L..A. funnywomen Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome have been performing as Garfunkel and Oates (“two famous rock ’n’ roll second bananas”) for seven years now. Like a female Flight of the Conchords with a slightly cleaned-up Sarah Silverman sense of humor, they won the hearts of proud non-moms everywhere with “Pregnant Women Are Smug” and have commented on the absurdity of marriage inequality with surprisingly sweet ditties like “Sex with Ducks” and “Rainbow Connection.” An eponymous IFC show was probably inevitable, and with these ladies’ propensity for sight gags and sharp satire, we couldn’t have been happier when the Fred Savage–produced series premiered this month. Lindhome described the show as “Glee with dick jokes,” a characterization that probably needs no further embellishment. Count on hearing some new songs from the series, as they perform tonight, as well as favorites from 2012’s brilliant Slippery When Moist.
Sat., Aug. 30, 7 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 27, 2014