In 2010, punk singer/comedian/actor/kid’s TV writer/product shill Nick Flanagan released a truth-bomb that blew up all things that came before it. His thirty minute standup comedy debut LP I’m Here All Weak (Talent Moat/Classic Bar Music) was described thusly by Dusted: “I’m Here All Weak shows… the changes in comedy since the advent of Facebook, Twitter, podcasting and other such immediate delivery systems” and East Bay Express lauded Nick’s ability to enunciate words clearly. He also received praise from director/writer Jason Woliner, writer/radio personality Tom Scharpling, frequent tourmate Neil Hamburger and author Steve Almond, who called him a “sick genius”.
Six years and a seemingly endless snake of peaks and valleys later comes Nick second album Wiped Privilege – available via esteemed label Comedy Dynamics – and on limited cassette release December 16, 2016. Nick is very proud to be on the same imprint that includes Janeane Garofalo, Ali Wong, Eddie Pepitone, Beth Stelling and Doug Stanhope.
A lot has changed in those six years – in 2010, emojis were less present in our lives. The “alt-right” was just Dennis Miller. Nick was 30 and the band he sang for broke up. Six years has brought about self-reflection, a more conversational style of comedy and pretty much the same amount of awkwardness as ever. He also sings in a new band, Wrong Hole. Recorded and mixed by Ian Reynolds over two shows in Toronto and one in Hamilton, Ontario, Wiped Privilege represents Nick’s slow shift into deep adulthood, hopeful for the future while aware that with each passing day there is less future. More information on Nick’s past few years can be found in this Splitsider interview.
To cap a year that included tour dates with Neil Hamburger, appearances on some of LA’s best comedy shows and several film and TV appearances, including upcoming Colombia-shot feature comedy The Sundowners, he’ll be celebrating the release by performing a long set in LA on December 8th at Night Comedy, a monthly show he co-produces and often hosts at Night Gallery in DTLA. On the bill are Josh Fadem, Kate Berlant, Sam Jay and host Casey Jane Ellison.
Also of note: I’m Here All Weak’s release was accompanied by a surreal video made by internet gang Famicon, most famous for their viral “Bart The General” Simpsons mutation and the animation collective is currently working on a piece to accompany Wiped Privilege – their first work in 5 years.