coopcooperberg asked you:
Who are your main inspirations for your comedy? And so far, what has been your favorite song you’ve done?
Our favorite song we’ve done is our new one, 29/31 because it really captures where we were at and it’s fun to sing. Our main inspiration is probably musical theater. We love musicals (mostly Sondheim) are constantly inspired by them.
Anonymous asked you:
My boyfriend of 4 years says he doesn’t believe in marriage but wants to spend the rest of his life with me and have kids. We have a good relationship but I want to get married. I’m 28 years old. You’re video of 29/31 now has me freaked out. Should I not care about marriage, wait a year to see if he changes so that “the world is my oyster” I just don’t want to end up like the 31 year old. I’d rather be with someone I like than no one.
We’re definitely not the people you should ask, but our initial reaction is, you need to be with someone’s who’s on the same page as you and wants the same things. If you want a husband, you should find one.
lifeofalayna asked you:
Dear Garfunkel & Oates, Yall are amazing! When are you going on tour? And please let it be soon and in LA!
We’re not sure but we’d love to soon. We played New Orleans last year and would love to come back.
heresyourhost asked you:
Hey G&O! While I love your comedy, the song “As You Are” has a more serious tone to it and I think it’s beautiful. Where did that come from? Any other non-comedic gems on the way?
It was inspired by a comedian friend of ours who didn’t realize how special he was. We hope to write more non-funny songs if inspiration strikes. Check out “My Apartment’s Very Clean Without You” which is another non-comedy song we wrote.
Anonymous asked you:
Dear Garfunkel & Oates: if your belly button was an actual button to something, what would it activate?
It would be like the Zack Morris “time out” in Saved by the Bell. Everyone would freeze and we could get things done while the world waited. Or we could just fuck with the frozen people.
ilackscience asked you:
I was wondering, when do you guys think is the latest a person should learn a musical instrument? Is there a real difference between learning at 12 and learning at 22?
The younger you are, the easier it seems to be, but you’re never too old to learn. We love learning new things and expanding what we think it’s possible for us and we feel like anything that forces you to work hard is good for your brain. Kate says try the ukelele because it only has four strings.
-Garfunkel & Oates