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

By | January 18, 2013 at 10:56 am | 6 comments | feature slider, News | Tags: , , ,

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 to join the fest and has many other musically-inclined comedians and comedically-inclined musicians in mind: Lonely Island, Zach Galifianakis, Spinal Tap, Eric Idle, Tim Minchin, Neil Hamburger, Tim and Eric, Trey Parker and Matt Stone from South Park all have an invite. “[And] Mr. Show—they’ve got incredible songs,” Black adds.

The event is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 19 in Los Angeles, at the Santa Monica Pier. Circle that in your calendar. “Now there’s no guarantee who’s gonna be on the bill,” Black warns. “It might just be Tenacious D and Weird Al. But that’s a long ways off.”

Adds, Gass: “It’s just a fuckin’ Super Bowl of comedy-rock.”

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  • emily rugburn

    Yeah, it’s going to be great, even if just Tenacious D shows. Anything else just adds to the magic. The MIghty Boosh…yes!

  • matthieusmith

    Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits needs to be there!

  • mattgriffo

    I want to try and perform at this festival! youtube.com/senorgriffo

    • http://www.facebook.com/bejomo Ben Moyer

      I really enjoyed your “basically” song on your youtube channel but i almost stopped watching before you actually started the song due to the 1st minute

  • Name

    bRiNg~ ThE~ MIGHTY BOOSH!!!

  • Aaron Poehler

    Telling us who they want to get is pretty pointless, they should have waited until they actually had something to announce. Now whatever the bill ends up as it’s going to look like a failure.