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Old 08-25-07, 01:25 AM
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Are there ever comedy CD sales?

Hi guys,

I'm a huge fan of stand-up comedy but cannot really justify $15 per album, especially on blind buys. Are there any particular sites that might be likely to have a sale going either now or in the near future? (The best I could find was a thread from a few years ago about a sale at J&R) The best option I'm facing at the moment is eBay, but the prices are still a bit high in most cases and a disc just isn't as funny when someone else has laughed at it before you.

SecondSpin is pretty promising, but their selection isn't too great and I'd rather use PayPal if possible...

Anyway, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-25-07, 03:50 AM
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Originally Posted by bunnydojo
Hi guys,

I'm a huge fan of stand-up comedy but cannot really justify $15 per album, especially on blind buys. Are there any particular sites that might be likely to have a sale going either now or in the near future? (The best I could find was a thread from a few years ago about a sale at J&R) The best option I'm facing at the moment is eBay, but the prices are still a bit high in most cases and a disc just isn't as funny when someone else has laughed at it before you.

SecondSpin is pretty promising, but their selection isn't too great and I'd rather use PayPal if possible...

Anyway, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
comedy cd's are usually the first things to hit the used cd bin of my local music store... so check out the used bins...

however...

go here NOW:

http://www.emusic.com/ge

for 100 free downloads... then cancel... you can do it online without any hassle.. they have a bunch of comedy albums... including the entire album of "These are Jokes" by Demetri Martin... hilarious stuff...
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Old 08-25-07, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by TallGuyMe
Thank you so much for the recommendation! They actually had about 70% of what I was looking for, which was an incredibly pleasant surprise.

I signed up for the 100 free songs trial and picked up:

Daniel Tosh - True Stories I Made Up
Dimitri Martin - These Are Jokes
Jim Gaffigan - Doing My Time
Mike Birbiglia - Two Drink Mike
Lenny Bruce - Thank You Masked Man
Dane Cook - Retaliation
Greg Proops - Houston, We Have A Problem

For a total of 99. I'm going to probably cancel the trial now, so as to not get charged, but this is a rare case where I will actually probably end up paying for a membership thanks to a successful trial. There are still a few good ones on there from George Carlin, Patton Oswalt, Brian Regan, John Heffron, Eddie Izzard, etc. that I'd like to get, so it seems more than fair for the price.

Again, thanks so much for the suggestion. eMusic is one of those sites that, when I saw it advertised, I figured would just have music from obscure bands. I was wrong, as usual!
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no worries... Lord knows I've been on the receiving end of many bargains thanks to this website.... glad it worked out for ya.
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Old 08-27-07, 09:09 AM
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Now for the real question. When are they going to rerelease all of Andrew Dice Clay's old albums? My nitwit friend destroyed the second disc from "The day the Laughter Died". God, that pissed me off. What good is a two-disc set when one of the discs is in pieces? It seems that his whole back catalog is out of print except for one of his newest.
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