Samwell in 2007
|Birth name||Samuel Johnson|
May 4, 1979|
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Samwell is unsigned, but for a time his "What What (In the Butt)" was licensed through Fatboy Slim's record label, Southern Fried Records. The "What What (In the Butt)" video is licensed through Brownmark Films.
The song was used extensively in the South Park season 12 episode "Canada on Strike", which featured a re-creation of the What What video.
In June 2010 Samwell appeared on an episode of Comedy Central's Tosh.0, a television show about viral videos. The segment told the story of how the "What What" video was created, followed by an acoustic duet version of the song by Samwell and Josh Homme, lead singer for Queens Of The Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures. In a June 2 interview, host Daniel Tosh called Samwell one of the best guests he's had on the show, saying, "I'll tell you who I loved the 'What What In The Butt' guy. It couldn't have been more of a delight." In September 2010 Samwell appeared on Tosh.0 a second time when he was nominated for the Season Two MVP Award.
Samwell has a live phone call service called Special Greetings from Samwell which is available through his official website.
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