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Feb. 7th: Kelli Dunham's new comedy album 'Not the Gym Teacher'

Updated: May 22




Album art: Stacy Bias

*Advance album streams available by request*

Everyone’s favorite ex-nun genderqueer cat-loving nerd nurse comic, Kelli Dunham, is back with a new album and the same hilarious confusion about everyday (and not so everyday) life. Not the Gym Teacher was recorded live at Caveat in New York, directed by Gastor Almonte and will be released on digital platforms and USB drive on February 7th. Kelli will be celebrating the album's release on February 8th with a show at the Brooklyn Cat Cafe, presented in conjunction with the Let's Talk About Cats podcast.

Kelli was recently featured on PBS' Stories from the Stage - watch a clip here. She was also nominated as a White House Champion of Change in 2015, and recently set the Guinness World Record for longest comedy show/multiple performers. New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio once called Kelli a showoff to her face.

Not the Gym Teacher asks the following questions an dmore: why doesn’t anyone think Kelli's diagrammed sentence tattoo is sexy? Why don’t people want to discuss comparative death rituals on the first date? Why does every high school student in the five boroughs think Kelli is their gym teacher? And why does Kelli keep having so many BAD ideas, like giving a TED Talk as a cat?

Not the Gym Teacher track listing

1. Feline Ponzi Scheme

3. Deep Biological Optimism

4. Not the Gym Teacher

5. Regrettable Tattoos

6. Teeny Tiny Backpack

7. TSA (Made of Anomalies)

8. Trapped in Five Tee Shirts

9. Not a Regular Girl

10. Boys Don't Cry

11. Demons in Negligee

12. Biggole Queer at Bible College

Recorded at Caveat in New York, NY

Mixed and mastered by Maria Luisa Tucker

Directed by Gastor Almonte

photo credit: Morgan H. Goode

Kelli Dunham has been seen on Showtime, the Discovery Channel, the Moth Mainstage, the Cinderblock Comedy Festival, the Risk podcast, PBS Stories from Stage, the Gotham Storytelling Festival, and nationwide at colleges, prides, fundraisers and even the occasional livestock auction. Kelli was nominated as a 2015 White House Champion of Change (NOT under the current administration) for her work as the co-founder and producer of Queer Memoir, NYC’s longest-running most super earnest LGBT storytelling event. Kelli is the author of seven hilarious nonfiction books about very not humorous subjects (include kids’ guides to puberty) and recently helped set the Guinness World Record for longest comedy show/multiple performers. New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio once called Kelli a show-off. To her face.

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