Comedy

Old School's the Dan Band Turned Cleverly Placed F-Words Into a Career

There's a lot to be said about the effectiveness of a well-placed "fuck."

Dan Finnerty, the "Dan" in the Dan Band, is the likable though incredibly foul-mouthed leader and soul of the band made famous for some well-placed "fucks" in Todd Phillips' 2003 film Old School.

It almost makes one wonder if say, ten years prior, Phillips could've used the Dan Band and Finnerty's comedic stylings to interject into some of the more somber moods of his documentary Hated: GG Allin and the Murder Junkies -- maybe as counterpoint for Allin's rendition of Warren Zevon's "Carmelita." Well, that's certainly food for thought, but since the Dan Band's humble cinematic propulsion, the comedy act has continued to hone its repertoire of female-centric music and audience interactions.

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Abel Folgar