Former Radford boys The Gregory Brothers spent much of the past year doing presidential election season videos for The New York Times. Strangely enough, the Times asked them to do the videos not long after one of the paper’s writers wondered in print how much of a shelf life the Gregorys’ Auto-Tune The News and other Youtube features might have.
“What a weird story to kind of come around after a couple of years of doing this political, news-oriented stuff,” Evan Gregory said, “then get called by the premier newspaper in the country to say, [in faux-nerdy New York accent] ‘Hey, you guys want to put your videos in our paper?’” The Gregorys ended up producing four videos for Op-Docs during the campaign season.
But when you’re making unexpected hits on the web, unexpected things happen to you. There are constants, though, and one of them happens on Saturday, when the brothers, including Evan’s wife, Sara Gregory, return to Radford for their eighth annual Gregory Brothers Christmas Show.