The Silent Comedy

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The Silent Comedy
Origin San Diego, California
Genres Americana, folk, Blues
Years active 2006 (2006)–present
Labels Singleton RMI
Members Joshua Zimmerman
Jeremiah Zimmerman
Chad Lee
Justin Buchanan[1]
Past members Timothy Graves
Ian Kesterson
Joseph Nelson[2]

The Silent Comedy is a San Diego-based rock band, known for their folk, Rock and Roll, and Americana-inspired music.[3][4]


The band was founded in San Diego, California by brothers Joshua and Jeremiah Zimmerman,[5][6]

In September 2010, their album Common Faults won the San Diego Music Awards's 'Best Pop Album' award.[7]

Their songs "Bartholomew" and "All Saints Day" were used in 2011 TV advertisements for the video game Dark Souls.[8]

"Bartholomew" was also used in trailers and television advertisements for the "History Channel" 3-part epic miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" premiering on May 28, 2012.

Another of the band's songs, "Blood on the Rails," was used in trailers and television spots for another "History" miniseries, "The Men Who Built America", premiering on October 16, 2012.

"All Saints Day" was used for yet another "History Channel" miniseries, entitled "The Bible".

In 2013, their song "Bartholomew" was used in a teaser trailer for the third season of the television series Strike Back

"Bartholomew" was also used in episode 8 of the television series The Originals in November 2013.

"Bartholomew" was the opening theme of 2016 Amazon's first season of Goliath.[9]

The Friends Divide EP was produced by Chris "Frenchie" Smith.

Live Performance[edit]

Before and after their shows fans can often find the members shoulder to shoulder sharing a drink and discussing various topics with a group of fans. Hugo Mintz from Bring The Noise music blog wrote that The Silent Comedy "struck us as America’s slightly heavier and more interesting answer to UK’s Mumford and Sons, a diverse and engaging sound"[10]



  • Sunset Stables, 2007, Singleton RMI
  • Common Faults, 2010, Singleton RMI


  • The Silent Comedy, 2008, Singleton RMI
  • Cruelty & Clemency, 2011, Singleton RMI
  • Friends Divide, 2013, Singleton RMI


  1. ^ "The Silent Comedy". Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ David Small. "Praise the Lord Pass the Whiskey". Retrieved June 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Dave Good (February 29, 2012). "Silent Comedy: "We're Not Religious"". San Diego Reader. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ Dorian Hargrove (July 1, 2011). "The Not-So Silent Comedy". San Diego Reader. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ Bryan, Kathrine (December 9, 2010). "The Silent Comedy". Glide Magazine. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  6. ^ Hargrove, Dorian (July 1, 2011). "The Not-So Silent Comedy". San Diego Reader. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ Staff (2017). "Congratulations To The 2017 San Diego Music Awards Winners!". San Diego Music Awards. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  8. ^ Hargrove, Dorian (September 13, 2011). "The Silent Comedy Gets Loud on Dark Souls Video Game". San Diego Reader. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  9. ^ Goldrich, Robert (November 10, 2016). "GenPop's Bill Yukich Directs "Goliath" Opening Title Sequence". Shoot. Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
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