Humble Bundle, known for bundling various video games and practically giving them away in the name of charity, is doing something a little different for the next two weeks. We can’t all game all the time, right? Sometimes you just have to sit back and take a break. And a great way to take a break is to sit down with your loved ones and watch some stand-up comedians. Starting today, August 28, a bundle of seven stand-up comic shows can be purchased.
The items in this bundle would normally retail for more than $50, but Humble Bundle is letting you set your own price. Anything over $1 will receive four video and/or audio downloads. Anything over the average price bid will receive an additional three video and/or audio files.
For the next two weeks any orders placed will be able to donate to the comedians – dividing up your donation between them as you see fit, or giving the artists none at all – and two charities, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child’s Play – which you can also choose how to divide up. Of course, don’t forget to leave a small tip for Humble Bundle to help them cover their operating costs so they can keep bringing everyone bundles in the future.
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“The Special Special Special!” with Maria Bamford
Maria Bamford, in 2012, performed “The Special Special Special!” stand-up act in front of a live audience of her parents. The fact that the audience is only her parents may make the act seem awkward; this can add to the humor of the situation for some viewers.
“Live” with Tig Notaro
Shortly after being diagnosed with breast cancer, Tig Notaro did the “Live” show, where she jokes about her battle with the illness, her thoughts on it and even how she thinks her younger self was so naïve for not knowing about it. This show may make some uncomfortable, but others may find her openness charming and hilarious.
“My Name is Hannibal” with Hannibal Buress
Hannibal Buress in “My Name is Hannibal” seems to be a straight-forward, life-situation comedian. This is his first stand-up comedy album.
“Please Be Offended” with Jim Norton
Jim Norton is a life-situation comedian and his album “Please Be Offended” plays on how ordinary life situations and assumptions we all make every day can turn back on us and inadvertently offend people in the most hilarious of ways.
“Live at the Beacon Theater” with Louis C.K.
As an added bonus, anyone who pays over the current average price will be awarded “Live at the Beacon Theater” with Louis C.K. The average price raises the longer the bundle is up, so buying early ensures the cheapest price possible for all of the games.
“Unreleased” with Patrice O’Neal
An additional added bonus for those who pay more than the average is “Unreleased” with Patrice O’Neal. He is a life-situation comedian.
“Mr. P” with Patrice O’Neal
And finally, the third bonus for paying above average for this Humble Bundle comedy bundle is “Mr. P” with Patrice O’Neal.