- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 5, 2006

How good was Tenacious D Sunday night?

I had my doubts that JB and KG (as Jack Black and Kyle Gass are known to D-heads) could sustain a full-length show — especially in a place the size of George Mason University’s Patriot Center.

But they did.

They were hilarious, bombastic, vulgar, blasphemous — all in the name of imagined heavy-metal glory.

The thing that struck me most about the duo (which had help from a backing band for about half the show) was that while their act is obviously meant as stoner-metalhead parody, Black and Gass are highly professional as singers and players. Black, in particular, is simply a great live performer — better, dare I say, in the flesh than he is onscreen.

P.S.: Any reader who can suss the (if I say so) brilliantly subtle headline of this post gets a free lunch.


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