COMEDY NEWS – IT WAS OK FROM COMEDIAN DAVID HETI SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 5 ON STAND UP! RECORDS
CD/DVD PACKAGE OF IT WAS OK FROM COMEDIAN DAVID HETI SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 5 ON STAND UP! RECORDS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES, Calif (THURSDAY APRIL 30, 2015) – Comedian David Heti (www.davidheti.com) and Stand Up! Records (www.standuprecords.com) today announced the May 5th release of It was ok, an album of comedy by David Heti. Recorded & filmed in Montreal, Canada on New Year’s Day, It was ok is the beautifully redesigned re-release of Heti’s highly acclaimed, “outlandishly harsh and thought provoking” debut. With new track listing, artwork and liner notes, It was ok will be available as a two-disc CD/DVD set for the first time.
With a sly, biting wit, David Heti’s truths cut close to the bone, hewing to the reality of life in all its complexity and madness. Exhibit A? A former lawyer with the Justice Department of Canada, Heti was actually “let go” by the federal government when it was determined that continuing his stand-up would constitute a conflict of interest. Ordered to cease and desist either the stage or the law, Heti (likened to a “darker Woody Allen,” which, given “Love and Death,” says a lot) refused to let anyone restrict his comedic voice. So, as he takes the stage, introduced as “slightly unstable” and “hobo-looking,” more cleric than comic—subversive, transgressive, impudent, philosophical—Heti is at home in the disquiet of uncertain, thoughtful laughter. Taking on the most untouchable subjects, he’s confident, sincere, and attentive as only a comedian, prosecutor, bioethicist (at a children’s hospital), and professor (of comedy writing at McGill University) could be.
The deeper the truths, the deeper the laughs: it’s a truism that applies to most of the roster here at Stand Up! Records, especially so with David Heti’s new release, It was ok. Not the set—the set isexceptional—but the experience of Heti’s life, of telling jokes he writes at 4am in a cloud of existential dread, well, that’s okay. Collective, social suffering and comedic catharsis? That’s okay, too.
Stand Up! Records is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and run by Grammy-winning comedy producer Dan Schlissel. With a growing catalog and more than 130 releases, they have a 14 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, firstname.lastname@example.org