With unprecedented room to experiment and access to so many different viewers, Psy and others show us that music videos have found a new calling on the Internet – a postmodern medium that lends itself so easily to cheeky, self-reflexive, ironic content. Enter the funny, satirical music video.
In anticipation of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s new album ‘Mandatory Fun’ scheduled for release on July 15, we take a look back at the history and rise of the iconic style of satirical comedy music videos. Part one of two.
As in “Objects in the mirror may appear closer than they are”, rental kayaks should also come with the warning: “Cockpits may appear larger than they actually are. Small kayaks rented to middle aged women for the sole purpose of entertaining the staff. Thank you for your cooperation.”
During the latter part of June this year I had the privilege of spending 48 hours in Toronto with one of Britain’s top comedians, Michael Palin.
Watch the amazingly creative video that inspired Julia McLean to think of new and creative ways to herd her sheep. You won’t believe it!
The Popculturist tries to decide whether or not to watch reruns of the cult comedy series, “The State”. Will the show’s funny factor hold up over time?
If you’ve never heard of Red Green you may be missing one of the biggest laughs to come out of the wilds of Canada since…well…forever. This duct-tape packing man’s man is known for his down-to-the-dirt philosophy (“Keep your stick on the ice!”), his red and green suspenders and his ability to have grown men and women doubled over with laughter. Our writer Dan L. Hays tells about the time he joined the Red Green Fan Club and caught up with Red himself.