Comedian Matt Fugate's ( latest release, Believement, is out now on Stand Up! Records ( From the rather twisted brain of an off kilter grammar freak, comes a worldview of bizarre proportions. Let's start with his name.

On Believement, Matt Fugate likes to start with a little amuse bouche of a joke, a little something to whet your whistle for the main event. Oh, and because saying "amuse bouche," much like the many ways his name is pronounced, just makes him feel exciting. So long as he's not confused with the "Blue Fugates of Trouble Creek" (AKA his not-far-removed Avatar relations), he's pretty much willing to take whatever pronunciation you've chosen, assuming you'll never meet again. Then again, if his own kid is going to be a jerk of a 13-year-old, it's not time to ground him. Oh no. He'll just reach into the dark reaches of his closet and put together the most amazing outdated clothes from earlier decades, toss on a sombrero, and head off to his class to congratulate said teen on his "record string" of not wetting the bed for three consecutive nights in a row.
So what does Matt want you to know on Believement? Number one: the battle between late-night street drunks shuffling past, yelling while you have a new-found dance-floor head wound dressed in a sort of surgical do-rag versus 13-year-old anyone anywhere, 13-year-old wins. Second: most things are better when they're made more adorable and less racist. Third: there's a difference between an actual threat and something you find "icky." Fourth: if you get mocked by the Amish as a child, you're gonna need to get a secular life in a big city as fast as you can. Sixth: if your house gets shot at on a Tuesday night while you're folding laundry, you've probably gotta move. And finally: what you need in this world is skill, heart, and believement. Armed with these skills, you can do anything from marketing guru to cult leader. The world is your rather icky oyster!
Stand Up! Records is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and run by Grammy-winning comedy producer Dan Schlissel. With a growing catalog and more than 130 releases, they have a 14 year history as a champion of the underdog.  More than just a record label it is a comedy brand juggernaut; combining comedy, great art, discovering new talent, founding comedy festivals and also producing cool stuff.

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