NewsApril 7, 2006 10:45 PM ET3,638 views

Relapse Records to release Brian Posehn CD

Official press release: Comedian/Actor Brian Posehn has inked a deal with Relapse Records to release his debut stand-up CD Live In: Nerd Rage' internationally. Brian Posehn is a funny man who has been in lots of funny stuff and known to many as "that one guy from TV". But if you pay attention to what you watch you might know him best as Kevin, the weirdo mail boy from Just Shoot Me or any of his other guest appearances on sitcoms (Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, Bernie, Mac, The Showbiz Show with David Spade) and in movies (The Wedding Singer, Run Ronnie Run, Dumb and Dumberer, The Devil's Rejects). Most notably though, you know him as part of the creative core of HBO's legendary, Emmy-nominated Mr. Show, his Comedy Central special, and from the critically-acclaimed Comedians of Comedy Tour which aired on Showtime and is available through Netflix. Posehn's 'Live In: Nerd Rage' reveals the hilarious observations of a self-professed nerd and life-long fan of heavy metal. At times personal, nasty, dry, and absurd but always funny, Brian muses on being a teenage heavy metal fan, marriage, his dog Ernie, high-school reunions, body 'parts' and getting revenge on childhood tormentors. Recorded as part of Brian's appearances on the Comedians of Comedy tour, and including a sketch with Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show), 'Live In: Nerd Rage' is Brian at his funniest and will have everyone who hears it seeing the world through a totally different set of eyes. Not just a mere stand-up cd however, 'Live In: Nerd Rage' also incorporates two of Brian's other life-long loves; comic books and heavy metal. 'Live In: Nerd Rage' features two musical cuts; one by Brian's heavy metal band POSEHN and another by TITANNICA. POSEHN's lineup reads like of a who's who of the hard rock elite; featuring Scott Ian [ANTHRAX, SOD] on guitar, Joey Vera [ARMORED SAINT, FATES WARNING] on bass, John Tempesta [WHITE ZOMBIE, THE CULT, TESTAMENT] on drums and guest lead solos from Jonathan Donais [SHADOWS FALL] and Russ Parrish (National Lampoon's Metal Skool) with Brian himself on vocals. POSEHN slays with the soon-to-be-legendary original track "Metal By Numbers" while TITANNICA [the metal band from the beloved Mr. Show sketch] delivers their epic track "Try Again, Again". Additionally, the record features artwork by noted comic artist Mike Avon-Oeming (Powers, Bastard Samurai, Hammer of the Gods) with colors by Peter Pantazis (Powers, Common Grounds). This fact is made all-the-more relevant as Brian launches "Last Christmas", a comic book co-written by Posehn and Gerry Duggan depicting Santa's adventures battling mutants in a post-apocalyptic landscape, through Image Comics on May 24. 'Live In: Nerd Rage' will be released on July 11th in North America, with an international release to follow in August.

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