Brad Paisley: Country’s Funny Man
Most fellow artists and country listeners will agree: Brad Paisley is among the funniest people in country music. It comes as no surprise then, that he’s been chosen to host Nashville’s Wild West Comedy Festival next week (April 16).
As host, Paisley will introduce and interact with each of the comedians that perform during the show—which of course will be a big part of the fun. Could this be the makings for a comedy show of his own? We can only hope.
Fans already know that Paisley likes to joke around and can make people laugh in lots of unique ways. But could he take this natural talent further? (Late-night television host, perhaps?) Below we lay out five solid reasons why comedy could very easily play a big role in Paisley’s future.
Paisley is well known as a funnyman on social media, but it also is apparent in his songwriting and music videos. His song “Online,” for instance, comes hilariously to life in its colorful music video (watch below). Directed by and starring Jason Alexander (of Seinfeld), the “Online” video pokes fun at online dating and people who deliberately tweak their online profiles to show themselves in a more flattering light.
Another tongue-in-cheek song and music video, Paisley’s “Celebrity,” also stars Alexander and William Shatner. This time, the country singer melds the worlds of reality television and life as a star. Both of these songs seems like the makings of an incredible nightly monologue.
Lots of country artists prank each other, but everyone agrees Paisley is the King of pranks. During a recent tour with the Swon Brothers, for instance, he unleashed his pranking wrath on Zach Swon by using the stage backdrop as a way to insight anger from the Green Bay, Wis. crowd. Paisley had a video screen displayed where he wrote that Zach was a Detroit Lions fan as the crowd booed loudly. All in good fun, Paisley had the last laugh, making us wonder what other pranks he has hidden up his sleeve.