Originally published with Paste Magazine on August 14, 2015.
They go by different names: Musical stand-up comics, comedy-folk duos, two-man novelty bands, or perhaps they’re simply comedians with a penchant for songwriting. Call it what you like, but using music for comedic purposes is nothing new. Writing a joke and writing a song may seem at opposite ends of the storytelling spectrum, yet time and again musical comedians have shown songs are an ideal form ripe for the laughing. [Full article available at Paste]