NEW YORK, August 22, 2011 – Joe DeRosa is back with the
“Return of the Son of Depression Auction” digital album to be released on COMEDY CENTRAL Records on
September 6. This is the follow-up album to his misanthrope masterpiece, “The Depression
“Return of the Son of Depression Auction” finds DeRosa doubling down on disappointment and misery, discussing his poor eating and exercise habits, continued drinking and relations with women. With even more self-deprecating and hilarious stories and viewpoints, you will find it easy to laugh at his pain.
Recently, DeRosa had guest roles on HBO’s “Bored To Death” and IFC’s “Z-Rock” and became a regular on the Opie and Anthony radio show and Fox New’s “Redeye.” He also taped a half-hour “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents” special, which aired in the winter of 2009 and his first-ever stand-up album “The Depression Auction” was released on COMEDY CENTRAL Records in June of 2010. DeRosa’s credits also include appearances on “Last Call with Carson Daly,” COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Premium Blend” and the “New Faces” showcase at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In addition, he has performed on national tours such as Dave Chappelle’s “Block Party Tour” and the “Insomniac Tour” with Dave Attell.
This year, he made his directorial debut with the film “Cheat,” which starred himself, Bill Burr, Robert Kelly and Colin Quinn. DeRosa is currently writing, directing and producing a series of web shorts for Atom.com, co-hosting the podcast “Uninformed” with comedian and friend, Bill Burr, and touring clubs around the country.
DeRosa started stand-up comedy by hitting the Wednesday night open mic at the Laff House in Philadelphia,
PA. Within a year, he was a regular there and at all the major clubs in the surrounding area.
It was not long before DeRosa made the jump to New York City to take up comedy as a full time gig. He
quickly began working frequently at New York venues such as Caroline’s, Stand-up New York, the Laugh Factory
and Gotham Comedy Club.
Previously released recordings by COMEDY CENTRAL Records include: Wyatt Cenac’s “Comedy Person,” Doug Benson’s “Potty Mouth,” Michael Ian Black’s “Very Famous,” Louis C.K.’S “Hilarious,” Dane Cook’s “Greatest Hits,” Bo Burnham’s “WORDS, WORDS, WORDS, ” Mitch Hedberg’s “Do You Believe in Gosh,” Dane Cook’s platinum-selling “Harmful If Swallowed” and double-platinum “Retaliation,” Grammy Award-winning “Lewis Black: The Carnegie Hall Performance,” among others.
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