Jurors for 2018

Jurors for 2019

Fan Jurors

Matt Storm (Stormageddon)

Stor­maged­don is a host, DJ, pod­cast­er and pro­duc­er hail­ing from Brook­lyn, NY. He dee­jays shows for Worm­wood Bur­lesque, Metrop­o­lis Bur­lesque, Rab­bit Hole Pro­duc­tions, D20 Bur­lesque and of course he is the offi­cial DJ of the Nerd­lesque Fes­ti­val and Eat Me! A Vari­ety Show. He also hosts, dee­jays and is a pro­duc­ing mem­ber of Mag­i­cal Girl Bur­lesque. He has 4 dif­fer­ent pod­casts he hosts, CC: Auto­graphs — a bi-week­ly inter­view pod­cast and the “Fun” and Games Pod­cast — a bi-week­ly video game dis­cus­sion and analy­sis pod­cast with co-host Geoff Moo­nen. Screen Snark — a movie pod­cast, for movie lovers by movie lovers with co-host Rachel Schenk. Reignite — a deep dive into the sci-fi uni­verse of Mass Effect with co-host MJ Bradley. All of his pod­casts can be found on most pod­cast host­ing providers.

He is nerdy about a great many things like video games, board games, TV, movies and comics but none of that rivals his nerdy love of music of all dif­fer­ent kinds. He’s on a cru­sade to save the world one song at a time and he loves cre­at­ing theme spe­cif­ic playlists for the many shows and par­ties he works.

Lee Seitz (Eclectic Lee)

Lee Seitz (pic­tured, right) who uses Eclec­tic Lee as his nom de demen­tia, became a full fan of com­e­dy music when Weird Al’s “Eat It” became a hit. After hear­ing it, Lee imme­di­ate­ly went out and bought both of Al’s albums. But it turns out he’s genet­i­cal­ly pre­dis­posed for com­e­dy music as he then dis­cov­ered his moth­er owned Tom Lehrer’s com­plete discog­ra­phy from back on the day, plus var­i­ous sin­gles from Ray Stevens and oth­ers.

Decades lat­er, the FuMP was launched and Lee became tru­ly con­sumed by com­e­dy music. To the point Devo Spice allowed him to become the FuMP newslet­ter edi­tor. Lee is delight­ed to be select­ed as a fan judge for the Logan Awards this year.

Bill Burk (Beefalo Bill)

From about 1976–1986, as Beefa­lo Bill, Bill Burk answered phones on the local (KMET, KLSX) Dr. Demen­to Shows. About that time he was attend­ing Cal Poly, where he was intro­duced to the artist who gave us School Cafe­te­ria (a lit­tle known accor­dion play­er named Alfred Yankovic). Bill was busy study­ing print­ing and work­ing on the Mus­tang Dai­ly. Al was busy study­ing archi­tec­ture and play­ing Cof­fee Hous­es at the stu­dent union. They both squeezed in time to be WOW coun­selors and disk jock­eys at the col­lege radio sta­tion, KCPR. Every oth­er week Bill would dri­ve down to L.A. for the week­end, dri­ve into the sta­tion, show his pass, park upstairs and wait for Dr. Demen­to. to dri­ve up in his Maz­da.

Now these phone calls, they weren’t the usu­al kind of calls that a typ­i­cal radio sta­tion intern would have to put up with day in — day out. Noth­ing can com­pare to non­cha­lant­ly writ­ing down a check mark next to “dead pup­pies” (Oh no looks like it is going to make the top 10 again). Or the thrill of some­one actu­al­ly ask­ing for some­thing you have to write down. “the rail­road runs through the mid­dle of the house”.

It was a rare plea­sure indeed to talk to peo­ple who knew these weird songs, work with peo­ple who have heard them hun­dreds of times and had to make up acronyms to keep from get­ting carpal tun­nel. Nowa­days, Bill (an active mem­ber of the Dr Demen­to fan group on Face­book) and his wife Cathy reside in Cal­i­for­nia, where he main­tains that despite his nick­name, he has noth­ing to do with rais­ing ani­mals for agri­cul­tur­al pur­pos­es.

Musician Jurors

Tony Goldmark

Picture of Tony GoldmarkTony Gold­mark was born with a sil­ver spat­u­la in his mouth. His par­ents, a chain music store co-own­er and an inde­pen­dent record label own­er, gave him a record deal at age 12 faster than you can say ‘nepo­tism’! Tony’s first for­ays into sub­mit­ting songs to “The Dr. Demen­to Show” dis­played his com­e­dy music tal­ents for the world. In 2000, his song “Kill The Back­street Boys” hit #9 on Dr. D’s Fun­ny 25 Count­down. His song “Teeth Clenched”, a bril­liant satire of the band Creed and the Chris­t­ian Rock move­ment, was the #3 song of 2003. An ear­ly adopter of Har­ry Pot­ter fan­dom, Tony did many songs on the top­ic, and his par­o­dy song “Sir­ius Black” became the #2 song of 2004.

More recent­ly, Tony has made a name for him­self in the world of snarky inter­net review shows, with his “Some Jerk With A Cam­era” series on his YouTube chan­nel. In them, he skew­ers the theme park indus­try, pri­mar­i­ly focus­ing on the Dis­ney theme parks, because the more you are an obses­sive nerd on a top­ic, the eas­i­er it is to scathing­ly tear it down in a comedic way on the inter­net.

Tony’s lat­est com­e­dy music album, “Gold­mark After Dark”, from which the song “The Guy On TV Is Not Hap­py” was nom­i­nat­ed for a Logan Award for Out­stand­ing Orig­i­nal Com­e­dy Song in 2011, is now avail­able on his Band­camp page.

The Library Bards (Bonnie Gordon & Xander Jeanneret)

The Library Bards are a nerd par­o­dy band con­sist­ing of Bon­nie Gor­don (ABC’s The Quest, R. Mika in Street Fight­er V, Silque in Fire Emblem Echoes, Geek & Sundry’s Shield of Tomor­row) and Xan­der Jean­neret (TBS’ King of the Nerds, Geek & Sundry’s Sagas of Sundry: Mad­ness and We’re Alive: Fron­tier). They take Top 40 hits and trans­form them into the nerdy ver­sions they should have been in the first place! With their catchy tunes and nerdy lyrics, the @LibraryBards will be bring­ing you into the #BardLife in no time! Fol­low all of their shenani­gans at www.librarybards.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

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”. Con­sid­er­ing he did not release any songs of sig­nif­i­cance in 2018, he is the chair­man for the 2019 awards — which he feels is as close to win­ning one as he’ll get.