“The StarKids exist straddling a very fine line between Theater and Rock and Roll. Rock stars headlining House of Blues across the U.S. don’t load their own gear, and theater productions don’t have roadies. But StarKid has always been a meeting point for the grand new world order of notoriety and the established culture of celebrity. In the last seconds before they’re due on stage, Joe and Darren start singing a parody to one of their own songs, substituting the word “fart” for a key lyric, and soon the whole crew is harmonizing, transcending from a passing fancy to a moment. It’s sophomoric, but if you put 1,000 monkeys in a room with typewriters, eventually one of them will produce Shakespeare. StarKid isn’t aiming for the Bard, but they’re adept at taking the absurd, the weird and simply what they find collectively funny and tapping into something that inspires their audience of digital natives to embrace the wacky and transform it into their own narrative. Their jokes inspire GIFs and art and parody in their own right, and then circles back to engage in the real world, and ouroboros of pop culture.
They’re the new fame.”—Billboard.com (via voldified)