When you hear the name Prince, you don’t necessarily think comedy. But when you think comedy, you can tie it back to Prince. Whether it’s the all-female dedicated Prince cover band Princess, fronted by Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph, or his appearance on FOX sit-com New Girl, his influence and inspiration transcended the music world. Here are some reactions from comedians:
There will never, EVER, be a replacement for Prince. God knows I tried. pic.twitter.com/DyedoBEJyO
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 21, 2016
Prince was a true gentleman, a king among men. He was as sharp and as talented as they come. I'm so glad I was lucky enough to work with him
— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) April 21, 2016
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) April 21, 2016
— Kermit the Frog (@KermitTheFrog) April 21, 2016
Deep tragedy. I'm so sorry for your loss Minneapolis. We will try and cheer you up for at least a little while tonight. #RIPPrince
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) April 21, 2016
In this clip from New Girl, Prince fan Zooey Deschanel and co-star Jake Johnson have an encounter with the legend. Deschanel ended up recording a duet with Prince entitled “FALLINLOVE2NITE”.
Here’s a performance by Princess (Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum) performing “Darling Nikki” at the Troubadour in 2014 out in Los Angeles, CA:
Prince will undoubtedly be missed. He is in the psyche of just about everyone who’s alive at this very moment. Even if you never owned an album, heard one of his songs, or seen him live, you know what he looks like and what he has done. And it was absolutely incredible!