Tenacious D Planning Comedy-Rock Festival?

Jack Black promises the "f--kin' Super Bowl of comedy-rock".

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NME is reporting that Tenacious D are looking to organize their own comedy-rock festival, bringing together some of the biggest acts on the comedy-rock circuit.

When asked by Rolling Stone if the D had a Blur/Oasis style rivalry with New Zealand duo Flight Of The Conchords, Black responded with the following:

"We actually have been talking about joining forces, because we've always wanted to do a double bill. We're working on a festival, called Festival Supreme."

"It'll be a meeting of the minds. It's gonna be like Mount Rockmore, where you've got your Flight Of The Conchords, your Lonely Island, your Tenacious D, your Zach Galifianakis, your Spinal Tap, your Eric Idle."

Jack Black also stated that they are in talks to host the festival on Santa Monica Pier and mooted a speculative date: "October 19, circle that in your calendar", he said. "Now there's no guarantee who's gonna be on the bill it might just be Tenacious D and Weird Al (Yankovic). But that's a long ways off."

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    HAZ-121
    Tenacious D, Steel Panther, Flight of the Conchords & Spinal Tap. I'd pay in limbs to go to that show.
    Kueller917
    Just putting Flight of the Conchords there would be enough to make me want to go.
    nincompoop
    Yeah, actually, how about just Flight of the Conchords. I think they're really the only comedy band that I take seriously, if that makes any sense.
    Kueller917
    I can see what you mean. Their music has this subtlety that gives it that humorous charm that makes me like them a lot more than a lot of comedy bands. I do hope they tour around at some point I would love to see them.
    nincompoop
    Yeah, and they also had an amazing TV show. That certainly doesn't hurt. Also, the New Zealand accents.
    tffan92
    I hope Austrian Death Machine is put on the tour ticket as well. Oh and Weird Al and Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie!
    bartman5
    and Stephen Lynch
    Igamikun
    Seriously, that's probably the main comedy rock act that sticks in my head outside The D. Stephen Lynch is friggin hilarious!
    chrisa94
    The D, Flight of the Conchords, Lonely Island, Tim Minchin and Bill Bailey. In England, please.
    RJ13
    I really hope having Flight of the Conchords there helps in convincing them to come to New Zealand
    beau05
    Do you remember staying up late to watch the Comedy festival, just so you could see Flight of the Conchords? Haha, so long ago now
    Priad-Luabe
    jonathan coulton tim minchin bill bailey rich hall steel panther spinal tap the D flight of the conchords bloodhound gang axis of awesome weird al now that would be a good line up, maybe a few unknown musical comedians. hopefully we get some form of live stream/highlight show in the uk
    ridemylightning
    James Hetfield's banter with the crowd is pretty ****ing funny!! get him! "Metallica, (concert venue), together at last, like a family"
    6-String_Madman
    "Metallica Family!!" I have managed to tolerate Lulu... but this... To be really honest, I'm struggling with it.
    DoteStudios
    Tenacious D, Steel Panther, The Mighty Boosh, Spinal Tap, Zappa Plays Zappa, Flight of the Conchords, Weird Al, Lonely Island, Bloodhound Gang...who else? Flo and Eddie?
    redhavok
    Tim Minchin, Bill Bailey, Tripod and Zappa Plays Zappa should also be considered
    Voodoochile711
    Are there really that many good comedy rock bands, though? I can think of a few (Psychostick, Steel Panther, etc.) that I'd really like to see, but other than that there's not much.
    pitch154
    Travesty if Steel Panther isnt involved. What would the point in even bothering with a comedy rock concert without them?
    dr718
    Jack Black is one of the most annoying people around. SChool of Rock was apparently enough credentials for the press to take this guy seriously as some authority on music. The Rush movie made it worse.
    logicbdj
    Yes, I thought he was an annoying git in the Rush documentary. Never cared for him... one of those guys I would find very annoying to be around.
    ILIKEMUSICALOT
    He comes off as a genuinely nice guy and with a personality as vivid and upbeat as his, he would most likely be a blast to be around.
    SGofawesome
    His band may joke around a lot, but he takes his music more seriously than anything. It still takes plenty of work and dedication to make a song funny. Even still, the instrumentals of the songs are really good.