Here's footage of Paul F. Tompkins and cartoonist/humorist David Rees hosting a karaoke night on a cruise ship. It's not just any cruise ship, though. It's one of musician Jonathan Coulton's JoCo Cruise Crazy cruises. As Tompkins put it, they "hosted the shit out of that night." The video proves it, and, if you're having doubts about watching, I assure you it's 1000 times better than every video of karaoke or a cruise ship event in history.
"I didn't know anything about the a cappella world. I didn't even know it existed until my first year at 30 Rock. There was a joke about the character Toofer being part of an a cappella group in Harvard. I thought that was such a funny joke. My boss, Robert Carlock, said, 'It's not really a joke. It's a real thing. That world exists.' I'm from Chicago, and it's not really popular there — or at least back in my day it wasn't super popular; I think it might be more now. When I heard that world existed, I actually said in the writers' room, 'Someone needs to write a [...]