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Podcast: The quiet boom in Madison-recorded stand-up albums

Podcast: The quiet boom in Madison-recorded stand-up albums

A look at some of the best work national comedians have recorded recently in Madison.

 Jenny Zigrino.

Jenny Zigrino.

Madison, and in particular the Comedy Club On State, has quietly become something of a destination for standup comedians looking to record their latest album. This month saw both the release of John Roy’s album Everything’s Burning on A Special Thing Records, and the recording of Josh Johnson’s upcoming album for Comedy Central, so we thought we’d take a look at a few of the notable albums recorded in the Capitol’s shadow.

This isn’t a complete overview, but a look at some of the strongest recordings comedians have made in Madison of late, including work from Jenny Zigrino, Brooks Wheelan, Wyatt Cenac, and Shane Mauss. Give it a listen below.

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Kevin Saunderson, Octo Octa to play Fete’s electronic tent

Kevin Saunderson, Octo Octa to play Fete’s electronic tent

Lil Wayne in limbo: One night at the Orpheum

Lil Wayne in limbo: One night at the Orpheum

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