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OUT TODAY, 8pm ET / 5pm PT


800 Pound Gorilla Media is pleased to announce the release of Shocks And Struts, the new comedy special from Kyle Kinane! Shocks And Struts will premiere for general release TODAY, March 30 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on the 800 Pound Gorilla Media YouTube channel.

Kyle Kinane is a wildman poet. He has been laughing at anti-vaxxers for some time… To their baseless claim that vaccines cause autism, he responds, “Fucking good… We probably need more autistic kids. They’re the ones that keep beating robots at chess.” It’s this type of serious thinking about our collective future that makes his new stand-up special Shocks & Struts perfect for our current moment.

To him, dinosaurs were “God’s little tricksters”; a laparoscopic appendectomy is a “lappy appy”; and a foreskin is “the devil’s calamari.” Using his unique parlance, the beloved comedian transforms our dull world into an emporium of the weird and wonderful.

Kyle recently bought a van – a car that fits his look of someone “who should be at home plotting to kidnap a Democratic governor” – and hit the road to “Jehovah’s Witness [his] bits around the country.” This special showcases another night of hilarity from his travels and a return to a live-action stand-up special, his first since 2018’s Netflix The Standups.

With his gruff voice, gentle heart, and ill-fated confidence around hotel buffets, Kyle delivers an hour of keen commentary and messy adventure. He wonders at how his pillows turned that color (?!), he explains the way to make everyone in a cruise ship hot tub immediately uncomfortable, and he marvels at pilots who aren’t intimidated by the hundreds of buttons in airplane cockpits, all of which should simply be labeled “Don’t Die!” Kyle Kinane is himself a skilled pilot of comedy. In fact, he’s like a comedy blue angel: darting and diving, taking big risks and pulling off tricks, giving us something to watch that thrills us and moves us too.


Kyle Kinane is a comedian from Addison, Illinois. According to Wikipedia, he is a notable person from that town. Other notable residents of Addison have been the boxer Leon Spinks and a woman who wrote poetry about Beanie Babies.

As a comedian raised in such a cultural fondue pot as this, it was natural for Kyle to find his way from warehouse work into show business. He has been seen on Conan, The Tonight Show, Netflix’s “The Standups,” and three of his own hour-length specials on Comedy Central. As an actor, he’s been in the Judd Apatow series “Love” and truTV’s “Those Who Can’t.” He was also on “Drunk History,” where he unfortunately wasn’t acting. As a voice over actor, he was the former voice of Comedy Central for 8 years and currently plays Bullet on the Netflix series “Paradise PD.” He is also cohost of the Boogie Monster podcast along with Dave Stone, and the podcast “No Accounting for Taste” with Shane Torres. As a musician, he has done nothing, as he is not a musician.

In 2020, in partnership with 800 LB Gorilla Records, Kyle released an animated short produced by Meister alongside his album “Trampoline In A Ditch” to critical acclaim.

Kyle’s newest effort “Shocks and Struts” marks his return to live-action stand-up after his 2018 set on Netflix’s “The Standups.”

“When you’re here, you’re family.”


Established in 2016, 800 Pound Gorilla Media was started by managers of comedians in need of a company that would bring a modern focus of behavioral targeting, digital marketing and fan engagement around comedy albums, podcasts, and video projects. The record label division has over 400 comedians and projects on their roster and works with Netflix, Kevin Hart’s LOL, All Things Comedy, and others. The company has also produced over 40 stand up comedy video specials on various platforms including one of the most successful comedy specials ever on YouTube, Mark Normand’s Out To Lunch which by the time you read this will probably be over 12 Million views.

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