Jurors for 2018

Jurors for 2020

Fan Jurors

Nathan Rabin

Nathan Rabin is a for­mer staff writer for the AV Club and the Dis­solve and the author of six books, includ­ing Weird Al: The Book (with Al Yankovic) and The Weird Accor­dion to Al. He is also the pro­pri­etor of the web­site Nathan Rabin’s Hap­py Place and the co-host of Travolta/Cage, a pod­cast devot­ed to explor­ing the com­plete fil­mo­gra­phies of John Tra­vol­ta and Nico­las Cage. He lives in Atlanta with his two sons, wife, and dog, and is try­ing his damnedest to learn how to dri­ve. He’s try­ing, man. He real­ly is.

Kiki Canon

Kiki Canon is no stranger to the com­e­dy music scene. In addi­tion to being a stead­fast fan of the genre and its artists, she’s also a filk­er and singer/songwriter. In 2010, she released the song “We’re All Gonna Die” along with Insane Ian, Devo Spice, and Schaf­fer the Dark­lord which can some­times be heard on the Dr. Demen­to Show around Hal­loween. She is a long­time sup­port­er of the FuMP, and has fre­quent­ly been found behind-the-scenes help­ing with var­i­ous projects for the site and its mem­bers. Away from musi­cal cir­cles, Kiki cohosts the pod­cast “Rewatch­ing the Mag­ic” in which the hosts rewatch Dis­ney prop­er­ties and dis­cuss their impact. In dai­ly life, Kiki is a col­lege teacher who lives in Geor­gia with her dog and is active in the inter­na­tion­al Esperan­to com­mu­ni­ty and the Soci­ety for Cre­ative Anachro­nism among numer­ous oth­er geeky pur­suits.

Musician Jurors

Dino-Mike

For over 20 years, Dino-Mike has been record­ing and per­form­ing his unique brand of music all over the South­ern Cal­i­for­nia area as well as select venues around the coun­try. Mike cur­rent­ly has four full length albums under his belt. You will also find Mike’s hilar­i­ous music videos on his YouTube chan­nel.

Mike has been a FuMP artist for a decade and won a Logan Award in 2017 for best Com­e­dy Music Video. Dino-Mike’s music is played reg­u­lar­i­ty on the nation­al­ly syn­di­cat­ed “Dr. Demen­to Show”, on pod­cast giant “The Rock­ing Com­e­dy Show” (which cur­rent­ly has over 100,000 down­loads a month) and sev­er­al oth­er sim­i­lar radio shows and pod­casts.

Mike has per­formed his over-the-top live shows at such famous venues as “The Hol­ly­wood Knit­ting Fac­to­ry”, “The Cat Club”, “The His­toric Colony The­atre”, “MarsCon”, “DiPiazza’s”, “El Cid”, FuMP Fest, and “San Diego Com­ic-Con Inter­na­tion­al”.

Recent­ly, Mike com­plet­ed a Graph­ic Nov­el titled “Pro­grammed” that was fund­ed via Kick­starter in Feb­ru­ary 2020.

Allie Goertz

Allie Goertz is a writer, musi­cian, and pod­cast host most notable for resem­bling Lisa Loeb. Before tran­si­tion­ing to screen­writ­ing, Allie served as Edi­tor at MAD Mag­a­zine. Through the suc­cess of her Simp­sons pod­cast, she and her co-host authored the book, 100 Things Simp­sons Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die, allow­ing Allie to work in no few­er than two dying medi­ums! For more info, lis­ten to the Nerf Herder song “Allie Goertz.”

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

Ian Bonds (Insane Ian)

Insane Ian is an active mem­ber of the com­e­dy musi­cian col­lec­tive known as The Fun­ny Music Project (aka The FuMP) as both a per­former and fan of com­e­dy music.

As a com­e­dy musi­cian, II loves video games. He plays them, he reviews them, he col­lects them, he even writes com­e­dy songs about video games (among oth­er nerdy sub­jects). Just one look at Ian’s Band­camp page makes it obvi­ous that Insane Ian is a com­e­dy music jug­ger­naut that can­not be stopped. Very recent­ly, Ian hit a mile­stone in his career a long time in com­ing, as he had the #1 most request­ed song of 2015 on “The Dr. Demen­to Show”, the name-man­gling Brit-trib­ute, “Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch”, sit­ting firm­ly atop the Doctor’s year-end Fun­ny 25. With a sharp wit, sar­cas­tic smirk, and a bit of self-dep­re­ca­tion, he’ll bring his unique sound to any­one who won’t tell him to shut up…and even a few that will.

As a com­e­dy music fan, Ian is the admin of the offi­cial Dr Demen­to fan group on Face­book, as well as run­ning all the press things for the FuMP. Dou­ble I has been nom­i­nat­ed for sev­er­al Logan Awards over the years but has yet to win one, which has earned him the nick­name “Rap Game Susan Luc­ci”. Ian is now the per­ma­nent chair­man of the awards.