Friday, April 8, 2011

The Mother of All Musical Comedy Shows - MAY 14TH

Harmonies and hilarity hit their heyday this spring for the mother of all musical comedy shows. "Funny" "Music" "Show" will meld music and mirth with mania and melody. The laughter-inducing lineup features Eric & the Electric MP3 Player, Uke Skywalker & Tuba Fett, Truth in Advertising, and Bait & Switch.

Following in the madcap tradition of Weird Al and Tom Lehrer, this entertaining ensemble features a
ukulele-tuba remix of M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes”;  Pythonesque odes to Vitamin C and Row Vs. Wade; and a rap song about gardening called "Where My Hoes At?"; and warped versions of some of your favorite popular songs, including "My Humps."

"Funny" "Music" "Show" begins at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011,
at the Steel City Improv Theater
(808 B Tripoli St., North Side, PA 15212).
Doors open at 9 p.m., and admission is $5.

About the Bands:


Eric & the Electric MP3 Player provides a musical glimpse into the mind of comedian Eric Donaldson. He writes wordy yet catchy pop tunes such as the crowd favorite, Kimberly Jones, and the lilting, John Denver-y paean to himself, Grateful.

Uke Skywalker & Tuba Fett
is Pittsburgh's premier tuba-and-ukulele-fusion band. The duo is accompanied by the Storm Trooper Dancer. And sometimes a saxophone. And sometimes not.

Truth in Advertising are "a friendly but weird folk type thing recalling Tenacious D and They Might Be Giants," (BurghSounds.com). The group's most recent recording, "DMV," was featured in the City Paper's music blog, FFW.
 
Bait & Switch are an unofficial darling of the Pittsburgh improv comedy scene. The duo will  twist your favorite pop songs into something so terrible and beautiful you won't want to look away.

For more information, please contact Seán O'Donnell at sean@monkeycorner.net or 412.298-8782.

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