NEW YORK, November 14, 2011 – With spot-on impersonations of everyone from thugs to new-age men to her own grandmother, it’s no wonder Rachel Feinstein’s voice-over skills have been sought by COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, and Adult Swim. COMEDY CENTRAL Records releases Rachel Feinstein’s “Thug Tears” debut digital album on Tuesday, November 29.
Growing up as the daughter of a civil rights lawyer and a blues musician, Feinstein developed a keen eye for the absurd and unjust. Now, with the release of her debut album, no one is safe from her pinpoint takedowns – her flower child mother, “whore-ish” friends and even herself. In the same blistering set, she’ll spoof on women in 1940s movies – and women in porn movies.
Feinstein was a finalist on season seven of “Last Comic Standing.” She was also featured on “Russell Simmons Presents Stand-up at the El Ray,” TBS’s “Just For Laughs” series, “Comics Unleashed” and her own half hour special, “COMEDY CENTRAL Presents Rachel Feinstein.” She’s written for The Onion and Heeb Magazine and has voiced various characters on Adult Swim’s “Venture Brothers,” the animated COMEDY CENTRAL Web series, “Samurai Love God,” and Spike TV’s web series, “Battle Pope.” Feinstein has also appeared on VH1’s “Jewtastic” and CNN’s “Not Just Another Cable News Show.” She also reviews hip hop as her Grandma, “Ice Cold Rhoda, World’s Oldest Hater” based on a Star of David rating system on comedycentral.com and Hot 97.
Previously released recordings by COMEDY CENTRAL Records include: Patton Oswalt’s “Finest Hour,” Lewis Black’s “The Prophet,” Louis C.K.’s “Hilarious,” 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,” and the Grammy® Award-winning “Lewis Black: The Carnegie Hall Performance,” among others.
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