Doug Smith's Debut Comedy Album 'Barely Regal' to Be Released Dec. 3
New York comedian Doug Smith's debut comedy album Barely Regal will be dropping December 3rd on all digital and streaming platforms from 800 Pound Gorilla Records. Barely Regal is a cutting, satisfying collection of Doug's musings about his direct relation to Ulysses S. Grant, raising a son, maintaining a marriage, and keeping your sanity in the hellscape that is New York City. The album will be exclusively available on Pandora ahead of release on November 19th, and available everywhere on December 3rd.
Doug is perhaps best-known for his viral This is Not Happening appearance on Comedy Central, detailing his all-too-true story about getting stabbed in the face on the streets of New York, and has since amassed more than 4 million views on all platforms.
He's also featured in Comedy Central's mini-mockumentary "Brooklyn Ball Barbers," a sketch about Brooklyn's first manscaping barbershop, which was featured in Boing Boing, Towleroad, and many other outlets.
Doug also made his late night television debut on Conan.
Barely Regal track listing:
1. Visual Gags
2. Peeing Tom
3. Weed Eater
4. The New Guy
5. One and Done
6. Throw the Fight
7. Old Garbage Pail
8. We Like to Party
9. Wet Dream Believer
10. One-Eyed Dad
11. Toothless Dog
12. Fightin' Words
13. Think About Baseball
14. Stabbed in the Face
Doug Smith is a New York comic who made his late night debut on CONAN. Following his selection as a New Face at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, he's been featured at the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the NY Comedy Festival where he was chosen to host six sold out shows for Norm Macdonald. In addition to CONAN, Doug's TV appearances include Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV, Uproarious on Fuse, Kevin Hart's LOL Network, and This Is Not Happening on Comedy Central. He is perhaps best known as the lead in Comedy Central's viral Mini-Mock, "Brooklyn Ball Barbers", which has since accumulated a record 240 million views. Doug is releasing "Barely Regal", his debut album for 800 Pound Gorilla Records in December 2019.
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