Jack Black

Black performing with Tenacious D in 2016
At a Kung Fu Panda 2 premiere in June 2011
With Kyle Gass of Tenacious D
Black performing in 2006

American actor, comedian, musician, and songwriter.

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Black performing with Tenacious D in 2016

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Kyle Gass (left) and Jack Black (right) of Tenacious D performing at Rock am Ring in 2016

Tenacious D

American comedy rock duo formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1994.

American comedy rock duo formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1994.

Kyle Gass (left) and Jack Black (right) of Tenacious D performing at Rock am Ring in 2016
Black, Gass, Konesky, Spiker, and Wackerman
Tenacious D performing at the Leeds festival

It was founded by actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass, who were members of The Actors' Gang theater company at the time.

Gass performing in 2017

Kyle Gass

American musician, comedian and actor best known for co-founding, and being a member of, Tenacious D, a Grammy-winning comedy band.

American musician, comedian and actor best known for co-founding, and being a member of, Tenacious D, a Grammy-winning comedy band.

Gass performing in 2017
Gass with the Kyle Gass Band at the Zelt-Musik-Festival 2017 in Freiburg, Germany.

In 1982, he joined Robbins' The Actors' Gang and in the early 1990s met and befriended Jack Black in the group.

LIPA's main entrance, on Mount Street

Liam Lynch (musician)

American filmmaker, singer, musician, songwriter, and puppeteer.

American filmmaker, singer, musician, songwriter, and puppeteer.

LIPA's main entrance, on Mount Street

He also co-wrote music for the Jack Black film School of Rock.

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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

2006 American musical fantasy comedy film about comedy rock duo Tenacious D.

2006 American musical fantasy comedy film about comedy rock duo Tenacious D.

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Written, produced by and starring Tenacious D members Jack Black and Kyle Gass, it is directed and co-written by musician and puppeteer Liam Lynch.

Stiller at the May 2019 Montclair Film Festival

Ben Stiller

American actor, comedian, producer, director, and screenwriter.

American actor, comedian, producer, director, and screenwriter.

Stiller at the May 2019 Montclair Film Festival
Stiller signing autographs before a screening for Tropic Thunder at Camp Pendleton in August 2008
Stiller in 2010
Stiller with Dustin Hoffman, 2017
Stiller at the Madagascar 3 premiere at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

The film also connected Stiller with future Frat Pack members Jack Black and Owen Wilson.

Tenacious D (album)

First studio album by American comedy rock band Tenacious D, released on September 25, 2001 by Epic Records.

First studio album by American comedy rock band Tenacious D, released on September 25, 2001 by Epic Records.

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Tenacious D performing "Double Team" as an encore
Tenacious D performing "Tribute"

The song features a shock comedy climax when lead singer Jack Black asks for the listener, in return for their troubles in playing to them, to perform a coprophilic ritual (referred to colloquially as a Cleveland steamer).

The Pick of Destiny

Second studio album by American comedy rock band Tenacious D, the soundtrack for their feature film of the same name.

Second studio album by American comedy rock band Tenacious D, the soundtrack for their feature film of the same name.

Jack Black – lead vocals, acoustic guitar

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Kung Fu Panda (film)

2008 American computer-animated action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

2008 American computer-animated action comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

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From left to right: Master Viper, Master Monkey, Master Mantis (on Monkey's head), Master Shifu, Master Tigress, and Master Crane. 
 The Furious Five are homages to the actual Snake, Monkey, Praying Mantis, Tiger, and Crane styles of Chinese martial arts.

Directed by John Stevenson (in his feature directorial debut) and Mark Osborne, the film stars the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Ian McShane, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, Randall Duk Kim, James Hong, Dan Fogler, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Jackie Chan.

Wilson at the Cannes Film Festival premiere for Midnight in Paris (2011)

Owen Wilson

American actor.

American actor.

Wilson at the Cannes Film Festival premiere for Midnight in Paris (2011)
Wilson in 2003
Wilson at the London premiere of You, Me and Dupree in 2006
Wilson with Woody Allen at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Midnight in Paris in 2011

The film was released in October 2011 by 20th Century Fox, and co-starred Jack Black, JoBeth Williams, Steve Martin and Rashida Jones.

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Kung Fu Panda 2

2011 American computer-animated martial arts comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

2011 American computer-animated martial arts comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

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Jack Black at the Kung Fu Panda 2 premiere in Sydney in 2011

Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson (in her feature directorial debut), the film stars Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, and Jackie Chan reprising their character roles from the first film, with Gary Oldman, Michelle Yeoh, Danny McBride, Dennis Haysbert, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Victor Garber voicing new characters.