Archive for the ‘Made Me Laugh’ Category

More Cowbell for the Mike Lombardo Trio

May 23, 2010

<Click  MoreCowbell.dj to listen to the song – for some reason I can’t embed the link in this version of WordPress…>

I stumbled upon this site, and tried to think of an adequate song to try it out. Since I know Mike Lombardo’s new cd is in pre-order, and releasing soon, I thought this could benefit from additional cowbell (And Christopher Walken – we LOVE Christopher Walken)

Mike Lombardo Loves You - which could get a little awkward in a large group

The Z-89 Cray-Z Morning Crew & Big Mike – Calling it as we saw it

May 5, 2010
Danny and Scott in LA via electrons

25 years and 3000 miles later, it's a party!

In 1985, I produced a morning Radio show with a host of other talented folks on a new FM station in Syracuse, NY. It was a demanding, crazy time during a tumultuous part of my life, and I had a ton of fun. I recently went back for our 25th radio reunion, and caught up with people, which dragged out the archives. So I though I’d clear the air about the ‘Big Mike’ episode. More after the Break

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Alfred’s St. Patty’s Day Tips

March 14, 2010

 

Anyone who says they're not Irish is just green with envy.

 

Alfred is back with more advice on how to celebrate St. Patty’s Day.  I just love this guy.


Laughing with the King – Mini LP

January 8, 2010

In honor of the King’s 75th birthday, here are a few Boffo Yux Dudes bit involving our favorite musician. It’s Elvispalooza with the BYD this Weekend! More bits to come.

Enjoy

Our Winters Love – a not all quite there romance song

December 14, 2009
Who knew a reel to reel could be so much fun?

Mmm. Tastes like chicken!

Allan and I worked on another song entry for Masters of Song Fu – Round 3 – this round had you
“Write a winter holiday song that is not about the holidays.”

So, of course, we chose to write this simple ditty about a love gone astray.

The lyrics, while all clean, might be NSFW if you pay attention to them.

You can follow along with the lyrics here.

Enjoy

How do you handle a Mad Proctologist?

December 2, 2009

Mr. Rhimer and the Mad Proctologist

The last part of the BYD & Friends show from 1989. Mark and Bill show us the high cost of revenge after 10 years of medical school.

I thought Mark did a great job on this one – using the German Accent to sound more threatening, and singing the German national anthem while plugging his ears gets me every time. We never did get to do a bit with the Ernie and Bert puppets on stage, but the behind the scenes stuff with them were so unPC it was hilarious. If I can edit a version, I’ll have to post that as well.

Pop goes the weasel ’cause the weasel goes pop!

November 26, 2009


Hollywood Weasel pulls the Green Light – Phil’s Filthy Stories – Boffo Yux Dudes & Friends at Syracuse University

Bill’s thoughts on this sketch he did with Mark Haskins…

“I think I wrote this sketch because I was reading “Final Cut” by Steven Bach, about the making of Heaven’s Gate. Also, the joke that most people laugh at in this sketch is the “full scale model of Planet Earth,” which was *ahem* “inspired” by a very similar Steven Wright joke”

I always thought branding ‘failure’ on the child’s forehead because he kept forgetting his lines was a fitting punishment…

Also, The first ‘Phil’s Filthy Stories‘ skit’ is tagged on this video – We shot this in a bathroom at New England Community College one summer. I always liked this bit – we wrote a bunch of them, but only a few made it to video. Somehow, when Tom’s voice goes up an octave, you get the feeling there might be some truth to the stories after all…

Enjoy.

Don’t judge me. But you can judge these guys for Masters of Song Fu #5.

November 18, 2009

Logo for Masters of Song Fu #5. It's right up there. No, Really, it is.

I know you’re thinking… What is this Masters of Song Fu, and why do I need to judge it?

Short answer – Cool people wrote some songs to compete in a fun contest. No cash prizes, just to further their craft as artists. You can check it out here, and vote for the top 5 you like. There are 34 entries this round.

Longer answer: Song Fu is a contest for songwriters and musicians, challenging them to create a song within certain rules and guidelines. Some are more free form, and some are much more constricted. The latest contest is one of the more constricting. You have a week to write, produce and uploaded an MP3 of your song to go with all the other groups, then be judged on originality, content, and how well you fit the spirit of the theme. Quite a challenge.

I stumbled upon this when Mike Lombardo randomly followed the BYD on Twitter. He had entered a song for Contest #4, and it looked like a fun project to join in on.  Due to a mix up, I’m not in the competition for #5, but I’ll try and work on one for the non voting ‘shadow’ contest.

More after the break, and my long list on impressions of all the songs this round. – but go and check it out now – the voting ends this weekend, and there’s almost 2 hours worth of original music to listen to – all at no cost.

34 people finished songs for the challenge this round – here’s the post I put up over at Quickstopentertainment.com on thoughts of the entries. I hope you have a chance to check them out before the voting ends, but even after that, you can check out the archives. Good stuff. You can open up this link in a new window and read the bios of the artists, and click this link to download all the songs at once.

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The Reluctant Waiter strikes again…

November 14, 2009

The Reluctant Waiter, Luigi’s Restaurant and Speculation Theater ‘What If Early Man Had Cable Television’

I remember we were going to attempt to do a stage version of the ”BU skit”, but many technical problems would have cropped up, (we needed a flaming arrow shooting thru a working window, a provost desk, and a full set of china for tea) which had us move on to the Reluctant Waiter skit.

Mark knocked it out of the park.

A few behind the scenes notes – I’m a lousy memorizer – in fact for half the skits, I found a prop or some other way to conceal the script in the scene. Here, it’s in the menu. I also somehow saved the plant I hit from falling down at the last second.

Next – Luigi’s – This was one of our radio bits, in fact the audio is straight from that skit. We shot the video in a bathroom in Needham MA, and edited it at Newhouse the day before the show, so the finished product was a surprise until right before airtime.  Mark was game to be the corpse, and we made a toe tag from a file label. A few scrubs and sheets grabbed from the local hospital, a can of cat food, a saw and a jack from the car later, and we had a passable autopsy room. The audience reaction was miked for this during the live show, and it really sold the bit.

And last – Speculation Theater. We did this one just so Andrew could have the punch line – we kept cracking up just hearing his voice say it. Look close and you’ll see we’re all actually wearing toilet bowl covers from K-Mart. Anything to sell the skit… that’s dedication. Enjoy.

Potatoes 3, Little People 0

November 14, 2009

Those Damn Little People – BYD & Friends 1989

Bill and Kat did this bit on the nobility of starving to death and filicide. Yes, upbeat, fun stuff! At least in their deft comedy hands.

But I digress, Here’s what fellow thespian and troubadour, Mark Haskins noted as his favorites when reviewing this fine video after 20 years…

“1) Bill covering the ears of the statue when he thinks there’s blasphemy about.

2) Bill’s delivery of the line “It’s all I’ve got, you know.” I don’t know why it always makes me laugh, but it does.

3) Kathy McKitty. She’s a friggin’ genius, and I wish we’d started working with her at some point before we were about to graduate.

I also love the bumper at the end of the sketch. What are Ernie and Bert saying to Bill in the hallways of Newhouse II? We are denied an answer, but I bet it was filthy…”

It was, Mark. It certainly was.

Enjoy.