JIM FLORENTINE NEWS


JIM FLORENTINE to release "Awful Jokes from my First Comedy Notebook" on September 4th
Comedian, actor, and metal aficionado Jim Florentine will release a new comedy album on September 4th, 2012. The album, Awful Jokes from my First Comedy Notebook, features just that: jokes from Jim's old comedy notebook. Florentine began telling some of those jokes on his popular podcast and fans, oddly enough, loved it! The album will be available digitally on iTunes, Amazon.com, and your favorite digital retailers. A limited number of physical CDs will be available only at live Jim Florentine shows. A schedule of upcoming performances are listed below, and as always, check jimflorentine.com for the most up to date information.

Jim Florentine adds: "Last year when I moved, I was cleaning out my closet and I found my first comedy notebooks. I was disgusted at my early writing and was ready to burn the books until my wife said I should save them for my son to read one day. I figured he will eventually torture me one day so I might as well torture him with some really old bad jokes! You will feel my disdain in this material as I deliver it. It was recorded in a studio and not in front of a live audience. The reason I did that is because either way there are no laughs to be heard! There are over 220 bad jokes on this CD. Hope you enjoy laughing at my pain!"

JIM FLORENTINE
08/25 Asbury Park, NJ Paramount Theater - Asbury Park Comedy Festival w/ Margaret Cho, Mike Marino, and more
08/30 Point Pleasant, NJ Uncle Vinnies Comedy Club
09/06-09 Marco Island, FL Capt. Brien's Comedy Club
09/12-15 Kansas City, KS Stanford's Comedy Club w/ Don Jamieson
09/20-22 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Funnystop w/ Joe Howard
09/27-30 Atlanta, GA Laughing Skull
10/01 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre w/ Marshall Chiles

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JIM FLORENTINE and DON JAMIESON set to tour with Andrew Dice Clay!
Metal Blade recording artists and That Metal Show hosts Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson will be hitting the road at the end of February. They'll be performing their comedy routines on a short string of dates as the openers for the legendary Andrew Dice Clay. The tour begins February 26th at Comedy Zone in Charlotte, NC. The list of dates is below, along with links to each club's website for more info and to order tickets.

Don Jamieson comments on the tour: "Me, Jim Florentine and Dice - The Sideburns, the Voice & the Living Legend. It's the ultimate rock 'n roll comedy show!". Jim Florentine adds: "It's an honor to be working with 2 of my friends on this short run of dates. Knowing the jokes we all do, the tour should be called '3 Slobs!'"

Jim Florentine released his latest standup CD/DVD, Cringe 'n' Purge, on October 25th, 2011 and debuted at #5 on the Billboard Comedy charts and #3 on the iTunes comedy charts! Florentine appeared on Jimmy Kimme Live! in 2011 to promote his part in the film A Little Help, starring The Office's Jenna Fischer. Florentine is best known for his work on Comedy Central's show Crank Yankers where he performed the voice of Special Ed, a mentally challenged teenager, and Bobby Fletcher, a despicable, alcoholic slob who is the older cousin of Ed.

Don Jamieson first ever live standup CD, Live & Hilarious, was released on April 26th, 2011. Jamieson started his career as one of the young and talented comedy minds at MTV helping to launch the careers of comics like Jon Stewart, Kevin James, Pauly Shore (sorry) and Tom Green. Amongst his many accomplishments, Jamieson won an Emmy for his work on HBO's Inside the NFL.

Andrew Dice Clay, known as "The Undisputed Heavyweight Comedy King", has been touring in the comedy circuit for over 30 years and is the only comedian ever to sell out Madison Square Garden two nights in a row. Most recently, he appeared as himself in a recurring role on the final season of HBO's Entourage.

JIM FLORENTINE and DON JAMIESON
Tour w/ Andrew Dice Clay
02/26 Charlotte, NC Comedy Zone
02/27 Atlanta, GA The Punchline
02/28 Birmingham, AL Stardome
02/29 Nashville, TN Zanie's Comedy Club
03/01 Louisville, KY Louisville Improv

http://www.jimflorentine.com
http://www.donjamieson.com
http://andrewdiceclay.com



JIM FLORENTINE and DON JAMIESON to perform intimate stand up show on December 15th in Hollywood
That Metal Show's Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson will be performing stand up live and in person at On the Rox, the upstairs room at The Roxy, on Thursday, December 15th in Hollywood, CA. This is a small, intimate room and tickets WILL sell out. The guys will be performing live stand up as heard on their Metal Blade Records comedy albums, which were both released earlier this year, from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Official Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine merch, CDs and DVDs will be available for purchase at the show.

Tickets to the show can be purchased now at indiemerch.com HERE.

http://www.jimflorentine.com
http://ww.donjamieson.com



Jim Florentine's "Cringe 'n' Purge" debuts at #5 on the BILLBOARD Current COMEDY Chart
Jim Florentine's brand new live comedy CD/DVD has cracked the top 5 on the Billboard Current Comedy Chart! Cringe 'n' Purge, Florentine's latest live comedy offering, was recorded live in Orlando, FL and released on October 25th on Metal Blade Records. Between the album and filming for season 9 of VH1's That Metal Show, it's been an incredibly busy and exciting Fall for the comedian/actor.

Jim Florentine adds, "Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought I'd have a top 5 album on the Billboard charts! I want to thank everyone at Metal Blade for their knowledge and hard work on getting this album out there. I also want to thank all my fans for the rave reviews I am getting on the record. Thank God there are still people out there that like raunchy jokes!"

Cringe 'n' Purge is also available on iTunes with three additional bonus tracks. The album peaked at #3 on the iTunes comedy charts alongside comedic stars Patton Oswalt, Doug Benson, Louis C.K. and more!

A live audio and video clip from Cringe 'n' Purge are both available now at metalblade.com/jimflorentine. Besides hosting VH1 Classic's That Metal Show, Jim Florentine has also appeared on shows such as HBO's Inside the NFL, Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Chelsea Lately on E, The Howard Stern Radio & TV Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, MTV Music Video Awards, Spike TV Video Game Awards, HBO Down and Dirty Comedy Show, The Apprentice, and of course as "Special Ed" and "Bobby Fletcher" on Crank Yankers. His theatrical career was ramped up this summer when he appeared on the screen alongside The Office's Jenna Fischer in the movie A Little Help, which was also released on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 25th.

JIM FLORENTINE
Live comedy dates
11/11 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Bananas
11/12 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Bananas
11/18 Bellmore, NY Brokerage Comedy Club
11/19 Bellmore, NY Brokerage Comedy Club
11/25 New Brunswick, NJ Stress Factory
11/26 New Brunswick, NJ Stress Factory
12/03 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
01/05 Cleveland, OH Improv w/ Don Jamieson
01/06 Cleveland, OH Improv w/ Don Jamieson
01/07 Cleveland, OH Improv w/ Don Jamieson
01/08 Cleveland, OH Improv w/ Don Jamieson
01/18 Kansas City, KS Stanford and Sons w/ Don Jamieson
01/19 Kansas City, KS Stanford and Sons w/ Don Jamieson
01/20 Kansas City, KS Stanford and Sons w/ Don Jamieson
01/21 Kansas City, KS Stanford and Sons w/ Don Jamieson

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http://www.facebook.com/jimflorentine
http://twitter.com/mrjimflorentine



JIM FLORENTINE interviewed by Brian Slagel exclusively on Metal Blade TV!
"Cringe 'n' Purge" CD/DVD available October 25th

September 20th - Agoura Hills, CA - Actor, comedian and now Metal Blade Records recording artist, Jim Florentine, recently sat down with Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel to talk metal, the comedy business and, of course, the new CD/DVD. The entire interview can be seen now over on Metal Blade TV HERE.

Jim Florentine's latest live comedy CD/DVD, and Metal Blade Records debut, Cringe 'n' Purge, is now available for pre-order at metalblade.com/jimflorentine. As a special treat for fans that see Florentine live, a special, limited edition, Cringe 'n' Purge tour laminate will be sold by Jim himself at each show. Each laminate contains a unique code which fans can redeem to have a copy of the Cringe 'n' Purge CD/DVD mailed directly to them. The laminates will be available at all upcoming shows leading up to the release of the album. Cringe 'n' Purge will be available on-line and in stores on October 25th, 2011. Florentine has been selling and signing the laminate for fans at show this month in Philadelphia and Maryland. His next stops are Washington D.C., Dayton, OH and Bellmore, NY.

A live audio and video clip from Cringe 'n' Purge is available now at metalblade.com/jimflorentine. Besides hosting VH1 Classics That Metal Show, Jim Florentine has also appeared on shows such as HBO's Inside the NFL, Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Chelsea Lately on E, The Howard Stern Radio and TV Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, MTV Music Video Awards, Spike TV Video Game Awards, HBO Down and Dirty Comedy Show, The Apprentice, and of course as "Special Ed" and "Bobby Fletcher" on Crank Yankers. His theatrical career was ramped up this Summer when he appeared on the screen alongside The Office's Jenna Fischer in the movie A Little Help.

JIM FLORENTINE
09/29 Washington, DC Riot Act Comedy Theater w/ Don Jamieson
09/30 Washington, DC Riot Act Comedy Theater w/ Don Jamieson
10/01 Washington, DC Riot Act Comedy Theater w/ Don Jamieson
10/06 Dayton, OH Funnybone
10/07 Dayton, OH Funnybone
10/08 Dayton, OH Funnybone
10/09 Dayton, OH Funnybone
11/18 Bellmore, NY Brokerage Comedy Club
11/19 Bellmore, NY Brokerage Comedy Club
11/25 New Brunswick, NJ Stress Factory
11/26 New Brunswick, NJ Stress Factory

Get tickets, times and more info at the comedy club sites:
http://www.riotactcomedy.com
http://www.daytonfunnybone.com
http://www.brokeragecomedy.com
http://www.stressfactory.com

http://www.jimflorentine.com
http://www.facebook.com/jimflorentine
http://twitter.com/mrjimflorentine



JIM FLORENTINE selling limited edition "Cringe 'n' Purge" laminates at all live gigs this Fall!
Laminates contain codes that can be redeemed for a copy of the "Cringe 'n' Purge" CD/DVD

September 16th - Agoura Hills, CA - Jim Florentine's latest live comedy CD/DVD, and Metal Blade Records debut, Cringe 'n' Purge, is now available for pre-order at metalblade.com/jimflorentine. As a special treat for fans that see Florentine live, a special, limited edition, Cringe 'n' Purge tour laminate will be sold by Jim himself at each show. Each laminate contains a unique code which fans can redeem to have a copy of the Cringe 'n' Purge CD/DVD mailed directly to them. The laminates will be available at all upcoming shows leading up to the release of the album. Cringe 'n' Purge will be available on-line and in stores on October 25th, 2011. Florentine has been selling and signing the laminate for fans at show this month in Philadelphia and Maryland. His next stops are Washington D.C., Dayton, OH and Bellmore, NY.

A live audio and video clip from Cringe 'n' Purge is available now at metalblade.com/jimflorentine. Besides hosting VH1 Classics That Metal Show, Jim Florentine has also appeared on shows such as HBO's Inside the NFL, Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Chelsea Lately on E, The Howard Stern Radio and TV Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, MTV Music Video Awards, Spike TV Video Game Awards, HBO Down and Dirty Comedy Show, The Apprentice, and of course as "Special Ed" and "Bobby Fletcher" on Crank Yankers. His theatrical career was ramped up this Summer when he appeared on the screen alongside The Office's Jenna Fischer in the movie A Little Help.

JIM FLORENTINE
09/16 Timonium, MD Magoobys Comedy Club
09/17 Timonium, MD Magoobys Comedy Club
09/29 Washington, DC Riot Act Comedy Theater w/ Don Jamieson
09/30 Washington, DC Riot Act Comedy Theater w/ Don Jamieson
10/01 Washington, DC Riot Act Comedy Theater w/ Don Jamieson
10/06 Dayton, OH Funnybone
10/07 Dayton, OH Funnybone
10/08 Dayton, OH Funnybone
10/09 Dayton, OH Funnybone
11/18 Bellmore, NY Brokerage Comedy Club
11/19 Bellmore, NY Brokerage Comedy Club
11/25 New Brunswick, NJ Stress Factory
11/26 New Brunswick, NJ Stress Factory

Get tickets, times and more info at the comedy club sites:
http://www.heliumcomedy.com
http://www.magoobys.com
http://www.riotactcomedy.com
http://www.daytonfunnybone.com
http://www.brokeragecomedy.com
http://www.stressfactory.com

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http://twitter.com/mrjimflorentine



JIM FLORENTINE "Cringe 'n' Purge" CD/DVD to be released 10/25; pre-orders now available
Live stand up dates in September and October; limited edition laminate to be sold at the shows

September 7th, 2011 - Agoura Hills, CA - Jim Florentine's latest live comedy CD/DVD, and Metal Blade Records debut, Cringe 'n' Purge, is now available for pre-order at metalblade.com/jimflorentine. As a special treat for fans that see Florentine live, a special, limited edition, Cringe 'n' Purge tour laminate will be sold by Jim himself at each show. Each laminate contains a unique code which fans can redeem at metalblade.com/cringenpurge to have a copy of the Cringe 'n' Purge CD/DVD mailed directly to them. The laminates will be available at all upcoming shows leading up to the release of the album. Cringe 'n' Purge will be available on-line and in stores on October 25th, 2011.

A live audio and video clip from Cringe 'n' Purge is available now at metalblade.com/jimflorentine. Besides hosting VH1 Classics That Metal Show, Jim Florentine has also appeared on shows such as HBO's Inside the NFL, Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Chelsea Lately on E, The Howard Stern Radio and TV Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, MTV Music Video Awards, Spike TV Video Game Awards, HBO Down and Dirty Comedy Show, The Apprentice, and of course as "Special Ed" and "Bobby Fletcher" on Crank Yankers. His theatrical career was ramped up this Summer when he appeared on the screen alongside The Office's Jenna Fischer in the movie A Little Help.

JIM FLORENTINE
09/07 Philadelphia, PA Helium
09/08 Philadelphia, PA Helium
09/09 Philadelphia, PA Helium
09/10 Philadelphia, PA Helium
09/15 Timonium, MD Magoobys Comedy Club
09/16 Timonium, MD Magoobys Comedy Club
09/17 Timonium, MD Magoobys Comedy Club
09/29 Washington, DC Riot Act Comedy Theater w/ Don Jamieson
09/30 Washington, DC Riot Act Comedy Theater w/ Don Jamieson
10/01 Washington, DC Riot Act Comedy Theaterw/ Don Jamieson
10/06 Dayton, OH Funnybone
10/07 Dayton, OH Funnybone
10/08 Dayton, OH Funnybone
10/09 Dayton, OH Funnybone
10/14 Bellmore, NY Brokerage Comedy Club
10/15 Bellmore, NY Brokerage Comedy Club

Get tickets, times and more info at the comedy club sites:
http://www.heliumcomedy.com
http://www.magoobys.com
http://www.riotactcomedy.com
http://www.daytonfunnybone.com
http://www.brokeragecomedy.com

http://www.jimflorentine.com
http://www.facebook.com/jimflorentine
http://twitter.com/mrjimflorentine