Dr. Demento, the legendary comedy music radio DJ who discovered "Weird Al" Yankovic and launched him to fame in the early 80's, declared "the great Luke Ski" to be his radio program's "Most Requested Artist of the 21st Century". Since 2004, Luke held onto that title by having songs on "The Dr. Demento Show's" annual year-end "Funny 25" countdown of his most requested songs of the year for 18 years in a row, including five of them at #1. - Luke Ski has also written comedy songs for the Cartoon Network animated comedy TV series, "Mighty Magiswords".
HIGHLIGHTS FROM MY 24 YEARS OF MAKING COMEDY MUSIC:
"Do The Thing!" - 2018, original - from Cartoon Network's "Mighty MagiSwords", performed by Kyle Carrozza, Grey Griffin, Luke Ski, and Bonnie Gordon
"Fake Adult" - 2014, original - Dr. Demento's Most Requested Song of 2014
"When You Wish Upon A Death Star" - 2013, parody medley - winner of 'Outstanding Parody Song' at the Logan Whitehurst Memorial Awards For Excellence In Comedy Music
"Stealing Like A Hobbit" - 2003, parody - Dr. Demento's Most Requested Song of 2003
"Small Round Yoda" - 2020, parody
Additional select examples of my comedy music are at the bottom of this page.
LUKE SKI COMEDY WRITER / PERFORMER HISTORY:
- Comedy Music writer & performer - 24 years - released 11 albums, 2 DVDs, and performed live at hundreds of fandom convention events.
- Comedy Writer, Songwriter, and Voice-Actor for Cartoon Network's "Mighty MagiSwords" - 3 years, spanning 2 TV Seasons and over 30 web shorts. - I wrote and storyboarded on 27 episodes of this animated comedy series, including writing 9 songs for it. I also was a voice actor in 30 episodes (SAG/AFTRA).
- Sketch Comedy writer & performer - intermittently since the 90's, released 3 albums which I wrote and performed on as a part of the R-rated sketch comedy quartet "Cirque du So What?", 2010 to 2012.
- YouTube Channel - 13 years - featuring Comedy Music Videos, puppet videos, animatics, commercials & more.
- Improvisational Comedy - ComedySportz: training in Milwaukee 2 years, performer on the Kansas City team 8 years.
- MC / Host - 17 years - been the on-stage host / master of ceremonies for comedy, music, and other events at fandom conventions.
- Podcaster - 11 years - 3 different current shows including the "Kyle & Luke Talk About Toons" animation podcast with Kyle A. Carrozza.
- Stand-Up Comedy - intermittently since the 90's.
- Performed in Stage Plays and Musicals - 4 years
- Can do a dead-on impression of Gilbert Gottfried.
LUKE SKI COMEDY MUSIC BIO:
At Dragon*Con 2004, Dr. Demento declared "the great Luke Ski" to be his radio program's "Most Requested Artist of the 21st Century". Since then, Luke held onto that title by having songs on "The Dr. Demento Show's" annual year-end "Funny 25" countdown of his most requested songs of the year for 18 years in a row, including five of them at #1 ("Peter Parker" 2002, "Stealing Like A Hobbit" 2003, "Snoopy The Dogg" 2011, "Fake Adult" 2014, "Candybars" 2017).
His song parodies, originals, stand-up and sketches about pop culture phenomena have made him a favorite performer at science-fiction and fandom conventions all across the Midwest and beyond. He's released eleven albums and two DVDs over the past 24 years, many of which feature collaborations and cameos by his fellow comedy musicians of the Funny Music Project (www.theFuMP.com), most significantly Carrie Dahlby, who often sings lead vocals on Luke's parodies of female musicians.
His past hits among his fans include songs about Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Pirates of the Caribbean, Battlestar Galactica, Batman, Firefly, Doctor Who, Disney buying Marvel, Monty Python, and Scooby Doo, with more recent hits about Adventure Time, CW's The Flash and Supergirl, being a Lyft driver, and The Mandalorian.
He has won three awards at the Logan Whitehurst Memorial Awards For Excellence In Comedy Music (www.loganawards.com). The first for his Peanuts tribute, "Snoopy The Dogg", winning 'Outstanding Parody Song' of 2011, the second for his song about Disney buying Star Wars, "When You Wish Upon A Death Star" winning 'Outstanding Parody Song' of 2012, and the third "Candybars" about Luke's weight loss struggles winning 'Outstanding Parody Song' of 2017.
In 2015, Luke Ski moved to Burbank, California where he spent 3 years working as a Storyboard Artist, Writer, Songwriter, and Voice Actor on Cartoon Network's "Mighty Magiswords", now available to view on Hulu and HBOmax. He still makes comedy songs when his schedule allows, and plans to release another album sometime before the CD format goes completely extinct.
1996 Fanboys 'n da Hood ("Psycho Potpourri", Part 1)
1997 Shadows of the Bunghole ("Psycho Potpourri", Part 2)
1999 Carpe Dementia
2002 Uber Geek
2003 Worst Album Ever
2006 The Ego Has Landed (DVD)
2008 Target: Audience
2009 Too Much Stuff
2010 Greatest Hits Volume 1: 1996-2003 (2-CD compilation album)
2010 Luke Ski's Puppet Videos (DVD) [YouTube playlist of DVD contents]
2011 Be Amused By Me
2014 4th Grade Talent Show
2015 Greatest Hits Volume 2: 2004-2009 (2-CD compilation album)
All of these albums are free to listen to on my Bandcamp page.
ADDITIONAL SELECT EXAMPLES OF MY COMEDY MUSIC:
"Prohyas And Vambre" - 2018, original - from Cartoon Network's "Mighty MagiSwords", performed by Kyle Carrozza and Grey Griffin
"Drivin' For Lyft" - 2018, original
"Candybars" - 2017, parody - Dr. Demento's Most Requested Song of 2017, winner of 'Outstanding Parody Song' at the Logan Whitehurst Memorial Awards For Excellence In Comedy Music
"Snoopy The Dogg" - 2011, parody - Dr. Demento's Most Requested Song of 2011, winner of 'Outstanding Parody Song' at the Logan Whitehurst Memorial Awards For Excellence In Comedy Music
"Grease Wars" - 2005, parody medley - featuring Carrie Dahlby
"Peter Parker" - 2002, parody - featuring Devo Spice - Dr. Demento's Most Requested Song of 2002
"What's Up Spock?" - This parody about the various "Star Trek" TV series was originally written in 1994, but was extended and updated with new verses as new "Star Trek" TV shows came into existence. The version used in this fanvid was the final version, recorded in 2005.