• Joan Rivers, Weird Al win comedy Grammys, Tenacious D snags grammy for metal

    Last night’s Grammys was a Twitter warm-up for comedians nationwide preparing to tweet their best celebrity snark during the Oscars later this month. But the 57th Annual Grammy Awards brought some good news for a few big comedy names on Sunday night. “Weird Al” Yankovic took home his fourth Grammy Award, his second for Best Comedy Album. The song parody comedian surged back into relevance with Mandatory Fun, which was

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    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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    Tenacious D classic F*ck Her Gently gets covered from a female perspective (Video)

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, allow us to submit to you a new take on the Tenacious D classic “Fuck Her Gently,” which comes from comedians Jesenia and Jenni Ruiza, aka The Comedy Girls. In their version, the idea of the evolution of marriage is at the center of the narrative. Check it out below and tell us what you think in the comments section! Sign up to get

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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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    Tenacious D opens SF Sketchfest with stories, laughs and rock

    SAN FRANCISCO — As the 13th edition of SF Sketchfest is upon us, I’m reminded the mark of a truly great comedy festival is not simply amassing as many high-profile and up-and-coming comics as possible and throwing them up onstage throughout a city. It’s about offering the comedy fans something they couldn’t get otherwise. To that end, fest organizers this year are offering a ton of tributes, salutes and anniversary

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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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    Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Kyle Kinane and many more set for Fun Fun Fun Fest

    The Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced the official comedy and music line up for the 8th annual festival going down between Nov 8 and Nov. 10 in Austin. Veteran comedy rock duo Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, Craig Robinson, Rob Delaney, and a live version of Adult Swim’s series The Eric Andre Show will be part of the fun. Other notable names performing include Doug Benson, Janny Slate, Kyle Dunnigan,

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 60: Lewis Black, Russell Brand, Tenacious D and more!

    On this week’s episode of The Laughspin Podcast, Mike goes solo because I was on an important mission– or something like that. He gifts you earholes with new audio from Lewis Black’s recent college graduations speech, Whitest Kids ‘U Know star Trevor Moore’s plans to destroy the NSA and Russell Brand’s brilliant destruction of dopey news anchors on MSNBC. In addition to all that, there’s news about Dave Chappelle, Patton

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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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    Tenacious D musical comedy fest will include Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, many more!

    In the world of musical comedy, few have reached the level of success achieved by Tenacious D. And now the ingenious hard rocking duo – Jack Black and Kyle Gass – have harnessed their powers to make good on their threat to curate their own festival. The one-day extravaganza, dubbed Festival Supreme, will go down Oct. 19 at the Santa Monica Pier and will feature musically inclined comedians Zach Galifianakis,

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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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    Jimmy Fallon wins Grammy for best comedy album; Jim Gaffigan wins Laughspin readers’ poll

    Although the main ceremony for the 55th annual Grammy Awards hasn’t begun yet, we can tell you that Jimmy Fallon has snagged the award for Best Comedy Album for his work on Blow Your Pants Off, a set of funny songs featuring the likes of Eddie Vedder, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Justin Timberlake. Fallon was up against Kathy Griffin, Lewis Black, Tenacious D, Margaret Cho and Jim Gaffigan, who,

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    Recording Academy continues unhealthy Kathy Griffin obsession with fifth straight Grammy nomination

    For the fifth year in a row, the Recording Academy lazily pushed Kathy Griffin onto the list of nominees for Best Comedy Album, despite the fact that — once again — her “album” is nothing more than the completely censored audio ripped from her latest Bravo special. This time, it’s called Seaman 1st Class and as in the past, the “album” isn’t even broken down into tracks; it’s just one

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    Comedy Bang Bang gets dramatic with Gillian Jacobs, Ed Helms, Jack Black and 643 others (Video)

    We’ve already seen a full episode of the upcoming Comedy Bang! Bang! IFC series and we know it’s set to be one of the funniest shows on TV this summer, but this crazy-ass new trailer promises much more than just comedy– action, drama and tragedy. And just about every comedian in the world. Check out the pulse-pounding new teaser below, featuring Ed Helms, Gillian Jacobs (above), Zach Galifianakis, Tenacious D,

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