The National’s singer Matt Berninger might have a sophisticated taste in TV comedy, but he’s generally known as an intense brooding type rather than a funny motherfucker. So it’s fun to see him flex a remarkably sharp and dry wit on last night’s episode of the TBS late-night comedy The Pete Holmes Show. In their segment, Berninger and Holmes attempt to write a massive and simple “Get Lucky”-style pop song, which quickly leads to the two of them improvising goofy bits about Cincinnati chili and having sex with a yeti. Watch it all unfold below.
Those lyrics, it’s worth pointing out, are only marginally more ridiculous than many actual Berninger lyrics.