Jake’s sketch/musical comedy albums are available for digital download via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Tidal, Bandcamp and other online stores!
MY HOMETOWN – SINGLE ($1)
I’M NOT A ROBOT – SINGLE ($1)
Written, performed, produced and mixed/mastered by Jake Dewar. Featuring HAL.
HUMANS ARE DUMB ($10)
Written, performed, produced, and mixed/mastered in 2022 by Jake Dewar in Chicago, IL. “One Day” was recorded in 2021 and remixed in 2022.
Dave Bisson – Announcer (Lib vs. Con)
Ian Bonds (Insane Ian) – Vocals (Stop Watering Your Lawn)
Ross Childs – Con (Lib vs. Con), Lead guitar (Stop Watering Your Lawn)
Robbie Ellis – Piano/keyboards (Start Over, Apparently It’s Hard, F-ck the Police, Commercial Worship), Melodica (I Shouldn’t Complain)
Sheri Flanders – Some Girl Who Yodels Badly (Youtuber)
Atlie Gilbert – Voiceover (Apparently It’s Hard)
Brian Meslar (B-Sticky) – Vocals (I Don’t Understand)
Heather Meza – Vocals (Party by Myself)
Kelly Opalko – Voiceover (Loud Ad)
Doug Scharf – Trumpet (F-ck the Police)
Natalie Scharf – Tenor Saxophone (F-ck the Police)
Nathan Schulz – Voiceover (Apparently It’s Hard)
Rudy Schultz – Disclaimer V.O. (Loud Ad)
Jamie Shriner – Vocals (I Don’t Understand)
Rachel Williams – Vocals (Commercial Worship)
Royalty free music on “Youtuber” by Kevin MacLeod.
Commercial Worship Crowd Choir – Dave Bisson, Maeve Devitt, Kat Evans, Joshua Fardon, Gail Gallagher, Ashley Geron, Atlie Gilbert, Jonathan Lange, Karen Lyu, Donovan Mullings, Jessica Rivera, David Rokos, Jamie Shriner, Paul W. Thompson, & Tague Zachary.
F**K THE RICH! – SINGLE ($1)
A song from Jake’s original musical “Rich People in Space.” Obviously NSFW.
Written, performed, produced and mixed by Jake Dewar in 2021.
ONE DAY – SINGLE ($1)
A style parody of Creed with a hopeful message.
Written/performed/produced/mixed by Jake Dewar in 2021.
WEAR A MASK! – SINGLE ($1)
A parody of “Be Our Guest” by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken.
Lyrics written/recorded/produced by Jake Dewar in 2020.
WE ALL MISS HUGS ($7)
In the summer of 2020, Jake worked remotely with a group of comedians to write and record a collaborative musical comedy album, “We All Miss Hugs.”
50% of the proceeds for this album will be donated to the Explorer’s Program run by My Block, My Hood, My City in Chicago, an organization that provides youth from under-resourced neighborhoods with an awareness of the world and opportunities beyond their neighborhood.
“Good Ass Group” is comprised of: Matt Haas, Becca Nix, Robbie Ellis, Debonair Status, Heather Meza, Jake Dewar, Jamie Shriner, Noelle Hoffman, Ross Childs, and Tague Zachary.
MINDFUL INSANITY ($10)
Written, performed, produced, and recorded/mixed/mastered in 2020 by Jake Dewar in Chicago IL.
ONE NATION UNDER CONSIDERATION ($10)
Written, performed, produced, and recorded/mixed/mastered in 2019 by Jake Dewar in Chicago IL.
Maria Wojciechowski (Vocals on “Customer Service,” recorded in New York by Gaston Martinez Acosta)
Lizzy Rudakas, Dave Bisson and Cari Maher (Voices in “Debate”)
Mike Racky (Pedal steel guitar on “Mediocre White Man”)
Rachel Williams, with Vinny Greco (Alto/soprano vocals on “Fear the News”, with maniacal laughter)
Hannah K. Watson (Fiddle on “Life”)
U.S.A. for Itself (Vocals/instruments on “Be the Change”, in order of appearance)
Robbie Ellis (piano), Paul Czajkowski (flute), Jamie Shriner, Hannah Starr, Abandom (Mishell Livio and Brett Knickerbocker), Joshua Draper (bongos), JC Brooks, Zack Shornick, Joseph Rezwin, Jake Dewar, Tague Zachary, Rachel Williams, Alex Garday, Brendan Buckley, Kristin Phillips, Roy Zimmerman, Sheri Flanders, Becca Tham, Gail Gallagher (synth strings), Arne Parrott (electric piano), Jonathan Lange, Helen Clair Duffour, Paul W. Thompson, Noelle Hoffman, Erin Sullivan, Moog Hescock, Peter Kremidas, Jennifer Stuart, Stuart Allard, Warren Phynix Johnson, Brian ‘B-Sticky’ Meslar, Ross Childs (electric guitar), and Kelly Opalko.
RESPONSIBLY STUPID ($10)
Recorded/mixed/produced by Jake Dewar in September 2018. Remastered in 2019. “Ready to Rock” recorded live at the Crowd Theater in Chicago, IL on August 2, 2018.
Album cover photo by Layne Dixon.
Written and performed by Jake Dewar. Featured verse on “Mumbling” written by Chucho Perez. “Kugel” arranged by Jake Dewar and Doug Scharf. “Indefatigable” arranged by Jake Dewar and Robbie Ellis.
Jamie Shriner (vocals, Welcome to the Show)
Chucho Perez (vocals, Mumbling)
Erin Sullivan (Realtor, Laundry)
Tony Thomas (Roommate, What Do You Wanna Do)
Robbie Ellis (vocals/horns, Indefatigable)
Ross Childs (Billy Bob, Clone)
Doug Scharf (trumpet, Kugel)
Kristin Phillips (vocals, Why)
Cari Maher (Ariana, Spelling Bee & End of the Show)
Noelle Hoffman (Britney vocals, Your House)
AMERICA IS CANCELLED ($10)
Live tracks recorded at the Second City in Judy’s Beat Lounge, Chicago IL, June of 2018. Remastered in 2019.
Written/recorded/mixed/produced by Jake Dewar in 2018, featuring Charley Arksey, Kristin Phillips and Meghan Powell. Directed by Mark Fleming.
Musicians on “Mansplainer”: Ron Dewar (clarinet), Derek Duleba (banjo), and Doug Scharf (trumpet).
CHRISTMAS X-TENSION (Single, $1)
Written/recorded/mixed/produced by Jake Dewar in December of 2017. Remastered in 2019.
KICK THE WORLD ($10)
Written/mixed/produced by Jake Dewar in 2017. Live tracks recorded at the Second City DeMaat Theater in Chicago, IL on June 2nd, 2017. Remastered in 2019.
Directed by Mark Fleming. Live audio recorded by Mike Crowley.
KICK THE WORLD SOME MORE ($10)
Written/mixed/produced by Jake Dewar in 2017. Live tracks recorded at the Second City in Judy’s Beat Lounge in Chicago, IL on September 11th, 2017. Remastered in 2019.
Featuring Kelly Opalko on “Connection.”
Directed by Mark Fleming. Live audio recorded by Mike Crowley.
ONE MISDIRECTION ($10)
Written/recorded/mixed/produced by Jake Dewar in 2016-17. Remastered in 2019. Featuring Oogtug the Caveman as himself.
LOVE, FACTUALLY ($10)
Written/recorded/mixed/produced by Jake Dewar in 2016-17. Remastered in 2019. Featuring Noelle Hoffman on “Smart Phone.”
OFF THE CUFF (DVD, $15)
A documentary about the art of Chicago improv and its current generations. Filmed in 2013. Directed/produced/edited by Jake Dewar in 2014.
Written and performed by Jake Dewar. Recorded and mixed by Doug Scharf in 2010-11. “B.Y.O. Bunny” recorded and mixed by Mike Musselman in 2011.
Featuring Mik Dempsey (vocals), Mike Musselman (bass/vocals), Alex & Max Damske (guitars) and Tommy Murray (drums) on “B.Y.O. Bunny.”
Also featuring Jess Godwin (vocals) and Ron Dewar (soprano sax) on “On the Line.”
THE EARLY YEARS ($10)
Written and performed by Jake Dewar.
Featuring Nathan Schulz (violin) on “Spokesman,” and Doug Scharf (keyboard) on various tracks.
Recorded and mixed by Doug Scharf from 2004-2009. Live tracks performed at North Central College in 2009 and mastered by Jake Dewar.