Before they got famous, Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, and Kyle Newacheck were just Internet comedians. Operating under the group name Mail Order Comedy, the four guys gained some underground recognition with their borderline-surreal comedy—"Religious Dad," which featured DeVine having a Chris Farley-esque freakout, is a perfect example—and, if anything, the group was just going all-out trying to get noticed by someone like, say, Comedy Central. (They needed a few bucks on a better fake beard.)
Then, the group conjured up the idea of The Wizards, a rap group that combined the hustla life with Lord of the Rings exploits. They were utterly hilarious. My roommate and I discovered "Straight Outta Morder" and "Potion Mixin'" during a Workaholics season one binge a couple of summers ago, and we immediately bought the "Purple Magic" album.
Yes, there was an album. These guys somehow wrote 14 songs about potion-slingin' and blastin' goblins with a loaded 12-gauge. Blasting it during pregames always caused more than a few looks.
Now, the Workaholics guys have never been bigger. And it's pretty great to see them stay true to their bizarre roots with a performance of "Straight Outta Morder" on Conan last night. I wonder what percentage of the audience actually "got" the joke. I know that they could care less.