Jack Black and Kyle Gass appear at the Castro Theatre moderated by Paul F. Tompkins on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 9:30pm.
Jack Black and Kyle Gass make up the Greatest Band in History: Tenacious D. They started playing together in Kyle’s studio apt on Cochran Ave in Los Angeles. No one could have ever dreamed of where their genius would take them but take them it did…
The band had a variety series on HBO that aired in 1999. Their self-titled album was released in the fall of 2001 with Epic Records and was quickly certified at gold-selling status, and has since been certified platinum. The duo completed their first feature film together, “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny” for New Line Cinema, which was released in November 2006. The album “Rize of the Fenix” followed in 2012.
In 2013, Black and Gass founded and hosted Festival Supreme, a music and comedy festival in Santa Monica, CA which featured the likes of Adam Sandler, The Mighty Boosh, Tim & Eric and many more of the greatest acts in musical comedy.
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Jack Is Back
Shine America and Yahoo! will bring the ultimate paranormal experience to this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA. Jack Black will return to Comic-Con for the first time since 2005 for a panel session to support the paranormal comedy web series, “Ghost Ghirls,” guest-starring and produced by Black and coming to Yahoo! this fall.
The panel will take place on Thursday, July 18th in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel. Joining Black on the “Ghost Ghirls” panel are co-stars/creators Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci, director/creator Jeremy Konner and Erin McPherson, VP & Head of Video at Yahoo!. Comic-Con attendees will see an exclusive episode before it premieres on Yahoo! this fall and the comedic genius of the cast and creators to ghoul-out for an interactive panel session. Panelists will share with fans the inspiration for the show and answer questions from attendees.
“Ghost Ghirls” is a web comedy series following the antics of two best friends, Heidi (Lund) and Angelica (Blasucci), who work as paranormal investigators. Each episode details the bumbling adventures of the hilarious duo as they attempt to solve otherworldly cases while not tripping over themselves in the process.
“We heard that Comi-Con is haunted. Never fear, The Ghost Ghirls are on the way!,” says Black.
“The ‘Ghost Ghirls’ creators are a rare breed,” says Erica Bello, Director of Scripted Television, Shine America. “They are exceptional writers and actors with a fresh comedic tone that is both funny and surprising. We are so excited to give Comic-Con fans a sneak peek of this hilarious series before the rest of the world can see it this fall.”
“Ghost Ghirls” was created by “Drunk History’s” Jeremy Konner, along with stars Lund and Blasucci. The 12-episode paranormal procedural was directed by Konner and co-produced by Jack Black’s Electric Dynamite with Priyanka Mattoo and Shine America. The series is a potent blend of comedy, spooky adventures and epic celebrity cameos. Golden Globe nominee Jack Black, Dave Grohl, Val Kilmer, Jake Johnson, Molly Shannon and Jason Schwartzman are among the celebrity guest stars featured in the series.
Launching in fall 2013 as part of Yahoo!’s Fall Comedy Lineup, “Ghost Ghirls” viewers and spirits alike can discover and consume the series in any order, anytime, anywhere, and on any astral plane, in this life, or the next.