Legendary comedic actor Harry Shearer celebrates his birthday today (December 23), and while most know him as the voices for Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Principal Skinner and Ned Flanders on The Simpsons, he’ll always be Derek Smalls, bassist for Spinal Tap.
The iconic cult classic This is Spinal Tap was released in theaters 34 years ago today (March 2.) It is easily one of the most quotable, funniest films of all time to the point where even the biggest rock stars of all time can own up to its painfully true moments.
Comedic genius Christopher Guest celebrates his birthday today (February 5.) He’s written some of the most celebrated comedies of the past few decades (Waiting For Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind,) but his most iconic creation/role is Nigel Tufnel, lead guitarist of Spinal Tap from the 1984 classic This Is Spinal Tap.