Believe it or not, it is entirely possible to both rock, and be funny at the same time. And that doesn’t take into account unintentionally funny bands, like Creed, who are laughable for their ineptitude. It’s tricky to be funny, given that comedy is such a subjective thing, but it can be done. The seven groups discussed below offer up undeniable truth of this statement. After all, we don’t need to always take music so doggone seriously.
Tenacious D. Tenacious D is basically Jack Black being Jack Black. Sure, he’s a movie comedy star. However, we all know he loves to rock. Just watch “School of Rock” to see the real Jack Black in action. This duo is ever in search of the perfect rock & roll. They’re not really that good, but we don’t care because we’re laughing at them so much! And Black’s ultra-energetic performances are definitely a sight to behold.
Flight of the Conchords. This is a New Zealand-based duo that ended up on HBO. Bret McKenzie and Jermaine Clement combine music with comedy. It all started as a BBC radio series. Now, this is the hippest rock-comedy act out there. Their musicianship is solid, even if their humor is a bit off-beat.
Spinal Tap. “Hello Cleveland!” and “This goes up to 11″ are just a few of the catch phrases that came out of this mock documentary. Based on the adventures of real heavy metal rock bands, this made-up group is so bad they’re good. And very funny, too. Their whole odyssey is must-see viewing for anyone who’s ever dabbled in music, and even non-musicians will get a kick out of antic of the Tap. They’ve even had guest spots on a number of popular shows, like “Next Page