If you’re a fan of emphatic comedians and pop-culture snark (like I am), check out this video called Billy & Rachel’s Halloween Adventure.
From FunnyOrDie, it stars Billy Eichner and Rachel Dratch. These two funny people challenge themselves to walk through a haunted house. First, they are unfazed by the experience. But things change when they learn what’s REALLY in the haunted house. Lets just say it isn’t for the faint of hearing…or taste.
And check out FunnyOrDie’s Billy on the Street. It will make you want to wander NYC, looking for Billy, just to win a dollar.
AV Undercover is one of my favorite parts about Tuesday. At the beginning of each series, AV Club editors pick a bunch of songs and enlist bands to pick and perform the track however they please The end products range from delightful to terrifying. Sometimes bands put their own spin on classic songs and ther times they do not. Filmed in their Chicago offices, there have been a lot of gems (including Frightened Rabbit performing “Confetti”, The Swell Season performing “Two Headed Boy”, and Young the Giant performing “Ignition (Remix)”.
Each summer, AV Club takes a break from their initial list of covers and lets the band choose a song that fits in with the season (ie. summer). Below is a video of Mac from Superchunk performing Jonathan Richman’s “That Summer Feeling.” He is joined by Kelly Hogan for this song that clocks in at over 6 minutes.
Mac McCaughan & Kelly Hogan cover Jonathan Richman
Also, check out the new Superchunk song “Me & You & Jackie Mittoo” on Pitchfork. Their new album, “I Hate Music,” will be out in August. If you don’t already listen to Superchuck, they are definitely worth checking out. They write some of the catchiest songs ever.
Limbeck is one of my favorite bands that no one seems to know about. Even though they haven’t released a new album since 2007’s very good “Limbeck,” I find myself listening to their material on repeat (especially during the warm weather months).
Below is a video I discovered due to a RT by the @Limbeck twitterfeed. With a mixture of great banter and pure joy, they are just enjoyable to watch and listen to. And who doesn’t love Waffle House?
Here is a Funny Or Die video, directed by Tom, that travels back in time to The Postal Service auditions. With some great and unexpected cameos, this is a must watch.
If you enjoy Tom’s (and friends) specific type of humor, check out WFMU’s comedic call in program, “The Best Show.” The station operates completely on donations. They are currently conducting a telethon, called #TomThon, in order to collect budget for the upcoming year. Check out the site for more information.