Comedy Dynamics has announced they will release Atsuko Okatsuka’s new comedy album, But I Control Me, on January 17 through Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, SoundCloud and much more.
Atsuko Okatsuka’s new comedy album, But I Control Me, gives us insight into the creative mind of a comedian who delivers her unique brand of observational and relatable comedy in a tidy package of stories about why Detective Pikachu destroys filmmaker’s dreams and how she occasionally touches tongues with dogs in Silverlake.
Atsuko was named one of Vulture’s Comedians To Watch in 2018 and she’s also been featured on TimeOut LA’s list of rising comedians in 2019. Her comedy writing experience includes work on Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show, Soft Focus with Jena Friedmanand HBO’s Room 104.
“(Atsuko’s) stand-up is a pretty perfect distillation of the Japanese-American experience delivered as succinct observations in a cool, calm, collected manner,” said Vulture.
TimeOut LA said “Refreshing, artistic and boundlessly confident, Okatsuka’s sense of humor makes audiences feel like they have always been on her side, even when she’s taking them to task,”
“What if IHOP did change to IHOB forever? What if Jesus has been back? What if Donald Trump’s spray tan guy is a part of the resistance? These are important questions that burden my brain, and now they can yours, too. But I Control Me. Cause most things are out of our hands,” – said Atsuko Okatsuka.
“Atsuko’s talent for storytelling combined with her relatable, fearless stage presence are just a couple reasons why we find ourselves laughing out loud to her hilarious new album,” said Brian Volk-Weiss, CEO of Comedy Dynamics.
Founded by Brian Volk-Weiss, Comedy Dynamics, a Nacelle company, is the largest independent comedy production and distribution company. The company is behind the reboot of Mad About You featuring Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt, and has produced Netflix’s Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History, Netflix’s The Toys That Made Us, Netflix’s The Movies That Made Us, Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape, The CW’s Discontinued, Animal Planet’s Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson, the scripted comedy on Hulu There’s… Johnny!, History’s Join Or Die with Craig Ferguson, MTV2’s Wild ’N On Tour, Hulu’s Coming To The Stage, and unannounced projects for Disney+, BET+ and more. Comedy Dynamics began releasing original films in theaters and released the acclaimed independent film Slut in a Good Way in Spring of 2019. In 2017 the Comedy Dynamics Network (CDN) launched and currently distributes specials, television shows and films to all major transactional platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google, PlayStation, Xbox and most major telco & satellite providers, including AT&T, Comcast, Charter, Dish, and Verizon. The company has worked with a wide range of established and emerging comedic talent including Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jim Gaffigan, Ali Wong, David Cross, and many more. 17 Comedy Dynamics releases have been Grammy-nominated (with three wins), including all 5 in the Comedy Album category for the 61stAnnual Grammy Awards in 2019.