Mark Sayers Mc Grath is an American singer of the rock band Sugar Ray.
Praise for “The funniest person I follow on Twitter finally got smart and wrote about his unlikely—and hilarious—odyssey as teenage rapper Hot Karl.
Karp’s sharp wit and gossipy giggles keep you turning pages, but what lingers is the story of a survivor.
His desire for harmonious relationships and surroundings is so strong that he avoids personal confrontation or any expression of intense, unpleasant emotions.
Mark Mc Grath is an idealist who would like to paint the world in pastel colors, and live in peace and harmony with others at all times.
The kooky comedy starring comedian/actress Maria Bamford (as an exaggerated version of her real self) and created by 's Mitch Hurwitz has an otherworldly vibe that's probably unlike anything else you're watching right now. His insistence on being "super straight" Honestly, "Sugar Gay" gives me the giggles because it is the most juvenile of insults, but Mark Mc Grath's fragile masculinity unfortunately gets in the way.
In the show, too, Bamford stars as a comedian, dealing with mental illness (something she's mentioned in her stand-up frequently), and it uses surreal asides and daydreams as part of its hallucinatory effect. Unable to brush off what is not even that clever of a pun, he starts screaming back threats and insults. I’ll beat your fuckin’ ass," Mc Grath can be heard yelling. I’ll choke your fuckin’ face."Someone else (off-camera) asks for an autograph and Mc Grath grants him one, "as long as you beat the fuck out of that guy right there," pointing at the poor teenager whose joke garnered way more attention than it ever deserved. " he asks, almost chest-to-chest with the boy, before saying what might be the comeback of the century: "Tweeze your nipples, bro."At one point it looks like Mark Mc Grath might be on the brink of bursting into laughter, perhaps realizing what a man-child he is being. Just a year before the meltdown, in 2013, Mc Grath got candid with proves that again.
He also introduces his rap partner, Rickye, who constitutes the second half of their group XTra Large; his supportive mom, who performs with him onstage; and the soon-to-be-household-name artists he records with, including Kanye West, Redman, Fabolous, Mya, and will.
Finally, he reveals why his album never saw the light of day (two words: Slim Shady), the downward spiral he suffered after, and what he found instead of rap glory.
(Crown) After Vanilla Ice, but before Eminem, there was "Hot Karl," the Jewish kid from the L. suburbs who became a rap battling legend and then almost became a star.
When 12-year old Karp got his first taste of rapping for crowds at his friend's bar mitzvah in 1991, little did he know that he was taking his first step on a crazy journey— one that would end with a failed million-dollar recording and publishing deal with Interscope Records when he was only 19, but along the way would also include feuding with Fred Durst, opening for Snoop Dogg, blacking out with Mark Mc Grath, and recording with a young Kanye.
is a show packed with a myriad of gems and Easter egg jokes.