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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!


January 29, 2015

In 2014 comedian Kurt Braunohler jet skied down the Mississippi River from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money for Heifer International. Comedy Central filmed the wacky journey and now it is available to watch on Youtube!


May 19, 2014

American hero Kurt Braunohler has announced his plan to jet-ski from Chicago to New Orleans to raise enough money to send 500 goats and 1000 chickens to African families in need. The trip will be filmed by Comedy Central for a new web series called Roustabout. You can help the cause by contributing at Kurt's Indie Go Go page. Every dollar you donate will go directly to Heifer International, who will provide 1 goat and 2 chickens to a family. You can read more about the project at

Here's Kurt's jet-ski schedule for those interested...
Schedule (subject to change, obviously, because the River is a cruel mistress): May 29th – Pre-Launch show at Schubas in Chicago featuring myself, Wyatt Cenac, and Candy Lawrence.
May 30th – Launch Party 7am, Chicago’s Navy Pier – come see me off / give me words of advice
May 31st – St Louis – what will happen?
June 1st – Kaskaskia, IL – what again?
June 2nd – TBD – we should have planned this better
June 3rd – TBD – now I’m worried
June 4th – TBD – oh boy
June 5th – Arrive in New Orleans – Celebration show at One Eyed Jack’s with Kristen Schaal and more!

Kurt's album How Do I Land? is available for download from the Kill Rock Stars Bandcamp page and on cd at our online store.


August 23, 2013

The first (of hopefully many?) Kurt Braunohler Engraved Glass Double Dongs showed up from the engraver today, and man oh man is it amazing...

Kurt Braunohler is writing a personalized message for each double dong. Click HERE to order yours. Kurt's debut stand up comedy album, How Do I Land?, is available now on cd and digitally from our Bandcamp page.


August 20, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Kurt Braunohler's album How Do I Land, the first intentional comedy album on Kill Rock Stars, is in stores today (it's also available from our mail-order store and Bandcamp page in case your town doesn't have a record store)! You can stream selected tracks from the album below.

Kurt was interviewed by Papermag about the new album, skywriting, life in LA and the engraved double dongs that we're selling in mailorder. It's a very funny read.

08/23 Denver CO High Plains Comedy Festival
08/24 Denver CO HIgh Plains Comedy Festival
08/27 Brooklyn NY Bell House
09/07 Hollywood CA Amoeba Records Monthly Charity Auction - EARLY 4PM SHOW
09/13 Miami FL Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival
09/14 Miami Fl Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival
09/15 Miami FL Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival
09/16 Miami FL Atlantic Ocean Comedy & Music Festival
09/28 Brooklyn NY Bell House - Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen (with Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, Nick Turner, Leo allen, Bridgett Everett and more!)
10/17 Tacoma WA Tacoma Comedy Club (8pm show)
10/18 Tacoma Wa Tacoma Comedy Club - Early 8pm show
10/18 Tacoma WA Tacoma Comedy Club - Late 10:30 pm show
10/19 Tacoma WA Tacoma Comedy Club - Early 8pm show
10/19 Tacoma WA Tacoma Comedy Club - Late 10:30 pm show


August 14, 2013

Kurt Braunohler's How Do I Land? is coming out on Tuesday, August 20th and we've made a towel with Kurt's face on it to celebrate! Head on over to the KRS mail order store if you want to 'Keep It Dry!"
How Do I Land? is available to purchase digitally from our Bandcamp page or on cd from our mail order store.

Kurt Braunohler shares "Three Fun Things" you can do to improve the world

August 08, 2013 just debuted video footage of Kurt Braunohler's "Three Fun Things" track from the upcoming album How Do I Land? (in stores August 20th, 2013!) Once you watch it you'll understand why we sell shirts that say "Nothin' but net!" in our mail order department.
How Do I Land is available for pre-order on cd from our mail order department or digitally on our Bandcamp page (digital preorders include an instant download of three album tracks!)

Kurt Braunohler's debut album "How Do I Land?" out August 20th

July 08, 2013

We're beyond excited to announce that we will be releasing Kurt Braunohler's debut album, How Do I Land? on August 20th.

Kurt was chosen as featured comic in Variety’s annual prestigious “10 Comics To Watch” list. He was also featured in Time Out New York's list of 50 Funniest New Yorkers, named as a "Comic to Watch" by Comedy Central, the New York Comedy Festival and TimeOut NY, as well as “Best Male Stand-Up” by the ECNY and “Best Unscripted Host” by the New York Television Festival.

In early 2013, venerable indie label Kill Rock Stars announced Kurt as the first comedy signing for the label. Kurt’s debut album How Do I Land?, recorded live at packed rock clubs in Seattle and Portland, is set for release late summer 2013. The album’s title comes from Kurt’s “Cloud Project” in which he raised $6k on Kickstarter and hired a pilot to write the words “How Do I Land?” across the LA sky. The resulting skywriting images went viral.

Kurt recently launched his amazing new podcast The K Ohle with Kurt Braunohler. The K Ohle podcast features some not-so-standard segments featuring Kurt and a great line up of guests including Paul F Tompkins, Matt Braunger, Jon Daly, Kumail Nanjiani, Steve Agee and Nick Thorburn (from Islands/Unicorns who also wrote the theme song.). New episodes are available every Tuesday on the Nerdist Network.

On TV, Kurt can been seen (or heard) on Bob's Burgers, Delocated, Chelsea Lately, John Oliver Stand Up, The Heart She Holler, Comedy Central Presents, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Assy McGee, Human Giant and as host of IFC’s hit comedy game show Bunk!, He can also be heard on the radio on This American Life talking about his 13-year relationship Rumspringa.

Called "a prolific stand-up comedian" by the Los Angeles Times, Kurt has performed his whip-smart comedy on stages across the world as featured act and at festivals including Outside Lands, SXSW, All Tomorrow's Parties, Bonnaroo,Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Chicago, and on IFC’sComedy Bang! Bang! Live. Oh, and he once performed at Radio City Music Hall.

Kurt co-created and co-hosted the continuously sold-out NYC variety show “Hot Tub” for 7 years with his comedy writing partner Kristen Schaal. The duo moved the show to LA and in Jan 2013 it relaunched with a sold out show at The Virgil. Hailed as “the hottest new comedy show” by Los Angeles Magazine, Kurt and Kristen continue to curate, host and peform Hot Tub to a packed house every Monday night.

"Kurt Braunohler is the Andrew WK of Comedy." – Time Out NY

“Do you like wunderkinds? Then you will LOVE KURT!” – BrooklynVegan

"Braunohler's brand of humour is insane, life-affirming, silly and above all hugely enjoyable." - Time Out London

How Do I Land? is available to pre-order now from our mailorder department! We have some pretty insane pre-order bundles for this one including a Nothin' But Net! t-shirt, a Kurt Brauhohler sports towel that says 'Keep It Dry!", and PERSONALIZED ENGRAVED DOUBLE DONGS (it's make sense once you listen to the album.) Yes, the double dongs come with an 'mp3 dongload code.' Check out all the pre-order options at Every pre-order from our mail order will come with a greeting card! (Note: All pre-order ship to arrive the week of August 20th, 2013. Any items purchased with this pre-order will not ship until the week of August 20th, 2013 as well.)

Crazed mp3 fans can pre-order How Do I Land from our Bandcamp page at


January 15, 2013

We're stoked to announce that we're putting out the debut comedy album by Kurt Braunohler! There are going to be free tapings in Seattle (on February 13th) and Portland (on February 14, Valentine's Day!)

To RSVP for the Seattle shows e-mail
To RSVP for the Portland shows e-mail

Here's a little info about Kurt and a few youtube clips as well...

As a stand up, Kurt debuted his high-energy, absurdist point-of-view on Comedy Central's John Oliver Presents this summer. As far as stages, Kurt has performed at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival, Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Chicago, New York Comedy Festival (named a "Comic to Watch"), SXSW, Bonaroo, All Tomorrow’s Parties, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (IF.Comedy Award nominee), Melbourne Comedy Festival (Barry Award Winner), the HBO Vegas Comedy Festival, the Chicago Improv Festival ("Improv Ensemble of the Year” Award Winner) and he once performed at Radio City Music Hall.
Kurt co-created a pilot for Channel 4 in the UK with his comedy partner, Kristen Schaal, for their popular web-series, Penelope: Princess of Pets. The duo also have hosted the NYC staple variety show, Hot Tub, for the past 7 years.

"Braunohler is very funny" - USA Today
"So high wattage, he outshines everybody" - Tom Scharpling, The Best Show
"Trust me. You will not want to miss all the shenanigans" - SerialOptimist
"Do you like wunderkinds? Then you will LOVE KURT!" - BrooklynVegan
"Braunohler's brand of humour is insane, life-affirming, silly and above all hugely enjoyable." - Time Out London