Jack Black can sing. Check that — he can wail. Jack Black exudes showmanship, from his raggedy hair to his running-man feet. He’s the kind of performer who will end a song by spinning himself on the floor and arising like a mermaid, before taking five minutes to huff and pant on stage while he and his belly recover from exerting all that energy. (See the above video of his opening act at last month’s Mark Twain Prize ceremony.) Most important, Jack Black is hilarious and not afraid to improvise. As a bonus, he’s also one of the few famous people who doesn’t look like the offspring of two Stepford cyborgs, which is an especially beautiful thing on Oscar night.
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