• Arrested Development contest winner Allie Goertz sets sights on Tenacious D with a song about Festival Supreme (Video)

    Allie Goertz caught our attention with her unique brand of comedy-inspired singer/songwriter music in 2011, when she released the song “Comedians” on YouTube. Since that time Goertz has gained a significant following online, taking part in the National Lampoon Twitter Awards and winning an appearance on the newest season of Arrested Development on Netflix. Now, with more than 11,000 followers on YouTube, Goertz is submitting a song to another contest—this

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    Tenacious D promises Festival Supreme 2 will ‘leave all other comedy and music festivals crying in the dust’

    Jack Black and Kyle Gass, aka Tenacious D, have announced the return of Festival Supreme, the comedy, music and arts festival curated by the world’s most popular comedy rockers. “Yes, Festival Supreme was the comedy and music event of 2013,” Jack Black and Kyle Gass said in a statement. ‘But we’ve improved it tenfold. Festival Supreme 2 (The Metal Years) will feature a dark carnival haunted house circus of death!

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    Jack Black and Tim Robbins team up for HBO dark comedy series

    The friendship between Jack Black and Tim Robbins goes back a long way— further back, even, than the JB and Kyle Gass partnership that blossomed into Tenacious D. One of Black’s first showbiz jobs was in 1989 when he worked on Robbins’ religious satire Carnage in Edinburgh. And now the two will star alongside each other in The Brink, a dark comedy series for HBO. “Black plays Alex Coppins, a

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    Jack Black, Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian give Jay Leno a musical send-off (Video)

    Longtime friend Billy Crystal was Jay Leno’s first guest on The Tonight Show back on March 25, 1992 when Leno took over the late night chair from the legendary Johnny Carson. He promised his old buddy to be his final guest, too. “A promise made. A promise kept,” Crystal said last night. His appearance on the show was not limited to remincising about their old stand-up days. The multi-talented actor

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    Comedy at Fun Fun Fest, day 2: Tenacious D, Craig Robinson, Doug Benson, Jenny Slate

    AUSTIN — If the theme of day one of Fun Fun Fun Fest was Johnny Marr, the theme of day two was probably… pot. I wandered into the comedy tent early yesterday afternoon to find it already oppressively hot, steamy and full of wafting marijuana smoke. For those of you who are not in town to attend the fest, rest assured that the comedy tent (and its general lack of

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    Jack Black hints at animated Tenacious D series

    In addition to the already-announced Ghost Ghirls for Yahoo! Screen, Jack Black may hinted that he may soon start work on an online animated series centered around Tenacious D, his longtime comedy rock act. Speaking at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity this morning, Black wouldn’t give out any more details about the possible series that would co-star his musical partner Kyle Gass, only saying, “archrivals who shall remain

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    SXSW Comedy, day 5: Tenacious D, Drunk History and Ghost Ghirls!

    AUSTIN — Hoo boy, y’all. I know I’ve complained about the oddly-dressed masses who infiltrate the city for SXSW music, but I take it all back for a brief moment, because yesterday, my face was thoroughly rocked off at a kickass performance by the American heroes of Tenacious D: Jack Black and Kyle Gass. But I’m getting ahead of myself. The comedy day began with a screening and discussion of

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    Tenacious D announce musical comedy festival, inviting Spinal Tap, Flight of the Conchords, more

    Hot on the heels of their Grammy nominated album Rize of the Fenix, Tenacious D – Jack Black and Kyle Gass – have announced plans to curate a comedy music festival this Fall! “We’re working on a festival, called Festival Supreme,” Black tells Rolling Stone. “It’s gonna be a meeting of the minds. It’s gonna be like Mount Rockmore.” Black says he’s already reached out to Flight of the Conchords

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    Watch the Comedy Bang Bang trailer with Amy Poehler, Zach Galifianakis, Andy Samberg and more

    Since 2009, Scott Aukerman (Mr. Show, Between Two Ferns) has hosted the Comedy Bang! Bang! (originally Comedy Death-Ray) podcast. The show features Scott and his comedy friends (guests range from lower-profile comedy nerd favorites such as Andy Daly and Harris Wittels to the occasional comedy superstar such as Ben Stiller) playing games and participating in longform, character-driven improvised interviews. For comedy fans, Comedy Bang! Bang! has remained a must-listen podcast

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    Review: Tenacious D’s ‘Rize of the Fenix’ is better than most ‘real’ rock albums

    “When the Pick of Destiny was released it was a bomb, and all the critics said that The D was done. The sun had set and the chapter had closed. But one thing no one thought about was The D would rise again — just like the phoenix.” These words enticingly open Tenacious D’s new album and its title track Rize of the Fenix,  which dropped this week. The song

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    You can listen to the new Tenacious D album ‘Rize of the Fenix’ right now

    Although the their long-awaited new album won’t be available for proper purchase and download until May 15, Tenacious D has just made Rize of the Fenix available now to stream– for ZERO dollars. As you may know, this is their first album since their 2006 release The Pick of Destiny, which even The D — Jack Black and Kyle Gass — will tell you kinda sucked. But having browsed the

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    Trailer for ‘Bernie’ shows Jack Black in what can be his first interesting role

    Jack Black is a great entertainer and no doubt prolific. But he’s remained relatively static throughout his roles, usually playing over-the-top characters, with results of varying degrees. But it looks like we’ll see a slightly more nuanced version of the typical Black character when his newest film Bernie premieres on April 27. Starring opposite Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey, the Tenacious D frontman plays an assistant funeral director in small

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    Watch Jack Black’s musical tribute to Will Ferrell at the Mark Twain humor prize ceremony

    The entire show will air on PBS in four days, but we’re excited to offer you this great sneak peek of the ceremony surrounding the Kennedy Center’s 14th annual 2011 Mark Twain Prize For American Humor, which honored Will Ferrell this year. On Sunday, Oct. 23, entertainment giants Conan O’Brien, Matthew Broderick, John C. Reilly, Ed Asner, Paul Rudd, Andy Samberg, Molly Shannon and more were on hand to pay

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    Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, Matt Damon and more join Bill Clinton in Funny or Die video

    Because the grass is always greener, after eight years of the Bush presidency, Bill Clinton is remembered as an exceptionally cool and well-doing president, so it would make sense that some of our biggest celebrities still answer to Slick Willie and scramble to appease the man and his Clinton Foundation: Celebrity Division. In this Funny or Die video, watch as Ben Stiller heads a brainstorming session with the likes of

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    The first trailer for the new Steve Martin, Jack Black flick, “The Big Year” is here

    Iconic comedian, actor and musician Steve Martin has teamed up with Jack Black and Owen Wilson for a film about competitive bird watching, The Big Year. Set for an Oct. 14 release, the flick centers around the three friends going head-to-head-to-head in The North American Big Year, a year-long challenge among bird watching aficionados to track and record the most birds in a single year. There are no rewards besides

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