5 Best Nigel Tufnel Moments From 'This Is Spinal Tap'

Comedic genius Christopher Guest celebrates his  birthday today (February 5.)  He’s written some of the most celebrated comedies of the past few decades (Waiting For Guffman, Best In Show, A Mighty Wind,) but his most iconic creation/role is Nigel Tufnel, lead guitarist of Spinal Tap from the 1984 classic This Is Spinal Tap. 

Derek Smalls And The Cucumber

Legendary comedic actor Harry Shearer celebrates his birthday today (December 23), and while most remember him most for providing the voices for Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Principal Skinner and Ned Flanders on The Simpsons, he’ll always be Derek Smalls, bassist for Spinal Tap.