Garfunkel and Oates: the explicit wit of late bloomers

They’re smart, cute, and hilarious — two young women with famous names, even if they’re not really their own. Garfunkel and Oates are the stage names of Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, the funniest musical duo since Flight of the Conchords. The two sing about all manner of humorous things, from the embarrassing to the ridiculous, but it’s the comic power of their name that first grabs people’s attention.

Micucci says when Lindhome first floated the name as a kind of trial balloon, it drew an immediate reaction.
“We were just doing some really early demos. We still didn’t have a band name. We’d probably been through three or four different names at that point, and she mentioned Garfunkel and Oates, and the guy recording us just started laughing so hard, he’s like ‘That has to be it. That has to be it.'” And so, one of the best stage names in the business was born. It’s a comedy calling card like no other.  Read more...