Jurors for 2017

Fan Jurors

Wayne Garmil (WildCard)

Picture of Wayne Garmil (WildCard) Wayne has been a fan of com­e­dy music since the ear­ly 1970’s, dis­cov­er­ing the Doc­tor Demen­to Show on the radio in 1977. An avid col­lec­tor of com­e­dy and nov­el­ty LPs, CDs, and MP3s span­ning the 1950’s to 2010’s. Cur­rent­ly a DJ on and co-own­er of Demen­tia Radio online radio sta­tion.

Tom Depauw

Picture of Tom DepawTom DePauw is the co-own­er of WTND-LP, a com­mu­ni­ty radio sta­tion in Macomb, Illi­nois. He and his part­ner Dar­ryl Roberts have been run­ning this sta­tion since 2003. Tom and Dar­ryl have been on the radio in one form or anoth­er since the 1970’s. Their shows often fea­ture nov­el­i­ty, folk, coun­try and rock records. Tom has been col­lect­ing com­e­dy music since he was 5 or 6 years old. He will be turn­ing 69 at FuMPFest 2017! You can lis­ten to The Tom and Dar­ryl Show on Fri­day Nights at 8PM Cen­tral at www.wtnd.org.

Chris Snyder

Picture of Chris Snyder

Chris Sny­der was intro­duced to com­e­dy music at an ear­ly age. His first Weird Al album was “Dare to be Stu­pid.” This lead him to Dr. Demen­to, and from then on, he was hooked. He learned to play mul­ti­ple instru­ments includ­ing piano, ban­jo and accor­dion. The com­e­dy bit that made it onto the Dr. Demen­to show in 2000 was his Whim­si­cal Will-like piece called “Soft Wars, The Microsoft Empire Strikes Back.”
Since then, he has dab­bled in com­e­dy per­for­mance, but main­ly been a spec­ta­tor while doing voice work and audio engi­neer­ing for TV and film.

Musician Jurors

Tony Goldmark

Picture of Tony GoldmarkTONY GOLDMARK record­ed his first com­e­dy album at age 12 and has been try­ing to apol­o­gize for it with bet­ter stuff ever since. He’s respon­si­ble for such Dr. Demen­to Show hits as “Sir­ius Black,” “Teeth Clenched” and the Logan-nom­i­nat­ed “The Guy On TV Is Not Hap­py.” His most recent album, GOLDMARK AFTER DARK, is avail­able at http://tony-goldmark.bandcamp.com, and his comedic web series about theme parks, SOME JERK WITH A CAMERA, can be seen on YouTube. This is his sec­ond time serv­ing as a Logan Awards judge, and he great­ly looks for­ward to get­ting drunk with pow­er all over again.

Carla Ulbrich

Picture of Carla UlbrichCar­la Ulbrich is a com­i­cal singer-song­writer from Clem­son, South Car­oli­na, cur­rent­ly liv­ing in New Jer­sey (all togeth­er! “What exit?!”). A FuMP core mem­ber, she writes about such top­ics as wed­gies, Waf­fle House, Klin­gons, and how rich she would be if she had a copy­right on the ‘F’ Word.

Carla’s songs are reg­u­lar­ly played on Pandora.com, Dr. Demen­to, Sir­ius XM’s Laugh USA Radio, and a num­ber of com­mu­ni­ty and col­lege sta­tions through­out the globe. Her impres­sive claims to fame include shar­ing the bill with Twig­gy the Water Ski­ing Squir­rel, and being an extra in “Shark­na­do 2.” Between such glam­orous events, she lives a sur­pris­ing­ly qui­et sub­ur­ban life: teach­ing gui­tar lessons, serv­ing on the Home­own­ers Asso­ci­a­tion Board, and going to com­e­dy open mics to scream about how bor­ing sub­ur­ban life is. Learn less here: http://www.carlau.com

Angela Webber (The DoubleClicks)

banana-1024x671The Dou­bleclicks are a nation­al­ly tour­ing, Bill­board-chart­ing nerd band with a cel­lo, a meow­ing cat key­board, and songs about dinosaurs, cats and Net­flix, space, and Dun­geons and Drag­ons. Their YouTube videos boast over 3 mil­lion views and have been fea­tured on Boing­Bo­ing, Kotaku, the Huff­in­g­ton Post, and on NPR shows “Live Wire” “All Things Acoustic” and “State of Won­der.” Find out more at http://thedoubleclicks.com.

Permanent Juror

Dr. Demento

Dr. DementoDr. Demen­to is the on-air name of Bar­ret Hansen, the long­time host of The Dr. Demen­to Show, a syn­di­cat­ed radio show in the U.S. that fea­tures nov­el­ty and com­e­dy records. Hansen stud­ied music at Reed Col­lege in Port­land, Ore­gon and at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia at Los Ange­les. He first used the Dr. Demen­to moniker in 1970, in his ear­ly days as a Los Ange­les disc jock­ey. By 1974 he was nation­al­ly syn­di­cat­ed, play­ing rare nov­el­ty songs from the past and present, from Spike Jones and Tom Lehrer to Frank Zap­pa and Weird Al Yankovic. Hansen is also an avid record col­lec­tor and expert on the his­to­ry of record­ing who has pro­duced sev­er­al com­pi­la­tions, most­ly for Rhi­no Records. He was induct­ed into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2009. (from Infoplease.com)

The Dr. Demen­to Show is radio’s week­ly two-hour fes­ti­val of “mad music and crazy com­e­dy” avail­able for stream­ing on the inter­net. It is a free-wheel­ing, unpre­dictable mix of music and com­e­dy. Along with leg­ends like Spike Jones, Tom Lehrer, Stan Fre­berg, Mon­ty Python, and Frank Zap­pa, the Doc­tor plays new fun­ny songs sent in by ama­teur and pro­fes­sion­al singers and come­di­ans. (from Dr. Demento.com)

A doc­u­men­tary film about Dr. Demen­to, “Under the Smog­ber­ry Trees,” is cur­rent­ly in pro­duc­tion.

Chairperson

Byron Lee

Picture of Byron Lee
Byron Lee was born legal­ly blind, and with a face per­fect for radio! He is the host of The Fun Zone, a 2-hour show on Demen­tia Radio, Radio Free Dish­nuts, and The Beyond Radio Net­work. He has been a mem­ber of the Demen­tia Com­mu­ni­ty since the ear­ly 90’s. You might remem­ber him from the #weird-al or #demen­tia chan­nel, #412 on the Al-Team, or @byron27 on Twit­ter. If you have ever been to MarsCon or FuMPFest, you will have seen him behind a mix­er, stream­ing and record­ing the fes­tiv­i­ties. Be sure to stop by and say hel­lo at the next con!