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