Watch Jack Johnson and Stephen Colbert Team Up for “Sleep Through the Static” and More on _The Late Show_
Last night, singer-songwriter, surfer and by all accounts good guy Jack Johnson stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in support of his latest album, All the Light Above It Too, which came out this past fall. And while Johnson did perform a track from that record, the highlight of the night came when he teamed up with host Colbert for a special rendition of “Sleep Through the Static” from Johnson’s 2008 album of the same name.
“Folks, this is the best job in the world,” Colbert says plainly before introducing the tune, which, he notes, is one of his favorites from Johnson’s catalog. Colbert performs admirably throughout the song, as he and Johnson trade verses and harmonize. Like many of Johnson’s songs, the quick lyrics and wordplay aren’t the easiest to get out, but Colbert comes through.
Watch the performance below, along with a bonus clip of Johnson and Colbert trying out Mason Jennings’ “I Love You and Buddha Too” and Johnson and his band playing “Big Sur” from All the Light Above It Too.