Greg Scarnici

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Greg Scarnici (born April 8, 1972) is an American comedic artist and musician. He was born in Jamaica, Queens, and continues to work in New York City, where he balances work in theatre, film, and television. He is best known for his viral music video parodies, featured on Anderson Cooper 360, Fox News Channel, on VH1's Best Week Ever and in Entertainment Weekly[1] which have been viewed over ten million times on YouTube.[2] His work has also been featured on MTV, VH1, Fox News and CNN. He currently works as an Associate Producer at Saturday Night Live [3] and is a contributing writer for The Huffington Post. [4]

Greg has also been featured on the TV shows 30 Rock, Nick Cannon's Short Circuitz, Straight Plan for the Gay Man, and Saturday Night Live, where he has also contributed jokes and promos. Associate Producer TV credits include Saturday Night Live, Macy's 4 July Fireworks Spectacular, and the 2014 NBA All-Star Pre-Game Concert. Film credits include the award-winning indie, Glam-Trash and the short films, Dead End and Children of the Dune.[5]

Books[edit]

In 2010, Greg released “Sex in Drag” – a parody of Madonna’s infamous “Sex” book, shot entirely on Fire Island.[6]

In 2015, his first collection of comedic essays, “I Hope My Mother Doesn’t Read This” was published by Thought Catalog books.[7]

Music[edit]

Greg's drag alter ego Levonia Jenkins

In 2009, Greg released his debut collection of comedic dance tracks, entitled "12 Inch Freak", which featured the single, "Gimme More (Pills)", a parody of Britney Spears' hit, "Gimme More." [8]

He also produces house music with Joe Thompson, under the name Undercover.[9] Their self-titled debut album was released in 2012, and their follow-up album, “Night Beats” was released in 2015.

He also produces and releases music under his drag queen alter ego, Levonia Jenkins, including the single, “So C#nt” which was called The Song of The Summer on Jezebel.com,[10] Slate.com & PaperMag.com.[11]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The latest in parody music videos | Beyonce Knowles | Music Commentary | News + Notes | Entertainment Weekly
  2. ^ "About Greg Scarnici". Youtube. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "That Time I Almost Fucked Up An Episode Of Saturday Night Live". Thought Catalog. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Greg Scarnici". Huffington Post. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Greg Scarnici". IMDb. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Madonna's Infamous 'Sex' Book Reimagined (NSFW)". The Huffington Post. 21 October 2014. 
  7. ^ ""I Hope My Mother Doesn't Read This" Author Greg Scarnici | Huffington Post". The Huffington Post. 5 January 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  8. ^ "Britney Spears Parody - Gimme More (Pills)". Youtube. 20 September 2007. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "UNDERCOVER – Interview by Josh Sparber". fierth.com. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  10. ^ Beck, Laura. "'So Cunt' Is the Summer Jam of 2013". Jezebel. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  11. ^ "Levonia Jenkins and La Lopez Embrace Their C*ntiness with "So C#nt"". Papermag. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 5 November 2016.