The Black Keys’ Ponytail-Filled Cameo on ‘Workaholics’ Set to Premiere Next Week
The Black Keys are about to make another appearance on the small screen soon, as the duo will guest star on the Comedy Central hit ‘Workaholics.’ The episode will air on June 19, and according to star Adam DeVine, the Akron, Ohio natives are comedy naturals.
DeVine and the Black Keys were both at the Spike TV Video Game Awards ceremony last year, and the actor found the perfect opportunity to approach the band: He waited for them like a groupie.
”When I found out they were big fans of ‘Workaholics,’ my f—ing eardrums exploded because I was so excited,’ he tells Entertainment Weekly (where you can also see more photos from the set). “I presented at the Spike Video Game Awards, and they were there performing, so I just waited off the side of the stage for them to come off. They were like, ‘Oh my god, ‘Workaholics’!’ and I was like, ‘Ahhhhh! It’s the Black Keys!’ like a little girl.”
DeVine continues: “Toward the end of the night, [guitarist/vocalist] Dan [Auerbach] was like, ‘If you ever need a little cameo, we want to do whatever. We will be hot dog vendors.’ And I’m like, ‘I’m going to hold you to that.’ And he’s like, ‘Totally. If you ever want to come a show or if you ever want to come kick it on tour, that’d be awesome.’ I’ve lived up to my end of the bargain, so I’m waiting for him to live up to his.”
Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney are known to have a great sense of humor, so it shouldn’t be surprising to know they had no problems filming their brief parts in ‘Workaholics.’ It seems being friends for over a decade has multiple perks.
“When they came on set, they had jokes, they were down to try everything, and they had really good comedic timing with each other,” gushes DeVine. “It was just like how we work: We’re best friends and that’s why we work so well with each other; those two are best friends and that’s why they work so well with each other.”
The Black Keys have another on-screen project in the works in a documentary directed by Noah Abrams. The filmmaker has been on the road with the band since January to capture footage for the film, which he describes more as a buddy cop movie than a scandalous rock ‘n’ roll project.