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"Jim Tews is more than just another standup comic.” -Splitsider
“He's a rising star in the comedy world.” -Cleveland Scene
"Jim is not only absolutely hilarious but he also looks exactly like Jon Hamm if you stare at him long enough under poor lighting. But you should listen to the album because he's hilarious. The Jon Hamm thing is probably just my own hang up the more I think about it."- Dave Hill
"I rely on Jim for two things: high quality, smart, personal comedy, and 24/7 cat tech support." - Todd Barry
"Jim is just funny, he’s got a unique point of view... Check Jim Tews out if you haven’t." - Ted Alexandro
New York, NY-- NY-based Comedian Jim Tews is back with a new stand-up album that delves into his hilarious and self-deprecating thoughts on life as a 37-year-old millennial. Oatmeal was recorded live at The Setup in San Francisco and will be released on digital platforms on February 28th via Blonde Medicine. On the album, Jim ponders life's biggest questions out loud, such as "Should I start vaping?" and "Why did I go to film school?", coins the term "bong-cierge", and at one point refers to himself as a "gassy little angel". Jim takes us on an autobiographical journey, especially on tracks like "I Didn't Cry for Four Years One Time" and "Let's Not Be Too High All the Time", that will have listeners laughing at every turn.
Born in Allentown, PA, Jim grew up watching every televised standup show and special that he was allowed to, but it never occurred to him to try it for himself until he was nearing the end of his enlistment in the Coast Guard. Incredibly bored and wanting to explore his options, Jim found an open mic and gave it a try. From then on, he sharpened his skill by doing stand-up around the Cleveland comedy scene and gained a strong following there before moving to New York, where he now performs regularly throughout the city and in addition to touring nationally.
Jim's first album, I Was In a Band, received rave reviews. Among those were Comedy Cake, who called it "hilarious", and The Comedy Bureau who said it "shows off his knack for molding great comedy from his sensitivity to the world around him." Additionally, Tribeca Shortlist said Jim has an "eccentric, sardonic, perfectly human take on life.”
On Oatmeal, Jim displays his talent for captivating storytelling by giving us a more personal peek into his life and past than on his last album. Jim wanted to be more open with this album and divulge into topics and stories that he wasn't ready to until now, specifically involving his relationships and feelings. For example, his life-changing experience doing mushrooms for the first time, which resulted in a 3-hour crying marathon, or when Biff from "Back To The Future" told him to end his engagement and forever changed the trajectory of his life. Now, Jim feels as though he not only has processed these incidents but now has the chops to translate them into funny stories for him and others to enjoy.
Oatmeal track listing
2. Typical Millenial
3. Cat Waiter
4. I Run Now
5. I Didn't Cry for Four Years One Time
6. A Video of Me Getting Hit by a Car
7. Living is Expensive
8. A Long Bit About Love
9. Escape Rooms & Van Life
10. Virtuality Reality After Dark
11. Community College & Budtenders
12. Let's Not Be Too High All the Time
14. You Don't Buy a Haunted Doll
Jim Tews is a comedian, writer, animator, and director who’s been seen on NBC and FX, seen in the New York Times, heard on satellite radio, written a Times bestseller, and even animated a music video for Weezer. He performs regularly all over New York City, tours nationally, and sometimes even internationally. He’s a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard (America’s most sensitive service) and studied film at Cleveland State University (America’s most Cleveland university). He lives in Ridgewood, Queens with his partner, two cats, and a dog with an underbite.
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