In the new Lady Antebellum video, Tony Hale (beloved gamma male of Arrested Development and Veep fame) plays a bartender who serves Kate Upton an increasingly dramatic series of drinks. “Bartender” is not easily explained, but it is also very enjoyable. Here are nine more music videos in which the cast’s comedians completely stole the show.
Paul Simon, “You Can Call Me Al” – Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase is a turd, granted, but this is possibly the least turdly thing he’s ever done.
Mariah Carey, “Touch My Body” – Jack McBrayer
Thanks to Kenneth Ellen’s goofy exuberance, Mariah’s repeated threats to hunt you down come off as slightly less disturbing than they would otherwise.
The National, “Conversation 16” – Kristen Schaal
Fiona Apple, “Not About Love” – Zach Galifianakis
Galifianakis is king of the incongruous lip-sync video. See also: Kanye West’s “Can’t Tell Me Nothing.”
The New Pornographers, “Moves” – Like, everyone ever
With Julie Klausner, Wyatt Cenac, Todd Barry, Horatio Sanz, and Kevin Corrigan among this video’s cast, it might be faster to name all our favorite comedians who don’t appear in “Moves.”
The Coup, “The Magic Clap” – Patton Oswalt
Oswalt’s one-man dramatic interpretation makes a great song even better.
Jay Z and Kanye West, “Otis” – Aziz Ansari
Yes, we know he’s friends with Kanye, but why is Aziz Ansari there? I have no idea — I’m not sure Aziz has any idea, either — but he proves to be a surprisingly solid hypeman.
Mumford & Sons, “Hopeless Wanderer” – Jason Sudeikis, Will Forte, Ed Helms, and Jason Bateman
Featuring the only people who can play Mumford & Sons better than themselves.
Michael Jackson, “Remember the Time” – Eddie Murphy
If you have somehow lived this long without seeing this video, take nine minutes and sixteen seconds and get your shit right. Eddie Murphy is an evil pharaoh. Michael Jackson is a wizard. Iman is his royal love interest. Magic Johnson is also there.