Kristen Schaal is U.S. president in the new National video

Kristen Schaal

There’s something about seeing comedians in music videos that just tickles me to no end. Following the New Pornographers’ “Moves” video, which featured cameos by every comedian ever, the National have just released a music video starring Kristen Schaal and Mad Men’s John Slattery.

Schaal plays an uninterested U.S. president, and Slattery portrays a Secret Service agent who is secretly in love with her. The video features jokes throughout, of course – a presidential thong, bear wrestling, the usual – but I have to admit to being bummed out by the storyline. That’s a testament to the actors’ solid work, I suppose.

Check the video below:

Carrie Andersen

In addition to writing for Laughspin, Carrie is a graduate student in Austin, Texas, where she researches popular culture, new media, music, and social movements. When not reading or writing in any official capacity, she spends her time playing the drums, watching crappy TV, and eating copious amounts of tacos and barbecue. She also blogs sporadically at

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