Well, comedy music fans, it’s time for another update from the FuMP! This time it’s all about Marscon. The Marscon Dementia Track takes place at the Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Mall of America in Bloomington, MN the weekend of March 4-6. Pretty much all of your favorite FuMP artists will be there, including Devo Spice, Insane Ian, Dino-Mike (who will be appearing on an upcoming episode of the podcast), and Guest of Honor, the great Luke Ski!
The Logan Awards will also be presented at the con that weekend. There’s some stiff competition this year, with last year’s #1 on Dr. Demento’s Best of 2015, “Benedict Cumberbatch” by the Susan Lucci of Logan Awards, Insane Ian, showing up in two categories (good luck parsing that sentence!). I certainly hope he finally wins, although there are plenty of other great choices in those categories.
Check out the press releases below for more details:
Comedy Musicians Return to Marscon
The Great Luke Ski headlines Longest Running Fandom Convention Comedy Music Series
For Immediate Release, – Today, The Marscon Dementia Track, in association with The Funny Music Project, aka The FuMP, announces the line-up of comedy musicians to perform at Marscon 2016, to be held at the Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Mall of America in Bloomington, MN the weekend of March 4-6.
This year’s Guest of Honor is the great Luke Ski, whom radio legend Dr. Demento declared to be his radio program’s “Most Requested Artist of the 21st Century”. Since then, Luke held onto that title by having songs on “The Dr. Demento Show’s” annual year-end “Funny 25” countdown of his most requested songs of the year for 14 years in a row, including four of them at #1 (“Peter Parker” 2002, “Stealing Like A Hobbit” 2003, “Snoopy The Dogg” 2011, “Fake Adult” 2014). His song parodies, originals, stand-up and sketches about pop culture phenomena have made him a favorite performer at science-fiction and fandom conventions all across the Midwest and beyond. He’s released eleven albums and two DVDs over the past twenty years, many of which feature collaborations and cameos by his fellow comedy musicians of the Funny Music Project. His past hits among his fans include songs about Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean, Battlestar Galactica, Batman, Firefly, Doctor Who, Disney buying Marvel, Monty Python, with more recent hits about Scooby Doo, 80’s media franchise mascots, and being a ‘fake adult’. He has won two awards at the Logan Whitehurst Memorial Awards For Excellence In Comedy Music. The first for his Peanuts tribute, “Snoopy The Dogg”, winning Outstanding Parody Song of 2011, and the second for his song about Disney buying Star Wars, “When You Wish Upon A Death Star” winning Outstanding Parody Song’ of 2012.
Other acts performing during the festival include acts familiar to fans of the Dr. Demento show and The FuMP including Steve Goodie (who had a whopping five songs in Dr D’s Funny 25 for 2015), Carla Ulbrich (“Dr. Pepper”, #5 for 2015 on Dr Demento), Devo Spice (“I Am The Doctor”, #10 for 2014), Dino-Mike (“Biggest Fan”, #11 for 2015), Raymond & Scum (“Nobody Loves the Comedy Band”), TV’s Kyle featuring Lindzilla (“Kittens For Sale”), Power Salad (“In My Driverless Car”, #8 for 2015 on Dr. Demento), and Insane Ian (“Benedict Cumberbatch”, the #1 song on the Dr. Demento show for 2015).
Events associated with the 3 day dementia track include comedy music concerts from all the acts, Live Podcast Recordings, the Dementia Smackdown Concert — where the artists perform some of their favorite demented hits or obscure favorites, “Dementia Smackdown Wrestling” — a video game mock-up of the artists in a 20-man wrestling match, The FuMP Jukebox where other acts perform, and the presentation of the 6th annual Logan Whitehurst Memorial Award for Excellence in Comedy Music, aka The Logan Awards. Visit http://www.LoganAwards.com for more info.
Come join The Marscon Dementia Track in association with The FuMP for a full weekend of music, panels, and fun! A weekend all-access badge for Marscon 2016 is just $65. That gets you into all the concerts, panels, special events, and everything else (including the other events at the convention, such as the Art Show, Dealer’s Room, Prop-A-Torium, and other sci-fi and media guests). Individual day passes will be available at the door. For convention registration, hotel information, schedule, guest bios and more, please visit http://marscon.org/2016/index.php and for performer bios and more on the comedy music series, visit http://marscondementia.com
Logan Awards Announce 2016 Nominees
Sixth Annual Comedy Music Awards To Take Place at Marscon in March
For Immediate Release – Today, The Logan Whitehurst Memorial Awards for Excellence in Comedy Music, aka The Logan Awards, in association with The Funny Music Project, aka The FuMP, announces the finalists for the sixth annual comedy music awards. The award ceremony will be held at Marscon, at the Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Mall of America in Bloomington, MN the weekend of March 4-6.
The Logan Awards are held every year to showcase the very best in comedy music, presented in three categories: Outstanding Original Comedy Song, Outstanding Parody Song, and Outstanding Comedy Music Video. Each year, the awards committee is run by a new chairperson, who selects two groups of jurors (three currently active comedy musicians and three from comedy music fandom) to select the finalists from the list of open nominees suggested by fans of comedy music. This year’s chairperson is Angela Brett. As with every year any ties would be settled by the awards’ permanent Judge, the legendary radio DJ Dr. Demento.
Here are the nominees for this year’s awards:
Outstanding Original Comedy Song:
Carla Ulbrich – “Joe’s Ex-Girlfriends”
Insane Ian – “Benedict Cumberbatch”
Katie Goodman – “You’re A Feminist”
Schaffer the Darklord – “Sex Rhymes”
Steve Goodie – “I Dropped My Phone in the Toilet”
Outstanding Parody Song:
Carla Ulbrich – “Cheek to Cheek”
Carla Ulbrich – “Dr Pepper”
Devo Spice – “Put It Away”
Dino-Mike featuring Bonecage – “Urban Dictionary”
Glove and Boots – “Shaolin Monk”
Outstanding Comedy Music Video:
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (feat. Pete Gardner) – “I Love My Daughter (But Not In A Creepy Way)”
Insane Ian – “Benedict Cumberbatch”
Rhett and Link – “Just Being Honest”
The Nerdist feat. Whitney Avalon – “Comic Con The Musical”
They Might Be Giants – “All The Lazy Boyfriends”
For links to the songs and videos, as well as the artists, and more
information on Logan Whitehurst, please visit http://www.LoganAwards.com .