U.S. Musical Comedy Duo Ninja Sex Party: One Auckland Show
For immediate release: Monday 4 February 2019
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Ninja Sex Party Going Down (Under)
NEW ZEALAND 2019
“The quintessential YouTube band, except it transcends the Internet”
The Washington Post
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At a Ninja Sex Party show, you’ll laugh. You’ll cry. And you’ll sing along to “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” unless you don’t like Tears for Fears — which is kinda weird but hey, you’re invited to the gig too, Tears for Fears haters.
“…joyful, explosive and relatable”
Ninja Sex Party is a Los Angeles based 1980’s style comedy band created by and featuring Dan Avidan (vocals) and Brian Wecht (keyboards). The band have released four original albums, NSFW, Strawberries and Cream, Attitude City (#1 Billboard Comedy) and Cool Patrol as well as three cover albums, Under The Covers (#17 Billboard Top 200 #3 Billboard), Under The Covers Volume II (#19 Billboard Top 200 #2 Billboard Rock) and Under The Covers Volume III (#2 Billboard Rock, #1 Billboard Independent and #4 Billboard Top Album sales).
The point is, a Ninja Sex Party show is awesome. In real life, Danny Sexbang and Ninja Brian are Dan Avidan and Brian Wecht, both known for the wildly popular (4.5 million subscribers) YouTube gaming channelGame Grumps, which Dan co-hosts with Arin Hanson. They formed Ninja Sex Party in New York in 2009, where they met on the improv circuit. Brian was playing for musical improv groups, turning audience suggestions into spontaneous songs, and Danny was a struggling musician reinventing himself as a struggling comedian — until he realized that combining his two passions would be less of a struggle.
“…practically begs for viral fame”
The AV Club
Their first album, NSFW, came out in 2011 and featured the fan favorites Dinosaur Laser Fight and The Decision, both bolstered by YouTube videos that established their offbeat style of comedy and answered the burning question, “Who invented space?” (Answer: Albert Einstein. Brian has a degree in theoretical physics, so it must be true.)
Their latest standout track “Danny Don’t You Know” off their new album Cool Patrol is a hilarious but heartfelt pep talk Danny Sexbang delivers to his awkward, nerdy younger self — played in the video by Stranger Things star (and longtime NSP fan) Finn Wolfhard — promising him that things will get better as he gets older and learns to unleash his inner “spandex butterfly.”
“Ninja Sex Party instruct all the nerds of the world to rock on… and it’s the message we all need in 2018”
Maybe that running theme of celebrating the nerds, geeks and outsiders that runs through all of Ninja Sex Party’s music explains the devotion of their massive fan base — over 1 million YouTube subscribers and 641,000 Twitter followers strong. “We did not anticipate how emotionally invested the fans would become”, Danny says. “It gives us the sense of, ‘Oh, good, we’re doing something that matters.’ It’s not just stupid. It’s stupid and meaningful.’”