Whitmer Thomas has confirmed details of a new album, The Older I Get The Funnier I Was, recorded with Jay Som's Melina Duterte. The comedian and songwriter will release the album on October 21 via Hardly Art with new song "Rigmarole" out today. Scroll down to check out a video for the single now.
In addition to announcing the album, Thomas has also confirmed details of a live tour starting October 24. He will be joined on all dates by Al Menne of Great Grandpa with tickets available from August 5.
“'Rigamarole' is a song about trying to shake depression with routine, and ultimately accepting I’ve got no choice but to sink into it,” Thomas says in a statement. “If I try to just live with it, like a roommate who’s constantly trying to give me a regrettable haircut, it helps me see the light at the end of the tunnel.”
The Older I Get the Funnier I Was follows Thomas’ autobiographical 2020 HBO special The Golden One and his Can't Believe You're Happy Here EP, released earlier this year. Joining Duterte and Menne as contributors to the record are Phoebe Bridgers-collaborators Christian Lee Hutson, and Harrison Whitford.
The Older I Get The Funnier I Was:
"Everything That Feels Good Is Bad"
"Cooler When I’m Sick"
Whitmer Thomas live:
10/24 - Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club
10/25 - Arcata, CA @ The Miniplex
10/27 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
10/28 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
10/29 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
11/2 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
11/3 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
11/4 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
11/5 - Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hollywood
11/6 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le ‘Ritz’ P.D.B.
11/8 - Allston, MA @ O’Briens Pub
11/9 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
11/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
11/12 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11/14 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
11/15 - Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewery
11/16 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
11/18 - Austin, TX @ The Ballroom
11/19 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
12/3 - Los Angeles, CA @ Highland Park Ebell Club