Sign up for the Devo Spice fan club
Devo Spice logo He writes some of the funniest rap lyrics I've ever heard - Dr. Demento
Home News About Devo Spice Devo Spice's Music Devo Spice Tour Dates Store Devo Spice's Podcasts Contact Devo Spice
Now Available
"Herp Derp Ya Don't Sterp"
Devo Spice Presents The Insider
Manic Mondays
Devo Spice's Privacy Policy
Terms Of Use
Devo Spice News
First Annual NY Funny Songs Fest
(May 16, 2012)

Jessica Delfino has organized the First Annual New York Funny Songs Fest, a 4 day festival of comedy music taking place in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The festival runs from June 7-10 with various shows happening at various nearby venues. I will be performing as part of a comedy music showcase on Friday, June 8th at Casa Mezcal. The full press release is below.


50+ Comedy Musicians To Perform Funny Songs For 4 Days

Lower East Side, NY, NY

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: A woman plays a song on her rape whistle to ward off her potential attacker. A guitarist demonstrates how dozens of songs use the same chords in the same order as a famous classical piece. A ukulele player recounts how he got searched by the NYPD while carrying a stool sample.

What do these three songs have in common? You can hear them live at the 1st Annual NY Funny Songs Fest, a four-day comedy music festival taking place Thursday June 7 – Sunday June 10th primarily at assorted venues in the Lower East Side. Whether it’s the PG rated songs or the more provocative jingles that “pluck your strings”, so to speak, there’s something for everyone in this festival, which will celebrate the beloved comedy art form that is the song with a punch line.

In this gathering of those who tell jokes to a beat, you can hear songs performed on guitar, ukulele, rape whistle and more, by comedy musicians Rob Paravonian, Jen Kwok, Ben Lerman, Myq Kaplan and Micah Sherman (Myq and Micah), Soce The Elemental Wizard, Mindy Raf, Carolyn Castiglia, videos by Adira Amramand Stuckey & Murray and many, many others, including festival creator and long time NYC based comedy musician, Jessica Delfino.

“Comedy music is a unique art form that gives bookers a headache since they don’t know whether to put us in stand up clubs or music venues,” says Delfino.

“Henry Phillips kind of nailed it in his movie, ‘Punching The Clown’, when he said “I’ve got one foot in the music door, one foot in the comedy door…I’m not really getting anywhere. Just kind of humping the wall between the two doors.”

Jessica, who has been doing comedy music for a decade in New York City adds that the Lower East Side, which she calls home, has been a mecca for comedy music performers for years and is a natural choice for the festival location.

Festival schedule and highlights, including several (mostly short, sweet) shows at Tammany Hall, Lolita Bar, Casa Mezcal, The Dressing Room, The Upstairs Bar and more are below.

Tickets and more information are available at and at


Thursday, June 7:
• It’s Opening Night! Party: We got free food from sponsors Rocket Joe’s Pizza among others, and 2 for 1 beer / cheap drink specials, gift bags and raffle prizes – Lolita Bar, 266 Broome St., 6 PM, admission free with ticket purchase to either of Thursday night’s comedy music showcases

• 2 Great Comedy Music Showcases: Hilarious, short and sweet featuring Rob Paravonian, Jen Kwok, Molly Pope, Devo Spice, Ben Lerman, Jessica Delfino and others – Lolita Bar, 266 Broome St., 7:30 PM and 9 PM, $8 in advance, $10 at the door

• A Kickin’ After Party featuring comedy music videos by Stuckey & Murray, Adira Amram and more + live performances by Rachel Parenta and more -- The Dressing Room, 11 PM, admission free with ticket purchase to either of Thursday night’s comedy music showcases

Friday, June 8:
• Books & Hooks: Comedy musicians perform songs on a book theme. This show’s book: The Anarchist’s Cookbook! Casa Mezcal, 86 Orchard St., 6 PM-7 PM, $8 in advance, $10 at the door

• A Night of Dirty Songs:
Pretty much exactly what it sounds like! Dirty folk rock, naughty ditties, raunchy tales of ribaldry – all set to a beat. Ben Lerman, Cock Lorge + more, hosted by Jessica Delfino (on her birthday!), who was publicly denounced by the US Catholic League for her songs being too awesome (and too dirty!). Casa Mezcal, 86 Orchard St., 7:15 PM-8:15, $8 in advance, $10 at the door

• A Killer Comedy Music Showcase: Hilarious, short and sweet, featuring Rob Paravonian, Devo Spice, Carla Rhodes + more. Drink specials and mad ambiance. Casa Mezcal, 86 Orchard St., 8:30-9:30, $8 in advance, $10 at the door

• Now That’s What I Call Comedy Music! Ben Lerman and Tim Dimond’s comedy music show in Long Island City featuring Myq & Micah, Soce The Elemental Wizard + more, Creek & Cave,10 pm – midnight, free

Saturday, June 9:
• 50 Funny Songs: A comedy music showcase at Tammany Hall, where 50 comedy musicians will each play a short song. Rob Paravonian, Mindy Raf, Carla Rhodes + 47 more. Hosted by Myka Fox. Tammany Hall, Doors at 7, show 8 – 10 PM, $8 in advance, $10 at the door

• Comedy Karaoke!: Come sing karaoke with some of the golden voiced comedians of the comedy music world. Upstairs Bar, 11 PM, free

Sunday, June 10:
Comedy Music Industry Panel “Feedback 101”: Hear from various people relating to the comedy music industry including industry professionals and a few comedy musicians who have some wisdom to impart. Culture Fix, 2-3:30 PM, $8 in advance, $10 at the door, more details TBA @

Comedy Music Awards: The NY Funny Songs Festival rewards several comedy musicians for their hard work and outstanding comedy music. Culture Fix, 4:30 – 6 PM, $8 in advance, $10 at the door

NYFSF Closing Party: Come eat and drink in style at a hip yet cozy Lower East Side Irish Pub as you mingle with pals from the festival and recount the memories. Donnybrook, 35 Clinton St., corner of Clinton and Stanton, 6:30 PM

Previous Story   Next Story
There are no comments yet.
You must be logged in to leave a comment.
Devo Spice News
New Song: What's Really in my Hot Dog?
Opening for Psychostick Again!
New Ridiculous Rap: Gravity is Stupid
New Song featuring Blythe Renee
Rock Band T-Shirt Pre-Order
"Nothin' But Truth" Squeaks onto Funny 25
20% Off CDs Through 12/20
Manic Mondays Patreon
FuMPFest Wrap-Up
Piles Needs Our Help
Free Download Links Fixed
New Song: The Comedy-Music Life
New Song: Nothin' But Truth
30 Years of Sudden Death
"All in My Tights" Video on YouTube
"Put It Away" Nominated for a Logan Award
New Song: "My Little Pwnage"
Dinky McDiddlyboots Video
Sneaky Monster Kickstarter
New Song: Put It Away
New Song: "Lotta Bodies"
Snack Bar WINS the Logan Award!
Snack Bar Nominated for a Logan Award
The End of the Spice Rack
New Album Herp Derp Ya Don't Sterp Out Now!
CD Release Party
New Album Podcast
Psychostick Live Album Offer
New Album Announcement
Festival Supreme Theme Song
New Song: Paywutchyalike
Holy Crappin' FuMPFest!
Two Logan Nominations!
"Lost in Time" Video
I Am The Doctor Available on February 22nd
Sophie Aldred Appears on 7th Doctor Song
New Manic Mondays Web Site
Funny 25 of 2013
Doctor Who Album Kickstarter
Another New Song: Piratz Tavern
New Song: Autocomplete
Rhythms from the Crypt Promo
Rhythms from the Crypt on BandCamp
New Release: Rhythms from the Crypt
Ozzman (2013)
The Logan Medley
I Got A Doctor On A Song
New Song and Logan Nominations
New T-Shirt Design for January
In The 80s on the Funny 25!
A Christmas Tail Update
Vote For Me To Perform At MacWorld/iWorld
Ridiculous Raps 4: Forces of Nature
Ridiculous Raps 3: Tough Guy
Ridiculous Raps: CUPCAKES!
South Park Junkie (2012)
Live DVD Recording Concert
Kickstarter Total, and #1 Song
Sudden Death Kickstarter
New Song: In The 80s
The Best of Sudden Death Poll
I Got My Money Back!
The Guest Appearance That Never Was
EscapePod 354: The Caretaker
The Lawsuit I Wish Never Happened
New song: All In My Tights
First Annual NY Funny Songs Fest
Am I Shoebox?
Stupid Cowboy Thing Volume 2
Ridiculous Raps
I Am The Doctor Video
Friday (the 13th)
Elevator Makes Funny 25
New Song: I Am The Doctor
Rollers: Kickstarter Campaign
Look What I Did!
Gnome Sane Available In Android Market
Music Video: How To Sing
New Song: How To Sing
Manic Mondays Returns
Mink Car Cover Album
New Cirque du So What Now Available
New Private Circle for Subscribers on G+
Minor Update Between Packing
On Gmail and Living In The Cloud
The Dumbest Song On Rock Band Hits The FuMP
Gnome Sane Now Available On CD
Send Me Your Receipts
Thank You Doesn't Cover It
New Album Now Available!
Album Cover and Track List
Promo For New Album
New Song With Commentary
The Album Podcast Begins Today
New Album Announcement
Moving Right Along
The Insider Episode 18 - Now In Audio
MarsCon Information and Fund Raiser CD
Dr. Demento's Funny 25 for 2010
Half Assed Rapper on The FuMP
Welcome Back And Happy New Year
Millennium Music Conference
All CDs Must Go!
Nothin' But A Geek Thang
Insane Ian's New Tune
Streaming And Downloads Working Again
The Insider Episode 14
The Insider Podcast Feeds
New Sci-Fi Audio Book
FuMP 22 Album Cover
New Luke Ski Song Featuring Me
The End Of An Era
EscapePod Narration: Unexpected Outcomes
Nerdpalooza Videos Online
Interview on The Hip Hop Shop
New Song: I Hate Mondays
Sudden Death Blow-Out Sale
New Podcast!
Updating The Stage Show
Devo Spice Update - 5/18/2010
Flying Sucks, So I Wrote A Song
Disclaimer! Disclaimer! Disclaimer!
Cirque du So What Album Available
First Cirque du So What Tracks Surface
Secret Project Revealed!
And So It Begins...
Blogger and RSS Help Needed - UPDATE: FIXED
IT Guy On The FuMP
New Jersey Gave Me A Big Butt
New Song, New Nerdcore Compilation
Happy New Year!
Platform Wars At Number 4!
NSFW Shirts Now Available
Netrikulator - Beta Testers Needed
The Failed Cities Monologues - Hath A Darkness
New Song on The FuMP
Angry Women Needed
I Should Be Writing Interview
Another October Birthday
All You Can Tweet
Live Concerts Being Broadcast on WUSB
NACA Report
On Video Games and Horror
Happy Birthday!
The Insider - Episode 2
Platform Wars on Dr. Demento's Top 10 Again
Manic Mondays Coming To An End
The FuMP Wins The Parsec
Devo Spice Update - 9/3/2009
The Insider - Episode 1
Manic Mondays 224
Working Indie Musician - Episode 3
Devo Spice Newsletter - Issue 1
Spreading Myself Thinner
New Fan Club Launched!
Manic Mondays 220
Platform Wars on The FuMP
Nerdapalooza Wrap-Up
Just Plain Folks Nominations
Manic Mondays 216
Bug Jar Show Report
Devo Spice Update - 6/23/2009
Manic Mondays
Manic Mondays 214
New Video Podcast For Musicians
Technology Is Not My Friend
Interview Tomorrow On
Manic Mondays Episode 213
Feedback On Fan Club Wanted
Manic Mondays 212
Interview on Erkpod
BaltiCon Report
Manic Mondays 211 - Live From BaltiCon
Manic Mondays 210 and FuMP 14
New Song On The FuMP
Manic Mondays 209
GenCon - quick headcount
Manic Mondays 208
RavenCon Report and Pics
Manic Mondays 207
Manic Mondays 206
Invited To Nerdapalooza
Manic Mondays 205
Adventures In Singapore
Last Week's Interview
I-CON Report and Pictures
Manic Mondays 204
I-CON and Other Shows
Interview on
Manic Mondays 203
Interview on WSIA Tomorrow
MarsCon Photos
Manic Mondays 202
I-CON Schedule Posted
OK, what was I doing now?
Manic Mondays 201
MarsCon Wrap Up
Manic Mondays 200!
Video Help Needed At MarsCon
New Shirts Coming
Tomorrow's Show in NYC
Manic Mondays - Episode 198
Punch 59 People
Katsucon And The Order Of The Shirts
New Song On The FuMP
Podcast Hiatus
Lean Christmas Video
Interview With Devo Spice
Tiss The Season For New Christmas Songs
The Twitter Song And How You Can Help
PC Halloween
Welcome to!
Sudden Death Being Phased Out
Fatal Error Available In iTunes+ Format
Nerdapalooza Report and Pictures
Sudden Death on Twitter
New Song On The FuMP
My Atari Video
Fatal Error Now Shipping
Fatal Error Now Available For Pre-Order
Sudden Death Most Requested Artist of 2007!
New Song On The FuMP
And we're back!
Blood Guts and Boobs Hits The Funny Five
ANOTHER New Song On The FuMP
New song on The FuMP
Getting Old Sucks NUMBER ONE The Funny Five
Getting Old Sucks on Dr. Demento
Pillagers #1 on Dr. Demento
World Robot Domination on This Week In Science CD
Cellular Degeneration NUMBER 1 on The Funny Five!
Cellular Degeneration on Dr. Demento
Message Boards Private Again
The FuMP is Live!
Tom Narrates For The Failed Cities Monologues
Now Featuring FREE MP3s!
Sudden Death On Possible Oscar Song
Die Laughing FINALLY On iTunes
The Oddfest Returns
Reign Of Error - Flash Animation
Manic Mondays Survey
Reign Of Error Debuts On Dr. Demento
Technobabble Now Available
New Sudden Death Song on Compilation CD
We're Number One!
Live CD Available At Shows
Sudden Death Joins Podsafe Music Network
Manic Mondays Airs On KYOU
CGI On Benefit CD
Spam On Dr. Demento Compilation
Spam Hits Number One!
Sudden Death Interview on Dr. Demento
I Heart New York Debuts On Dr. Demento
1-2 Punch!
Spam Debuts On Dr. Demento
The First Review of Die Laughing
Die Laughing Now Shipping!
Sudden Death Podcast
Inner Voice Makes The Funny Five - Still Going...
Sudden Death Advances In The BOTB
Inner Voice On Dr. Demento's Basement Tapes
Inner Voice Debuts On Dr. Demento
Sudden Death on
Pop Star Added To
The Message Boards Are Open To All
Sudden Death Invited to MarsCon
Telepictures Finals
Sudden Death Blog
Sudden Death at ConneXionn
Web Site Updates
Sudden Death Giveaway Contest in UK
Around The Web In 80 Links
VH-1 Looking For Jersey Singers
Attention Sudden Death Fans In The U.K.
Pop Star Makes The Funny Five
The Return Of And Return To 2BeCONtinued
Pop Star Debuts on Dr. Demento
Sudden Death Songs on iTunes
New Mix of Ozzman Available
Ozzman #6 For The Year!
End Of The Year Blowout Sale!
Asbury Park Show - That Was Interesting
Lots Of Stuff Going On
New Site Officially Done
New Merchandise! New Lower Prices!
Ozzman On The Funny Five again! (updated 9/22)
I-CON 22 Performance On The Net
The Oddfest Report
The Message Boards Are Open
The Zombie Horde is Live
The Oddfest Tickets On Sale
Dr. Demento Premieres Ozzman
Funny Music At
Coming To An iTunes Near You
MP3s Available
The Oddfest
Strange Relations
I-CON Report
More I-CON Details
I-CON Details
I-CON Is Coming
The Horde Moved
Zombie Horde and Birthday Sale
Sudden Death Returns To I-CON
Luke Ski and Sudden Death NUMBER ONE!!
Compilation News and Holiday Wishes
Call Toll Free!
Basement Tapes 11!
What's Really in my Hot Dog?

11/11- Richfield, OH

Get updates via text!

Text "EZDPY39492" to 797979 to join my new text list for special updates.

  • New songs on The FuMP
  • New episodes of The Insider
  • Special offers

Just occasional, short updates. No more than 2 or 3 per month. Unsubscribe any time.

© 1986-2017 FIDIM Interactive, LLC. All rights reserved.