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COMEDY NEWS: Posthumous Release from Mike DeStefano Arrives Tomorrow from Stand Up! Records

POSTHUMOUS RELEASE FROM MIKE DeSTEFANO SET FOR SEPTEMBER 30 ON STAND UP! RECORDS

Puppies and Heroin Perfectly Encapsulates Former Last Comic Standing’s Mind Set Prior to his Passing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LOS ANGELES, CA (THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2016) – Stand Up! Records (www.standuprecords.com) announced today that Puppies and Heroin, the final album from Comedian Mike DeStefano is set for release this Friday, September 30.

Best known as a contestant on Last Comic Standing, Mike DeStefano had a take no prisoners’ attitude and bravado to match in his stand up routine. This album, comprised of the best bits of two recordings (the final one a mere eight days prior to his passing) in Minneapolis, MN is as stark, confrontational and downright funny as it gets on stage.

So, what would Mike DeStefano’s comedy sound like today? Like DeStefano always sounded: unblunted by an overly PC world. Like his final recordings, Puppies & Heroin sounds, of course. This album, comprised of his last, 2011 performances in Minneapolis, MN, finds DeStefano in his comedic prime, no holds barred. He talks about his days as a heroin addict; his life as a counselor, and even his many jaunts into teaching college kids the perils of drug use (even though it clearly worked out all right for him). DeStefano seemingly does his best to alienate an adoring crowd, but the more he pours it on, the more raucous they become. Dooming us all to face cancer, racism, and wheelchair sex, DeStefano is certainly not for the faint of heart—but that’s what separates him from everyone else. Kick back, press play, and, along with his family, friends, and our team here at the label, raise a glass of chocolate milk in his honor.

Stand Up! Records is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and run by Grammy-winning comedy producer Dan Schlissel. With a growing catalog and more than 150 releases, they have a 15 year history as a champion of the underdog.  More than just a record label it is a comedy brand juggernaut; combining comedy, great art, discovering new talent, founding comedy festivals and also producing cool stuff.

For more information please contact Joshua Mills, It’s Alive! Media, 323-464-6314, josh@itsalivemedia.com

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