Comedy and Music Collide on New Comedy and Music Series "The Comedy Jam"

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18 March 2017
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The Comedy Jam
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"The Comedy Jam"
Premieres Wednesday, March 22 at 10 PM ET/PT on Comedy Central

          Watch your favorite actors and comedians make their rock & roll dreams come true in Comedy Central’s new comedy and music series “The Comedy Jam.” The premiere episode features Tiffany Haddish performing Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary,” Chris Hardwick and Richie Sambora performing Bon Jovi’s “Wanted Dead or Alive,” and Bobby Lee performing Rod Stewart’s “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy,” in acts designed to surprise, entertain, and utterly shock an unsuspecting live audience.

         Additional Talent Starring This Season Include Malin Akerman, Awkwafina, Jim Breuer, James Davis, Colton Dunn, Mark Duplass, Fortune Feimster, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Bert Kreischer, Matteo Lane, Taryn Manning, Hasan Minhaj, Big Jay Oakerson, Jay Pharoah, Busy Philipps, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Sam Richardson, Jon Rudnitsky, Hal Sparks, Sarah Tiana, and Roy Wood Jr.

          Additional Musical Guests Include Natalie Maines (of Dixie Chicks), Chester Bennington (of Linkin Park), DMX, Rob Halford (of Judas Priest), Sebastian Bach (of Skid Row), Tia Carrere,  Phil Collen (of Def Leppard), Kevin Cronin (of REO Speedwagon), Montell Jordan, Kenny Loggins, Lukas Rossi (winner of Rockstar: Supernova), and Scott Stapp (of Creed and Art of Anarchy)

The Comedy Jam
Photo by Matt Misisco

          The eight-episode season features celebrities dishing on a cherished memory linked to an iconic song and then performing that song with the Comedy Jam Band in front of a live audience. Talent, song selections and episode schedule are as follows:

March 22:
Tiffany Haddish performing “Proud Mary” by Tina Turner
Chris Hardwick and Richie Sambora performing “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi
Bobby Lee performing “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” by Rod Stewart
March 29
Jesse Tyler Ferguson performing “Chandelier” by Sia
Awkwafina and Chester Bennington performing “In the End” by Linkin Park
Sam Richardson and Tia Carrere performing “Ballroom Blitz” by Sweet
April 5
Colton Dunn performing “Sister Christian” by Night Ranger
Sarah Tiana performing “You Oughta Know” by Alanis Morissette
Fortune Feimster and Natalie Maines performing “Goodbye Earl” by Dixie Chicks
April 12
Big Jay Oakerson and Lukas Rossi performing “Rebel Yell” by Billy Idol
Mark Duplass and Kevin Cronin performing “Can’t Fight This Feeling” by REO Speedwagon
Jim Breuer and Rob Halford performing “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” by Judas Priest
April 19
Bert Kreischer, Scott Stapp and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal performing “Higher” by Creed
Taryn Manning and Phil Collen performing “Pour Some Sugar on Me” by Def Leppard
Hal Sparks and Sebastian Bach performing “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC
April 26
Malin Akerman performing “Enter Sandman” by Metallica
Matteo Lane performing “I Will Always Love You” by Dolly Parton/Whitney Houston
Jay Pharoah and DMX performing “Party Up” by DMX
May 3
Hasan Minhaj performing “Who Am I (What’s My Name)?” by Snoop Dogg
Mary Lynn Rajskub performing “Creep” by Radiohead
Roy Wood Jr. performing “Takin’ Care of Business” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive
May 10
James Davis and Montell Jordan performing “This Is How We Do It” by Montell Jordan
Busy Philipps performing “Violet” by Hole
Jon Rudnitsky and Kenny Loggins performing “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins
 
 
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