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27 Musically Talented Comedians

"Every comic wants to be a musician. Every musician thinks they're funny." - Dave Chappelle

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1. Reggie Watts

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Any performance by Reggie Watts is guaranteed to blow your mind. He can also speak gibberish in pretty much any language and is a favorite of Brian Eno's.

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3. Tenacious D

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Jack Black and Kyle Gass (or the reigning Gods of Comedy Rock IMHO) have been supplying us with tasty licks since the early '90s. Fun fact: they were discovered by none other than David Cross.

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5. Stephen Colbert

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If you are a fan of The Colbert Report you've probably heard Stephen sing a ditty or two. But did you know he starred in a New York Philharmonic production of Stephen Sondheim's Company with Patti LuPone?

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WARNING: Song offensive to every culture.

8. Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein

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Oh Portlandia, how we love you so. With SNL's Fred Armisen and guitarist/singer of indie band Sleater-Kinney, Carrie Brownstein's powers combined, the comedy songs are unstoppable!

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13. Flight Of The Conchords

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New Zealand-born Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement of HBO's Flight of the Conchords rock the comedy tunes so hard. Fun fact: McKenzie won an Oscar for the song "Man or Muppet" that he wrote for the 2011 movie The Muppets.

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14. Andy Samberg & The Lonely Island

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Errybody knows all about the viral sensation that is The Lonely Island. With SNL hits including "I'm On A Boat", "I Just Had Sex", and "Dick In A Box", their YouTube channel has over 1 BILLION views. #LazySunday4Ever

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18. Paul F. Tompkins

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You might remember Paul F. Tompkins from his work on Mr. Show or his frequent appearances on ALL THE PODCASTS EVER. His crooning skills go along with his dapper style. One time he sang "Skyfall" in it's entirety:

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20. The Smothers Brothers

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These bros are the coolest. In 1967 they had a show on CBS, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. They were way ahead of their time, and often got in trouble for their counter-culture ways. Fun fact: Steve Martin was a writer on the show!

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21. Garfunkel & Oates

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Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome AKA Garfunkel and Oates equipped with only a guitar and a ukelele sing little ditties that sound sweet but GET REAL. Fun fact: Comedian Doug Benson introduced the duo!

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22. Tom Lehrer

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Lehrer could perhaps be called the Grandfather of Comedy Music. He's sort of like the 40's and 50's version of Weird Al. That song that helped you learn the elements in the tune of Pirate Of Penzance's "Major-General's Song"? Yup that was him.

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23. Cheech & Chong

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Tommy Chong began his career as a musician. In addition to the songs in their performances and movies, he co-wrote the Vancouvers' 1960's hit, "Does Your Mama Know About Me." They have had a crazy history, listen to them on the WTF podcast for more stories.

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26. Seth MacFarlane

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Seth showed off his vocal capabilities at this year's Oscars, which was no surprise to any Family Guy viewers. He received vocal training from Lee and Sally Sweetland, who trained Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra. Check out his classy rendition of "Singin' In The Rain":

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27. Craig Robinson

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Craig Robinson can rock the keys. He's played some tunes on The Office and keep an eye out for his ode to Rihanna's underwear in This Is The End.

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