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Everybody From Comedy Is In This Arcade Fire Special

After Arcade Fire appeared as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, NBC gave the band a half hour to debut some new material on the network. What aired was this surreal Roman Coppola special with the songs "Here Comes the Night Time," "We Exist," and "Normal Person." The video also includes giant masks and cameos from Rainn Wilson, Ben Stiller, James Franco, Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, Bill Hader, Zach Galifianakis, and a Spanish-speaking Michael Cera.

Watch Nick Offerman in a Music Video for a Skate Punk Band

Here's Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman pissing on a lot of different things/places in a music video for the LA-based skate punk band FIDLAR's song "Cocaine." (WARNING: Video contains fake Offerman penis).

Watch a Music Video for the New Album from the 'Superego' Guys

The folks behind the excellent comedy podcast Superego are releasing a comedic country-rock album called Mount Us More on Tuesday. Here's a music video for the first track off the album, a Jerry Reed-esque song called "Eighteen Wheels." It's an authentic-sounding song that manages to pack as many jokes in as their dense podcast usually does.

Watch Paul Rudd, Sean Combs, and Robyn in The Lonely Island's New Video

Here's The Lonely Island's latest music video, for the song "Go Kindergarten," which is on their new release The Wack Album, out today. The video features Paul Rudd, Sean Combs, Robyn, and, of course, The Lonely Island guys, and it's the best video they've put out for this album yet.

Watch Patton Oswalt Visually Interpret a Hip Hop Song

Here's comedian Patton Oswalt in a new video for the hip hop group The Coup. In it, he visually interprets their song, "The Magic Clap," which is a much easier task thanks to the miracle of editing.

Details Behind the Bateman/Sudeikis/Forte/Helms Mumford & Sons Video Revealed

On Sunday, Mumford & Sons released a super funny music video for their song "Hopeless Wanderer," starring Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Will Forte; and today, The LA Times caught up with the video's director, Sam Jones (I Am Trying to Break Your Heart) for a look behind the scenes. Here are some bullet point facts about it:

  • The video was shot in one day in April on a Southern California movie ranch called Golden Oak Ranch.
  • The actors offered to work for free, but they had to be paid hundreds of dollars because of Screen Actors Guild minimums.
  • Director Sam Jones pitched the video [...]

Watch Billy Eichner as Taylor Swift in the Music Video for "Glitter and Ribs"

Here's a faux-Taylor Swift music video for a song called "Glitter and Ribs" made by Billy on the Street star Billy Eichner for Funny or Die. I wish we could replace Taylor Swift with Billy Eichner's Taylor Swift.

Jimmy Kimmel Made a Weird Channing Tatum Music Video

Here's a music video Jimmy Kimmel Live aired yesterday during a special NBA finals edition of the show yesterday. It's for a song called "(I Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum," and it features Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Olivia Munn, Gabourey Sidibe, Miley Cyrus, and Jimmy Kimmel rapping and/or singing about Channing Tatum if that's something you're interested in.

Watch Tom Scharpling's New Music Video for Kurt Vile, Philly Royalty

Comedian Tom Scharpling, host of The Best Show on WFMU, has been directing excellent, funny rock music videos for years now, so it's no surprise that his latest, for Kurt Vile's song "KV Crimes" is very good. In real life, Vile's hometown Philadelphia has declared August 28th "Kurt Vile Day" by the mayor, but in Scharpling's video, he's carried into town on a throne and treated to a feast of hoagies and Wawa drinks.

Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel Made the Perfect Fan Video for Daft Punk's "Get Lucky"

Here's a pretty impressive music video that Joe Mande and Noah Garfinkel, hosts of the NYC (and now LA) comedy show Totally J/K, made for the Daft Punk song "Galecki."

Watch Sudeikis, Bateman, Forte, and Helms in the New Mumford & Sons Music Video

Here's a new video for the Mumford & Sons song "Hopeless Wanderer," featuring Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and a Will Forte with a gross Mumford & Sons-looking beard.

Watch the Lonely Island's New Music Video, "We Need Love"

The Lonely Island put out a new music video over the weekend. Called "We Need Love," it's for a track off of The Wack Album, released last month. The video stars Lonely Island members Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, and it's the fourth in their "Just 2 Guyz" series. Pretty great that they've been playing these two badasses for nearly a decade now.

Check out the other three "Just 2 Guyz" videos below:

9 Funny People Who Direct Great Music Videos

Quick history lesson: if a music video was funny in the 1980s, it was probably completely unintentional. In the first half of the decade, the ridiculously low production values provided all of the humor, and in the second half, it was the unabashed bombastic elements that made you laugh. Weird Al, the Beastie Boys and their pie throwing antics, and weirdly enough Phil Collins' meta work were some exceptions to that, and helped lighten up the art form in the nineties, when directors like Spike Jonze presented artists in innovative and fun ways. In the mid-nineties comedic actors began to be cast in videos1, notably in [...]

Watch the Lonely Island's Last "Wack Wednesdays" Video, "Spell It Out"

For the past month, musical comedy outfit The Lonely Island has been releasing a new video or song every Wednesday as part of their promotion "Wack Wednesdays," and this is the last one seeing as their new release, The Wack Album, comes out Tuesday. And the full thing that Andy Samberg is spelling in this video is "Dude that has sex with pigs for mon­ey but only as a side thing right now,­i'm just short on cash and have irons ­in the fire but in this economy it'll ­have to do my name is Lenny."