This morning, Mary shared Mumford and Sons’ new video for their song “Hopeless Wanderer” off the critically acclaimed album Babel. Rather than going the straight-forward route with the video, M&S enlisted the help of a quartet of funnymen — Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, and Will Forte — to represent the band members in the clip, which got me thinking about other comedian cameos in music videos. Hence this video playlist!
Check out my favorite music videos featuring comedians below. Some songs were already lighthearted, others as serious as cancer, but all made better by the inclusion of these funny ladies and gents. Hope this playlist brings a little levity to your Monday, and be sure to let me know if I missed your favorite video in the comments!
Video Playlist: The Best Comedian Cameos
01. Mumford and Sons – “Hopeless Wanderer” (Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, and Will Forte)
02. P. Diddy – “Bad Boy for Life” (Ben Stiller)
03. Hot Chip – “Night & Day” (Reggie Watts)
04. Kanye West – “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” (Zach Galifianakis)
05. Dave Matthews Band – “Everyday” (Judah Friedlander)
06. The Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West) – “Otis” (Aziz Ansari)
07. Madonna – “Music” (Ali G)
08. Fiona Apple – “Not About Love” (Zach Galifianakis)
09. Eminem – “The Real Slim Shady” (Kathy Griffin)
10. Fountains of Wayne – “Someone To Love” (Demetri Martin)