The Luke & Duane Show (L&DS) is an Irish duo made up of Luke Barry & Duane Doogan who specialize in making videos in the categories of sketch comedy, music videos and video blogging. They are best known for writing and recording ‘Just Take Care, Spike Your Hair (The Broski of the Week Song)’ which is used as the official theme tune to WWE Superstar Zack Ryder‘s Z! True Long Island Story on WWE.
After setting up their YouTube channel in May 2009, L&DS began a web series of videos titled ‘Toilet Humour‘; a video blog filmed whilst sitting on the toilet seat in their apartment. During this time they also began filming sketch comedy videos and releasing them under the Toilet Humour brand.
This was not the first time L&DS worked together creating videos for the internet. In 2004, L&DS along with a friend would make sketch comedy videos under the name ‘Life’s Troubled Victims‘, referenced usually by its initials ‘LTV‘. In late 2005, due to the lack of an outlet to broadcast their videos online in the pre-YouTube era, they funded the self-released feature length DVD ‘Volume 1‘ in late 2005, LTV was publically endorsed by popular Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan and British music star Calvin Harris.
The trio continued filming videos through 2008 until Luke & Duane debuted the Toilet Humour series – the beginning of what is now known as The Luke & Duane Show. The Toilet Humour series ran until January 2010, when the apartment and bathroom that the show was filmed in, burned down, forcing they guys to move elsewhere. They chose not to resume the series in a new location and rather finish it with one final episode inside the burned bathroom. They plan to revive the series in 2012, 3 years to the day since it’s inception.
After more than a year of sporadic videos, L&DS recorded a video of them singing a short song they penned about WWE Superstar Zack Ryder, he would later use the video on his web series ‘Z! True Long Island Story‘. The response to the 40-second clip was overwhelming with messages from fans & several WWE Superstars requesting a full version of the song, due to this Luke & Duane wrote a full song which would become their first single, as ‘Just Take Care, Spike Your Hair (The Broski of the Week Song)‘ was released a few weeks later. The song would chart worldwide in countries such as Ireland, England, Spain, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, France and more.
Following the release of the single, Zack Ryder began using the song as the official theme tune to his show and in January 2012, with plans for the show to become part of WWE‘s programming, Luke & Duane signed a deal with WWE to feature on future programming. On the first episode of the show on WWE, L&DS would receive a shout-out as a run-down of the show’s year long history. They would return to the show in April 2012, when a live performance of the song – introduced by Zack Ryder himself, was used as L&DS became the only returning ‘Broskis of the Week‘.
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