New York, NY (October 24, 2019) – The Laugh Button is proud to announce a partnership with 800 Pound Gorilla Records and Robert Kelly’s Riotcast Podcast Network in launching a new record label, TLB Records.
The inaugural release from TLB Records will be Mike Feeney’s Rage Against The Routine. Recorded at New York Comedy Club, the album will stream in full on November 1 on SiriusXM’s ‘Raw Dog Comedy’ channel and be available on Tuesday, November 5 on all digital platforms. Enjoy and share instant-grat tracks “The Solution To Gun Control” & “Don’t Travel High” from Feeney’s RATR album.
Robert Kelly affirms, “I have been working with The Laugh Button for years, so that was a no brainer. But if I have to be honest, partnering up with a company called 800 POUND GORILLA is intimidating. Then I found out the name of their company had nothing to do with their physical appearance, but everything to do with the way they attack a project. Physically they are real nerdy looking. I’m very proud of the podcast network, but now to join forces with two of the biggest and best companies in the business, we can finally give our talent the growth potential they need. This is going to be Epic!”
The Laugh Button will host an official Laugh Button Live event at The Stand Comedy Club and Restaurant in New York City on Wednesday, November 6 as part of the New York Comedy Festival to celebrate the album release and launch of TLB Records. Tickets to the performance are available HERE.
“We love everything about this alliance,” says The Laugh Button Editor-In-Chief Matt Kleinschmidt. “Robert is one of the best comedians working on any comedy stage today. He has an amazing ability to identify and bring that talent out in others. He was also one of our earliest supporters of The Laugh Button. The synergy when we first met 800 Pound Gorilla was undeniable. Their enthusiasm for comedy, business ideology and complementary skillset, allowed us to become fast collaborators.”
Ryan Bitzer, co-founder of 800 Pound Gorilla, adds, “We’ve watched The Laugh Button grow from an editorial outlet to a production and event brand over the last few years. We’re excited to pair our digital marketing prowess with their team’s talents while executing the comedic vision of Robert Kelly.”
Since 2006, The Laugh Button has become one of the most trusted voices in the world of comedy through outstanding relationships and a positive, fan-friendly voice of support for both talent and the industry. In addition to editorial, The Laugh Button produces live events, original video content, and strategic media partnerships to support the comedy industry. Whether it’s stand-up, improv, web, movies, or television, The Laugh Button goes where comedy take us.
Formed in 2016, 800 Pound Gorilla Records is based out of Nashville and has become the leader in comedy albums in today’s digital / streaming-minded world. They’ve released over 150 albums which include releases by George Lopez, Kathleen Madigan, Jim Jeffries, Chad Daniels, Demetri Martin, Joy Koy, Michelle Wolf, Pete Holmes, Mike Birbiglia, Marc Maron and many more.
The RiotCast Network is a podcast network founded in 2011 by Robert Kelly and Rob Sprance. It’s been dedicated to pushing the envelope of comedy, by providing content from some of the best comics in the business while also building a platform for fans to discover their next favorite comedian. It’s the home to heavy hitting podcasts such as Robert Kelly’s YKWD, The Chip Chipperson Podacast, My Wife Hates Me (with Rich Vos and Bonnie McFarlane), Comedy Cellar: Live From The Table, The Nick DiPaolo Show, Everybody Is Awful (Except You) w/ Jim Florentine, History Hyenas w/ Chris Distefano and Yannis Pappas, and Keeping Joe w/ Sam Morril, Joe Maci, and Phil Hanley.