Skyline Sessions: Puddles Pity Party - "I Started a Joke" by The Bee Gees

  • Added:  8 months ago
  • The non-speaking, seven-foot-tall clown known as Puddles became a worldwide internet sensation in 2013 when a video of his baritone cover of Lorde’s “Royals,” a collaboration with the music collective Postmodern Jukebox, went viral (it now has over 17 million views). Since then, Puddles has produced several more viral videos, mostly covers of recent hit songs, and he has toured the U.S., Europe and Australia.
    Puddles Pity Party visited Houston Public Media’s Geary Studio while in Houston recently for a set of concerts at the Alley Theatre, presented by Lott Entertainment. He recorded the Bee Gees’ 1968 song “I Started a Joke,” and Sia’s 2014 hit single “Chandelier.”
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  • Puddles Pity Party  I Started a Joke  Bee Gees  Skyline Sessions  sad clown  Puddles  Houston Public Media  

Comments: 289

  • MrJamesLongstreet
    MrJamesLongstreet 15 hours ago

    Yes I thought so, he sounded tall, very tall.

  • Nigh v
    Nigh v 23 hours ago

    beautiful. I love him. makes people feel. I think.....just feel SOMETHING. AND it's amazing

  • vincentlenci
    vincentlenci Day ago

    Love it lol

  • Tedbert
    Tedbert 2 days ago

    Good singer, but this isn't a good song for his voice

  • Paul sherman
    Paul sherman 2 days ago

    HATED! the Camera Work and Direction on this. Let the Clown sing and follow him. P.P.P. has better performance instincts than his director does.

  • frederick909
    frederick909 2 days ago

    When he performs, he performs. A real artist

  • Nicholas McMillan
    Nicholas McMillan 4 days ago

    i would love to hear sing "sweet jane" or any other velvet underground/lou reed songs

  • Maestro José
    Maestro José 4 days ago

    Fantástico! qué increíble cantante y personaje.

  • Denny Kiwi
    Denny Kiwi 5 days ago

    Wow I get goose bumps listening to this man
    I hope he wins America God talent he deserves it

  • Ric Hase
    Ric Hase 5 days ago

    now we're talking......belt it out and you give us all goose bumps! I hope to catch you in Raleigh. actually why don't you book Greensboro NC at the same time - you would fill Carolina Theater easily.

  • julie johnson
    julie johnson 5 days ago

    I believe his unique voice is meant to win souls to Jesus Christ. That voice is a unique voice from the Almighty God. So much peace in his voice. I love puddles pity party voice...

  • Steven Villane
    Steven Villane 5 days ago


  • Billy Bob John
    Billy Bob John 5 days ago

    Uh, oh a Manley Reference mic.

  • MrJamberee
    MrJamberee 6 days ago

    Beautiful voice but way too much drama. Tone it down a bit, puddles.

  • Colin Wood
    Colin Wood 6 days ago

    I could listen to this Gentleman all day ,,,,,,,FANTASTIC,,,,,Respect to you Sir,,,,

  • Diggitall Indadirt
    Diggitall Indadirt 7 days ago

    I'm 70 years old and I love your concept and singing great videos

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  • Leo Camadini
    Leo Camadini 8 days ago

    I love his voice, the "timber" how it sounds. To me he sounds like a combination of Tom Jones and Roy Orbison. Amazing voice and the way he uses it without excesses, just the right amount. Some endings of his phrases are perfect, others probably could be improved (smoothing some of the transitions), but overall outstanding. All he would need is to find some "original" songs and we would have an incredible magnificent star. Best wishes to this incredible artist.

  • almond cosas
    almond cosas 10 days ago

    Puddles should sing some Placebo songs.

  • zapp montenegro
    zapp montenegro 10 days ago

    you must sing this song at AGT.

  • John Richardson
    John Richardson 10 days ago

    3:52 That was great! We need more singers to end their songs like that. =P

  • Wienerkabobs
    Wienerkabobs 10 days ago

    I looove your voice 🖤

  • Marina Bedoya
    Marina Bedoya 10 days ago

    I've been watching him since I found him at AGT...

  • Marina Bedoya
    Marina Bedoya 10 days ago

    OMG he's killing me...

    • dschonsie
      dschonsie 6 days ago

      that's what clowns normally do ^^
      that voice though......

  • Raffyruiz 1247
    Raffyruiz 1247 10 days ago

    nota salud clown. musica clown

  • ice coo
    ice coo 11 days ago

    go puddles love love love 💋 💋 💋

    SALVADOR S 11 days ago

    Su voz es muy parecida a "faith no more"

  • snowbumyettiman
    snowbumyettiman 11 days ago

    Please please please cover Linkin Parks- Heavy

  • Em Spearing
    Em Spearing 12 days ago

    It's one thing to have talent, to BE talented. It's another and noble thing to share the gift, whatever it may be, with others and make a sad and beautiful world just a little brighter. Thank You, Puddles. Amazing.

  • J. S. Lewis
    J. S. Lewis 13 days ago +1

    After a dozen Puddles videos it hit me... the Spirit of Klaus Nomi lives on!!

  • mary furnier
    mary furnier 13 days ago +1

    i really love this guy.. he has enourmous talent.. i get the feeling he may have sung opera at some point

  • Karl Aranjo
    Karl Aranjo 14 days ago +1


  • Eric William
    Eric William 14 days ago +1

    Good singer...salut.?

  • Lawrence Ward
    Lawrence Ward 15 days ago

    Love the expression at 1:07.

  • chutam58
    chutam58 15 days ago

    I love this!

  • oscargordon
    oscargordon 15 days ago

    I just recently discovered Puddles and have been going through all of his videos. This is simply one of the best.

  • petitebyrdie
    petitebyrdie 16 days ago

    Sooo love this version!!

  • Mariano Andrt
    Mariano Andrt 16 days ago

    He should sing it like Faith No More.

  • dallasboricua21c
    dallasboricua21c 16 days ago

    Puddles you have to do this song and performance on AGT...this is a masterpiece. My baby girls kissed the monitor to try to get you to be happy...I love this performance

  • Christopher Tletski
    Christopher Tletski 16 days ago +2

    the more videos I see of him, makes me feel that he is a genius and he always touches something inside me.

  • metairieman55
    metairieman55 16 days ago

    AGT material!!! Great expression!

    BOPINHO JR 17 days ago


  • Guillermo Alcocer
    Guillermo Alcocer 17 days ago

    Sound feeling and excellent voice!

  • Rhondaandjames
    Rhondaandjames 18 days ago

    This would totally take the win @AGT

    DARIVS ARCHITECTVS 18 days ago

    The Golden Voice.... it just awes me...

  • The Angry Mushroom Emporium

    Inspiring. So good

  • Hy Huynh
    Hy Huynh 19 days ago

    gosh i love his voice! i like all his covers!!!

  • rarecat
    rarecat 19 days ago +2

    I really wish I could "like" this more than once, the numbers would be HUGE

  • daniel trask
    daniel trask 19 days ago

    bravo....bravo.....well done Puddles

  • Vic101able
    Vic101able 19 days ago

    Nice, but don't over act it, a little goes a long way. Better too little, then too much. Like in this video.

  • Leigh Knight
    Leigh Knight 19 days ago +1

    Who else LOL'd when he made X'es over his eyes ???🤡This guy is awesome : )

    • Razz Mattazz
      Razz Mattazz 3 days ago

      Leigh Knight

      He does have a balance about him.

    • Leigh Knight
      Leigh Knight 3 days ago

      My first impression of Puddles was, 😍 "The Return of the Sacred Clown -- A Modern Day Heyoka." 💥💔

    • Razz Mattazz
      Razz Mattazz 4 days ago

      Leigh Knight

      I couldn't help but laugh. Through the gut wrenching lyrics he makes you feel every emotion on the table. That's more than talent, that's brilliance shining through. Love him. I've never voted on a tv competition (& I knew Kelly Clarkson personally when she was on idol, no vote) but i will be voting for Puddles. He's too awesome!

  • Reta Taylor
    Reta Taylor 20 days ago

    The sky is the most incredibly brilliant performer what's the most outstanding voice my favorite singer since Leonard Cohen, and Queen. It doesn't get any better than this❗️🤡😍😱🤡❗️🤡😍😱👩‍💻

  • hankarooni
    hankarooni 20 days ago

    19 thumbs down? Where are ya, ya cowards? Come out where i can see ya. I've got something for you!

  • tim roberts
    tim roberts 20 days ago

    Love this guy!

  • Scott Thompson
    Scott Thompson 20 days ago +2

    I changed my mind... this is the next song you should do on AGT

    • Mohammed Zinoune
      Mohammed Zinoune 16 days ago

      Scott Thompson yes true. With this song he will win AGT for sure

  • dirtyfred1
    dirtyfred1 20 days ago +2

    This man has a beautiful voice. I am so glad he is on America's Got Talent. Or else, I would have never known about him.

  • Rebel with a cause
    Rebel with a cause 20 days ago

    Outstanding rendition of the Bee's Gee's hit song....Keep them comin' Puddles .

  • max do
    max do 21 day ago

    Outstanding as expected

    CIPRIANO DE RORE 21 day ago


  • Leia Sophia
    Leia Sophia 21 day ago

    I'm so excited for agt

  • Simply Vegas !
    Simply Vegas ! 23 days ago

    The whole act is superb. Act + singing = perfection!!!

  • Sharon Evans
    Sharon Evans 23 days ago

    His voice is strong, clear and of course sexy!!! Damn!!! I love you puddles baby!! Soar to the top!!

  • ronaldo E
    ronaldo E 24 days ago

    He is good. Very original

  • sol rayz
    sol rayz 24 days ago

    maybe I shouldn't be embarrassed that it took AGT to introduce me to Puddles, but I am so glad he showed up there and got on my radar. Someone posted this "Henry Miller on Clown" quote in another of Puddles youtube songs, which seems fitting:
    “A clown is a poet in action. He is the story which he enacts. ; The clown teaches us to laugh at ourselves.
    Joy is like a river: it flows ceaselessly.
    It seems to me that this is the message which the clown is trying to convey to us,
    that we should participate through the ceaseless flow and movement,
    that we should not stop to reflect, compare, analyze, possess,
    but flow on and through, endlessly, like music.
    This is the gift of surrender,
    and the clown makes it symbolically.”
    ~ Henry Miller “The smile at the Foot of the Ladder”

  • Jerald Cuccurullo
    Jerald Cuccurullo 24 days ago +1

    Puddles you're a gem of an act and the voice you possess is remarkable.

  • Marle Fabii
    Marle Fabii 24 days ago

    I can watch you sing all day everyday. Simply Amazing.

  • S C
    S C 24 days ago

    No words...genius

  • Akbar Ravi
    Akbar Ravi 24 days ago

    please release a CD! You are great!

  • Don
    Don 24 days ago

    all of the singers should were the costume this clown has.. more entertaining to watch...

  • maximas
    maximas 25 days ago

    I never heard this song but I'm loving it

  • Chuck Norris
    Chuck Norris 26 days ago +1

    You my friend are amazing :) xx

  • Anthony Ordway
    Anthony Ordway 27 days ago

    Love this song... please sing it on AGT. Good luck

  • Mad Cow
    Mad Cow 27 days ago +1

    This is the best one.

  • Ernie Moore
    Ernie Moore 28 days ago


  • Richard E Wlliams
    Richard E Wlliams 28 days ago

    He would kill AGT with a David Bowie song. Maybe, Hero's, Starman

  • richard ebersole
    richard ebersole 29 days ago

    💟💟💟💟 this is Puddles best yet....I love it 😍😍😍😍

  • Bill Zaget
    Bill Zaget Month ago +1

    Amazing stuff--Puddles always teeters the line between deep sincerity and parody at the same time.  Brilliant.

  • Debbie Bradley
    Debbie Bradley Month ago

    omg so wonderful, majestic puddles simply out of this world,love you so much.

  • vincentlenci
    vincentlenci Month ago

    would love to play pedalsteel. for you

  • Jerend Blunt
    Jerend Blunt Month ago

    woow really great...

  • mj seaman
    mj seaman Month ago

    nice voice

  • jjharvathh
    jjharvathh Month ago

    His reaction at the very end, starting at about 3:40, reveals what a precious being he is.

  • Daniel Woodruff
    Daniel Woodruff Month ago +1

    What more can we ask for, from a fantastic performer. Please come to the Midwest!

  • chris carpenter
    chris carpenter Month ago

    why did 15 people dislike this

    • chris carpenter
      chris carpenter 19 days ago

      dschonsie the beauty of this mans voice makes my singing look like a child

    • dschonsie
      dschonsie 19 days ago

      they don't understand

  • DamnitJim
    DamnitJim Month ago +1

    *_Thank God For Puddles._*

  • noel tengco
    noel tengco Month ago +1

    puddles when i watched you in AMG I told my self that I think this is the one who really touched my heart coz you are a great performer and a singer and then I searched your songs in the you tuve WOW You really got me!!!!

  • julieann501
    julieann501 Month ago +1

    funny but diffrint.

  • Nora Steel
    Nora Steel Month ago +1

    Oh send me! xoxoxoxox

  • Basil Fernandez
    Basil Fernandez Month ago

    Brilliant! Good vocals!

  • William Bray
    William Bray Month ago

    I have no requests other then don't stop mike. love your tallent man keep on rocking puddels

  • Gary Q
    Gary Q Month ago

    His voice is familiar.....but i can't place it.....his voice is powerful and haunting....i love chandelier rendition...

  • j c
    j c Month ago

    do more bee gees.

  • Shamrock Rancher
    Shamrock Rancher Month ago +1

    I ordered my crown yesterday.

  • Rohith Silva
    Rohith Silva Month ago

    I love you Mike at the age of 54.....This f%^#$ is a great singer.

  • Peggy Lither
    Peggy Lither Month ago

    my favorite cover you've sang so far! excellent

  • Gus Johnson
    Gus Johnson Month ago

    I love, its not image, money chasing crap, as we have now, its the skill..check youtube and find more.. he is brilliant..

  • JoshMoviesNMusic
    JoshMoviesNMusic Month ago

    this guy is on AGT i hope he wins!

  • QuantumRift
    QuantumRift Month ago

    Even BETTER than the Bee

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    up ffm Month ago


  • oliver Lison
    oliver Lison Month ago

    oh man, I love it that voice. So pure, a real talant. not fabricated. What I love most about that is that it is done with full heart

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