Dragon Con 2016 Schedule

We’re headed back to Atlanta for Dragon Con again. Wheee! Here’s where you can find us, if you are so inclined:

Fri., 10 pm: Gonzo Quiz Show – Hyatt, Regency VI-VII
Teams of celebrity guests are led through a series of panel show games that are truly gonzo. (Paul only in this event)

Sat., 8 pm: The Deep Hurting Summertime Special – Marriott, Atrium Ballroom
Join Dr. Forrester and TV’s Frank for a truly mad evening of music, comedy, and more!

Sun., 1 pm: Jonathan Coulton & Friends – Marriott, Atrium Ballroom
A lyrical Q&A packed with JoCo and singer-songwriters Paul & Storm and Molly Lewis

Sun., 8:30 pm: Gonzo Quiz Show – Hyatt, Regency VI-VII
Teams of celebrity guests are led through a series of panel show games that are truly gonzo. (Storm only in this event)

Upcoming Round of Shows

We know we haven’t been performing live nearly as much as we used to these days. But we actually have an increasingly busy schedule this summer, so much so that it’s worth putting together a post listing them. To wit…

Shows with Jonathan Coulton

Just like the old days, we’re hopping in a rental minivan and doing some live shows with our old pal Jonathan Coulton. (You know, from the Internet and video games and cruise ships and stuff?)

  • JUST ADDEDFri. May 13 – Los Angeles – Largo at the Coronet (tickets)
  • Sun. May 15 – Los Angeles – Largo at the Coronet (tickets)
  • Sat. June 18 – Chicago – The Vic (tickets, on sale 4/29)
  • Sat. June 25 – Alexandria, VA – The Birchmere (tickets, on sale 4/29)
  • Sun. June 26 – Philadelphia – World Cafe Live (tickets, on sale 4/29)

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We’re also once again coming back to San Diego, just in time for Comic-Con, for our annual variety show hosted by Adam Savage, Wil Wheaton and us.

  • Thu. July 21 – San Diego – Balboa Theatre (tickets)

FuMPFest 2016

We will also be the Guests of Honor (ha!) at FuMPFest, a full weekend of comedy music in Chicago, IL this August.

  • Fri-Sun, August 26-28 – Chicago – FuMPFest 2016 (tickets)


More shows to come, as well! Can you even stand the excitement? (We imagine so. Still, it’s pretty cool.)

Westerosi Pie

What? A new song? And video? Well, mostly…

We debuted “Westerosi Pie” at w00tstock 7.0 in 2015, and have performed it a few times live since then. But in honor of the Game of Thrones Season 6 premiere on HBO today, please enjoy this brand new recording of our re-lyric’d version of Don McLean’s “American Pie”, dedicated to George R. R. Martin and the thing he does so well—killing lots and lots and lots of characters.

“Westerosi Pie” is available many places:

Thanks to guest musicians Jim Boggia (electric guitar) and Brendan Milburn (piano).

  • Special thanks also to all the artists who contributed their work to this video:
  • Lindsay Archer (lindsayarcher.com)
  • @boxlessthought
  • Angela Brett
  • Peter Chiykowski
  • Gina Mai Denn
  • a hobo
  • @horrorellablog
  • @Jim_E_Sprocket
  • Molly Lewis
  • Virginia Lore
  • Natalie Metzger (@Minitotoro, thefuzzyslug.com)
  • @MidnightDBA
  • Nora Miller (a.k.a. “Heiress to the Cheapass Games fortune”)
  • Mikey Neumann
  • Alex Rasey
  • Tailsteak (leftoversoup.com)
  • Katie Utkie
  • Chris Waffle
  • Angela Webber
  • Marcus C. York

And extra above-and-beyond thanks to Jade Gordon (@jadegordon, patreon.com/jadegordon) and Perry Zombolas, who contributed a veritable flurry of art for this project.

Show Us Your Skills of Artist!

UPDATE: We couple use a few last-minute submissions of general GoT-themed mayhem. Submissions accepted through Friday evening, April 22nd. Thanks!

We’re gearing up to release a new song—one inspired by Game of Thrones and George R. R. Martin—and want YOUR HELP to make the video, because we’re cheap and lazy, and don’t want to do it all ourselves we have the most amazing fans in the world! It’s really easy: email us a drawing of a person or people being killed. Fun, right?

A few more details before you email ’em to us:

  • It doesn’t have to be great art. I mean, we absolutely will welcome great art, but we’ll equally welcome not-great art. Stick figures? Cool. MS Paint? Bring it on.
  • Ideally, the person/people should be clad in a fashion that is reminiscent of Game of Thrones. Doesn’t have to be, though. Can’t draw a person in armor, monk robes, or khalssei-wear? Per the first bullet above, no problem.
  • Keep it on the funny side. Blood and gore are okay, so long as it’s WACKY blood and gore. (But by no means do we require blood and gore.)
  • Get creative with it, and have fun.

Not into bullet points? Here are a couple of basic examples:


You can totally do that! I mean, what’s that person riding in the second drawing? A horse? Maybe. Why is it dead, too? Dunno. Again, you’re welcome to spend more than the 20 seconds each of those took, but seriously: no pressure.

NOW LET’S DO THIS! E-mail us a digital version of your image—photo of it is fine if necessary, though a scan is better, and the higher resolution, the better—along with how you’d like to be credited. (Name, Twitter handle, website, whatever; we’ll do our best to accommodate all reasonable credit submissions.) DEADLINE: let’s say Wednesday, April 6th.

For clarity’s/officialness’ sake: your submission of your artwork to us grants us the non-exclusive use of said artwork in the above-described music video, in return for screen credit. No other compensation shall be offered or is implied. Additionally, any art you submit must be your own and you must control all rights to its use.

Nerds and Music Shows This Fall

We are once again doing a series of shows, called “Nerds and Music”, with our good friends author Pat Rothfuss and MST3k founder Joel Hodgson. Where, do you ask? Here:

  • Tues., Sept. 29 – World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, PA – http://bit.ly/NMPhilly
    NOTE: this show is FREE to attend; RSVP at the link above. RSVP soes not guarantee admittance, which will be first-come, first-served on the night of the show.
  • Wed., Sept. 30 – The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA – http://bit.ly/NMBirch
  • Thurs., Oct. 1 – The Bell House, Brooklyn, NY – http://bit.ly/NMBrook
  • Fri., Oct. 2 – Thunder Road, Somerville, MA – http://bit.ly/NMBoston

Where Are Paul and Storm During Dragon Con and Bumbershoot?

We have a hecka-busy weekend coming up, spending two days at Dragon Con in Atlanta, then hopping a cross-country flight to spend two days at Bumbershoot in Seattle.

Both events involve a lot of shows and appearances, so we figured it would be helpful (to us, if nobody else) to list them all in one place.

Here’s how our Labor Day Weekend breaks down…

Fri. Sept. 4 – Dragon Con

  • 5:30 pm: Marriott Imperial Ballroom – Gonzo Quiz Show & Doin’ Improv
    (w/Scott Adsit, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Bill Corbett, Aaron Fever, Mark Gagliardi, Molly Lewis, Hal Lublin, Sylvester McCoy, Joseph Scrimshaw, The Doubleclicks and James Urbaniak)

Sat. Sept. 5 – Dragon Con

  • 8 pm: Marriott Atrium Ballroom – Gonzoroo III: A Musical Quizoddysey
    (w/Scott Adsit, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Bill Corbett, Aaron Fever, Mark Gagliardi, Doc Hammer, Molly Lewis, Hal Lublin, Mike Phirman, Joseph Scrimshaw, The Doubleclicks and James Urbaniak)

Sun. Sept. 6 – Bumbershoot

  • 8 pm: Comedy at the Bagley – The Shat Pack (w/Neil Hamburger, Puddles Pity Party, The Lampshades, and host Mike Lawrence)
  • 10 pm: Comedy at the Playhouse (w/Sean Patton and Mike Lawrence)

Mon. Sept. 7 – Bumbershoot

  • 2 pm: The Black Box Stage – P&S solo show
    6:30 pm: Comedy at the Bagley – The Nerd Show (w/Mike Lawrence, Dana Snyder and Sean Patton)
    8:30 pm: Comedy at the Playhouse (w/Mike Lawrence)

After that, we go home and sleep for a week.

See you there? We sure hope so!

Where Are Paul and Storm at SDCC 2015?

Your one-stop shopping place for our complete schedule at San Diego Comic Con this year:

Thurs. July 9

  • 7 pm: w00tstock 7.0 – Balboa Theatre
    with Adam Savage, Wil Wheaton, Alton Brown, Pat Rothfuss, Phil Plait, Rhea Butcher & Uke Box Heroes. Special guests: Aisha Tyler, Molly Quinn, and WHO KNOWS ELSE?

Fri. July 10

Sat. July 11

The Paul and Storm Nondenominational Perennial Holiday Special! (Part One)

It’s here—the new animated special you’ve been waiting for! Years from now, as you snuggle up on the couch with whomever is important to you at that point, hot cocoa and future-snacks in hand, you’ll forget that there was ever a first time that you watched it. That’s how ingrained it will have become in the collective mind of the world, much like all those Rankin-Bass favorites, “The Grinch That Stole Christmas”, and “It’s Christmas, Charlie Brown!”

So for the first time, please enjoy Part One of The Paul and Storm Nondenominational Perennial Holiday Special, animated by The Brothers Chaps (of Homestar Runner fame), written by Josh A. Cagan and yours trulies, and featuring the additional voice talents of Matt Chapman and Kim Evey. (Along with a few cameos from special friends; blink and you’ll miss ’em!) Part Two will be released in much less time than it took to put together Part 1, which is to say…Soon™.

And of course special thanks to our Kickstarter backers, without whom this almost certainly would never have happened. See the video’s description on YouTube for complete credits.

BTW, if you want the songs for your very own, they’re available on our Bandcamp page.

ANOTHER New Video? Yes: “Right Here with You”

The culmination of our extensive “2 Videos 2 Days” campaign, please enjoy the second music video from our new album Ball Pit, “Right Here with You”.

Once again directed by Sean Becker and produced by Kim Evey, we gathered a bunch of our old friends to help us on this one: The Doubleclicks (Angela and Aubrey Webber), Todd Cooper, Matt Gourley, Jason Charles Miller, Tony Thaxton, and dancer Claudia Dolph. BOW DOWN BEFORE THE MAJESTY OF OUR COLLECTIVE HAIR!

And as always, huge thanks to our Kickstarter backers for literally making this possible.

New Video: “This Song”

The fruits of our Ball Pit Kickstarter are ripening and falling off the tree! Please enjoy “This Song”, the first of two new music videos we’re releasing this week. It’s more or less for everyone who’s ever asked us “Did you do that song for [commercial X]?”, or “Why doesn’t [company X,Y, and/or Z] use you for their ads, instead of hiring actors to portray a charming, talented, handsome, and humble musical duo?”*

Big thanks to Director Sean Becker and Producer Kim Evey for making this video look like a million dollars. And of course special thanks to our Kickstarter backers for providing the actual dollars, as well as everyone who gave up a Sunday afternoon to come play with us on video.