There are two collaborative supergroups with this name:
1) featuring John Vanderslice and John Darnielle
2) featuring Finnish stand up comedians
"The Comedians" is the name of a collaborative supergroup featuring John Vanderslice and John Darnielle.
Darnielle put up a sketch of theirs on The Mountain Goats' website as part of a Christmas "tradition." http://www.mountain-goats.com/archives/2007/12/in-which-the-wo.html
In 2009, Darnielle and Vanderslice released Moon Colony Bloodbath Read more on Last.fm