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What’s so Damn Funny?!

May 26th, 2009 by Kevin Murphy · 28 Comments

Jonathan Coulton is what’s so damn funny.  Paul and Storm are what’s so damn funny.  Put them together, on a Rifftrax Presents Super-Cool Special Riff of the iconic geekwork TRON, and the funny risks breaching its containment field and releasing a wave of hyperfunny that could threaten countless galaxies… with laughter.

Here’s a sample of what occured behind the scenes.  I believe Paul might have suffered a hernia.

 

Tags: Events · Great Music · In the Media · Memes · RiffTrax · music

28 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Racer™ on May 26, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    That’s just from killing Mike, Kevin and Bill.

    Makes me wanna try that as well.

  • 2 Ryan on May 26, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    A veritable massacre of funny carnage.

  • 3 randommanthefirst on May 26, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    You should never try to laugh that hard after smoking asbestos though. It’s dangerous

  • 4 RichardOn on May 26, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Interesting site, but much advertisments on him. Shall read as subscription, rss.

  • 5 Col_Shaggy on May 26, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    You know when I heard Coultan was doing a Riff I was rather excited, but the sample video for the Riff is just annoying. Does it get any better?

  • 6 Gamera on May 26, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    What?

  • 7 Kevin Murphy on May 26, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Dear Colonel Shaggy -

    Thank you for your interest in humor, Mr. Coulton, Mssrs. Paul and Storm and Rifftrax in general.

    Yes, it does get better.

    Sincerely,

    -kwm

  • 8 Erica on May 26, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    You guys should have some sort of Rent-a-Riffer program. Or, Rent-to-Riff. I’m sure plenty of people would pay for the chance to be guest riffers. I wouldn’t, but then I’m pretty cheap, so…

  • 9 James Shearhart on May 26, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Ya know, I was thinking just the other day: Why Doesn’t The RiffTrax Folks Get Joe Bob Briggs To Do A RiffTrax? That seems to be a slamdunk, and yet, I see nothing. NOTHING!

    Well, it’s an Idea….

  • 10 Racer™ on May 26, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    I would personally like to hear Stephen Hawking as a guest riffer. If he can do Futurama, he can do Rifftrax!

    Make it happen!

  • 11 Casey on May 26, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    I begin to watch… and my father walks in “Is that the Bee Gees?”

  • 12 MonkeyCheezPants on May 26, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    I don’t know either, but his site links to a page with no less than 15 remixes of the classic tune “Poker Face” by Her Royal Majesty, The Lady Gaga, heir to to the throne of craptronica.

  • 13 MonkeyCheezPants on May 26, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Kevin, don’t feel too bad. He’s not interested in Mr. Coulton, but rather in Coultan (pronounced “KUHL-tahn!”), the celtic god of complaining about things you get for free.

    It’s an easy mistake to make. They have the same beard.

  • 14 MonkeyCheezPants on May 26, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Really, all you need is MacinTalk and a good lawyer, and you don’t need Hawking to do Hawking.

  • 15 Bill Corbett on May 27, 2009 at 5:01 am

    “RichardOn on May 26, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Interesting site, but much advertisments on him.”

    He apologizes.

    Richard, what are you On?

  • 16 Earl Fando on May 27, 2009 at 5:53 am

    I was just surprised to hear that Shaggy made colonel. Scrappy-Doo or Velma, yes, but Shaggy?

  • 17 Earl Fando on May 27, 2009 at 5:54 am

    He’s just like Kaufman, sitting at home listening to his “voice” and quietly laughing to himself about how he never left the house that evening.

  • 18 CrowTeeRobot on May 27, 2009 at 6:55 am

    I very much suspect that he is likened to Custer: “Like, zoinks, lets charge into that group of indians and afterwards we’ll go get a sandwich! *shaggy laugh*”

  • 19 Earl Fando on May 27, 2009 at 10:30 am

    …and what a sandwich that will be! If he can beat Major Scooby to it.

  • 20 Earl Fando on May 27, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Here on the comments board, some angle for free RiffTrax merchandise, other for restraining orders.

  • 21 kt on May 27, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    He’s been smoking asbestos.

  • 22 Col_Shaggy on May 27, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Geez such abuse :( . I just thought they could have picked a better preview video. No matter the Planet Of Dinosaurs gift certificate prompted me to take a shot anyway.

  • 23 Racer™ on May 27, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    When you can’t get free stuff, a restraining order is a great substitute. If you can get a restraining order, that is.

    Currently, I fail at both.

  • 24 Kleenex on May 27, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    And all this time I thought it was going to be Ann Coulter! Johnathan Coulton is considerably more attractive. Smaller Adam’s apple, too.

  • 25 Earl Fando on May 28, 2009 at 5:37 am

    I’d take one out to make you feel better, but there’s this recession and all.

  • 26 MonkeyCheezPants on May 28, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Have you ever seen her hands? Seriously, she has these huge man-hands.

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