This past January, The Mob had the chance to discover a new talented comedian. He’s a playright, an activist, author and a father. His name is Charlie Demers.
We chatted about being a father, why he’s an activist and what’s up with the Nazi talk on the album.
“The album is two-thirds jokes about raising a daughter, and one-third jokes about Nazis, so I thought Fatherland was the best title to capture both of those elements!” says Demers in describing the content of his album. “There is even a joke about Nazi babies so there is a bit of overlap there” continues Demers. On the surface this may seem like an odd pairing of subject matters. “When I told Jonathan Simkin (president of 604 Records) about the two main topics of the album, he told me that he was offended by one of these subjects and that he was not comfortable releasing records containing jokes about being a father” Demers says with a laugh.
Culled from multiple performances in Vancouver this past April, Fatherland shows Demers at his sophisticated best. Clearly influenced by the current state of world politics, the album brings a fresh and hilarious perspective to many of the commonly debated topics of the day such as racism.
You can buy the album here: http://smarturl.it/CharlieDemersFather