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Charlie Nadler | Debut Second Album

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Debut Second Album

by Charlie Nadler

Charlie's comedy is 3 parts biographical, 2 parts observational, 1 part absurd, with a pinch of Judaism.
Genre: Spoken Word: Standup Comedy
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Intro to Vegas (Live)
0:40 album only
2. Insanity P90x (Live)
2:08 $0.99
3. Over the Hill (Live)
2:01 $0.99
4. Ex-Boss (Live)
3:34 $0.99
5. Farm Share Anonymous (Live)
1:45 $0.99
6. Magicians & Vegans & Elderly (Live)
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7. Florida & Other Danger (Live)
2:49 $0.99
8. My Partner in Tomatoes (Live)
2:08 $0.99
9. Miniature Gentrifiers (Live)
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10. Designer Babies (Live)
3:48 $0.99
11. Politics & Religion (Live)
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Album Notes
I currently live in New York City, the world capital of stand up comedy! I love that I’m always meeting new performers with vastly different backgrounds and perspectives.

I started doing comedy in Los Angeles after moving there to pursue a career in screenwriting. I enjoyed the joke writing aspect of screenwriting so much that I realized I’d never forgive myself if I didn’t at least try stand up. I loved it from the moment I started bombing at my first open mic at the Pig ‘N Whistle in Hollywood.

The career I most admire lately is John Mulaney’s. He is not afraid to take risks and pursue many different comedic projects, whether it’s a sitcom or his recent Broadway production. However, his strength as a stand up comedian shines above all and enables this fearlessness. Every time I watch him do stand up I think, “This guy is like me but WAY better.” Sometimes it’s frustrating for me, but also uplifting because it’s a very relatable example of what hard work looks like.

Structurally and creatively, I aspire to the George Carlin approach to material. Forcing the audience to laugh and be socially conscious simultaneously is an amazing feat. I also love the idea of continually tossing everything out and building a new act. I have headlined my hometown teen center the last three summers running, and each year do a new forty minutes. The opportunity and challenging writing process has done wonders for my act as a whole.

I’ll be doing comedy six years in November. Soon after moving to New York I got passed at The Comic Strip on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where I perform late night spots as much as possible. It’s a great chance for me to be in front of real club audiences multiple times a week, and from an education standpoint, I also get to study the workings of a legendary club and learn from countless comedy veterans.

In 2015 I recorded my first half hour album, Alive From Martha’s Vineyard. I released it on PlayItForward.com, a nonprofit distribution service that pairs artists with the charity of their choice. I selected my hometown teen center, and all proceeds went to providing free music lessons to at risk teenagers. My latest album, Debut Second Album, was released a year later almost to the day!

I love exploring the country, getting face time with new fans and old friends, and learning how jokes play in different parts of the world. It really helps my comedy to see how people are similar and different everywhere you go.

When I think of the business of stand up I think of the old quote, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” There are many “big breaks” in the entertainment industry that feel to me like the former part of that quote, but the ability to write and perform stand up material for live audiences can be sustainable. It’s not just a series of gigs, but a trade.

When I ponder the process of stand up, I am grateful for the catharsis. Like everyone, my life has been filled with a variety of challenges. I am a child of financial struggle and a product of divorce. My teens were flush with embarrassing interactions with the opposite sex and an overwhelming self-consciousness that stunted my ability to figure out who I really was. Then traumatic world events opened my eyes to the horror that exists outside of a young person’s self-obsessed point of view. Comedy provides a healthy outlet to explore multiple angles of my life, and the human experience as a whole, and then share it with an audience. If I work hard and execute successfully, it helps make everyone in the room feel better.

A lot of people discuss the meaning of life. Maybe comedy has figured it out best; it’s all about the search for the meaning in life.



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