NEW YORK, October 10, 2007 — Nick Swardson, one of today’s fastest-rising comedians is releasing a first time ever stand-up comedy album “Party,” on the COMEDY CENTRAL Records label. The package features a CD of stand-up and celebrity-studded sketches, and a DVD of his two “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents” specials. The CD drops in stores nationwide on Tuesday, October 23 and will also be available at www.shop.comedycentral.com.
Swardson was given his first half-hour comedy special on COMEDY CENTRAL in 2000. He wrote “Malibu’s Most Wanted” in 2003 for Jamie Kennedy and Warner Brothers, in which he also had an acting role. The movie was a success and earned him a loyal cult following in the years since its theatrical release. Swardson also co-wrote and starred in the Happy Madison-produced films “Grandma’s Boy” and “Benchwarmers” and is currently working with Adam Sandler and Happy Madison Productions on several comedy films and a pilot for COMEDY CENTRAL.
Some of his other trademark roles include the roller-skating male prostitute Terry on COMEDY CENTRAL’s “RENO 911!” and the stalker in the box office smash “Blades of Glory” with Will Ferrell among others. He continues to sell out stand-up shows from coast-to-coast and has made numerous appearances on the “The Tonight Show,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
Some previously released recordings by COMEDY CENTRAL Records include: Grammy Award-winning, “Lewis Black: The Carnegie Hall Performance,” Dane Cook’s platinum-selling “Retaliation,” “Steven Wright: I Still Have A Pony,” “Michael Ian Black: I Am A Wonderful Man,” “Mike Birbiglia: My Secret Public Journal Live” Todd Barry’s “Falling Off The Bone,” Mitch Hedberg’s “Mitch All Together” and “Strategic Grill Locations,” Dave Attell’s “Skanks For The Memories” and Jim Breuer’s “Smoke ‘n’ Breu” and many others.
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