Jurors for 2017
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 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.
TONY 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 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)
The 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.
Dr. 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.
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!