December 17, 2013

Workaholics on Conan

The Wizards on Conan
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The main characters of Workaholics were scheduled to appear on Conan earlier this week.  But towards the end of the show, Conan informed the audience that Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson, and Anders Holm had to cancel at the last minute, due to a scheduling conflict.  After watching the entire episode anxiously awaiting their appearance, I immediately felt disappointed that they couldn’t have said something sooner.  How unfair?  Conan O’Brien, you lied to us!  And Andy Richter just sat there and let it happen!

But lo and behold!  The Workaholics crew had managed to find a replacement: a musical group called, “The Wizards,” who were promoting their latest album, Purple Magic. Wait a minute…the Wizards?  Why does the name of this impromptu musical guest seem ever so familiar?

Hey, remember that one episode when the guys from Workaholics tried to rap as wizards?  Well if it didn’t come flying back to you, once the musical guests started performing, “Straight outta Mordor,” it became immediately evident that old Conan had pulled a fast one on us.  Oh Conan!  We knew you would never trick us!  Andy Richter might though…

Blake, Adam, Ders, and Kyle Newacheck, (“Carl” in Workaholics), came out as enthusiastically as ever, dressed in their traditional costume wizard garb.   Blake even donned a Los Angeles Lakers Shaquille O’Neal jersey.

During a previous appearance on Conan, Blake spoke briefly about his part time musical hobby.  According to Blake, the cast of Workaholics formed the rap group, “The Wizards,” before the show even existed.  While living together, they decided to put out the album simply because they were bored.  Blake describes the album as, “a story about us growing up in the realm, it’s not a joke, it’s very real.”

Blake costume

The album, Purple Magic, can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon.com, and anywhere wizard rap albums are sold.

By Kevin Cardoni

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