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March 6, 2008 9:25 AM   Subscribe

God's Pottery is described on their website as "a Christian acoustic duo formed to spread the Word while addressing the issues facing today's Youth and the Spiritual Community at large." But actually, they're one of the funniest new up and coming musical comedy acts, already nominated for an ECNY award in Best Musical Comedy Act. They workshop with the audience to get to know them better and sing songs about Pre-Marital Sex (The Pants Come Off, When The Ring Goes On), Alcoholism (Jesus I Need a Drink!), and they're always playing for Team Jesus. They went to the "Eden-berg" Fringe Festival and even stayed in character when interviewed by ITV2, because they are that good.
posted by Del Far (23 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Pretty funny, but I really can't tell for sure if they are serious with the christian message, or whether it is just a joke. It seems most likely a real message delivered with a good dose of humor, but I can't completely rule out the other possibility.
posted by recursion at 9:38 AM on March 6, 2008


They are so on the nose it's actually less funny, at least for me. Memories of church camp.
posted by DU at 9:39 AM on March 6, 2008


I'm fairly sure it's an act, but even if it's not, "The pants come off when the ring goes on" is damned funny.
posted by hellslinger at 9:45 AM on March 6, 2008


You know Recursion, I've met them after the show and seen them perform 3 times live, and I'm still not sure. I personally thought it was a joke, but I'm not really all that sure.
posted by Del Far at 9:47 AM on March 6, 2008


recursion said:

It seems most likely a real message delivered with a good dose of humor

Their website says:

Gideon first saw “the light” as a young child after falling head-first off the roof of his home while trying to fly in his Superman costume.

I'm thinking, no, they're not at all serious.

Also, DU, I sympathize.
posted by nzero at 9:49 AM on March 6, 2008


Umm... what's the joke supposed to be here? Christian youth movements tend to be a bit grin-faced and hammy? It's had zero thought put into it. The best I can posit is that they're actual Christians satirising lazy LOLXtians humour by being deliberately crappy. Christians play acoustic guitars and have no sense of irony, amirite?
posted by RokkitNite at 9:50 AM on March 6, 2008


(Also, the fact that they claim to have gone to a college that doesn't exist screams satire to me)
posted by nzero at 9:53 AM on March 6, 2008


Umm... what's the joke supposed to be here?

I haven't watched the clips yet because my damn ISP has started capping my bandwidth during peak hours but it can't be any less funny than del's posts from yesterday.

But: two posts about two teenage comedy acts in two days, from a new member who appears to be a drama student? Not accusing anybody of anything, but I do hope we aren't being gamed here. That sort of thing doesn't tend to givewell.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:55 AM on March 6, 2008


no don't worry Peter, Ill change it up tommorow, I just know a lot of sketch comedy stuff, I kind of spent a whole lot of time when I was working during the summer just going to comedy clubs and I found out all this stuff.
posted by Del Far at 9:59 AM on March 6, 2008




Well, they've successfully satirized the most annoying thing about this style of music, which is that it is really bad music, lazily written, based on mind-numbingly repetitive open-chord guitar patterns, and sung poorly. Which puts me in a quandary: Why would I want to listen to it?
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:22 AM on March 6, 2008


xjnslulz.
posted by jeffamaphone at 10:53 AM on March 6, 2008


Jesus Christ, this is awful.
posted by ZaneJ. at 11:09 AM on March 6, 2008


This is another UCB group... so comedy is def the point here.
posted by BobFrapples at 11:18 AM on March 6, 2008


In some subjects, a sufficient inoculation of the jesus permanently destroys the L zone of the brain where humor is generated. The damage is not regenerated following deconversion.
posted by fleetmouse at 11:54 AM on March 6, 2008


These guys apparently made it to the final round of Last Comic Standing.
posted by PinkMolly at 12:29 PM on March 6, 2008


This is just like that "God hates a fag" video from last year - such an accurate parody that you can't tell whether it's a parody or not, which is either really brilliant or defeats the purpose. Like the "fag" guy (who turned out to be a Dallas-based comedian if you misssed it), I bet youth pastors have tried to order records from them.
posted by DecemberBoy at 1:51 PM on March 6, 2008


I interviewed these guys (on air, they stayed in character) in August on Festival FM.

They're not for real, I promise.
posted by genghis at 4:15 PM on March 6, 2008


... that "God hates a fag" video from last year ...

But God loves a drunk.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:12 PM on March 6, 2008


More (including their real names) here.
posted by TheWash at 5:50 PM on March 6, 2008


NOT FUNNY AND CLIPS TOO SHORT
posted by Joseph Gurl at 6:16 PM on March 6, 2008


Keep your barber out of this, Joseph Gurl!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:18 PM on March 6, 2008


I'm at a lose for words but I thought I'd post anyways.
posted by aurise at 10:53 AM on March 8, 2008


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