Dan Harmon Is Executive Producing a Comedy Rap Album
Published Jul 18, 2018We fully expected Dan Harmon to be a busy man for the foreseeable future after news of 70 more Rick & Morty episodes getting the green light, but he's also found some time in his schedule to executive produce a comedy rap album.
As Deadline reports, Harmon is set to serve as executive producer on a forthcoming LP from New York comedian Rob Tanchum. His conceptual Disturbed, Depressed, Inadequate will arrive August 21 through SBI Press, a spinoff of Harmon's Starburns Industries.
Tanchum caught Harmon's attention after tweeting him an original rap song riffing on a bit from Harmon's Harmontown podcast. After co-host Jeff Davis played Tanchum's song on the podcast, Harmon suggested they meet.
"He could just keep going forever, he's like tapioca pudding," Harmon told Deadline of Tanchum.
Of the album, Davis added, "It's good stuff. It's about his own maniac high anxieties and weird cathexis and it's beautifully written."
The LP is said to find Tanchum playing the role of a depressed loser from Earth, who is abducted by alien scientists, played by Harmon and Davis. The aliens probe the protagonist's mind, extracting an album's worth of "self-loathing, id-driven rap songs."
Disturbed, Depressed, Inadequate takes its title from Seinfeld's George Costanza and is said to sample dialogue from Jason Alexander's character. Deadline notes the album will also include samples from Reggie Watts.
Disturbed, Depressed, Inadequate will be available in digital and cassette formats, with the physical edition featuring 35 minutes of bonus material. An album release party will be held in Brooklyn at Union Hall on August 23.