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The Silent Comedy

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Years active  2006 (2006)–present
Record label  Singleton Records
Labels  Singleton RMI
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Past members  Timothy GravesIan KestersonJoseph Nelson
Origin  San Diego, California, United States (2006)
Albums  Common Faults, Sunset Stables, Friends Divide, Cruelty & Clemency, The Silent Comedy
Genres  Americana, Folk music, Blues
Members  Jeremiah Zimmerman, Joshua Zimmerman, Justin Buchanan, Chad Lee
Similar  RAIGN, US Royalty, Kill It Kid, The Brothers Bright, Little Hurricane

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


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The band was founded in San Diego, California by brothers Joshua and Jeremiah Zimmerman,

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

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

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

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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".

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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.

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

Live Performance

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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"


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

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

    BartholomewCommon Faults · 2010
    All Saints DaySunset Stables · 2007
    Blood on the RailsCommon Faults · 2010


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