Some people get lucky that what they love doing as a hobby can turn into a full time job. I would say that was true for artists such as The Lonely Island, Weird Al, and Flight of the Conchords. Music is not the most typical way to make it in comedy, which is why most of these artists were just doing it for fun and completely unaware of where it would take them. As much as I love music, and as much as I love comedy, I’d prefer to see Coldplay at The Forum and not at The Laugh Factory. That being said, I’d have to admit that there have been exceptions.
Who would want to deny themselves the pleasure of singing, and dancing, along to “The Creep” after they’ve succeeded in finding their crush’s Instagram? Comedy is completely subjective, so perhaps these songs will be the funniest or dumbest things you’ve ever heard. Dumb or funny these artists are making a living off their own enjoyment and did so by finding their own outlet to success. It’s encouraging to see once again that there is no set path on how to “make it”, but to just do what you love and love what you do.
The Lonely Island trio made it big after appearing on SNL in 2005 and have many successful hits to show for it. This little gem was a precursor to those many hits.
Weird Al Yankovic has been making parodies of hit songs since the ’80s and continues to do so at age 55.
Flight of the Conchords are is a duo that were college roomates from New Zealand. They were given their own TV series on HBO from 2007 to 2009.