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SIX WAYS TO BOMB ON AMERICA’S GOT TALENT
by Melinda Hill

First, America may have talent, but it’s unlikely to be found by Howard Stern and Sharon Osborne. It’s just… unlikely. Second, Melinda Hill will tell you there are many, many ways to bomb on America’s Got Talent. But third—and that’s an important “but third”—only Melinda Hill can whittle those many methods of flaming out on national TV into a digital short that utterly redeems the titular bombing. With a story-teller’s confident cadence and a wicked delivery, Hill easily pulls in the audience at Hollywood’s “Sit N Spin” as she revels in the utter ridiculousness of going against all advice, going down spectacularly, and going up against her worst critics: all of her dearest friends and managerial confidants who assured her this was going to go badly in the first place. Oh, and some nitwit backstage who’d like her to know even their dad hated it. Stand Up! Records is stoked to share our very first digital single, 11:31 seconds of pure delight.

SIX WAYS TO BOMB ON AMERICA’S GOT TALENT was released July 9, 2013 on Stand Up! Records.

Available on iTunes.

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THE ACCIDENTAL BISEXUAL
by Melinda Hill

Melinda Hill’s new comedy album, THE ACCIDENTAL BISEXUAL, fulfills every wonderful thing we’ve come to expect from one of Maria Bamford’s best friends. All meek wit and doe-eyed innocence, with several splashes of deliciously sinful sarcasm in between, Hill’s self-deprecating and deeply personal authenticity ring particularly true with each of the album’s eight tracks – a very funny and affecting accomplishment spanning the worlds of both narrative prose and good ole fashioned stand-up.THE ACCIDENTAL BISEXUAL makes for a short but power-packed listen – the sort of comedy set you’d find yourself not only laughing at, but perhaps not-so-reluctantly nodding in personal agreement with, too. Hill is inarguably well adept at working past pain to present benefit: both hers and her audiences’. Given that Hill’s success in the comedy realm extends well beyond the mere small-time stand-up circuit – she has written for television and film profusely, and made numerous guest appearances on shows like Reno 911! and The Sarah Silverman Program – it’s quite a lovely thing to soak in the stories of THE ACCIDENTAL BISEXUAL and gain some remarkable insight into what turns the spokes of Hill’s hilarious thought process. If this is what accidental feels like, well, we should probably start slipping up more. — Punchline Magazine

The Accidental Bisexual was released January 11, 2011 on Stand Up! Records.

Available on iTunes and Amazon.

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THE ACCIDENTAL BISEXUAL
by Melinda Hill

What’s this life for? In 1968 Robert Kennedy was shot in the Ambassador hotel. Thirty-five years later, Creed shot their video in the same hotel, and they cast Melinda Hill as ”Crying Motel Girl.” Scene after wrenching scene, she dipped into her emotional reservoir to become ”overcome by salvation.”

This same emotional reservoir has served Hill throughout her life: it’s enabled her to overlook bright-white man-clogs, helped her through an inadequate near-death experience (near enough that the flight attendants shouted ”We’re goin’ down!” but not so near that friends in LA were impressed), maintained her throughout the lasagna incident, and kept her romanticism alive in the face of not one, not two, but several dates with a man who inspired the beautifully wrought sentence, ”One after the other, the dark secrets tumbled out of his mouth like crippled little acrobats from the darkness Olympics.”

And, of course, it’s seen her through her transformation from video vixen into a subversive, bubbly, disingenuously wide-eyed, accidentally bisexual story-telling comedian extraordinaire. In her first CD for Stand Up! Records, THE ACCIDENTAL BISEXUAL, Melinda Hill, weaves the best aspects of any comedian’s routine strong punchlines, smart call-backs, and an instant audience rapport together with elegant, deeply funny short-story writing to present a silly and oddly poignant stand up memoir. But should you, dear listener, somehow magically lose sight of the lessons Hill imparts as she recounts her tales like some sort of living ”Demotivator” poster (”Mistakes: It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others”), don’t despair: there will be quizzes.

The Accidental Bisexual was released January 11, 2011 on Stand Up! Records.

Available on iTunes and Amazon.

POWER HOT TUBBING AND OTHER WAYS TO PROSPER
by Melinda Hill

The economy got you down? Wondering how you can get ahead in life? Well, comedian and unemployed career expert Melinda Hill has all the answers (or at least all the laughs). Just by listening to her new album, POWER HOT TUBBING AND OTHER WAYS TO PROSPER, you too can learn how to throw parking tickets away and go buy yourself something nice. You‘ll also finally understand how to become a networker, a situation handler, and be the power hot tubber you‘ve always wanted to be.

Featuring Jacob Meszaros and house band Jack Ruby, the album comes complete with a helpful and hilarious Q& A session. So download your copy today and start laughing your way to a better you. POWER HOT TUBBING AND OTHER WAYS TO PROSPER was released October 25, 2010 on New Wave Dynamics.

Available on iTunes and Amazon.