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Entertainment Weekly Picks Jonah Ray EP for “5 Best Stand-Up Albums” of 2012

by on December 26, 2012

jonahmrmagicplanevinylGRIDHey, I happened to be meandering around the Entertainment Weekly website when I happened upon their list of the “five best stand-up albums of the year” for 2012. Guess who was on it? Well, yes, Tig Notaro’s brilliant Live was on it. And Paul F. Tompkins, John Mulaney, and Hannibal Buress, too. But right there with those comedy luminaries was our own Jonah Ray with Hello, Mr. Magic Plane Person, Hello.


EW calls Jonah “perhaps the (Nerdist) collective’s darkest member” and says that “he has blended together many of his obsessions into one massive blast of insecurity and hilarity.” Sounds about right.

You can buy the EP as a digital download through iTunes; the white vinyl edition, alas, is out of print. Shoulda listened to us when we told you about it before….