Riki Lindhome is not a household name, but it should be.
Riki started her career as an actor on the stage in Tim Robbins “Embedded”. She then made her debut on the big screen as “Mardell Fitzgerald” in Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby (2004). She is best known though for her comedy. Particularly with her friend Kate Micucci as the duo of Garfunkel & Oates. Together they have put together 4 albums of some of the most irreverent songs ever heard and the first season of a sketch comedy of the same name on IFC (The Independent Film Channel).
The episodes are always based around a song they have written. They basically act out the song and then randomly insert it into the sketch.
Here is a list of just a few of my favorite songs:
To find out more about the pair visit their website at http://www.garfunkelandoates.com/
Riki has a quick wit and a way of articulating jokes that are on the risqué side that makes you stop and think, “Wait…Did she just say that?”. With that said, her brand of comedy may not be for everyone but she is one hilarious chick. She has been in many other movies, TV shows and has her own podcast that can be found on her home page http://www.rikilindhome.com/category/podcasts/
For me the best thing about Riki Lindhome is that I can hear her tell the same joke more than once and each time is different. The words might not be but the delivery and timing are right on every time. Another thing about her, and you will find this if you listen to her podcast, is that she is totally random in what she says and where she is, doesn’t matter. She has done a series of podcast from The Olive Garden Restaurant chain. She invites people to have a meal and then interviews them all the while you hear the interaction between them and the staff.
Riki Lindhome is a comedian that definitely deserves more face time on TV and the big screen. She brings a type of uplifting vibe with her that no one can deny. I believe that even the most down person could listen or talk with Riki and immediately a smile would come to their face.
So, if you don’t know who she is or if you are not familiar with Garfunkel & Oates please go to this YouTube link and start watching https://www.youtube.com/user/rikilind/videos
Believe me, you will be hooked!