Family Guy creator performs Cyndi Lauper songs on Graham Norton
The creator of Family Guy treated the audience of the Graham Norton show to a hilarious karaoke set of Cyndi Lauper songs, in the voices of his most famous characters.
The brilliant performance featured a Stewie Griffin version of Lauper’s 1983 ballad Time After Time, followed by a Peter Griffin rendition of the 1986 mega hit True Colours.
Seth MacFarlane is the man behind the brilliant animated comedy Family Guy. He is also the voice for many of the show’s leading male characters, including Stewie and Peter.
He was joined on the Graham Norton couch this week by American music legend Cyndi Lauper.
Norton spotted an opportunity and requested MacFarlane perform some Lauper songs on karaoke. The chat show host said: “Imagine you’re in the ‘Drunken Clam’, and it’s Cyndi-oke. Who would sing Time After Time?”
MacFarlane decided that Stewie was best suited to that song, and effortless switched into character and began singing. He followed that up with True Colours in the voice of Peter Griffin to leave Norton and the audience in stitches.
MacFarlane was on the show to promote his new movie Ted 2, which is to be released next month.
He is also the creative force behind adult cartoon American Dad, and movies Ted and A Million Ways to Die in the West.
As well as being a successful comedy writer and voice actor, MacFarlane is also an accomplished singer and musician so it was perhaps no surprise that he put on such a great performance. As a youngster he was trained by the same vocal coaches that worked with Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand.
Watch MacFarlane’s Cyndi-oke session below.