Allie Goertz

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Allison Beth "Allie" Goertz (born March 2, 1991) is an American comedy musician, writer and magazine editor. Goertz is known for her satirical songs based on various pop culture topics. Her videos were originally posted on YouTube under the name of "Cossbysweater" which has been changed to simply "Allie Goertz."

Career[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]

In December 2015, Goertz released a concept album based on the Adult Swim series Rick and Morty, Sad Dance Songs, with the album's cover emulating the animation and logo of the series.[1][2] The album was made possible through Kickstarter.[3] She is co-host of Everything's Coming Up Simpsons podcast, formerly known as Everything's Coming Up Podcast, a Simpsons-focused podcast along with Julia Prescott.

Subjects of her songs have included the film The Room, the character Milhouse from the television show The Simpsons, and the game Dungeons & Dragons.[4] Her style has been compared to that of Bo Burnham.[5]

Affiliations and memberships[edit | hide | edit source]

In 2018 Goertz became an editor at Mad magazine.[6]

Personal life[edit | hide | edit source]

Goertz grew up in Long Beach, California, the daughter of an elementary school teacher and a web graphic designer and guitarist.[citation needed] She also served as a social media producer for @midnight,[7] and is now an editor at Mad magazine.[citation needed]

In popular culture[edit | hide | edit source]

The band Nerf Herder released a song entitled "Allie Goertz" on their 2016 album Rockingham.[8]

References[edit | hide | edit source]

  1. Katz, Jessie (January 6, 2016). "'Rick and Morty' Cartoon Now Has Its Own Dance Concept Album". Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  2. Wilbur, Brock (December 21, 2015). "Singer-Songwriter Allie Goertz Releases 'Rick & Morty' Tribute Album And It's Pretty Schwifty". Inverse. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
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  4. Luippold, Ross (October 7, 2013). "Cossbysweater's Ode To 'The Room' Is Heartfelt And Devastating". Huffington Post.
  5. staff (October 10, 2012). "'Open Letter To Myself': Allie Goertz Reminds Us To Stop Judging". Huffington Post.
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