Posted: 1:53 pm Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
By Pete Rizzo
“Split a side”? Meet “ring a neck”!
Comedy, rock and metal are getting hitched again thanks to the folks at Comedy Central. There’s a new show that debuted earlier this week (March 22) called “The Comedy Jam” that marries rock and roll and stand-up in a way very similar to “Lip Sync Battle”, only this time around the stars will be actually singing.
And it’s nice to see rock and metal is well-represented thanks to Rob Halford, Sebastian Bach, Phil Collen and Richie Sambora, among others. Of the eight episodes planned, these performances are on my ‘Must-Watch” list:
April 12 – when Long Island’s own Jim Breuer and Rob Halford perform the Judas Priest classic “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming” as Breuer can actually sing.
April 19 – when another stand-up with pipes (Hal Sparks) teams with Sebastian Bach on “You Shook Me All Night Long” by AC/DC.
And April 26, when Malin Akerman, who’s no stranger to performing rock and metal onstage, performs Metallica’s “Enter Sandman”.
About the Author
Hi, I'm Pete Rizzo, early morning elixir for your weekends. I love music and I love talking about it. I grew up listening to bands like Rush (best band on the planet!), Van Halen (Diamond Dave all the way), AC/DC (Bon rules!) and Genesis (the Gabriel years). But my true love is progressive rock and heavy metal. The louder, crunchier, more bombastic and self-indulgent, the better! When I’m not on the air, I’m either training in martial arts, deciding which tattoo I should get next, reading a good book (I still enjoy turning actual pages), or my wife and I are planning our next big travel excursion. I’m on every Saturday and Sunday morning. You can also follow me on on Twitter @PeteRizzoWBAB. I’d love to hear from you.