These ‘Star Wars’ Cantina Band auditions look a lot like ‘American Idol’

Weird Al, Reggie Watts, Ben Folds and more audition for the best gig in the universe.


Audra Schroeder


Published May 5, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 9:06 am CDT

While everyone’s rubbing themselves into a lather about the new Star Wars cast, its lack of women, and the existence of Chewbacca selfies, there’s one very important component of the series that hasn’t been addressed yet.

What about the Mos Eisley Cantina Band?

College Humor recently gave fans an exclusive look into auditions for new members, including performances from Weird Al, Ben Folds, Liz Phair, and a malfunctioning Reggie Watts.

I never thought I’d never say this, but Chris Daughtry’s performance might have been the best one. Weird Al should be in the new Star Wars regardless. Also, smartphones now exist in Tatooine. 

Screengrab via College Humor/YouTube

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*First Published: May 5, 2014, 4:05 pm CDT