And now for something completely different from gamer’s favorite charity, the Humble Comedy Bundle. Instead of books or games this Humble Bundle is offering up some great comedy specials from some very hilarious comedians. Pay-what-you-want for comedic styling’s from the likes of Louis C.K., Maria Bamford, Hannibal Buress and more.
There’s still 13 days to go and already 16,774 bundles have been sold. The videos will be DRM free and available to stream. The money raised through this bundle will go towards supporting the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child’s Play Charity.
Live at the Beacon Theater
“Live at the Beacon Theater” is Louis C.K.’s fourth full-length comedy special in which he opens up about his life, talking about flying first class just because he’s a “professional asshole,” the boring job of being a parent, and getting older. Louis invites you to wholeheartedly laugh at him in “Live at the Beacon Theater”.
Please Be Offended
“Please Be Offended”, a comment on how “audiences have become so hypersensitive,” has Jim Norton fearlessly putting his opinions out there while making his audience crack up, regardless of whether they agree or disagree with his views. He covers current events, like the Penn State Sandusky sex scandal and Arnold Schwarzenegger cheating on his wife with the maid, complete with Terminator references. Norton doesn’t shy away from letting it all hang out, including his feelings towards pedophiles, hoarders, and Rick Santorum. So please, be offended.
My Name is Hannibal
“My Name is Hannibal” is Hannibal Buress’s first stand-up comedy album. Hannibal turns little snippets of everyday life into hilarious bits, bringing a new, unexpected perspective to pickle juice, getting cash back from Walgreens, and kids selling candy. And of course he talks about his name — a topic too good to pass up. The comedy is smart, as Hannibal threads his jokes together, bringing pieces of previous jokes into later ones. Taking his time, Hannibal delivers scenarios about wanting to kick a pigeon and buying a white baby as if he was just talking about the weather. Lines like “This ain’t a video game. This is real life. One point for Hannibal,” are instantly quotable and stick in your mind after the album has ended.
Originally performed at Largo in Los Angeles, “Live” was delivered shortly after Tig was diagnosed with breast cancer. Largely improvised, Live is an honest and very personal recount of the past four months of her life, including getting pneumonia, dealing with an intestinal disease, her mother’s sudden death, and the end of a long-term relationship. What would be an overwhelming emotional rollercoaster ends up being sarcastic, hilarious, and heartwarming. Listen as she navigates the ups and downs of her life, from drowning her emotions in a box of Triscuits to writing “I have cancer. Serious inquires only.” on her dating profile. It’s a reflection on the hardships of life, but Tig emerges stronger at the end of it all.
The Special Special Special
“The Special Special Special” is Maria Bamford’s extra special comedy special that she performed for her biggest fans — her parents. In such an intimate setting, she pokes fun at her family as well as herself, talking about gas station tuna sandwiches, depression, and everything in between. “The Special Special Special” is quirky and charming, as Maria pauses her act to serve half-burnt cookies and give her pug his eye medication. She tackles the stigma of mental illnesses, talks about being in a “volatile relationship” with herself, and wonders what it must feel like to believe in God, as she flirts from one thought to another with a variety of voices and characters.
Patrice O’Neal tackles everything in “Mr. P”, which was released after his death in November 2011. Race relations brings up a new type of racism called “this shit I can’t prove” and religion turns into making sure God sees you helping an old lady out just so your plane doesn’t crash. Patrice puts a refreshing spin on tough topics, barreling through them with raw humor.
“Unreleased” is Patrice O’Neal’s latest album, which was released recently on August 20. Patrice O’Neal has the audience in fits of laughter in “Unreleased”, where he talks about sex, relationships, and race. He feeds off the crowd, calling out a woman eating chicken fingers, and seamlessly interacts with his audience while working them into his material. The comedy is sexually explicit, but Patrice turns these touchy topics into a laughter-fest.