John Mayer Wants To Create A Comedy Reality ShowBy: Rachel Kolman - July 6, 2014
John Mayer is well known for crooning love songs and dating Hollywood starlets, but now he’s looking to add reality TV to the mix? Us Weekly reveals this week that John Mayer, a confessed lover of reality television, has the perfect new show, and he really wants it to be made.
The concept? A reality competition show called “My Funny Friend.” John gives Us Weekly the details: “Everyone thinks they have a buddy who’s so hysterical, he or she should be in comedy. People nominate their friends, and they go through a series of evaluations to determine if they’re actually funny or not.”
John thinks his show has potential due to its “human-interest angle.” “Think how much joy there is in seeing a friend happy!'” Mayer says. John may be forgetting the other side of the coin, here: what about those deemed unfunny? “It’s one thing watching someone sing badly, but it’s another thing someone being told that they’re sense of humour is a load of crap. It’s a bit personal,” Heat World says, who thinks the show would be “awful.”
Awful or not, John’s really gunning for it to happen, and even wants Anthony Bourdain to host. John admits he’s somewhat obsessed with reality television, and doesn’t think anyone should feel ashamed for watching shows like The Bachelor. “I don’t even feel like it’s my fault for liking it,” he says. “It’s not a guilty pleasure. It’s designed to be a pleasure.”
Perhaps John should just stick to the music; his folk-rock cover of Beyonce’s “XO” has gone viral in the last week. The cover, which he did on a whim while on tour in Australia, has been officially recorded and released and is already No. 13 on this week’s Billboard charts (Beyonce’s version peaked at No. 45). Listen to the cover below:
Mayer’s last successful single was “Who You Love,” which he recorded with now ex-girlfriend Katy Perry. Although the split is still fresh for both of them, there seems to be no hard feelings, as we’ve previously reported. “I have a lot of respect for [John] still, and I know it goes both ways,” she said. “There’s no bad blood, but I’m sure there will be inspired songs.”
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