Ben Folds Does Chat Roulette While Playing Live

I’ve always been a big fan of Ben Folds, ever since his days in Ben Folds Five, I was definitely that kid being all emo (before it had a word like that) to Brick. Since then he’s left the band and been just fine doing his thing, but his live shows have always been one of the most successful things he’s ever done. Well, he just raised that bar.

During a recent concert Mr. Ben decided to hook up a computer and start up Chatroulette IN THE MIDDLE OF A SHOW. He plays to the person on the other end, commenting on what they’re wearing or any other little detail that might pop up. I laughed for pretty much the entire 5 minutes, it’s definitely the best use of Chatroulette I’ve seen so far.

Found through Buzzfeed


8 Comments Ben Folds Does Chat Roulette While Playing Live

  1. Yosh April 6, 2010 at 11:08 PM

    Yeah, I actually think that Merton’s original piece is funnier, even though Ben Folds is a complete legend for being such a good sport about the whole thing.

  2. RVS April 6, 2010 at 11:41 PM

    That is awesome. Especially the viking.

  3. Chipotle April 7, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    I agree with Yosh, Merton’s videos are way funnier than Ben’s, specially the lyrics

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  5. kg April 7, 2010 at 5:30 PM

    oh no, merton’s was so much better!

  6. Liz April 10, 2010 at 4:01 PM

    Merton’s original is pretty great – especially since he came up with the idea, but the reason Ben Folds began doing it (according to Merton in a Wired Online interview) was because people thought Merton WAS Ben Folds in disguise, so Ben Folds decided to cause confusion by perpetuating the myth.

    Here’s the Wired interview with Merton:

  7. chatroulette November 22, 2010 at 10:59 PM

    merton is excellent in the video on chatroulette, a very good fun into ^^

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