Comedy music

Comedy music is music that is comic or humorous in nature, encompassing a wide variety of music genres. Popular types of comedy music include parody music, novelty songs, comedy rock and comedy hip hop. Some comedians, such as Bo Burnham, Tim Minchin, and Tim Hawkins, use songs in stand-up in addition to more traditional joke-telling methods, while others, such as "Weird Al" Yankovic and Lil Dicky, focus entirely on comedy music as their sole medium of humor.

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"Weird Al" Yankovic performing live in concert during his 2010 tour
Comedy music
Stylistic originsComedy
Typical instruments
  • Vocals
  • various instruments
Subgenres
Fusion genres

See also

3-Way (The Golden Rule)

"3-Way (The Golden Rule)" is a song recorded by American comedy music group The Lonely Island featuring American singers Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga. It appeared as an SNL Digital Short in the May 21, 2011 episode of the American sketch comedy television series Saturday Night Live (SNL), which saw Timberlake and Gaga as the host and musical guest, respectively. It was released as a single on May 24, three days after the broadcast. The R&B song was written by Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Timberlake, while produced by The Futuristics with additional production from Asa Taccone and Ryan & Smitty. Samberg and Timberlake were nervous about presenting the idea to Gaga, who initially failed to find the humour in the song.

The music video, which aired on the SNL broadcast, is a sequel to the "Motherlover" sketch and finds Samberg and Timberlake reprising their roles from that skit as they sing about having a threesome with Gaga. The song and sketch received positive reviews from critics who called it one of the funniest moments of the episode. "3-Way (The Golden Rule)" received a nomination at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, but it lost to another song from the same SNL episode.

Addams Groove

Addams Groove is a single performed by hip-hop artist MC Hammer that was released as the theme song to the 1991 film The Addams Family. The song was his last top ten hit in the United States and was the recipient of the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Original Song at the 12th Golden Raspberry Awards in 1991.

The song was also parodied by Italian comedy music duo Giovanni Alamia & Tony Sperandeo with the title of Rap Ghiaccio and was taken from their album of the same year of the release of the song Brutti, sporchi e monelli.

Andy Samberg

Andy Samberg (born August 18, 1978) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician. He is a member of the comedy music group The Lonely Island and was a cast member on Saturday Night Live (2005–2012), where he and his fellow group members have been credited with popularizing the SNL Digital Shorts.Samberg has starred in several films, including Hot Rod (2007), I Love You, Man (2009), That's My Boy (2012), Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012), Hotel Transylvania (2012), Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018), Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), and Storks (2016).

Since 2013, he stars as Jake Peralta in the police sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, for which he was awarded a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2014.

Comedy Bang! Bang!

Comedy Bang! Bang! (formerly Comedy Death-Ray Radio) is a weekly comedy audio podcast, which originally began airing as a radio show on May 1, 2009. It is hosted by writer and comedian Scott Aukerman, best known for his work on the 1990s HBO sketch comedy program Mr. Show with Bob and David, creating and hosting the Comedy Bang! Bang! TV series, as well as for co-founding the weekly Comedy Death-Ray stage show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Hollywood.

Comedy Death-Ray Radio was formerly broadcast from Southern California's Indie 103 studios, but since the summer of 2010 has been broadcast as part of the Earwolf comedy podcasting network, being recorded in studios owned by the company.

Many notable people in the world of comedy, music, television and film have appeared on the podcast, including Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Aimee Mann, Jon Hamm, Aziz Ansari, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Seth Rogen, Thomas Lennon, Zach Galifianakis, Ben Stiller, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, St. Vincent, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler, James Adomian, Harris Wittels, Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, Nick Kroll, Loudon Wainwright III, Matt Besser, Kevin Nealon, and Andy Daly.

Comedy Bang! Bang! was also a television series on IFC hosted by Scott Aukerman and featuring in different seasons bandleaders "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Watts and Kid Cudi.

Dirt (The Arrogant Worms album)

Dirt! is the sixth album by the Canadian comedy music group The Arrogant Worms, released in 1999.

Eat It

"Eat It" is a 1984 song by comedy music artist "Weird Al" Yankovic. It is a spoof of "Beat It" by Michael Jackson. The track was both a commercial and critical success, earning Yankovic a Grammy Award. It peaked at #12 in the United States, and reached #1 in Australia. The famous guitar solo, originally performed by Eddie Van Halen, was reproduced by Yankovic's producer, Rick Derringer.

According to Yankovic, when he presented his lyrics to Jackson for review, he did not know what kind of reaction he would get. Jackson allegedly thought it was amusing, and agreed to allow the parody. On October 19, 1989, the RIAA certified "Eat It" as a gold single.

Flat Lake Festival

The Flat Lake Festival is an annual event organised by Patrick McCabe (novelist) and the Welsh film director Kevin Allen (actor) on the Hilton Park farm estate in Clones, Co. Monaghan, first held in 2007. The attractions of the festival are readings, comedy, music and theatre that take place among the barns and bales of hay, abandoned tractors and ancient oaks of the estate over the period of a long weekend, just a couple of miles outside the town of Clones on the back road to Cavan town.¨nthWORD calls it a "cheap, off-beat, anarchic weekend that is hard to beat"

Giancarlo Bigazzi

Giancarlo Bigazzi (5 September 1940 – 19 January 2012) was an Italian music producer and composer. He was a former member of comedy music group Squallor.

Haley Bennett

Haley Loraine Keeling (born January 7, 1988), known professionally as Haley Bennett, is an American actress and singer. She made her film debut as pop star Cora Corman in the romantic comedy Music and Lyrics (2007) and has since appeared in the films The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008), College (2008), The Hole (2009), Kaboom (2010), The Equalizer (2014), Kristy (2014), Hardcore Henry (2015), The Magnificent Seven (2016), The Girl on the Train (2016) and Thank You for Your Service (2017).

Just Say Julie

Just Say Julie is an American comedy/music video show created by and starring comedian and singer Julie Brown. The series aired from 1989 to 1992 on MTV in the United States, where it aired on Friday nights during its run.

Luke Ski

Luke Collis Sienkowski (born January 14, 1974), better known as the great Luke Ski or simply as Luke Ski, is a parody, filk, and rap artist who writes, records and performs comedy music. The decapitalization of the words "the great" in Sienkowski's stage name is his own preferred spelling, and the title has appeared as such on all of his albums to date. He had the most requested song on the Dr. Demento radio show in 2002, 2003, 2011, and 2014 with his songs "Peter Parker" featuring Sudden Death, "Stealing Like a Hobbit", "Snoopy the Dogg", and "Fake Adult" respectively.Topics of his parodies have included The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Spider-Man, Keanu Reeves and Hamlet. He has, in one song, parodied all the Star Trek television shows. His parody songs are reminiscent of the pop music works of "Weird Al" Yankovic. Luke helped bring parodies of rap and hip-hop to Science Fiction conventions. He does not play an instrument, and sings to pre-recorded music, often in costume or with props. Much of his work satirizes science fiction movies, television, and their marketing and are often from a fan perspective. Many of his longer works are snippets of song parodies collected together into an extended medley, such as Grease Wars or It's A Fanboy Christmas.

Since 1996, Luke has released numerous albums. He is a frequent performer at science fiction and gaming conventions. Luke is also a caricature artist, and has done the cover art for several of his own albums (with the notable exception of UnCONVENTIONal, which features the artwork of John Kovalic).

Luke Ski hosts the weekly show Dementia Revolution on Dementia Radio and has a bi-monthly podcast that he hosts with back-up vocalist Carrie Dahlby called "Luke and Carrie's Bad Rapport" where in each episode there are several segments in which the two talk about different things; this podcast also regularly features comedy music. He also is the co-host of "Kyle and Luke Talk About Toons" where he and fellow comedy musician and artist Kyle Carrozza discuss animation related topics. Luke also worked as a storyboard revisionist, storyboard artist, writer and voice actor for Kyle's series on Cartoon Network, Mighty Magiswords from March 30, 2015 to February 2, 2018.

Luke's frequent-voiced character, Skullivan, and first voiced character "Docky Boardman", debuted in the episode "Cleanliness is Next to Grupliness" and short "Too Many Warriors" which aired on October 20 and September 5, 2016. The first short he worked on, "Pool Fools" and episode he worked on, "Gotta Get Grup to Get Down", premiered in August 29 and November 11, 2016. Luke portrayed P.T. Barnum on three episodes of The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd.Luke appeared as several characters in the Shockwave Radio Theater production "Let's Play Doctor" at the 2004 Marscon.He wrote and performed the theme song for the independent parody fanfilm The Dork of the Rings.

Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen

Nadia G's Bitchin' Kitchen is a Canadian cooking television series that began airing simultaneously on Food Network Canada in Canada and Cooking Channel in the United States on April 2, 2010; after originating as a web series in 2007. It was presented by chef and musician Nadia G.

Ali Rosen of The Daily Meal described the series as "a continuation of her web series", which Nadia G confirmed: "I could create cool aprons, I could dish out recipes, I could do the comedy, music videos, so we've always had a lot of freedom in Bitchin' Kitchen and that has continued."Bitchin' Kitchen concluded on January 5, 2013, after three seasons. The correspondents on the series would all later appear on Nadia G's subsequent series, Bite This with Nadia G.

Red Peters

Red Peters (a pseudonym for Boston-area comedian Douglas Stevens) is a musician and songwriter who has made five CDs. He is the host of The Red Peters Comedy Music Hour on Sirius XM, and a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show.

Riverbank Arts Centre

Riverbank Arts Centre is a multi-disciplinary venue including theatre, comedy, music, and visual arts centre in Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland.Located close to the M7 motorway, the Riverbank Arts Centre also has a café.

Smells Like Saturday

Smells Like Saturday is a once weekly comedy/music/talk morning radio show presented by the puppet characters Zig and Zag. It is broadcast on Irish radio station 2FM and airs from 10:00-12:00 midday every Saturday morning. The characters present the show from the fictional "Studio Z’ which Zig and Zag claim is their old spaceship from the Eighties; the "Zogmobile" which means they can often fly the studio to exotic locations during the show. The shows theme tune is The Moog Cookbook’s instrumental cover version of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" where the radio show derived its title.

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