Craig Gass has announced the release of his debut live comedy album and DVD, The Worst Comedy Show Ever, on April 16, 2013 through Oglio Records. The release will coincide with GASS' North American tour (dates TBA).
Filmed last summer at Dave's of Milton Lounge and Comedy Club, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready and Alice in Chains' Jerry Cantrell and Sean Kinney, lend their personalities to several news blackouts on the CD, hearkening back George Carlin's post-'60s hippy-dippy weatherman.
"The material on the DVD/CD was meticulously developed, night after night, in the near-empty rooms of shit-hole bars and comedy dives," confesses GASS. "Now, it's been turned into my dream come true! I am proud, ecstatic and terrified - but it's a good kind of terror."
The USO are also big fans of GASS and have asked the comedian to perform at a few select overseas bases of our Armed Forces. Craig will begin his tour in the Azores Islands of Portugal on March 11th before winding up on March 16th at the NATO Base in Madrid, Spain. He will make an appearance at the Panasonic Theatre in Toronto, Canada as he makes his way home to the U.S. Adding to his increasingly busy schedule, GASS will be making his Comedy Central debut on the upcoming season of the hit animated series, Brickleberry.
The pathway to impressions and stand-up comedy appears to be GASS' destiny from the very beginning. Growing up in a family that was completely deaf, GASS learned to speak from watching TV. In 1993 GASS began performing stand-up comedy. His dead-on impressions caught the attention of two icons of the entertainment community, Howard Stern and George Carlin. Carlin soon took GASS under his wing, became his mentor, and acting roles materialized with regularity. In addition, GASS became a writer for Colin Quinn on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update". GASS perfected his style with memorable characters on such TV shows as Sex and the City, King of Queens, Law & Order and Gene Simmons' Family Jewels, and most recently has been doing voice over work on the shows Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show. As the industry continued to embrace his comedic style, GASS' love for all things hard rock, led to his being honored with exclusive requests to open for Metallica, Alice in Chains and KISS.
As a regular guest on The Howard Stern show, GASS provides countless, riveting stories from the road, his endless encounters with Hollywood elite and life at its most basic reality. His seamless impressions of Al Pacino, Lars, Ulrich, Sam Kinison, Adam Sandler, Tracy Morgan, Gene Simmons, Gilbert Gottfried, Christopher Walken, Owen Wilson and dozens more, accompanied by his machine gun-style delivery and fall-down-laughing storytelling, have already captivated audiences around the world.
Oglio Records is a 19 year old independent label specializing in the fun and unusual. Oglio has released and reissued recordings from a diverse group of talent including comedians George Lopez, Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling (of Howard Stern Show fame) and Rob Schneider, as well as musical talent including Brian Wilson, Cyndi Lauper, Parry Gripp, Nerf Herder, BigBang, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., and Beatallica. Oglio Records is distributed worldwide by INgrooves/Fontana.