I have long been a fan of Garfunkel and Oates (Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome) since I came across their video “Sex with Ducks” some years ago. If you want smart, intellectual humor you can find plenty on their You Tube web site or you can go to their main site here. (WARNING – Strong Language) I’ve written about them before but their new video calls for comment on my part.
Here is the video – just click on the link below –
Music is often a vehicle for social comment. Garfunkel and Oates usually aim their musical commentary at the weird social scene of Southern California but here they show some sharp satirical teeth regarding economic inequality.
This one captures with I believe considerable accuracy the views of many in the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the 99 percenters. It’s topical and it is very funny.
Besides, an occasional jab at the Republican spin phrase, job creators, is something I relish.
P.S. Here’s a review of one of their performances from Katherine Phelps, in search of LOLitanium
Lindhome and Micucci showed skill in their playing and tightly blended voices. The vocal clarity and articulation were excellent. This is important. Some people think that with comedy they can forego skill in certain performance elements, because doing something badly is funny. However, most comedians who have received the biggest laughs for this sort of gag, do so out of genuine ability and understanding how to make something hilariously bad. Victor Borge was famous for this. Micucci and Lindhome do not take this approach. Instead they ensure they deliver their material with such competence that nothing gets in the way of the jokes. It’s a very smooth package.
- Making It #2: Kate Micucci (nerdist.com)
- Video: Garfunkel and Oates perform “Pregnant Women Are Smug” (cbsnews.com)
- “Pregnant Women Are Smug”(?) (whynokids.com)
- Riki Lindhome Signs on for Fun Size Action (dreadcentral.com)