The Loser’s Lounge strayed from their stomping grounds of Joe’s Pub on Saturday to host an ’80s-themed fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival, in New Jersey. Making a cameo as lead singer for the thinking man’s tribute band was none other than Montclair’s own Stephen Colbert, doing a pretty solid David Byrne. As he finished up “Once in a Lifetime” with an impressive split, it looked like Colbert would pull a Lady Gaga and do an apolitical show with some leg-spreading acrobatics thrown in, but at the end of the song, the Late Show host returned to the stage to announce that extra proceeds from the evening’s fundraiser would go to victims of the Bowling Green Massacre. Play our video to watch.
Another Montclair local, Patrick Wilson, also made an appearance, singing “Livin’ On a Prayer,” complete with Bon Jovi wig. (The Wellmont Theatre is in Jersey, after all.)
Later the actor returned to do an impression of Bowie, the likes of which we haven’t seen since Michael C. Hall did him.