Comedy Duo Garfunkel and Oates Live at Amoeba Charity Auction

Posted by Amoebite, February 17, 2011 03:02pm | Post a Comment
If you haven't heard of Garfunkel and Oates yet, you probably will soon. (No, it's not a long-lost collaboration between folk singer Art Garfunkel and pop/soul singer John Oates.) Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci are two actresses and singers also known as the musical comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates. They've appeared on Raising Hope, Scrubs, Last House on the Left, Bored to Death, and The Big Bang Theory. They've performed on The Tonight Show and were just signed to a pilot deal with HBO. They also recently hosted our monthly charity auction at Amoeba Hollywood to celebrate the release of their new comedy album, All Over Your Face.

Riki and Kate met at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles and began working together on a short film called Imaginary Larry. As Garfunkel and Oates they create satirical folk songs covering topics like same sex marriage ("Sex With Ducks"), gently telling a guy they aren't interested ("I Would Never [Have Sex With You]"), and the joys of pregnancy ("Pregnant Women Are Smug"). You can buy All Over Your Face here or at Amoeba Hollywood.

Garfunkel and Oates guest hosted our monthly charity auction on February 5, 2011. Amoeba started holding regular charity auctions to benefit Gulf Coast relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Not to be confused with stuffy auctions or formal charity dinners costing thousands of dollars per plate, the Amoeba charity auction is a chance to bid on some off-beat promotional items (Slayer underwear, anyone?), rare and collectible memorabilia (how was that Grateful Dead wine?), concert tickets, and lots of other great, truly unique stuff. Today our auctions benefit environmental organizations the Sierra Club and Conservation International, as well as our ongoing support of Gulf Relief efforts via Tipitina's Foundation and New Orleans Musicians' Clinic. As always, Amoeba matches individual donations up to $1000.

Watch Garfunkel and Oates perform "Pregnant Women Are Smug" on the Amoeba stage as they helped us raise money for charity and made us laugh along the way!

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