Called “CollegeHumor’s Comedy Music Hall of Fame,” the hour-long special will debut on Friday, June 19, first on IFC’s TV channel at 10pm ET/PT, after which it will appear on CollegeHumor’s website.
Hosted by Paul F. Tompkins of shows like “BoJack Horseman” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” this musical comedy tribute will feature the likes of Tenacious D, Rachel Bloom, Trevor Moore, CDZA, and The Gregory Brothers. The guest of honor will be — no surprise here — “Weird Al” Yankovic, who will be inducted into the Comedy Music Hall of Fame.
Further video content from the show will appear on CollegeHumor throughout the days after the show. They will include clips, sketches, and extended interviews with the comedic musicians.
“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 the GM of CollegeHumor, Shane Rahmani, in a statement. “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 Comedy Music Hall of Fame” is produced by Big Breakfast, the same company that produces CollegeHumor originals. It is executive produced by Sam Reich, Spencer Griffin, and Jon Cohen of Big Breakfast along with Drew Buckley and Shane Rahmani of Electus, and Salli Frattini of Sunset Lane Entertainment.