Sunday, November 27, 2011

Comedians in Music Trivia

1. This Comedian/Pianist was the first host of “the tonight show” ,and had his own show through 1960, he had a personal disdain for rock and roll, yet the show featured numerous rock and roll artists in their earliest TV appearances. The show presented Elvis PresleyFats DominoJerry Lee LewisLouis Jordan & The Tympany FiveThe Treniers, and The Collins Kids. 

[Steve Allen]

2. this Bassist of the band “Spinal Tap”and popular New Orleans activist is also a comedian, though you wouldn't know it unless you watch the Simpsons. 

[Harry Shearer]

3. the creator of BBC TV shows the OFFICE and Extras and his friend Bill Macrae formed a pop duo called Seona Dancing. They were signed by London Records, which released two of their singles.Despite not being successful in the UK, Seona Dancing did manage to score a hit in the Philippines with the song "More to Lose". Name this comedic master.

 [Ricky Gervais]

4. This deceased former child preacher and “comedy's Wild Thing” recorded a novelty version of the Troggs “Wild Thing” in the mid-80s. The video was a hit on MTV, as it featured cameos of Rodney Dangerfield, as well as many well-known rock musicians, including Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Ratt, Slash and Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses, Billy Idol, Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, Richie Sambora, and Tommy Lee, and a raunchy "roll on the mat" dance with Jessica Hahn. 

[Sam Kinison]

5. Name the first song recorded by Steve Martin.

 [King Tut]

6. What were the respective instruments played by Chico, Groucho and Harpo Marx order

 [Piano, Guitar, and Harp]

7. This British-born American comedian and violinist was famous for "one-liners", short, simple jokes usually delivered rapid-fire. His best known one-liner was "Take my wife—please".

 [Henny Youngman]

8. Allen Stewart Konigsberg is the real name of this American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, jazz musician, author, and playwright.

[Woody Allen]

9. this British born comedian is better known for his work in the USA as the main character in a boring medical drama for which he has earned the title of “the highest paid actor in a drama series on US television”. But in England he is known for his work on Blackadder and other comedies. Most recently he has recorded a CD of New Orleans standards on piety street titled “Let Them Talk”. 

[Hugh Laurie]

10.This Cajun Humorist/Chef had over 25 albums of music and comedy, “I Guarantee” 

[Justin Wilson]

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