Introducing the One and Surely Only Daniel Songer

Today reader DR sent me to this man’s prodigious video output on YouTube. I looked at about fifteen of his tapes before deciding that this one most fully captures the full spectrum of wonderment that is “comedian entertainer” Dan “The Man” Songer.

A man.

A deck.

A video camera.

A reason for you to forget to blink for eight minutes and twenty-four seconds.

About John Shore

John Shore (who, fwiw, is straight) is the author of UNFAIR: Christians and the LGBT Question, and three other great books. He is founder of Unfundamentalist Christians (on Facebook here), and executive editor of the Unfundamentalist Christians group blog.  (In total John's two blogs receive some 250,000 views per month.) John is also co-founder of The NALT Christians Project, which was written about by TIME,  The Washington Post, and others. His website is You're invited to like John's Facebook page. Don't forget to sign up for his mucho-awesome newsletter.

  • Kara

    Holy shit.

    • A'isha

      Double Holy Shit!

      • erika

        holy shit to infinity!

  • DR


    I can't keep doing all the heavy imagineering for you on this site, OK? This guy hasn't properly copyrighted anything. All you need to do is film yourself singing,

    "One site, is all you need! Gettin' those hips, movin to my groove! Hey, one look – one man – that's who I am! So if you want to tour my world… is where you'll find me."

    Move hips, etc. You know, the moves that Cat and I showed you at the reception. And instant marketing sensation.

    Feel free to take full credit for this idea, all I need is your thanks.

    You're welcome.

  • mimic

    And he wonders why he's single.

  • berkshire

    I just . . . it's . . . .I can't even . . . you know what I mean? It's like . . . . because he's so. . . . I mean, does he *really* . . . . I, I just, I . . . . I . . . . oh God. . . . it's too much to. . . . I mean, just out there like that . . . and. . . comedy? OK, sure . . . . if you say. . . . um . . . . head rush.

    Yeah. Ok.

    Gonna go. . . . do something now.

    Thanks so much, John.

    Um. . . really.


    • Sentinel

      Yeah, that about sums it up.

  • Dave Land

    They hate us for our freedom, because *this* is what we do with it.

  • Dennis Dawson

    If you last 6 minutes, he starts explaining that he hasn't got a girlfriend. How is that possible?

    Now I have to go back and look at my pathetic 30 video posts with a jaundiced eye. Because I believe watching that video has given me jaundice in my eye.


  • Anita

    If ever in the coming years of my life I should but for a moment doubt my woman loving woman ways, I will reflect upon what I have witnessed here today, and there upon fall upon my knees and with tears in my eyes look upward and declare to the heavens, "Thank You Thank You Thank You!"

    • Kara


      • John Shore

        I was just now watching this:

        • berkshire

          You know, what I want to watch is a video of you, John Shore, watching this.

          Kinky, I know. But I just think t would be priceless.

          Do you remember that old comedy routine by Robert Klein (yeah, I'm so dating myself) where he's wearing a bandana and playing a harmonica while singing his improvised blues tune that goes "I can't stop my leg!"

          This just made me remember that.

          • Don_C

            Yeah, but "I Can't Stop My Leg" was…well…funny. ;)

          • berkshire

            Glad someone else remembers it! And yes, it was funny.

            With this guy, it doesn't seem funny–it seems like he really can't stop his leg . . . . or his hips . . . . or the videotape.

          • Anita

            Oh, he's singing OUR song. Swoooon.

          • John Shore

            I originally titled this post, "Worst. Neighbor. Ever." Because he's so bellowingly LOUD (and he seems to make one of these tapes a day). But I was afraid it wouldn't have been clear that's what I meant. But can you imagine? You're in your house, reading or whatever, and all of a sudden you hear booming through the air, "LADIES AND GENTLEMEN! INTRODUCING COMEDIAN ENTERTAINER…"

        • Chellee

          It would be a mercy if that deck broke! Just sayin……

  • Robert Meek

    This man has 148 of these on his You Tube Channel: !!!

    They have titles like #147 “Men Jerk Off,” #144 “Hit The G Spot,” #143 “Girls Love Public Sex,” #141 “Sexual Appetite,” and other things.

    He lists himself as 50 years old, and joined February 17, 2007. He has 373 subscribers, 49 friends, and 67 channel comments.

    (NOT ME!)

    One can only ask: HOW does he DARE to GO OUT IN PUBLIC anymore, and I am quite serious about that, too!

    • DR

      Let's make him a star! As a matter of fact, John and I should start a business. I suss up the talent and John markets it via this blog with its ridonkulous (intentional spelling) number of hits. I'm like the Dick Cheney to his Dubya.

  • DR

    Oh God.

  • Amy

    Why would you do this to me?

    I think his hip flailing has rendered me sterile. And when the shorts leg came up my uterus just up and fell out.

    Nice deck, though.

    • John Shore

      What an awesomely funny comment.

      • Voicedude

        ….but as a man, I'm offended by her preoccupation with the man's 'nice deck'…

      • Amy

        What an awesomely nice reply.

    • Cat

      This has GOT to be the funniest thing I've read in forever! Thanks Amy!

      (shaking head) "uterus jumped up and fell out"

  • Tim

    Oh crapatola! I just noticed I have a pair of shorts just like his. Must burn them IMMEDIATELY!

  • berkshire

    I just had a terrifying–I mean TERRIFYING thought–Palin/Songer 2012.

    DR suggested something about making him a star, and that could be fun except, you know, this is America, and weird shit happens when people get famous.

    Just sayin’.

  • Voicedude

    If William Hung can be a star…..


    (damn you, Andy Warhol!)

  • Melissa

    I kept hoping he’d flip over the deck railing…

  • http://none Don Rappe

    At first it made me think about the uneven distribution of wealth in this world. I suppose it’s just another sign of the apocalypse. Just another lazy Christian?

  • Kesha

    I'm a long-time reader… But this is the first thing that has made me comment. Wow. I just hope whoever he ends up with appreciates him for who he is!

  • Chellee

    OH MY GOOD GOOGELY OOKS!!! HOLY SH**! Um…… yeah……

    Well….THE FUNNIEST PART of the WHOLE THING was John's comment about him being "bellowingly loud"!! Thanks John. I think I just woke up my neighbors.

    And I don't mind saying that He. Is. Sexy. He got da MOVES! Whooo-ey-boy!!!! How will I EVER in my lil-ole-life find my man attractive again??!?!?!

    SCARRED FOR LIFE!!! (and I think you know what I mean by that! lmbuttonOFF)