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It's been many years since Frank Zappa once asked his famous rhetorical question, "Does humor belong in music?" And, to most folks, the answer is obvious: no. Hell, no. Take, as exhibit A, this quote from a review in Time Out NY about the Big Apple's own Knuckleheads: "Do you like funny songs? Neither do we." Uh oh. "Still," the critic continued, "anyone who pens a song called 'Tommy Made Owen Wilson Cry' can't be all bad." In other words, even people who don't like humor with their chords of glory will find the Knuckleheads--two guys with guitars--funny. Find out for yourself at the Lark tomorrow (Friday) night. Currently, the duo are running a contest on their website to name the next Knuckleheads song. Maybe we upstaters can't get that sophisticated New York humor, but the current frontrunner, "Necks! Necks! Necks!" is more puzzling than laugh-inducing. The fourth runner-up is hilarious, however: "Springtime for Hipster in Williamsburg." - Metroland (Albany)

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Do you like funny songs? Neither do we. Still, anyone who pens a song called "Tommy Made Owen Wilson Cry" can't be all bad. And they got free candy! - Time Out NY

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The tristate area's only licensed entertainment explosion. - Time Out NY

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"'Tommy Made Owen Wilson Cry' taught me to hate Owen Wilson more than I ever thought I could hate someone who hadn't pissed me off personally...better than 'A Boy Named Sue!'" -

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Inspired lunacy! Made this reviewer laugh as hard as he has at any show this year. - On & Off Magazine


"Live at the Sidewalk" (2005), available at CD Baby and Itunes, etc.



The Knuckleheads (Michael Hannon and Spencer White), authors of the cult classic/internet phenomenon "Tommy Made Owen Wilson Cry," are a rollicking, galvanic acoustic musical comedy duo. Michael, the voice of VH1's "100 Hottest Hotties," Court TV's "Body of Evidence," and the Discovery Channel's "The Prosecutors," is a grizzled veteran of hundreds of radio and TV commercials. Spence has only 7 to his credit. (But he did carry a spear in "Hamlet" on Broadway in 1995, so put that in your bong and smoke it.) Having lovingly stunk up the stages of Boston Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Don't Tell Mama, and numerous other venues in and around NYC, the Knuckleheads are favorites on the "Two Guys Named Chris Morning Show" in Greensboro, NC, Baruch College's WBMB-FM in New York, and the insanely lucrative Westchester bar mitzvah circuit. They love the SMU Mustangs, and are proud members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, USA. The Sidewalk Cafe (6th St. & Ave. A) remains their beloved stompin' ground, five years running.

"Live at the Sidewalk," their first full length CD, is available for purchase at CD Baby.

In addition, individual Knucklefunk tracks are up for download on Napster, Rhapsody, and Itunes.

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2004 Hizza Award (Best Comedy Duo in New York City)

Honorable Mention, 2005 International Mountain Stage NewSong Festival ("Tommy Made Owen Wilson Cry," "My Dog is a Bigot")

Honorable Mention, 2006 International Mountain Stage NewSong Festival ("Pick Up That Doo-Doo")

2006 Mountain Stage NewSong New York! Regional Finalists