Last night, Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry took part in a comedy show at the Brooklyn venue Baby’s All Right, sharing the stage with Greg Barris, Dave Hill, Seaton Smith, and a few other comedians who are, as far as I can tell, way less famous than she is. Maybe people were wondering what Mayberry would do at a comedy show, whether she’d try to do a stand-up set or what. As it turned out, she sang a few really nice covers of other people’s songs. With a live band behind her, Mayberry sang her versions of Don Henley’s “The Boys Of Summer,” Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” and Ben Folds Five’s “Brick.” She did all three songs with absolute sincerity, and she nailed all of them. (There was some goofiness during “Wrecking Ball,” but she wasn’t the one responsible.) Watch a fan-made video of the performances below.
How’d you like to be a stand-up comic and follow that?