Kate Micucci

Kate Micucci – Dear Dear (mp3)
Kate Micucci – Mr Moon (mp3) via her website.

MP3s no longer available – you can buy them on CDBaby

There’s little doubt of the link between the ukulele and comic actors. From Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd, through Steve Martin to Adam Sandler and William H Macy. The latest in the list is Kate Micucci.

Micucci has had bit part roles in Malcolm in the Middle and How I Met Your Mother, and a less bitty part in ill-fated Four Kings. You can watch her performances on her show reel and it’s worth watching just for the model line. According to her IMDb, she also played the role of ‘less attractive girl’ in Campus Ladies. Only in Hollywood could that even be possible. Rumours that she plays Rico in Hannah Montana seem to be a half truth.

All of which explains why the video for Dear Dear is so amusing. Her ukulele songs, or at least the ones she’s posted on line, are light, fun and catchy. She also plays the piano and guitar and creates a more serious sound – you can give those tracks a listen and a download on her MySpace (Walking In LA might be the only good song to namecheck LA, I’m sure I’ve forgotten one though). But if you’re more interested in ukulele fun, she also hooks up with fellow thespian Riki Lindhome under the name Garfunkel and Oates for songs like F**k You.

UPDATE: Kate’s appearing in Scrubs as Ted’s ukulele sweetheart. You can find out more here: Scrubs ukulele girl.

Visit KateMicucci.com.

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