American Psycho’s Patrick Bateman takes Huey Lewis and the News pretty seriously, and apparently he’s not the only one. Jimmy Kimmel and Topher Grace are also big fans of the band. In fact, they once attended the same concert, where Topher filmed what may be the most embarrassing footage of Jimmy Kimmel ever. You can check out the classic segment, below.
Topher Grace popped up on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week and immediately brought up his shared love for Huey Lewis and the News with Kimmel. Apparently, Kimmel is friends with Huey, and invited Topher to a concert, during which the late night host was invited onstage and asked to play with the band. Kimmel is actually familiar with some wind instruments and plays the bass clarinet, so this isn’t as ridiculous as it might seem. But his solo with Huey Lewis did not go as well as some of his other performances in the past. Just look at Kimmel’s face in this video.
Kimmel didn’t know Topher Grace would be bringing in the clip, so the whole segment is a surprise, and an amusing one for the audience. But the late night host takes the whole thing pretty well, and even even confides in the actor, explaining the performance was an extremely humiliating moment for him.
Can I be honest with you? That was very embarrassing to me. And I thought about it for weeks afterwards. I had my moment to have a solo with Huey Lewis and I choked, is what I did.
Kimmel may be fond of a lot of types of humor, including the mean-spirited variety, as evidenced when celebrities are forced to read mean Tweets and average citizens are duped on “Liewitness News,” but I do like that he can take it as well as he can dole it out. Earlier this spring, Rihanna actually pulled an epic and rather mean-spirited prank on the late night host, waking him up in the middle of the night with club lights, music and dancers.
Topher says in another part of the interview that he’s usually not big into pranks, but I have a feeling Jimmy Kimmel will get him back for sharing that awkwardly awesome musical moment at some point. In the meantime, you can catch new episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET, only on ABC.