Paul & Storm are a musical act who are known internationally and across the Internet for their musical comedy, which is often considered to have a “nerd-ish” bent. In addition to their own live performances, Paul Sabourin & Storm DiCostanzo are co-founders of the geek-oriented variety show w00tstock along with Wil Wheaton of Star Trek and Adam Savage of Mythbusters, which takes place at San Diego Comic Con. Their song “Another Irish Drinking Song” was featured in the hit movie Despicable Me 2, and the duo have had their guitar smashed on stage by George R. R. Martin.
Paul & Storm co-produce the annual JoCo Cruise with Jonathan Coulton, which will be taking off for its seventh year this Spring. JoCo Cruise has over 2,000 participants and is still taking bookings for the 7-day event, which takes place from March 4th - 11th, 2017 and departs from San Diego.
In this episode, Paul & Storm discuss with hosts Blaire Knight-Graves and Mark Beers their origin story as musicians, the balancing act between taking gigs and a day job before they hit it big, how they went from admirers of nerd celebrities to becoming their cohorts, and the process and fun behind producing JoCo Cruise for seven years.