Best known for his work as a comedian, writer, and actor, Tim Heidecker also made music a vital part of his career. Growing up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Heidecker played with several bands, and after his Adult Swim shows with Eric Wareheim -- Tom Goes to the Mayor and Awesome Show, Great Job! -- put him on the map, he began recording and releasing music professionally. Some of Wareheim's collaborations with Tom and Awesome composer Davin Wood appeared on 2008's Awesome Record, Great Songs! and Uncle Muscles Presents Casey and His Brother, which collected music from Awesome Show's first two seasons. The duo began making music outside of the confines of the show as Heidecker & Wood, and celebrated their not-at-all ironic love of soft rock on 2011's Starting from Nowhere and 2013's Some Things Never Stay the Same. In 2013, Heidecker's country-rock band the Yellow River Boys also released the album Urinal St. Station. As a solo artist, he issued Cainthology: Songs in the Key of Cain, an EP inspired by presidential candidate Herman Cain in 2012, as well as a string of Bob Dylan parodies that included "Titanic," a spoof of a song from Dylan's 2012 album Tempest, and "Running Out the Clock," which aped the 1983 album Infidels. Heidecker released In Glendale, his first solo album and most straightforward set of songs yet, in 2016. The following year, Too Dumb for Suicide: Tim Heidecker's Trump Songs gathered his songs about Donald Trump in a compilation that benefited suicide prevention organizations.
- From AllMusic.com
Turkington is best known for creating anti-comedian Neil Hamburger. In 1992, Turkington released an album of prank phone calls with several tracks in which he uses the name of the character and soon after began developing a stand-up comedian persona. The character constantly clears his throat while telling off-paced jokes that, for the most part, fail. Neil's unique brand of comedy has thrilled, perplexed and repulsed audiences worldwide. Since 1996, he has released a number of records on the Drag City record label.
In the 2000s, he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Tom Green Live, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, and Fox News' Red Eye. He also appeared in the short film Left For Dead In Malaysia, and had a brief cameo appearance in the 2006 film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny. The Neil Hamburger character plays the role of Osric in the 2011 film, Hamlet A.D.D., a live action and animated version of William Shakespeare's Hamlet.