I finally got an invitation to join Demonoid, where my Google searches for torrents I cannot find here keep showing great stuff. I spent all last week grabbing comedy albums which I am now going to upload here. Other than going to the trouble of fixing tags and getting artwork and details, these torrents are as the original posters seeded them. I am not endorsing or recommending all of these. In fact, I think some of them suck. However, there is a major lack of well seeded comedy torrents here, and I hope to encourage more people to post new ones. Also, who says *MY* taste matches somebody elses? The reviews are from ALLMUSIC or from AMAZON. As usual, much thanks to the OPs who put these out and about.
Kathy Griffin - For Your Consideration
Biography by Nathan Southern
The acerbic, razor-tongued, take-no-prisoners comedian Kathy Griffin has built a career for herself — as an actress and a standup performer — around the schtick of being permanently under-respected by everyone (as the title of her TV series, My Life on the D List, suggests), and fighting back with her claws extended. Griffin is notorious for mercilessly skewering and taking potshots at worthy targets (particularly fellow celebrities and comedians) through her comedy, and has built a considerable career out of doing so. With an electronics store manager father and a hospital administrator mother, Griffin was born in Oak Park, IL, and raised in the Chicago area. She reportedly wanted to become an actress from the age of five, and frequently improvised elaborate stage and comedy acts for her family. Griffin attended Oak Park High School, and — after graduation — studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Southern California. In 1988, the then-28-year-old joined the now-infamous sketch comedy troupe the Groundlings, alongside such stars-to-be as Lisa Kudrow, Will Ferrell, and Julia Sweeney, where she evinced an extraordinary gift for improvisational work.
After the Groundlings, Griffin developed and honed a solo standup act that — as she later recalled — opened numerous doors for her as an actress, including a turn as Lucy in the Bobcat Goldthwait vehicle Shakes the Clown (1992), a brief cameo in Pulp Fiction, and a small multi-episode role on Seinfeld. Griffin was particularly memorable in the latter as Sally Weaver, the standup comedian whose act consisted of trashing Jerry Seinfeld by revealing embarrassing details from his personal life. A cameo as herself in the SNL big-screen vehicle It's Pat (1994) reunited Griffin with fellow Groundling Sweeney. Beginning in 1996, Griffin parlayed her comic flair and small-screen experience into a standing role in the hit NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan, starring Brooke Shields; that program cast Griffin as Vicki Groener, magazine columnist Shields' not-so-subtly envious, über-saucy colleague. The program scored with viewers and ran for three seasons.
Meanwhile, Griffin continued her big-screen roles, with turns in the 1995 omnibus picture Four Rooms (as Betty), the 1996 Ben Stiller-directed The Cable Guy (as Jim Carrey's mother), and Muppets from Space (1999), as an armed guard. Additional guest contributions on a myriad of sitcoms during the '90s and 2000s gave an added charge to the respective series casts. Griffin also starred in the aforementioned cable series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List, which began airing on the Bravo network in 2004. The comically charged reality show cast Griffin as herself, battling through the experiences of everyday life — such as training a new puppy and teaching a class at the Learning Annex. The program allegedly began with a prime-time slot on NBC, but was ankled by the network following production of the pilot, and then picked up by Bravo. Off camera, Griffin reportedly harbors a jet-black sense of humor and an ongoing fascination with true crime, particularly serial killers. In 2008, Griffin released the comedy album For Your Consideration.
For Your Consideration is a 2008 comedy album recorded by American stand-up comedian Kathy Griffin. The album was recorded at the the ETK Theatre at the Grand Theatre Center For The Arts in Tracy, California on February 17, 2008. It is Griffin's first audio-only release of her stand-up material. Included on the disc are her takes on various celebrities and her personal life. Griffin stated that she decided to release this CD to try to win a Grammy award.
It made its debut on the Billboard Top 200 at #85, making it the highest-ranked album by a female comedian since 1983, when Joan Rivers reached No. 22 with "What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most?" "For Your Consideration" debuted in the #1 spot on the Top Comedy Albums chart the week of July 5. It fell to #2 the following week.
1. The Hot Ticket 2:43
2. The Survey: Gay? Straight? 0:43
3. The Clicker (For The Maggie Fans) 2:16
4. My First Rebanning (Hi Barbara Walters!) 2:50
5. Happy Sunday (More Maggie!) 3:47
6. Cover Me 4:08
7. Oprah Is A Deity (And I Think She Is Full Of Shit) 2:35
8. Oprah's Favorite Things 6:19
9. The Osmonds Were Never Cool 6:39
10. Freaky Doll People (Demi? Oh Yeah!) 6:13
11. Straight Guys Wake Up! 4:47
12. Our New Daddy's Coming 4:16
13. Wizard of Woz 2:13
14. My Run In With Spielberg 8:20