Video: Ben Folds Does An Ode to Merton Live in Charlotte, NC (and on Chatroulette)

Ben Folds took the social networks by storm a few weeks back when, at his show in Charlotte, NC, he performed a live impersonation of a certain piano man named Merton who would perform for guests on Chatroulette. The resulting video was hilarious.

What I love about this is that it seems so obvious and Ben Folds beat everyone else to the punch; now, you simply can’t venture down this path as an artist without being compared to the guy who did it first. For a while, there were some rumors floating around that Ben Folds was Merton himself, but he just set the record straight officially. Mashable was all over this story as well.


  1. […] I finally posted that video of Ben Folds rocking Chatroulette live during a concert last month in Ch… and it got me thinking if he would be trying that a bit more on his upcoming tour. He’s at Town Hall in New York City tomorrow night and hits a ton of major metros on his path out to San Francisco in mid May, so he’s got plenty of chances to bust out his laptop and rock his audience and some random dude with his pants down on Chatroulette. Technology FTW. […]

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