Official press release:
Metal Blade Records is pleased to welcome comedian and fellow metalhead Jim Florentine to its roster. Jim Florentine is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, comedian, voice artist, and performer, who is currently co-hosting VH1 Classic's hit heavy metal talk show series "That Metal Show" alongside Eddie Trunk and now label-mate Don Jamieson. Jim Florentine is best known for his work on Comedy Central's show Crank Yankers where he performed the voice of Special Ed, a mentally challenged teenager, and Bobby Fletcher, a despicable, alcoholic slob who is the older cousin of Ed. Recently, Jim Florentine opened up the American Carnage Tour for Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer in arenas across the country. Jim Florentine comments; "performing in front of 13,000 Slayer fans every night was insane! It was like emceeing a rape!" Jim Florentine also appears in the feature film A Little Help (in theaters June 24) starring Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesley of The Office) and Chris O' Donnell (Scent of a Woman). Jim Florentine plays the character Brian, who is Jenna Fischer's love interest in the film. A Little Help has already won best film in several different film festivals and fans will get a chance to see Jim Florentine when he hits the Jimmy Kimmel Show on June 22 to promote the movie.
"Being a fan of the Metal Blade label since its inception, it is truly an honor to be part of the family now. I will try my hardest to make the heaviest comedy album ever. So expect plenty of fat jokes!" comments Jim Florentine.
Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel adds: "I have always been a big fan of comedy and Jim is a great comedian. He is also a metal head and friend so I am so excited to welcome him to the Metal Blade Family!"