Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, better known as Garfunkel and Oates will be performing at 7:30 p.m. April 24 at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium.
The band name “Garfunkel and Oates” comes from Art Garfunkel from “Simon and Garfunkel” and John Oates from “Hall and Oates.”
The duo met at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, both on bad dates. Micucci claims she recognized Lindhome from previous shows and the two have been inseparable ever since.
In an interview with Seth Meyers, Lindhome and Micucci told a story about how they accomplished their goals. They would go to California Pizza kitchen and write their dreams on napkins — they had both written down how they wanted to write funny songs. Lindhome then went and put their songs on YouTube, which sparked a burst of likes and comments on their channel.
Since their meeting, the two have toured across the country. In 2012, they had their first comedy special on Comedy Central called “The Half-Hour.” The duo has two albums, “All Over Your Face” and “Slippery When Moist.”
The duo doesn’t focus only on music. Their comedy series “Garfunkel and Oates” was on IFC network from August 2014 until its cancellation on last month. The two have also been guests on “The Kevin Nealon Show,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and CBS News.
Micucci has been in shows such as “Scrubs,” “Raising Hope” and “The Big Bang Theory.” Lindhome has also been in her share of television, playing side characters in shows such as “Gilmore Girls,” “Adventure Time” and “New Girl.”
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door for UAA students. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at http://UAAtix.com or at the UAA Student Union Information Desk.