Doug Lussenhop & Brent Weinbach announce ‘Pound House’ tour dates, NYC included
As individual comedians, I have been a huge fan of Doug Lussenhop and Brent Weinbach for many many years. I first became aware of Doug Lussenhop when he opened for Tim and Eric at the old Knitting Factory on Leonard Street back in 2007. At the time, he was performing as his alter ego DJ Douggpound. What I didn't realize at that moment was that Doug was responsible for the music and editing on some of Tim and Eric's best bits on Awesome Show Great Job. One could easily argue the point that much of Tim and Eric's Awesome Show success can be directly attributed to Lussenhop's frenetic and break-neck editing skills and musical abilities.
Brent Weinbach popped onto my radar in 2006 or 2007 when I started hearing a lot about him on comedy message boards and comedy websites. He was, and is, a very odd comedian who describes himself as "deadpan, silly, obscure, unconventional, smart, stupid, post-modern, grass roots, Berlin, 1980’s, tennis, bike riding, Virgo, Rygar, etc." Together, they create a brilliant and mostly awkward on screen chemistry with their brilliant series Pound House (which you can watch on YouTube). Doug's character, Doug, comes across as melancholy and harried, with an air of defeat and resignation. Weinbach's character appears on screen as a totally street cholo-esque thug while his phone voice screams corny ass white dude. The pacing of the show is slightly glacial and features tons of great cameos by people like Tim Heidecker, Kyle Mooney, John C. Reilly, Brendon Walsh, Duncan Trussell, and Natasha Leggero. Though not everyone's taste, Pound House is, for me, one of the best series ever created. To initiate you to the brilliance that is Pound House, episodes one and two are embedded below.
Doug and Brent are taking Pound House on the road this spring including a show at the Knitting Factory on April 7. Tickets are on sale now. The show will feature Doug and Brent doing stand-up comedy, unveiling a new episode of Pound House, and showing other videos. Right now the tour dates are pretty east coast centric, but more dates are sure to be announced. Dates so far are below.
POUND HOUSE 2016 TOUR DATES
Mar. 30: Gaslamp, Long Beach, CA
Apr. 2: Jashfesht, Palm Springs, CA
Apr. 3: Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ
Apr. 4: The Earl, Atlanta, GA
Apr. 5: The Neighborhood, Charlotte, NC
Apr. 6: Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
Apr. 7: Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY
Apr. 8: Iron Horse, Northampton, MA
Apr. 11: PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA
Apr. 12: Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge, MA
Apr. 13: Backstage Productions, Kingston, NY
Apr. 15: Madison Theater, Albany, NY
Apr. 16: Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME