Garfunkel and Oates Q&A

Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci have been joined at the hip since the late 2000’s. Friday night, the dup hit the Wendy Williamson Auditorium. The duo talked to The Northern Light about Alaska, song inspiration and the future for their pair.

Have you ever been to Alaska?

Riki: “Nope, we’ve never been. It’s definitely been a place for us to go on the list, though. I’m excited!”

Kate: “We’ll be in Alaska for four days, so we’ll have time to go do all the touristy stuff and enjoy the trip.”

What is your favorite part of performing?

Kate: “When we tour, every audience is different, it’s just so much fun. We never know what to expect because every crowd gives off a different vibe. It’s always a surprise. Meeting new fans is amazing too!”

Who’s the coolest celebrity you’ve gotten to meet?

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Riki: “We got to meet Eric Idle, which was really amazing. We got to meet John Oates too because his name is half of ours.”

Kate: “We actually opened for one of John’s shows, it was pretty funny.”

How do you come up with all the material for your songs?

Riki: “A lot of it is based off past experiences. If we have something happen to us that we think is laughable, we write about it.”

Kate: “We definitely have a lot of funny things happen to us.”

What’s your main focus as a pair right now?

Kate: “We’ve both done film. We were actually both in ‘The Big Bang Theory.’ I think our focus right now is to just go with the flow and do what makes us happy.”

Riki: “Television is fun; we just got done with our show. I really just enjoy performing and being on stage with Kate. Right now we’re just doing our own thing and it’s great.”

At the Wendy Williamson, the duo faced several technical difficulties. Microphones weren’t amplifying and amplifiers weren’t amplifying. Nevertheless, the pair put on a performance that distracted the crowd and created laughs throughout.