NEW YORK, August 18, 2008 – The long-awaited third album from the late comedy icon Mitch Hedberg, “Do You Believe in Gosh” is set for release on COMEDY CENTRAL Records on Tuesday, September 9.
The CD was recorded two months prior to his death and contains nearly 40 minutes of previously unreleased stand-up material. “Do You Believe in Gosh” captures most of the material Hedberg was working on for what would have been his next full-length album in a free-form show with a large amount of audience interaction. Listeners can expect the same bizarre one-liners like, “Is a hippopotamus a hippopotamus or just a really cool apoatmus” delivered in the drawly, good-natured way only Hedberg could pull off. Hedberg gives his unique point of view on such topics as the headless horseman, Medusa, whom he refers to as the “snake-haired bitch” and squirrels on water skis. Also included in the CD package is a booklet including never-before-seen photos and excerpts from Hedberg’s private journals. The CD pulses with Hedberg’s unique wit and spirit and is a document of a comedy master.
Mitch Hedberg was one of the most beloved comedians and world renown for his off-kilter one-liners and inimitable style. He died in March of 2005 with nearly an album’s worth of new material he was
preparing to record later that October. While he never had the chance to record the album as he wanted, “Do You Believe In Gosh” was taped live just prior to his passing and captures a large portion of his new jokes.
Previously released recordings by COMEDY CENTRAL Records include: Dane Cook’s platinum-selling “Harmful If Swallowed” and double-platinum “Retaliation,” Grammy Award-winning, “Lewis Black:
The Carnegie Hall Performance,” Grammy Award nominees’ Steven Wright’s “I Still Have A Pony” and George Lopez’s “American’s Mexican,” Todd Barry’s “From Heaven,” Joe Rogan’s “Shiny Happy Jihad,” Christopher Titus’s “Norman Rockwell is Bleeding” and “5th Annual End Of The World Tour,” Norm Macdonald’s “Ridiculous,” Demetri Martin’s “These Are Jokes,” “Jim Gaffigan: Beyond The Pale,” Mike Birbiglia’s “My Secret Public Journal Live,” D.L. Hughley’s “Notes From The GED Section,” Mitch
Hedberg’s “Mitch All Together” and “Strategic Grill Locations” and Dave Attell’s “Skanks For The Memories.”
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