An independent musician with the heart of a geek, Jonathan Coulton is a Yale graduate who left his day-job as a computer programmer to stay home and write songs. Between 2005 and 2006 he wrote, recorded, and published a new song every week as a free podcast project called "Thing a Week." This year-long experiment produced 52 consistently well-written and solidly produced songs, and he soon became an internet sensation. Jonathan's songs cover unusual topics not often heard in music and tend to make even the most jaded listeners excited about music again. A number of Jonathan's songs have become full-fledged internet hits: his folk-rock cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" the unrequited love of a mad scientist in "Skullcrusher Mountain," and "Code Monkey," the anthem of software designers everywhere. The office zombie song "Re: Your Brains" made the Dr. Demento Funny 25 countdown for 2006.
A Paul and Storm show is part music concert and part standup/improv comedy-just enough of both to fit neatly in neither category. They like to engage the audience, and are known to award snack cakes and/or other prizes for good (and sometimes bad) behavior.
Official Website: http://www.jonathancoulton.com/2009/01/16/denver-co-011609/
Added by jdfalk on October 3, 2008