Tom Scharpling and Paul F. Tompkins mocking Gathering Of The Juggalos

Mentioned in The Pocket and on Twitter already but it's worth its own post: This 2009 Gathering Of The Juggalos — those are Insane Clown Posse fans — infomercial ranks incredibly high on the unintentional comedy scale (i.e. when something or someone cracks you up even though that wasn't the original intention).

"Everybody know's what's gonna happen when ABK hits that stage!" Everybody? "Highly trained chef Shaggy2Dope!" Yum. "Lots of sex in the air. Don't doubt it!" Er, I would really doubt it. Highly. And how about those professional hosts they've got!?

Tom Scharpling and Paul F. Tompkins had a hilarious discussion about the Gathering last week on The Best Show on WFMU. Listen here starting at 1:27:10 in.

Two of my fave funny people in some glorious riffing. They can barely contain their giddiness when discussing things like "Violent J's Beach Boys BBQ Bash Blast" or the helicopter rides there. It is so so so so damn funny. Listen. (More of PFT's Best Show appearances can be found in the show archives.)

Thirty Reasons Why the Insane Clown Posse's 2009 Gathering of the Juggalos Infomercial is the Greatest YouTube Clip Ever [Paste Magazine]
Video: A Family Underground (a documentary movie "about Juggalos, by Juggalos, for Juggalos") [YouTube]


Matteson said...

This is unbelievable. So many gems, but a personal favorite: "Oh, did we say seminars? Full on seminars!" Didn't know ICP fans were so into seminars.

I couldn't imagine a worse place to do comedy than The Gathering? If there is an exact opposite of "my crowd" I think this would be it.

Unknown said...

This made my year !!!

Dan Cartwright said...

Jesus, How do I submit for this. I would love to brought on stage by Up Chuck the clown to perform for a tent full of Juggalos.

I can't even believe this is real!

Mo Diggs said...

The peak is when PFT talks about dropping a penny from a helicopter and killing Haystack

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