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by Jay Whitecotton

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Recorded live at the Blind Tiger Comedy Club in San Antonio, TX - 2.20.15


released April 14, 2016

Written and performed by Jay Whitecotton
Sound engineered and mixed by Jess Castro
Additional sound mixing and mastering by Dustin Svehlak
Art by Brett Brock
Produced by Jay Whitecotton
Additional production by Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O'Grady

Some random truths that relate to this recording:

I was born in Austin, raised in San Antonio. Failed at Music. Started comedy. Fought to get work at a mall club, but was fortunate to open monthly shows for alt sketch group Comedia-A-Go-Go. These shows plus the ones I produced with Chuck Robinson made me who I am on stage.

Tried to get fired from a karaoke job, then became the owner. Kurtis Allen runs it now, and without his valued and loyal friendship, combined with the people who support Bitter Karaoke, none of this would be possible. (You had the best legs, Jon McKane, and I miss you.) I escaped to Austin and got to see the best people do comedy every day, and got booked on the raddest national festivals because of the city’s reputation. I’m very grateful. If I hug you, it’s real.

My brother Travis got drunk and told me way too much about the past. Tom Simmons is the comic I aspire to be and I'm thankful to call him a friend. Andrew Polk is my guide through all the frauds, and if anyone reads the shit we send in a group thread with Sam Tallent and Dave Losso, we’ll all be fired from comedy.

JT Habersaat has done the absolute most for me. Joe Staats gave me a home, and so did John Cradoct. Eve Braga was there through all the struggle. Thank you Cap City, thank you The Barshops, Scott Garrett for my start, Jeff Hines, and especially the DFW clubs, which have provided me so many opportunities to fail. Randy Butler’s Hyenas, and the Addison Improv. My ex-wife Lisa Friedrich.

Ralphie May overpaid me. Big Jay Oakerson smoked me out backstage at Oddball. Jeff Dye still likes my Instagram posts. Doug Stanhope let me sleep on his bed and play piano at his parties. Mario DiGiorgio is the only bartender who can easily outperform the headliner. Todd Glass is comedy's best friend. Tom Rhodes is so fucking cool I can barely look him in the eye. Kyle Kinane got wasted and ditched me to see a Vegas musical. The Bloomington and Wilmington comedy scenes are young and inspiring. KC Arora was the funniest person to sleep on my couch--and I sleep on that couch. Jackie Kashian is so g-d underrated. Raul Sanchez and Josh Johnson consistently murder me. Larry Garza... Oh man, what can I say? It’s gonna be SO much fun. Josh Lathe gets it. George Anthony watched me almost get murdered by Bridget Nielson and her marine husband over some Deerhunter shit. Dave Ross is the next guy to break big. Mishka Shubaly is a fire spitting MCM and possibly the human equivalent of a Van. Complacency Kills Art. Saw titties with Dan St. Germain.

When I met Shane Mauss he wouldn’t shroom with me and now he’s a goddamn Shaman or some shit. Chris Mata becoming a person was incredible to watch. Matt Ward is the Patron Saint of Unknown Standups. Everything looks like Pat Dean. Nate Bargatze will absolutely try to use outa state coupons for local zoos (pro Dad move). The New Movement Theater. I stole Cameron Buccholtz' car and he took it like a comedian. Lucas Molandes: it’s still funny. RIP Monty. Matt Golightly answers emails and will help you always. Matt Sadler still cares enough to shake before a performance. JR Brow is the only guitar comic that matters. Nothing is cooler than a shirtless Kristine Levine screaming your name in a highway gas station parking lot. Lulu (period.) James Teninty will always be my partner in art. Victoria Tyler shares my brain and gives me the most creative clarity. The comics who run The Blind Tiger Comedy club and let me play Big Sister.

Jess Castro did more than anybody else to make this album happen, except for Brendan K. O’Grady and Duncan Carson, who completely saved this project from label death and had the good sense to hire Dustin "The Best Man of Comedy Weddings" Svehlak to master it. I’m proud to be on Sure Thing Records and have their friendship. Oh yeah, Brett Brock is the artistic angel who did the cover.

I’m lucky to have what I got and wish I could thank so many more. It’s not fair. I hope I’ve done a good enough job doing so in person. This is agonizing.


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Jay Whitecotton Austin, Texas

Jay Whitecotton is the product of a paranoid schizophrenic mother and a manic depressive alcoholic father who stole his college savings. So he was bound to turn out funny. He was voted Best Comedian 2012 in the The San Antonio Current, and since then he's been featured at clubs and major events like the Moontower Comedy Fest, the Limestone Comedy Fest, FunFunFun Fest & Funny or Die's Oddball Fest. ... more

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