Musical comedy news: IFC/CollegeHumor combine to celebrate it, The Lonely Island making a movie about it

Your song of the summer now just got funnier.

IFC and CollegeHumor are collaborating for an hour-long special on June 19 — CollegeHumor’s Comedy Music Hall of Fame, hosted by Paul F. Tompkins.

Tompkins will guide us through the high and low notes of musical comedy, plus partake in interviews and sketches with the likes of Tenacious D, The Gregory Brothers, Trevor Moore, CDZA, Rachel Bloom and Patrick Noth, plus non-musical-comedian Scott Aukerman, and the induction of Grammy-winner “Weird Al” Yankovic into the Comedy Music Hall of Fame.

You’ll be able to see it online at after it airs on IFC.

Roll the promo clip!

“There couldn’t be a more perfect host than Paul F. Tompkins or a better partner than CollegeHumor to help us try to win an Emmy® and a Grammy® with a single hour of outrageous musical programming,” said Jennifer Caserta, IFC’s president.

“From our viral hits Brohemian Rhapsody to Look at This Instagram, comedy music is as much a part of CollegeHumor’s DNA as any other content we’ve produced,” said Shane Rahmani, General Manager of CollegeHumor. “The genre has exploded in popularity and we’re thrilled to partner with IFC and Paul F. Tompkins in shining an ironically self-important light on the talent—both emerging and established—that have inspired us through the years.”

CollegeHumor’s Big Breakfast is producing.

You might notice The Lonely Island wasn’t listed in that above information. Well, no need to fear.

The boys — Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone — have begun production on their first feature film last week. As their site’s announcement revealed, “The film stars Andy, Jorma, and Akiva and it is set in the world of music. It’s being directed by Jorma and Akiva and is being produced by a newcomer, Judd Apatow.”

Sean L. McCarthy

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