For anyone who has seen some of Hollywood’s greatest comedies over the last decade including Old School, The Hangover 1 and 2, and Starsky and Hutch, they will remember the scene stealing band performances in the movie by Dan Finnerty and The Dan Band!   Founded by Comedian and Actor Dan Finnerty (Who is married to the awesome Kathy Najimy) the band is well known for its covers of originally female-performed pop songs, with added obscenities and swearing and their live show has become a staple of Los Angeles nightlife, with Entertainment Weekly naming it “the hottest ticket in town” and have developed an enormous fan base that has led to sold out shows around the country.  They are actually playing at The Gramercy Theatre in NYC 04/21, and last time it was completely sold out with celebs galore including Chelsea Handler, Kathy Najimy, and Jeremy Renner in attendance so get your tickets ASAP because they are awesome! Dan and The Dan Band have made notable appearances in the movies Old School (singing “Total Eclipse of the Heart” and “Lady“), The Terminal, Starsky & Hutch, where he performed Roberta Flack‘s “Feel Like Makin’ Love” at a Bat Mitzvah, and most recently The Hangover (performing “Candy Shop” and “Fame“) in a wedding scene reminiscent of his appearance in Old School. In 2005, they released The Dan Band Live, their live full length debut album. They gained attention due to their expletive-heavy version of Bonnie Tyler‘s “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” as well as their cover versions of “Lady” by Styx, “Milkshake” by Kelis, Toni Basil‘s “Mickey,” and many others.  They also released their Christmas album and the video for “Please Don’t Bomb Nobody This Holiday” featured many celebrity cameos, including Sheryl Crow, Christina Applegate, Nicole Scherzinger from The Pussycat Dolls, Kyle Gass from Tenacious D, Neil Patrick Harris, Meg Ryan, Macy Gray, Christopher Guest, among others. They’ve been the house band on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Pajama Party and Spike TV’s Spike Guys’ Choice Awards 2009 and have made numerous appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show, CD USA, Last Call with Carson Daly. Dan wrote and performed an original song for the finale of the NBC show Last Comic Standing and was seen as a regular correspondent on The Jay Leno Show and continued on as a correspondent on the new The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Here “The King Of Kamelot” sits down for a super funny interview with Hollywood’s favorite lead singer, Dan Finnerty, before his show at Gramercy Theatre in NYC (Check out their website for the rest of their tour because it’s the best show ever!!) to talk about the fame explosion that The Dan Band has experienced being the “House Band” in several of the best comedies of our generation, being married to the hilarious Kathy Najimy, whether the band will make another cameo in The Hangover 3, and we I even fulfill a bucket list item by getting him to sing  “Total Eclipse Of The Heart” with me and he even forces breaks one of my most important personal rules.  I was in tears from laughing because Dan is absolutely hilarious and one of the coolest guys ever, and I am such a FAN of The Dan Band and can’t wait to see the show in NYC!!!

And of course the performance from Old School!!