Stephen Colbert was spotted trying to burn down the house Talking Heads style while at a benefit for the Montclair Film Festival. He got some help with a backing band and gave a rousing rendition of the Talking Heads classic, “Once in a Lifetime”, and even got a chance to drop a little political humor at the end ala the Bowling Green Massacre. He plays the singing a little straighter than I would have wanted to see but I’d say he paid proper respect to the genius that is the original.

Check out the video below.

Stephen Colbert "Once in a Lifetime" (Talking Heads)