seasons now. Here's my crappy YouTube recreation:
(It's Gonna Be A) Punk Rock Christmas - The Ravers
Silent Night - The Dickies
Hooray For Santa Claus Theme From 'Santa Claus Conquers the Martians' - Sloppy Seconds
FEAR - Fuck Christmas
A Merry Jingle - The Greedies
There Ain't No Sanity Claus - The Damned
Homo Christmas - Pansy Division
It's Christmas - Bouquet Of Veal
Merry Xmas Blues - The Celibate Rifles
Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight) - Ramones
Deck The Halls - Metal Mike, Alison And Julia
Feliz Navidad - El Vez
Run, Run Rudolph - Humpers
Daddy Drank Our Xmas Money - TVTV$
Here Comes Santa's Pussy - The Frogs
Christmas Christmas - Mojo Nixon
Mr. Grinch - D.I.
White Christmas - Stiff Little Fingers
Edit: Here's the playlist for the lazy. Hope you enjoy.
It's on YouTube, but the quality isn't the greatest. The (higher quality) DVD is included if you buy the Mitch All Together CD, though.
Oh shit - Spaced Out is this
Featuring both William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.
This is where the idea came from. Maybe. Probably.
Great album. Would recommend song railroad bill. Super meta. Also so far so good on his album proud dad.
Relevant from Bobcat Goldthwait: http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Mean-Insult-Bobcat-Goldthwait/dp/B0000C0FJH
Yes. Yes. He did. http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Mean-Insult-Bobcat-Goldthwait/dp/B0000C0FJH
https://www.amazon.com/Live-Andrews-House-BILL-BURR/dp/B00NV8Y8MY Right here friendo.
Lets not forget about his first cd as well. It comes with a dvd with his original Comedy Central presents and some old music videos.
If you want to see something absolutely delightful from Seth that isn't dumb jokes, check out his album.
Don't call it a comeback.
No, really. Don't. He's doing a benefit concert to help Thomas' nephew, not doing another movie or anything. Don't get me wrong, it's awesome, but this is only slightly more of a return than his CD of klezmer music.
>We bought it on DVD so we could play it for our kids,
I had the VHS tapes from a decade earlier so used those with our kids (also college age now) but later bought the DVDs too. My kids know every one of the SHR eps and we still break into the songs on road trips. We also had the tribute CD in the car most of the time.
He has an album
I own the album. It's really good. Surprisingly, really really good.
Edit: To introduce the album to a friend, I played track 4 for her and asked what she thought. Response- "I think it's unfair that a William Shatner song just made me cry."
I have it on CD, it's terrific.
He did release another album just this year.
My bad this is out of stock.
Here it is in stock:
Its actually a country album even.
Pretty sure he has a new comedy album out.
There are tons. First, there's only 1 actual album, Grace. Other official releases include:
Then there's a number of live CDs and DVDs that pretty much all have a cover song or two that isn't available elsewhere. Beyond that there's probably another.. oh 40 or so different covers or very different versions of his songs floating around the net. My Jeff extras folder has nearly a hundred tracks in it. Highlights for me include the four songs by Tim Buckley, his father, that he performed at a [tribute event](http://fuelfriends.blogspot.com/2006/07/jeff-buckley-channels-his-father-st.html(, his reading of the Poe poem Ulalume from the cd Closed on Account of Rabies, and Satisfied Mind (though they pretty much all are wonderful).
But do you believe in Gosh?
Remember to suggest for next week. Also who would like a RMVF Playlist? And for those Weird Al fans like myself out there his new Album "Mandatory Fun" just came out, you can pick up a Physical Copy on Amazon or a Digital Copy on iTunes.
Yes, he has a couple ;)
Benefit concerts https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/video/rick-moranis-dave-thomas-returning-as-mckenzie-brothers-benefit-concert-thr-news-1009536 plus doing an SCTV reunion that will be directed by none other than Martin Scorcese http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/sctv-documentary-dave-thomas-1.4623290 and making comedy albums. https://www.amazon.com/Mothers-Brisket-Other-Love-Songs/dp/B00CPKZLF2/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1524599292&amp;sr=1-2 https://www.amazon.com/Agoraphobic-Cowboy-Rick-Moranis/dp/B000E115CC/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1524599292&amp;sr=1-3
Not as good as his first two CDs, but it works if you need your Mitch fix. It was compiled by Lyn (or was it Lynn?) after his death.
I've heard it off of his CD Mitch All Together.
How about the audio CD of Julia Sweeney's Letting Go of God?
It's as accessible as anything, is funny, and will also give her some insight into what you've been going through.
I dig his album: http://www.amazon.com/Agoraphobic-Cowboy-Rick-Moranis/dp/B000E115CC
I'm a student too and I'm only in my first year but I'm also freaked out about this ;~;
Thanks for the contest o:
Thanks- I've helped friends get their albums out, and now that I've worked on mine, I figured it would be good to document all the steps I had to take to do it. It's not hard, but there are a lot of little things that you want to make sure get taken care of.
Some of that (guess which parts!) was from his album I don't mean to insult you but you look like Bobcat Goldthwaith
Some good stuff on there.
Apparently the album is released on july 25nd in my country (Germany)....So I just bought the MP3 version for 8€, which is already available.
Also "The Essential WAY" album is pretty rad!
Julia Sweeney's monologue: Letting Go of God
I know of no other source that describes atheism so gently.
> Watch the series on YouTube - it's entertaining.
Or, even better, support the artist by purchasing the DVD or CD.
Take your pick! I'm pretty sure both are offering MP3 downloads with the CD, Amazon through their AutoRip thing and CD Baby sends a code.
If you buy the physical CD from Amazon, you'll also get a free MP3 version of the album.
There’s a half hour Comedy Central special that precedes Words Words Words. It’s available on the DVD that accompanies this CD, which was all of the songs Bo wrote in high school. The DVD also has all of his old YouTube videos from his bedroom.
McFarlane recently put out a jazz album with some legit guests:
For those wondering why it ends early, this is only part of Julia Sweeney's solo performance.
You can get the full thing on CD:
Punk Rock Xmas
KROQ Santa's Swinging Sack
He made a country album, too
Couldn't find the printed version so I got the audiobook. It's very, very good. By the way, is your granny familiar with Julia Sweeney? Tell her that I recommend Letting go God. It's hilarious, I'm sure she will enjoy it. (Tell her she can find it on torrent sites and such)
This is my chosen album!
My guilty pleasure song is definitely "Boyfriend" by Justin Bieber. I don't even know why I like it. But I love it. I don't know how to work the word reunion into a sentence.
He's a Jewish musician now. Long link below, if it doesn't work just Google "My Mother's Brisket & Other Love Songs"
I can't stand his TV shows or anything he writes...I am only interested in his vocal work. He was very good in Hellboy II: The Golden Army as Johann, the vapor guy in a suit.
And I bought his CD.
There is, sir. It releases tomorrow and it is glorious.
part of this collection that i've purchased and lost twice.
Welcome home Kalani!
And I don't really have a hometown. I've moved so much that no place really feels like I'm 'from' there. I am rather fond of my new town though. It's just got a nice but not overwhelming southern hospitality feeling.
And I actually have a request this week if I win! Usually I like to be surprised but I'd love this Seth MacFarlane album cause I've been wearing out my phone battery trying to play it while I'm in the car.
Thanks, but I was using Mitch's spelling.
Yes, he has ;)
The easiest "read" for introducing atheism to a Christian is probably a non-read -- Julia Sweeney's Letting Go of God. It is available as CD audio or on DVD video. I have both, and actually prefer her audio performance. The first 15 minutes of it are available as a TED Talk.
I'll just leave this here
He also made a CD a while back: Agoraphobic Cowboy
I have this from Christmas:
It has like 4 or 5 songs from Shatner. They're quite funny to listen to in contrast with Nimoy's singing.
If it makes you feel better, Seth MacFarlane released a musical CD of himself singing classic big band songs. He is capable of doing things that don't involve Hitler babies and killer chickens.
Jack Kerouac. He did this alot, recording his poems/prose on top of jazz pianos and saxes. amazon link. Maybe you can find a recording of him reading without any instruments so you can play on top of it.
You should have crossposted this to the /r/startrek.
USS Enterprise cake is a necessity.
But the real fun comes in the food the various alien races eat.
Romulan Ale is a very potent bluish drink. There is an energy drink on the market called "Romulan Ale" but it was used to promote the movie. You can find a few cans of it here but your best bet is to make some using lemonade, blue curacao, vodka and triple sec.
A really good source for you though would be to go to K'Tesh's Klingon Recipe Pages. It's a really crappy website...not gonna lie but I think it used to be on geocities. You'll get some good ideas there for food and drinks.
As for music, there are a number of good choices. I highly recommend Spaced Out: The Best of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner. It's pretty hilarious with lots of Trek-inspired music. You can also get all the movie soundtracks. It's too bad but I really don't know of any Klingon music available for download or for purchase.
Think Geek was selling the TOS Tunic Tees - not sure if they have any left in stock. Matching outfits!
As for games, dabo was quite popular at Quark's on Deep Space 9. Players bet to win bars of gold pressed latinum. Dabo is similar to roulette. Get a roulette wheel and bet with gold wrapped candy bars?
Another game that was incredibly popularized in the Trek universe was poker - specifically in TNG.
Can I come to your dad's party? This sounds like so much fun. I wish my dad was into Trek.
You should check out A John Waters Christmas. Not necessarily new songs, but great Christmas songs that nobody has heard of.
This recording is included in the incredibly wonderful Kerouac collection by Rhino, which, if you're a Kerouac fan, you owe it to yourself to get. After hearing his voice read the text, it forever changed the way I "heard" the writing in my head as I read Kerouac. And now, (one of) my favorite Kerouac quotes from my sullen teen years:
dissipation, it's time for me to quietly watch the world and even enjoy it,
first in woods like these, then just calmly walk and talk among people of
the world, no booze, no drugs, no binges, no bouts with beatniks and drunks
and junkies and everybody, no more I ask myself the question O why is God
torturing me, that's it, be a loner, travel, talk to waiters only, in fact,
in Milan, Paris, just talk to waiters, walk around, no more self-imposed
agony... it's time to think and watch and keep concentrated on the fact that
after all this whole surface of the world as we know it now will be covered
with the silt of a billion years in time.. . Yay, for this, more aloneness"
Click on the search box(looks like a rectangle near the top with "All" on
the left and "Go" on the right).
When you see the vertical line blinking, type in:
Then Press "Return", "Enter", or click the "Go" button on the right.
Look for the image that looks like the current album art.
Read the Description.
If it says MP3, that is the wrong one.
If it says CD, that is the correct one.
Click on the Album Art and you will be taken to the product page.
There will be an option to view the MP3 page instead, do not click that.
Click "Pre-Order And Add To Cart"
I would suggest The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb. Robert Crumb was an underground comix (with an "x") artist who became popular in the 60's, because he was very counter-culture. It's not an atheist book; in fact, I think Crumb intended it to be some sort of homage to the Bible. But, whereas every other illustrated Bible has sought to polish the stories through their imagery, Crumb presents a very gritty, "warts and all" type of work, and it can be a little jarring at times. Intelligent folks will get the message loud and clear, though, how bizarre the Old Testament really is.
Lighter fare is Julia Sweeney's Letting Go of God. Sweeney is a former SNL comedian, and this comes from her one-person show of the same name. It's funny stuff, and it shows how so many Christians have just glossed over the history of the faith without thinking critically about it. It's also available on YouTube.
FWIW, not audio but I like to start here:
John E. Remsberg
Silence of Contemporary Writers
For audio, how about this:
[Letting Go of God - Julia Sweeney] (http://www.amazon.com/Letting-Go-God-Julia-Sweeney/dp/B000MM107I)
Also in video or book form.
Seconded. Great choice of songs, played well and fun to listen to. Another good one from recent years is Aimee Mann's "Drifter in the Snow."
A couple more recent compilations I like are Psych-Out Christmas, "A John Waters Christmas" and "Where Will You Be Christmas Day?".
The all-time greats everyone should have are Phil Spector, Vince Guaraldi, Bing Crosby and a rockin' oldies compilation of your choice.
I just spent all last week compiling about 24 hours worth of Christmas tunes! My favorite albums are:
And personal favorite songs are:
This is what I thought about while listening to his album. I just couldn't get the image of Brian out of my head while listening to it.
There's a DVD you can get of the originals, and there are a bunch of pop stars who have done covers. The R&B version of "Mr. Morton" is really good (and I'm not a big fan of hip-hop or R&B).
Found it. Rock it, Skee-Lo.
Edit: Found where these come from: Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks from Atlantic Records. Most of the tracks have been put together with the original cartoons on YouTube as well. I'm so impressed with how well some of these were done.
Have you ever heard the Schoolhouse Rock tribute album?
I just bought Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks at my local used CD store for $5.
Hearing Blind Melon's performance of Three Is a Magic Number is still pretty invigorating.
This reading is from a CD of various people reading Poe. The CD is titled Closed on Account of Rabies.
This disc appears to be out of print, which is why I'm not removing this link. You can still purchase the CD on Amazon at this link.
I wonder which one of these images came first?
You can get the track on CD with several classic Shatner tracks.
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|about artist|Bo Burnham (born August 21, 1990 in Hamilton, Massachusetts, United States) is a comedian, musician and singer/songwriter. Burnham originally found fame through YouTube before being signed to Comedy Central Records in 2008. Burnham has released two studio albums and an EP: &quot;Bo Fo Sho - EP&quot; (2008), &quot;Bo Burnham&quot; (2009) and &quot;Words Words Words&quot; (2010). Burnham's March 2009 &quot;Comedy Central Presents&quot; special made him the youngest comedian to have appeared on the program. ([more on last.fm](http://www.last.fm/music/Bo Burnham))|
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Rick also has a band now! Lookie:
Get it on Amazon.
Rick Moranis recently released a [country album] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CPKZLF2/ref=aw_1st_sims_1/180-3583555-3356832?pi=SS115)
I would wager that "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem" wouldn't be that great in metal?
Seriously, I think it's because a lot of Christmas music was written back when they used the genre that was popular at the time. Then, it was "covered" into a new genre, etc... people tend to want Christmas music to be something they can sing to, stores want it to be non "threatening and comforting." Religions are picky about what they like, and a lot of Christmas music is non-secular. Jazz and easy listening is more soothing.
If you are looking for alternatives, try searching amazon "genre and christmas music" and see what pops up. I found this punk rock album.
I mean it's in stock on amazon, so stop being a red cunt and shut the fuck up.