Smart silliness sells on multiple platforms for comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates

Breaking into funny business is not easy and not often funny, as Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome have discovered. As the pair behind comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates (named after “two famous rock ‘n’ roll second bananas”) they’ve persistently sought out different platforms for their unique brand of offbeat, profane and definitely funny tunes and personae. Since they first paired up in 2007 to provide songs for a short film, they’ve carved out a successful YouTube channel and featured projects and shows with HBOGo, Comedy Central and IFC. How do they do it? They might not even be sure themselves … but as they told Cynsiders, persistence helps a great deal.  Read more...

Second Bananas Garfunkel & Oates Take Center Stage

Garfunkel & Oates is a comedic folk duo that will make you blush as much as you laugh. Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome, whose band name is inspired by famous musical “second bananas,” meld saccharine melodies with lyrics about Googling strangers, one-night stands and accidental masturbation. Last year saw them ink a sitcom deal with IFC. While the show will not return, Garfunkel & Oates remain busy working on new material and touring—stopping at the Venetian’s Sands Showroom on March 21.  Read more...

Photo by Kyle Christy

Photo by Kyle Christy

10 Quick Questions: an Interview with Garfunkel & Oates

Garfunkel & Oates are Riki Lindhome and Kate Miccuci. On their own, they are both well respected actresses, musicians, and writers. Of course, when they work together, it’s pure magic. No matter who you are, somebody has posted one of their videos on your Facebook wall. They are bringing their live show to Rickshaw Stop on Saturday, February 10th to close out this year’s installment of Sketchfest. Read more...

Garfunkel and Oates at LaughFest Interview

Actresses/songwriters Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome were in Grand Rapids for LaughFest 2013. They talk about coming together, the process, their love of Gilda Radner.
Actresses/songwriters Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome were in Grand Rapids for LaughFest 2013. They talk about interacting with fans, how humor helps them, and a recap of a 'Tweet 5' from Kevin Pollak's Chat Show.

Bentzen Ball Interview: Garfunkel and Oates

If you’ve never heard their songs before, the comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates have a way of sneaking up on you. They’re cute, the songs are perky, and they build toward some hilarious and/or dark conclusion about modern life, particularly for women. “Pregnant Women Are Smug” is about how, well, pregnant women annoy the shit out of everyone with whom they converse. I’ve been singing “Go Kart Racing (Accidentally Masturbating)” to myself all week because the chorus is so damn catchy. Then there’s “29/31,” which is all about how the ticking clock for women gets inexorably louder.

But Garfunkel (Riki Lindhome) and Oates (Kate Micucci) are more than just YouTube darlings. Their accomplished actors and comedians who are poised to explode with a new comedy show for IFC.  I recently chatted with the duo about their songs, their show, and, um, my love life. Read more...

Garfunkel and Oates interview ComedyFest Vancouver 2012

Photo by Chad Nicholson

Photo by Chad Nicholson

Garfunkel and Oates are a pair of L.A.-based actresses/comics who make up songs like “Pregnant Women Are Smug” and “This Party Took a Turn for the Douche” and post them on YouTube, where they receive hundreds of thousands of views.  We caught up with them as they were driving into Portland, feeling a little flustered because Micucci had lost her laptop somewhere between Los Angeles and the Portland airport.  Read more...

Garfunkel and Oates - Comedy Bang! Bang! Nativity Pageant 2012

Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome, best known as Garfunkel and Oates, reveal whose love life inspires most of their songs and give us a brief sample of what they would perform at the Comedy Bang! Bang! Nativity Pageant 2012. They also talk about how fans always expect them to be together and share what other comedians performing that night they were most excited to see.

Garfunkel and Oates talk about their goals, song process and “Making It”

They may have taken on the monikers of the lesser-heralded halves of two famous musical duos, but don't let their band name fool you. Garfunkel and Oates isn't playing second fiddle to anyone. In fact, that's a ukulele that Kate Micucci plays. Not a fiddle. And Micucci and her singing partner, Riki Lindhome, are on the rise -- this weekend, they're celebrating their first Half Hour Comedy Central special and playing to the big festival crowds in Tennessee at Bonnaroo.

It seemed as though they already are enjoying the good life, as they spoke with The Comic's Comic last week by phone. "We're in the middle of the ocean," they told me. "Actually, we're in a restaurant." On Catalina Island, off the coast of southern California.  Read more...

Ho, Ho, Hoes? Garfunkel and Oates Have Our Number

Comedy-folk duo Garfunkel and Oates -- aka Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci -- have blossoming TV and film careers. But for the past three years they've been performing their brand of musical comedy at spots like the UCB Theatre and Largo, which will host their second annual Ho, Ho, Hoes? holiday show this Friday, December 9.  Read more...

Garfunkel & Oates Talk "Running With Chicken" and "Weed Card"

The LA-based comedy duo sat down for an exclusive ARTISTdirect interview about their new album "All Over Your Face". Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel) and Kate Micucci (Oates) perform live and break down the stories behind "Pregnant Women Are Smug", "Running With Chicken", "Weed Card" and "This Party Just Took A Turn For The Douche" and profess their love of Har Mar Superstar.