One half of the former a cappella group [=DaVinci=]'s Notebook, Paul and Storm is a musical comedy duo consisting of Paul Sabourin and Greg "Storm" Di Costanzo.

They have appeared many times on TheBobAndTomShow (sometimes as "the Barrytones", a barbershop quartet consisting of "Barry, Barry, Barry, and Barry"), and tour regularly with JonathanCoulton, including appearing on his concert DVD and doing a RiffTrax with him for ''Tron''. They've also written for other RiffTrax movies, and they wrote and performed "The Ballad of the Sneak" for WebAnimation/HomestarRunner and the ''Lil' Guildies'' theme for TheGuild's 2010 April Fool's Joke. Along with Creator/WilWheaton and [[Series/MythBusters Adam Savage]], they are the headliners of the recurring special event-thing "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W00tstock W00tstock]]" which often includes special guests like Hard'n'Phirm, FeliciaDay, [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Bill Corbett, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy]] and MC Frontalot.

They host the webshow [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7atuZxmT957CmcVYWWkiAUUnAl8h4BnJ "Learning Town"]], on FeliciaDay's GeekAndSundry Youtube channel.

They received a far bit of press attention in the beginning of August 2010 for starting two joke trends on Twitter: "Wookiee Leaks" and "Kanye New Yorker Tweets".

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'''Paul and Storm's songs have examples of:'''
* AffectionateParody: "Live" is an affectionate parody of their friend and frequent collaborator JonathanCoulton, specifically his songs about mad scientists who are sad and lonely.
** "If They Might Be Giants Were Ice Cream Men" parodies TheyMightBeGiants, friends and touring partners of JonathanCoulton.
* AGoodNameForARockBand: This is a running gag in their live shows. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Taken to extremes]] in [[http://vimeo.com/12404931 the finale of the Chicago w00tstock show]].
* AudienceParticipation: Even if you don't find their songs that funny, it's impossible not to have fun at one of their shows.
** AudienceParticipationSong: "The Captain's Wife's Lament" and "A Better Version of You", among others.
*** If it doesn't take over fifteen minutes to perform "The Captain's Wife's Lament" (which is technically a three minute song), something's wrong.
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: Three consecutive songs on the album ''Gumbo Pants'' are "If Music/JamesTaylor Were on Fire", "If Music/BobDylan Were Hiding at the Bottom of a Well", and "If James Taylor Were on Fire at the Bottom of a Well".
* BrickJoke: The second verse of "Six Guys Ten Teeth" has the narrator's friend, Skeeter get laid out by a stripper after, "diggin' 'round for change for his dollar." The third chorus later informs the listener, "If you can bail Skeeter out then you can join the team."
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: ''Frogger: The Frogger Musical''
* DoubleEntendre: "The Captain's Wife's Lament." Full stop.
* EndingFatigue: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] on "Shake Machine" (as "Shake Machine, Part II").
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Their song "Opening Band" describes what it's like to be the opening band in exact language.
---> We are here to do five or six or seven songs
---> Not go too long, and get the hell off the stage
---> We are the Opening Band
---> We're probably not the band you came to see tonight
---> But it's alright, 'cause soon we'll go away.
* ExactWords: Their podcast is entitled "Paul and Storm Talk About Some Stuff For Five To Ten Minutes (On Average)". Five to ten minutes is the average time they spend on each ''subject''.
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Storm at the end of "That's the News of the Week".
---> '''Storm''': The other day I killed a hobo with a hammer,
---> '''Both''': And that's the news of the week!
* IncrediblyLamePun / [[HurricaneOfPuns Hurricane of]] ''[[HurricaneOfPuns Pun]]'': "The Captain's Wife's Lament" is an incredibly long buildup to one of these. [[http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+captain%27s+wife%27s+lament&aq=0 In concert, the buildup is the best part.]]
* InstantSoprano: "Why, Baby, Why?"
* OverlyLongGag: Most of the fun of their live performances of "The Captain's Wife's Lament" is to see how long they can stretch out the first half of the song (the part before the [[HurricaneOfPuns Hurricane of]] IncrediblyLamePun). It's not uncommon for their performances of this song to exceed ''ten minutes'' as a result. [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments It really is very funny.]]
* OverlyPreparedGag: "The Captain's Wife's Lament" again - over ten minutes of pirate jokes and Arrs from the audience, leading toward the above-mentioned Hurricane of Pun
* [[RandyNewman Every Movie Is Better With Randy Newman Music]]: Especially ''LordOfTheRings'' and ''Film/ThePassionOfTheChrist''.
** Now it seems Every Song Is Better Sung By Michael [=McDonald=].
* RockstarSong: "Opening Band" as mentioned above, as well as "Your Town".
** They also have a "Paul and Storm Theme Song". It's like something out of a SpaghettiWestern.
---> "They are not seeking justice
---> They've got no wrongs to right
---> They're just here to sing some dick jokes
---> And ride off into the night!"
* RefugeInAudacity: ''Nugget Man'' is a humorous but straightforward, even truthful, tribute to Robert C. Baker, who had passed away the year prior, and his contributions to the invention of chicken nuggets... until the last verse, in which it's said his will called for him to be made into nuggets and buried in several containers filled with honey-mustard sauce.
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Many of their songs for TheBobAndTomShow were topical. Most of these are collected on their album ''News To Us''.
* SubvertedRhymeEveryOccasion: Played with in ''That's The News Of The Week'', which Paul and Storm recorded their lyrics for separately.
-->'''Paul''': Did you hear that little Sasha Cohen
--> didn't quite win the gold?
-->'''Storm''': I guess I could just sing anything
--> and you would never know.
-->'''Paul''': Now instead of being the queen of the rink...
-->'''Storm''': I'm wearing my underwear as a hat
-->and letting the boys swing free, my friend.
-->'''Both''': And that's the news of the week!
** Also: "Cruel, Cruel Moon" does this at the end of the chorus, with each new plea to that Cruel, Cruel Moon.
* RunningGag: The podcasts are never 5 to 10 minutes (on average). They do point out the ten-minute mark... often LONG after its passed (for those who only want to listen to five to ten minutes of their podcast).
** They eventually decided that the title of the podcast meant that they ''discussed each subject'' for 5 to 10 minutes (on average). This is much more reasonable and accurate, though they still do the running gag about the ten-minute mark.
** Also, as noted above, their AGoodNameForARockBand jokes during their concerts.
* SiameseTwinSongs: "Shake Machine Parts I & II"
* TranslationByVolume: Their song "International Language" has this. "LOVE IS LOUDER THAN WORDS."
* TruckDriversGearChange: Their parody of {{Coldplay}}, "I Will Sing a Lullabye", includes the famous key change from "Fix You".
** "Title of the Song" points this out explicitly, as you'd expect, since it's an explicit [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] of the popular tropes of 1990s boy-band romantic songs.
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