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November 20, 2015

Ian Karmel did stand up on last night's episode of Conan to promote his new comedy album 9.2 on Pitchfork. Check it out!


Ian Karmel tour dates
11/27 Portland, OR @ Helium Comedy Club tickets
11/28 Portland, OR @ Free 5pm in-store at Music Millennium info
11/27 Portland, OR @ Helium Comedy Club tickets

9.2 on Pitchfork is available now on CD, ltd. edition lathe cut, and MP3

Preview Emily Heller and Ian Karmel's comedy albums at TuneIn!!

November 10, 2015

The debut albums from comedians Emily Heller and Ian Karmel are not in stores until Friday, November 13th but you can listen to previews of the album TODAY at our TuneIn radio station! What a crazy world we're living in! Check it out!

Click here to pre-order Ian Karmel's debut 9.2 on Pitchfork on CD, MP3, or as a highly limited lathe cut record.
Click here to pre-order Emily Heller's debut Good For Her on CD or MP3.

Ian and Emily are having an album release party on Friday at The Nerdmelt Showroom at Meltdown Comics in LA! Click here for tickets!!!


October 22, 2015

Good news, MP3 fans! We made a new digital sampler of stand-up comedy from Ian Karmel, Emily Heller, Cameron Espsoito, Hari Kondabolu, and Kurt Braunohler that you can download for FREE at our Bandcamp page! Click here to download Crazed MP3 Fans Vol. 2!


October 01, 2015

We are SUPER DUPER EXCITED to announce the two newest comedy releases on Kill Rock Stars: the debut albums by Ian Karmel and Emily Heller!

IAN KARMEL is a Portland comedian whose unique perspective landed him the “Funniest Person in Portland” crown. His debut album '9.2 On Pitchfork’, recorded live before a hometown crowd, finds Ian waxing poetic about reviving Pimp My Ride, his differences with Harry Styles, being Jewish (but atheist) and other hilarious anecdotes. Ian made his late night debut on CONAN, appeared regularly on Chelsea Lately, plus TV credits including IFC’s Portlandia and the Travel Channel’s Best Sandwich in America, as well as a post-game analyst and commentator for the Portland Trailblazers. He currently lives in LA where he is a writer for CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden.

EMILY HELLER recorded her debut album ‘Good For Her’ before a packed house at Union Hall in Brooklyn, taking the crowd on a ride through her awkward teenage years in San Francisco, misadventures in housesitting, being single, her love of hip-hop and more. Emily was named Comic to Watch by both Variety and Comedy Central and featured in Marie Claire’s “Funniest Women of 2015.” She has performed on CONAN and appeared on @midnight, is the creator and star of the Above Average series "The Future," co-hosts the podcast “Baby Geniuses” and is currently a series regular on the TBS comedy Ground Floor.


Ian Karmel "Hot Sauce and Napkins"

Emily Heller “The General Loser Community"



November 07, 2014

We are BEYOND EXCITED to announce that we have signed comedian Ian Karmel to Kill Rock Stars. He will be recording his debut stand-up comedy album on February 7th, 2015 at Mississippi Studios in Portland, Oregon. Tickets are on sale now.

Ian Karmel is a homegrown Portland comedian whose style zig-zags between the eclectic and the universal. He was a writer and roundtable regular on E!’s Chelsea Lately. Most recently he made his late night premiere on TBS' Conan and was featured on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party Season 2. In 2013, Ian was invited to the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he was a breakout stand up in the “New Faces” category. Ian’s unique perspective helped him win the 2011 Funniest Person in Portland, 2010 Portland Amateur Comedy Competition and has given him the opportunity to perform at the Moontower Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, Portland’s Helium Comedy Club, Philadelphia’s Helium Comedy Club, Minneapolis' Acme Comedy Club, Austin’s Cap City Comedy Club, Seattle’s Comedy Underground and various clubs in Los Angeles. Ian’s other television credits include IFC’s Portlandia and the Travel Channel’s Best Sandwich in America, as well as a post-game analyst and commentator for the Portland Trailblazers. His training includes The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade and he is a regular contributor for the Portland Mercury in which is he currently writes the highly anticipated weekly column “Portland as F*ck.” He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Watch a clip of Ian performing on Conan at Youtube.