Tuesday, June 17, 2014

LGBT Artists Margaret Cho, KD Lang, Right Said Fred, & Kids in the Hall Lend Their Voices to 2776 Benefit Album!

From the evil genius minds of Rob Kutner (CONAN, The Daily Show) and the Levinson Brothers (Tonight Show, Comedy Central), comes the 2776 comedy/music benefit album. 2776 is a charity album supporting OneKid OneWorld. OneKid OneWorld provides a foundation for education in impoverished communities throughout Kenya and El Salvador by giving children from primary school through secondary school the opportunity for a better and brighter future.

All told, the album features 28 amazingly hilarious tracks featuring LGBT legends Margaret Cho, KD Lang, Right Said Fred, and most of the cast from Kids in the Hall! In most of the tracks, comedians team up with musicians to create amusing half skit, half song hybrids. For example, in track 9, "Journey to Anywhen," Right Said Fred takes comedian/rapper Reggie Watts on a trip back in time to 1991 where they meet a free-styling Mayim Bialik. 

In the track "Mt. Rushmore," Margaret Cho is the first queer, Asian-American President and is getting her effigy carved into Mt. Rushmore, which totally irks the other Presidents, portrayed by comedy legends Dick Cavett, Dick Gregory, Joe Franklin & Al Jaffee. Later, KD Lang and 3/5 of Kids in the Hall team up with Alex Trebek, Will Arnett, Samantha Bee and more to sing the track "Canada: Up On Top Again!"

The album is officially released on July 4th! On June 24th, they will release a full stream over at their Soundcloud page. You should follow their Facebook page, too, just to make sure you don't miss anything!

Watch Dave Foley in Aimee Mann's video for the track "I'm Cured!"

Here's a more complete list of all the bands and celebrities on the record:
Ed Helms, Yo La Tengo, Aimee Mann, Andrew W.K., Eugene Mirman, The Rebirth Brass Band, Aubrey Plaza, Patton Oswalt, Ira Glass, Maria Bamford, Martha Plimpton, Ashanti, Andy Richter, The Sklar Brothers, Horatio Sanz, 3/5ths of the Kids In The Hall, Paul F. Tompkins, Margaret Cho, Reggie Watts, Will Forte, Neko Case, Robert Smigel & Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Jonathan Katz, Guitar god Eric Johnson, Mike Mills, Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta, Right Said Fred, Mayim Bialik, Dave Hill, Dick Cavett, Bobcat Goldthwait, Sally Timms, Dick Gregory, k.d.lang, Will Arnett, Alex Trebek, Samantha Bee, Joe Franklin, Nina Totenberg, Al Jaffee, Paul Myers, Kelly Hogan, Dahlia Lithwick, Cobie Smulders and more.

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