AUSTIN – Comedian Jim Breuer is heading into the recording studio in May to record what will be “hard-rockin' metal” album for families.
Mind you, not “for kids.” But family-friendly. “Everyone can relate to the lyrics,” he told me, and along for the ride is what he said will be “some pretty heavy names involved.”
This month, Breuer was at the SXSW comedy fest heading up a Laugh Button bill that included Sinbad. But this summer, he's heading out on Motorhead's Motorboat Cruise along with Megadeth, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde. His rapport includes some applauded impressions of Metallica and Black Sabbath.
So, it's safe to say he's made some heavy metal fans along the way to recruit for the as-yet-untitled set.
“Family-friendly” and hard rock have been some of the cornerstones of the “Saturday Night Live” vet's routines. But so has Goat Boy, from SNL. And Breuer doesn't need to hear your drunken take on it: he's heard “everything from a baby lamb to a donkey,” so enough already.
Watch the full video, for Breuer's “Lars Ulrich Storytelling” impression, his advice to young comedians, how he's a fine wine, and what makes you a banana and a yo-yo.