Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal
We open up our Loops show with a bit of sketch comedy from Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal that seems to break all the rules about how jokes work.
Be careful, this silly loopy song is perversely catchy:
Although I found this video very entertaining, I found some of it annoying. The woman's voice is most likely the most annoying voice I have ever heard. Therefore, I found it hard to focus on the comedy of this video because I was so annoyed by her laugh and her voice. But then when the man started to sing the horse song I could not stop laughing. At this point, I loved it and was completely entertained. I would recommend this video to anyone who is not bothered by a nasally voice, because then they could thoroughly enjoy this video.
It would be interesting to have seen this performance without having heard the RadioLab explanation first. Knowing what their thoughts were as they acted this out informed And changed my perspective.
i'm pretty sure this unorthodox joke is based on andy kauffman's "i trusted you." like the previous commenter i laughed til gagging at that sketch and when i showed friends they rewarded me with a blank stare.
I listened to the 'Kristen Schaal is a Horse' segment while driving and nearly had to pull the car over because I was laughing so hard I started to cry. Loved the segment so much I wanted to share it with my husband when I returned home. I pulled up your website expecting to find an audio link and was pleasantly surprised to find a video link instead. Fantastic! What a bonus to see the nuts behind this hysterical segment. Not so much. My husband and I watched stoned faced. I struggled to explain why I was blinded by tears just an hour earlier. Why was the segment so much funnier to the ear than the eye? Perhaps an idea for a future Radiolab?
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What a fascinating story! I found it interesting as some aspects of it reminded me of the conflict in Gaza ...
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