It was revealed yesterday via an interview with UK’s Heat magazine that Mark Wahlberg is considering a reunion tour of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.
First of all, YES PLEASE. Eleven-year-old me just had a throwback heart attack. IT WAS ONE OF MY FIRST CDS, YOU KNOW. (After C+C Music Factory, of course.) Meanwhile, 32-year-old me is wondering which venue it will be at and whether or not I’ll be able to sit since my back just isn’t what it used to be.
Second, the reasons holding Marky Mark back from reuniting are making me severely eye-roll at Mr. Wahlberg:
With the nostalgic charts awash with reunions, the actor wonders if his own reunion could be ‘lucrative’.
‘Well, the Funky Bunch wants to get back out there, too,’ he told Heat magazine. ‘I’ve just got to find the right time. We might, though…’
At issue is the lucrative-ness of a reunion? For real? Dude. It’s a novelty act. Of course you’re not going to make millions. At best your audience will be a bunch of 30+ year-olds reliving the 1990s and maybe a few kids in their early 20s wondering why the guy from that teddy-bear movie is trying to be a rapper.
And on that note, you starred in a movie (Ted) where you talked to a stuffed bear for a little over 90 minutes and it made over FIVE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS. That Entourage thing? That made some money too. I’m kind of thinking your Funky Bunch could use a little dough – so THROW THEM A BONE and go on tour already, will ye? Christ, a couple nights of shows in Boston would at least pay their rent for the next 6 months.
Speaking of which, I’m starting to wonder, who IS this “Funky Bunch,” anyway? Apparently there are 4 additional members of the Funky Bunch (Scottie Gee, Hector the Booty Inspector, DJ-T and Ashey Ace) and their jobs are…Running Man experts? Back-up rappers? I mean, one would assume that DJ-T IS actually a DJ, right? I don’t even know. Regardless, something tells me Good Vibrations isn’t necessarily paying the bills anymore.
If they’re game, Mark, you should be, too.
What do you think? Would you go see Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch if they came to a club near you?
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