Comedians and musicians come together for concept album 2776 to benefit OneKid OneWorld. From the minds of Rob Kutner (Conan, The Daily Show) and the Levinson Brothers (Tonight Show, Comedy Central), album 2776 will consist of 28 original songs from 82 comedians and Emmy-, Tony-, Grammy-winning actors and musicians taking satirical aim at every aspect of America. From religion, to sex, to sports, to the media and beyond, the album serves to be “the ultimate comedy-musical trip through America’s past, present AND future.”
The album will release on July 4th will all sales going towards charity OneKid OneWorld, which provides a foundation for education in impoverished communities throughout Kenya and El Salvador.
Some of the tracks include:
- Patton Oswalt is God, announcing to America that he’s “moved on” accompanied by Muddy Waters guitarist “Steady Rollin’” Bob Margolin
- Right Said Fred takes Reggie Watts(Comedy Bang! Bang!) and Mayim Bialik(Big Bang Theory) on a joyride through time… well, pretty much just to 1991.
- Dick Cavett, Dick Gregory, Joe Franklin & Al Jaffee are the presidential heads of Mt. Rushmore, griping at the arrival of queer, Asian-American newcomer head Margaret Cho.
- NPR’s Nina Totenberg reports – in song – on a Supreme Court case in a dystopic future where Rock n’ Roll has been banned.
- In the title track, Martha Plimpton is an alien landing on Earth in the year 2776… and planning to destroy it! That is, unless the US President (Will Forte), his Secret Service detail (Aubrey Plaza), and George Washington (Paul F. Tompkins) can change her mind by taking her on a time-travel journey through all the wonders of America that make the Earth worth saving. Does it work? You’ll have to listen to find out as the plot unfolds throughout ‘2776’.
2776 will release July 4th via CDbaby on iTunes, and will be available to stream in full exclusively on SoundCloud and pre-order on June 24th.
The Sklar Brothers
Paul F. Tompkins
Robert Smigel & Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
3/5th of the Kids In The Hall
Yo La Tengo
The Rebirth Brass Band
Sergio Mendoza Y La Orkesta
Right Said Fred
Dahlia Lithwick + more