On the heels of the label's full acquisition by Warner Music Group, Roadrunner Records is announcing a new comedy imprint. The first comic signed to the Roadrunner Comedy imprint is Doug Stanhope, whose album is slated for release in 2011.

Stanhope has appeared on "The Howard Stern Show," "Comedy Central Presents," "Premium Blend," "The Man Show," "Fox News with Greta Van Sustern" and "The Jerry Springer Show," in addition to taping TV specials for Showtime and UK's Channel 4. He was also featured in film "The Aristocrats."

"We are very excited to launch Roadrunner Comedy, yet another innovative iteration of the Roadrunner brand," Roadrunner Records CEO Cees Wessels said in a statement. "We look forward to welcoming a variety of like-minded comedians to the Roadrunner family-new artists with dynamic talents-that will be making us laugh for years to come."

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