The Comedy Stylings of David Bowie


As the Bowie tributes pour in, we thought we’d take a moment to look back at some of his best comedic moments from his appearances on late night talk shows, television, and film. It’s amazing to think that in addition to being one of the most influential musicians of all time, he was also consistently funny. From his Conan O’Brien segments to his Zoolander cameo, we explore the unforgettable and the forgotten moments from his many appearances over the years.


Conan Remembers David Bowie

Officiating the Walk Off in Zoolander 

Mocking Ricky Gervais on Extras

Talking vinyl on Letterman

Yellowbeard with Eric Idle and Madeline Kahn

With Iman on Rosie O’Donnell

Bantering on stage at his shows

Assorted funny moments from various interviews

David Bowie Secrets from Late Night with Conan O’Brien (FULL)

mm John Merriman

John Merriman has worked with the Moontower festival since it's inception in 2012. He is the co-host of the festival's long-running interview series "Inside Joke" where he has interviewed luminaries including Steven Wright, Maria Bamford and Patton Oswalt. Before Moontower, he spent five years at the Austin Film Fesival as a film programmer where he helped launch the Comedy Vanguard program and the Funniest Filmmaker in Austin series. He has called Austin his home since 1996.

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