The Tyrants in Therapy are an American “Punk Cabaret” performance duo, which was formed in Los Angeles in 1983. Having started as a foursome, they have operated, since 1994, with only two members: songwriter, lead singer and producer Michael J; and songwriter and lead singer AbbeAbbe. Over the years, as they have experimented with different sounds, different line-ups and different labels, their music has been received with a mixture of enthusiasm and indifference. From 2001 to 2008, they wrote, produced and starred in a music and comedy television program, Meet The Tyrants in Therapy, which aired on Public-access television cable TV networks. Ever the glamorous outsiders, In 2007, Meet The Tyrants in Therapy won the West Hollywood Public-access television “Best Outside Program” award.