Thursday, August 14, 2008

Brad Neely

Brad Neely is one of the funniest people on earth. Period.

The Austin, TX resident may be already known to you as the creator of "that George Washington song" and, while I admit that the video in question is timelessly hilarious, it by no means is the end all of Brad Neely's treasure trove of humor and art. In fact, it only get's better from there. In case you are one of the few people with an internet connection who haven't seen this yet, get acquainted.



Brad started off by creating a series of one panel comics called Creased Comics which are amazingly potent exercises in weirdness. I have learned from reading interviews that he likes to present an image or idea to makes the viewer find humor in the story that came before and after it. I think that this particular comic is a perfect example of this.



Most importantly, Brad Neely is the creator of two of the best online shows I have ever seen, Baby Cakes and The Professor Brothers.

Baby Cakes follows the daily adventures and life lessons of Mark "Baby" Cakes, a 30-year-old "playboy man baby" who views the world through the eyes of a socially challenged, Dungeons and Dragons playing little boy. His interpretations of the many things we all take for granted in our daily routines are both charming and horrifyingly inept, but Neely's sharp wit can be sensed throughout the narration, making us sense Baby Cakes may, in his own way, actually be wiser than even he knows. Here are my two favorite episodes of Baby Cakes...





The Professor Brothers and arguably just as socially challenged as Baby Cakes, but in very different ways. The series centers around two college professors named Frank and Steve who, yes, are actually brothers. Throughout the episodes we see them learn, and teach, all sorts of valuable lessons, like how to find a good TA and why "you don't fuck students." It's hard to describe what it is that actually makes the brothers so awkward, so here is a classic, two part Professor Brothers episode for you to check out for yourself.





If you are interested in watching more of these just check out Brad Neely's section at SuperDeluxe.com.

As of recently Neely has been doing quite good for himself. He just was hired on as a special consultant for the second half of the latest season of South Park, and a special 4 part cross-over series between The Professor Brothers and Baby Cakes was featured on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim. I found this fairly recent interview with him online, and now that you are familiar with the mans work you might want to check it out.

2 comments:

jimmy jimmy said...

beautiful exposé, daniel.

Joel said...

been a brad neely fan for a while. im excited you think he kicks nuts too! I have a dvd of harry potter and the sorcerer's stone synced with his wizard people, dear readers audio. makes me laugh so hard no matter how many times.