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Garfunkel and Oates - Biography


Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome Garfunkel and Oates
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Riki Lindhome, Kate Micucci

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Garfunkel and Oates Overview:

Described by the Wall Street Journal as the "Female Flight of the Conchords," Garfunkel and Oates are the funniest all-girl musical comedy team working today. Unlike some other musical comedy duos, Micucci and Lindhome aren't limited by a concept or shtick -- their funny, catchy songs work as extended jokes on a number of observational topics, ranging from the self-superiority of pregnant women to the lame arguments of same-sex marriage opponents. They start with a clever, original idea for a joke and expand it outward through song.

Quick Garfunkel and Oates Facts:

  • Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome formed after connecting at L.A.'s Upright Citizens Brigade Theater while both were there separately on what they call "bad dates."
  • The band is named after two famous pop music "sidekicks," Art Garfunkel (of Simon and Garfunkel) and John Oates (of Hall and Oates).
  • Micucci had a recurring role on the sitcom Scrubs, while Lindhome has acted in films such as Million Dollar Baby and Last House on the Left.
  • Garfunkel and Oates have performed on both The Jay Leno Show in 2009 and on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2010.

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