Just Farr A Laugh Update – Comedy Duo, Your Fave Label Stymied By Savvy Litigator

I’m sorry to be the one to break the following bit of bad news — mostly because there’s a ton of other people on the payroll and I oughta be taking fencing lessons or something — but Matador’s release of the forthcoming Earles & Jensen presentation ‘Just Farr A Laugh, Vol. I & II‘ has been pushed back to April of this year.

There have been a number of recent developments with the lavish packaging for this double CD masterpiece (apparently, retailers and environmentalists alike took a dim view of our plans to reintroduce the popular “longbox” configuration) , but our latest obstacle has appeared courtesy of Hawaiian attorney Peter Giftopolous (above).

Giftopolous, whom I will charitably describe as an ambulance chaser, has made himself available to persons who feel they’ve been personally or professionally demeaned, degraded or defamed by the contents of ‘Just Farr A Laugh’. It would appear he’s preparing for some sort of class-action suit against Matador, with the timing no doubt meant to coincide with the (hopefully high) Billboard chart entry of Cat Power’s ‘Jukebox’ next week.

I think I speak for most of the Matablog’s readers when I decry this sort of abuse of our legal system. Surely the founding fathers didn’t have this kind of vulture-style behavior in mind when this country seceded from Canada. I can’t say much more than that on the advice of Matador’s own legal counsel, but rest assured the label is standing behind Andrew Earles and Jeff Jensen, 100%.

Unless this gets really expensive. In which case they’re out on their ass, just like Liz Phair.

7 thoughts on “Just Farr A Laugh Update – Comedy Duo, Your Fave Label Stymied By Savvy Litigator”

  1. This is actually good, right? This vagina face is going to end up selling a lot of records for you guys.

  2. Wow. This makes my blood boil. There must be some plaintiff that got him hip to the album. I wonder what the original complaint was. Based on the free mp3s, I can’t imagine anything being specific enough to be actionable.

  3. What a fucking scum bag. From what I’ve heard on the myspace page I don’t know how he could have a real defamation or libel suit unless he contacted people based on the locations called and tried to solicit some kind of cooperation with the promise of a padded wallet.

  4. I guess you’re learning the hard way; don’t fuck with Howie Mandel or his legal team. And don’t be bringing up Bobby’s World, either. He doesn’t need to be hearing that shit.

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