From Bill Murray’s Nick the Lounge Singer to Will Ferrell’s Robert Goulet, comedians (and audiences) can’t seem to get enough of the cheesy lounge act. There’s something uniquely American about our celebration of the lounge act, with its mediocre piano-playing, synthesizers, and corny renditions of songs no one ever really liked in the first place. Trendy L.A. bars hire lounge acts so their patrons can quietly mock them while sipping $20 martinis. Others prefer their mockery more pronounced, such as Dennis T. Giacino (a.k.a. Scary Manilow) and his traveling... More >>>