NEW YORK, February 1, 2010 – Get in the thick of things on February 23 as COMEDY CENTRAL Records releases comedian/songwriter Nick Thune’s “Thick Noon” CD/DVD.
The “Thick Noon” CD is a powerhouse hour of live stand-up and songs as well as three studio tracks of Nick Thune’s bizarre and off-center observations and stories. The DVD contains Thunes’s acclaimed “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents” special, “Nick’s Big Show,” Atom Films videos and numerous short films.
Nick Thune has been a busy guy. In addition to his roles in movies in Judd Apatow’s “Funny People” and “Knocked Up” and Mike Judge’s “Extract,” he has been producing and appearing in a segment on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” In addition, Thune has been touring the country to packed houses and producing hugely popular internet videos (a few of them reaching over a million views each). Thune can currently be seen on the web series “Nick’s Big Show,” available on Atom.com, NicksBigShow.com, the “Atom TV” series on COMEDY CENTRAL, mobile phone partners and other leading Internet destinations including iTunes, AOL, Dailymotion and xBox Live. He will also soon be seen in the independent film “Highway 61″ opposite Tobin Bell.
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Thune moved to Los Angeles at age 24 to pursue a career in comedy. Thune was working as a stand-up comedian, when he first found Internet success in 2006, when his YouTube video “Phone Tag” went viral.
Previously-released recordings by COMEDY CENTRAL Records include: George Lopez” “Tall Dark and Chicano,” Greg Giraldo’s “Midlife Vices, Nick Swardson’s “Seriously, Who Farted,” Doug Benson’s “Unbalanced Load,” Dane Cook’s “ISolated INcident,” Cook’s platinum-selling “Harmful If Swallowed” and double-platinum “Retaliation,” Mitch Hedberg’s “Do You Believe in Gosh,” 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,” Joe Rogan’s “Shiny Happy Jihad,” Christopher Titus’s “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” and Dave Attell’s “Skanks For The Memories.”
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