Jamie Abrams and DJ Lubel are either comedy geniuses, bitter mysogynists or something in between. Regardless of the label you feel is most appropriate, they are the creators behind the latest comedy music video to go viral: "The Women of L.A.", in which Lubel laments through song his inability to get the women of L.A. to sleep with him, since his "face looks like Andy Dick" and his "only credit on IMDB is an extra on Community."
Abrams and Lubel chatted with us about love, lust, and the controversy their video is stirring in the L.A. comedy community.
A lot of people are calling you misogynistic hypocrites. What is your response to that?
Jamie: I could appreciate the fact that it could be offensive to some people, but there's no question that there's a segment of the Los Angeles population that this rings true for. We've experienced a lot of it. Is it a universal characterization? Absolutely not. You can't say that about any stereotype. We didn't set out to make something offensive. We just want to make people laugh! There's always two sides to every coin...You just hope there are more people on the side you're on.
DJ: I love girls in Los Angeles. I adore them. Do you really think we believe anything we said in this? I just wanted to make people giggle. That's all we care about. We're having fun right now, I promise, we don't mean this!
Jamie: The girls in the valley are hot!
I could especially understand why the segments making fun of Valley girls and Persian girls could be seen as offensive. How did the actresses portraying those roles feel about the project?
DJ: All the girls we cast knew this was tongue-in-cheek and had a great senses of humor about it. The Valley Girls thought it was all hilarious. I am cast specifically as the super-nerd in everything I've ever been in and I can accept and laugh about that.
Have you guys ever been offended by someone else's comedy?
DJ: Something not being funny offends me more.
Jamie: Standard line is -- I'm offended as a comedian, not as a human. Actually, Dane Cook and Anthony Jeselnik made jokes the day after the Aurora shooting and I was offended by that. That wasn't OK.
DJ: Agreed. I'm more offended by violent things than sexual things.
Up next: have they gotten laid yet?