Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Laff (and smoke) along with Bub!

Who was Bub Thomas?

He was "Mr. Entertainment". Perhaps you thought that was some other guy. Well, you were mistaken.

Bub made a record back in the 60's. It was called Smoker Stories. There's a 7" 45 version and an album version. One's longer than the other. We played a clip from the LP on episode 2 of the MAG Follies podcast, but just in case you need more of Bub's saucy, goosin' the strippers style leer n' cheer, here's the whole magilla for your edification. You'll laugh, you'll cough nervously, you'll ask your waiter for the check and go home early.

Thoroughly out of print. And probably for a good reason.
Ripped from vinyl, 2 sides, 320 kbps mp3s.
Prepare yourself for Mr Entertainment! 

- Ken 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The many faces of Giggles for Guzzlers

If you've listened to episode 2 of our MAG Follies podcast, then you know where we got the name of this blog. Thank you, Beryl Williams. That set was a fuckin' disaster, but what an album title!

BTW, there is some evidence that "Giggles for guzzlers" was an oft-used phrase in 60's comedy circles. Nipsey Russell says it at the beginning of his '99 Cent Comedy Special, also sampled in episode 2.

Anyway, on the show, we mentioned there were multiple covers for the album. Here's five we've found. There's probably more!

Here's Beryl himself, leering at you with this besotted, flop-sweating eyeholes on the safest (and least common, far as I can tell) cover. Bo's got this one.

Here's the version I have. It comes with a sticker over the girl's naughty bits. Just peel and enjoy! Note: the naked girl does not make Beryl's comedy go down any easier.

When Giggles was reissued on party record specialists Laff, they offered up a new set of boobs to ogle:

There was also at least a couple of G4G 8-tracks, as well. Here's the bizarre-but-awesome cover that went out the foreign markets:

And here's the standard "Party tape"!

Which one should you get? None. It's a horrible record.

Who I am kidding? Get 'em all. You do like giggling and guzzling, don't you?

- Ken 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

MAG Follies Podcast Episode 2

Happy Thanksgiving, laff fans!
Today, we invite you to stuff your faceholes with vintage stand-up comedy!

Join Ken, Bo, and Stacey as we explore the best, worst and weirdest of golden-age comics! Tonight's show features selections from Bert Henry, Foster Brooks, Wildman Steve, Beryl Williams, Shelley Berman, Bobbi Baker, Doodles Weaver, and many, many more! Plus, tonight's featured album is that long lost classic, Dose Were the Daze, by Brooklyn's favorite funnymaker, Don Sebastian!

You'll laugh, you'll wince, you'll scratch your head, wondering what the f*#k is going on.

Listen/Download HERE! 

- Ken

Friday, November 18, 2011

While we toil away building your new fave vintage comedy blog, why not check out the first episode of our podcast? The MAG Follies brings you the best, worst, and weirdest of laffs from the 50's, 60's, and 70's, the golden age of gutbusters! 

Listen/download HERE! New episode available Nov 24th!