Watch A Day In The Life Of Diplo Starring James Van Der Beek

Between his embrace of the Crying Dawson meme and his role as a heightened version of himself on the underrated sitcom Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23, James Van Der Beek has proven himself to be a delightfully affable dude who’s pretty much game for whatever goofy shit you can throw at him. The latest goofy shit? Playing the role of Diplo in a new promo to announce the EDM superstar’s upcoming Mad Decent Block Parties.

In the clip, the erstwhile Dawson Leery — aka “Diplo” — takes you through a day in the life of Diplo. “You know, people come up to me all the time, they say, ‘Diplo, man, your life must be crazy!’ Nah. It’s just life, fam,” as he sagely puts it. “Ain’t no different than y’all’s.” At least, that’s assuming that y’all’s day begins with waking up to the soothing strains of your own personal harpist and includes a random ninja attack. But then again, whose doesn’t? Watch the video and check out the Mad Decent Block Party dates below.

07/30 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
08/07 Brooklyn, NY @ MCU Park
08/13 Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier At Penn’s Landing
08/19 Toronto, ON @ Fort York Garrison Commons
08/20 Detroit, MI @ Russell Industrial Center
08/21 Chicago, IL @ FirstMerit Bank Pavilion At Northerly Island
08/26 Dallas, TX @ Club Zouk Outside Lot
09/03 Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09/04 Kansas City, MO @ KC Live! At The Power & Light District
09/09 Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
09/10 Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre – UC Berkeley
09/16-17 Phoenix, AZ @ Rawhide
10/01 Los Angeles, CA @ LA Center Studio