Watch Vanessa Bayer Roast United Nations
United Nations, the great post-hardcore band who just released the searing album The Next Four Years, is best-known for being the new project of former Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly. But the band has one other longtime member: Jonah Bayer, the former Lovekill leader and Alternative Press music editor. Bayer is the brother of the Saturday Night Live cast member Vanessa Bayer, and he does the Sound Advice video series with her. Back when she was a struggling comic, Vanessa would sometimes open United Nations shows by making fun of the band and of the audience, and she did it again at a recent show, roasting the band members for having funny names and for not having real jobs. I like how she was reading from what appeared to be a vast notebook of United Nations jokes. The whole thing is just ridiculously charming, and you can watch it below.
The Next Four Years is out now on Temporary Residence.