They are performance artists of self-parody—four stiff Teutonic robots (sometimes played by actual robots), standing behind drum machines and sequencers, pushing buttons and singing things like “Wir fahr’n fahr’n fahr’n auf der Autobahn” and “it’s more fun to compute.
The one-time front man for heavy metal band Black Sabbath has joined the likes of DNA co-discoverer James Watson and Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates on the short roster of people to have their full genome sequenced and analyzed . [More]
I’m a big fan of Ethan Lipton. Its very hard not to be entertained by a crooner whose ballads mention yoga positions, Martian juice and women who work at Renaissance Faires. The latter being described as having hair smelling of steak.
It is really hard to call him a comedian as his songs really don’t follow any joke format. They aren’t parodies. There is irony and amazing comic timing but it is really hard to pick out a joke. Lipton’s music is funny in the way a puppy chasing his tail is funny.