Matt Bergman, James Kurdziel to release comedy album
blog by S.J. Velasquez • May 16, 2012 @ 8:00am
Comedians Matt Bergman and James Kurdziel only needed one take to record “Friends,” a standup comedy album produced by Robby Takac’s Good Charamel records.
“Friends,” slated to go on sale in June, was recorded last October at Mohawk Place—the notorious Buffalo hole-in-the-wall live music venue—to a sold-out crowd, Bergman said.
“We definitely wanted to do something different,” he explained. “Mohawk Place is not your typical comedy site. It definitely changed the dynamic of the show.”
Bergman, who said he usually can’t stand watching himself on video, admitted that he’s really pleased with the set—“95 percent happy with it,” he corrected. “You’re never completely happy with a show.”
For Begman’s portion of the album, he describes his comedy style as “punchy” for the first six or so jokes, “and then it becomes story-telling when people trust me.”
Good Charamel Records isn’t necessarily known for its comedic productions, said Takac, adding that the label currently represents a lot of Japanese rock bands. But he was talking to Kudziel, who works at 103.3 the Edge, and the two got to talking about recording a show, and that led to both the previously released DVD and upcoming album.
“It was something worth giving a shot,” Takac said.
The exact release date of the “Friends” album is TBA, but we’ll keep you posted as details arise. In the meantime, catch Bergman on Saturday and May 26 at Rob’s Comedy Playhouse, 1340 North Forest Road in Williamsville.