MUSIC

Garfunkel & Oates: Back For More

Garfunkel & Oates, one of our favorite musical comedy duos returns to Super Serious this month. Back for more laughs and music at Smashbox Studios. The mischievous partners-in-crime, Kate Miccuci and Riki Lindhome bring guaranteed fun to the proceedings anytime they step on stage.

The ladies continue to gain fans from all over, touring nation wide and even going global, too. They're a seemingly never ending source of great comedy, with new songs and videos released onto the world at a regular clip. They recently released their 2nd album, All Over Your Face, full of sweet and silly songs sure to get stuck in your head at any given moment.

Be sure to check-out Riki's very cool weekly podcast, Making It. The show is part of Chris Hardwick's ever growing Nerdist Industries podcast network.

You can catch up on more Garfunkel & Oates at their Super Serious Show page or their site, www.garfunkelandoates.com.

Grab tickets for the October 20th show with Garfunkel & Oates.

Check-out this recent fun song and video they did with the always awesome, David Wain.

Lost Moon Radio: The Found Comedy of DJ Jupiter Jack

Watch out now – one of the best comedy groups in Los Angeles, Lost Moon Radio, is bringing a sneak peak of their ongoing comedy, music sketch series to Super Serious this month. It’s sure to tilt the fun levels at the show.

Lost Moon Radio is a comedy music hybrid show – each show the audience watches a live one-hour radio “broadcast” from the crazy 1960s remnant, DJ Jupiter Jack. The theory goes – Jack keeps his radio program alive by transmitting from “the Lost Moon of Jupiter.” The show treats the audience to sketches, commercials, radio promos and songs. 

The fun of Lost Moon Radio is its label-defying collection of songs and comedic sketches – all performed live by the group’s seasoned actors and house band, The Moon Units. Live Comedy LA named Lost Moon Radio the show of the year in 2009. The show’s writing and performances are astounding – the quality beyond much of the regular televised sketch comedy these days.

The group gelled quickly since it’s January 2009 creation by Ryan Harrison, Rich Ramber, Dylan Ris and Frank Smith. Their first performance at St. Nick’s Pub was a success, quickly giving them a devoted fan base, critical praise and an instant cult status. Their initial run of shows featured current cast members Lauren Flans, Dan Mahoney, Martha Marion and Matt McKenna alongside Harrison and Smith. The band includes Ramberg and Ris as well as Michael Wells. Director Lauren Ludwig came on board for the second run of shows and continues to steer the ship.

Be sure to come to the special St. Patrick's Day edition of Super Serious to catch a glimpse of the great Lost Moon Radio. Then catch their full show at Cafe-Club Fais Do-Do at the end of the month. We promise you'll be hooked.

Unhinged Comedy: Reggie Watts

We're extremely lucky and excited to catch comedian, music artist and all-around crazy talent, Reggie Watts, during his Los Angeles visit. Tomorrow night at Super Serious, Watts will be taking the stage at Smashbox. The fun of Watts is his unpredictability, his improvised musical comedy sets are always memorable.

Watts' comedy and music is all about surprising the audience. Watts' performances effortlessly switch from character bits to stand-up to characters to impromptu songs. He's hard to define but that's half the fun of a Watts performance.

Reggie Watts has toured world wide, including numerous festivals and clubs. In New York, Watts regularly performs at The Box, UCB, Comix, the Bellhouse, Slipper Room, Caroline’s, Union Hall and Moonwork. Watts awards include the ECNY Award (2009) and the Andy Kaufmann Award (2006).

Watts' television and film credits include appearances on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Conan, HBO's The Yes Men Save The World, Comedy Central's Michael and Michael Have Issues. Currently, Watts is filming short comedic interstitials for Comedy Central’s late night block.

Watts also has a ton of experience as a musician, including singing on Regina Spektor’s "Dance Anthem of the 80s" and contributing tracks to DFA Records’ Spaghetti Circus. Watts is also the frontman for Maktub, ther Seattle rock outfit. Maktub recently released their firth album, Five.

Watts also has achieved success on the theatrical front, creating absurd shows for modern performance spaces in collaboration with playwright Tommy Smith. Their stage shows have toured the country and have won awards, including the 2008 & 2009 MAP Fund and 2008 Creative Capital award.

Comedian Eugene Mirman tries to sum up Watts:

"Amazing and unlike anything you have ever seen. Unless you have seen a comedic stream of conscious operatic beat-boxing marvel. Then it's like that."

Kick Out The Jams: Kirk Zipfel

We're finally lucky to have the funny guitar-totin' charming and funny SOB, Kirk Zipfel at Super Serious.

Kirk Zipfel is a skilled comedian, musician and actor. Zipfel is full of energy and has music skills coming out of his bum.  Zipfel's comedy is on point, abiding by a strong no-douche policy. Zipfel's music is well crafted and can stand alone with the boring ol' non-funny musical artists. We can get behind that.

Recently, Zipfel has put together a string of great Metacafe satire interviews with movie stars. Check out his uncomfortably hilarious Dinner for Schmucks video interview.

He's one of LA's best musical comedians and is bringing the fury to our show at Smashbox Studios this week.


Comedy & Music, Together at Last

We're way past due giving some love to our favorite musical professor, DJ R-RatedThe Super Serious Show resident DJ has the skills to rock any party - we consider ourselves lucky to snag him for your listening pleasure.  You can hear his great tunes every month at our show with a full hour of stellar music before the comedy starts.

He kindly offered up a fun new venture for Super Serious.  Combining some comedy clips from our past shows with some of his favorite tunes, DJ R-Rated presents our very first Super Serious Mixtape, featuring stand-up from two of our favorite comedians:  Matt Braunger and Andy Peters.  We hope you enjoy this fun mash-up of what Super Serious is all about.

You can stream or download the 16-minute mixtape from our sidebar on the right or from our Facebook page.  More to come down the road.  As DJ R-Rated would say, enjoy the freshness of Volume 1, today!


















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