Stand Up! Records (www.standuprecords.com) announced today that the latest release from Austin based comedian JT Habersaat (http://www.jtcomedy.com), Misanthrope is out now! And release is a perfectly apt word for this comedian’s high-octane routine as anyone who saw him headline the 40+ date, sold-out Altercation Punk Comedy Tour will attest.
Recorded live in Dallas, Texas (a.k.a. Not Gulfport, Mississippi), Misanthrope is equal parts “get in the van” and “self-immolate while driving that van into the Westboro Baptist Church.” Youthful, punk rock rage is all well and good, but the agitation of aging transforms a “Fight the man!” fist to a “You kids get offa my lawn!” fist right quick. Each is shaken with equal conviction, but the latter is a sign of success, of having survived through enough for long enough to decide that staying home on a Saturday night is the best plan of all. JT Habersaat’s raspy, rapid-fire delivery shows his hardcore roots, but it is in his deep affection for leaning in on middle age, his ability to have sympathy for the “snapped,” and his twin assertions that women need better political role models but men need higher standards that we glimpse something even more hardcore: the grown-up atheist’s knowledge that heaven is being left alone.
It is available now as a digital download or as a special DVD/CD set including the Misanthrope CD, the live DVD special of “Misanthrope,” and the Stand Up! Records Altercation Punk Comedy Tour road documentary.
Stand Up! Records is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and run by Grammy-winning comedy producer Dan Schlissel. With a growing catalog and more than 150 releases, they have a 15 year history as a champion of the underdog. More than just a record label it is a comedy brand juggernaut; combining comedy, great art, discovering new talent, founding comedy festivals and also producing cool stuff.