One of my most favorite comedian/activists, Lee Camp has a new live album coming out called "Pepper Spray the Tears Away," which was taped in NYC at the Bowery Poetry Club. It's available now for pre-order only at Amazon, and will be available directly from Lee's website later in June.
Lee Camp, widely known as a bright torch for a new generation of stand up comedy and a strong voice for social good, has broken the mold in many ways. Whether it’s performing at over a dozen Occupy encampments or calling Fox News “a parade of propaganda” while on Fox News, Camp defies expectations. And now he returns to Stand Up! Records with a comedic rallying cry in the form of his new album “Pepper Spray the Tears Away.” Camp’s thrust throughout the hour is that this stuff matters. Apathy is unacceptable. Ambivalence is dangerous. You don’t get to outlaw abortion if you can’t even spell it. You don’t get to take away teachers’ benefits just because you’re high on crashing the market in 2008. You don’t get to pepper spray peaceful protestors just because you have a nifty new toy on your police belt. And you sure as hell don’t get to force a grown man to say made-up corporate words like “crumble-berry coffee cake” because some douche-head at a marketing firm told you it was good branding. Lee Camp specializes in taking on the powerful by exposing their might for so much smoke-and-mirrors chicanery while tempering his rage with just the right amount of razor-sharp wit followed by a pinch of skillful wordplay. Considering him our own Howard Zinn with call-backs, Noam Chomsky with curse words, or Abbie Hoffman with less FBI surveillance, Stand Up!
And if you haven't picked up a copy of Lee's book, "Moment of Clarity," it's available now at Lee's website, LeeCamp.net.
I've got the book, and I love it, but don't listen to me...this is the guy that Fox News had to throw out of their studio! Now that's a great reason to buy this book. That, and you can still get your Moment of Clarity if Lee goes off on tour and can't load his great videos to Youtube.