With the comedy category back on the slate of Juno categories in 2018, the genre is spawning more new releases.
The latest is Toronto-based comedians Tim Golden and Barry Taylor’s Comedy Records release of Sorry! (A Canadian Album) by K Trevor Wilson, the self-styled mountain man of comedy, on November 10.
Sorry! (A Canadian Album) is described as Wilson's "disgruntled and hilarious love letter to Canada." Recorded at Rumors Comedy Club in Winnipeg, the stand-up comic "takes listeners from coast to coast to coast outlining the critical differences between worrisome Vancouverites and laid-back Maritimers, how small towns haven't utilized the invention of street signs, and that winter is not created equal across this great country."
Wilson's first album, SexCop FirePenis, reached the top of the iTunes Comedy Charts and was named Best Taped Live Performance at the 2016 Canadian Comedy Awards.
Wilson has spent 20-plus years in entertainment as an actor, writer, sketch and stand-up comedian. He currently plays a series favourite, Squirrelly Dan, on Crave TV's Letterkenny. He has also appeared on What Would Sal Do, Showcase's Billable Hours, NBC's Darcy's Wildlife and A&E's Breakout Kings.
He has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central's Roast Battles, with multiple appearances at Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal as well as the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and JFL 42. In 2012 he received the Irwin Barker Homegrown award at Just For Laughs, the 2014 and 2015 COCA Comedian of the Year, and was named Canada's Best Male Stand Up at the 2015 Canadian Comedy Awards.
Comedy Records is Canada's first and only record label dedicated to releasing stand up and sketch comedy albums. Established in Toronto in 2010, the imprint is distributed through Dine Alone Records and has produced several releases, which have reached the top of the iTunes Comedy and Google Play charts and have been featured on Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
In 2014 Taylor partnered with one of the original Comedy Records comedians, Tim Golden to expand the label to the United States. The company's first American release was with Miami-born comedian Forrest Shaw. The company has since gone on to produce albums at clubs and theatres in Miami, New York and Boston.
Comedy currently features 17 recorded comedians on its roster.