Syd Midnight I'm surprised they translate to visual at all. I thought it was just 4 guys with microphones and foley effects. Well, that's what it is, but I didn't know they looked as weird as they sounded.
It's kind of them past their most awesome stuff ("Waiting For The Electrician or Someone Like Him", "Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me The Pliers") but the added visual craziness more than makes up for it.
Wow. Good stuff. This is what I'm talkin bout. Also check out The Fugs and Holy Modal Rounders for similar 60s weirdness. What I've always wondered is why our firesign theater never grew into our own TV's monty python? We never really nurtured our "new wave comedy" while it was happening it seems. Correct me if I'm wrong.
KnowFuture Mr. Show is the closest thing I can think of.
And it's not that close, even.