Conan O'Brien Launches Comedy Record Label
Conan O'Brien is launching a record label.
The first release under the Team Coco comedy record label will be a stand-up album from comedian Ian Edwards, 100% Half Assed, recorded at the La Jolla Comedy Store on Mar. 8. The album will be released in June.
The new record label is intended to shine a spotlight on up-and-coming comedians while also giving them creative control and a bigger stake in the release success.
Since the 2010 debut of TBS' Conan, O'Brien has featured numerous stand-up comedians on his late-night program. Team Coco also has produced several comedy specials, including Team Coco Presents: The Conan Writers Live, and highlighted comedians on Conan After Hours, which is hosted by The Pete Holmes Show host, Pete Holmes.
Edwards currently is a writer on CBS' Two Broke Girls and recently began his own podcast, Soccer Comic Rant, on the podcast network All Things Comedy. He was a supervising producer on Adult Swim's Black Dynamite season three and previously wrote for NBC's Saturday Night Live and Carton Network's The Boondocks.