These days, Adam Sandler may be spending most of his time making movies, but during the 12-12-12 Concert on Wednesday night – a show that came together to raise money for Hurricane Sandy Relief – the former Saturday Night Live standout proved to the world that he can still deliver a great musical performance.
With “Sandy Screw Ya“, Sandler delivered a clever and funny parody of Leonard Cohen’s classic “Hallelujah”.
Paul Shaffer (of Late Show with David Letterman fame) supported Sandler on piano and vocals. Meanwhile, it was Sandler that presented the crowd with a unique message in support of those affected by Sandy. He found ways to deliver plenty of comedic jabs against many sports figures with New York ties. That list included Alex Rodriguez and Mark Sanchez, among others.
It was a great moment of comic relief, meshed into a show that featured a continuous series of fantastic performances by many of the world’s most famous musicians and bands.
But enough about Sandler, see the song for yourself.
All in all, the concert was easily the best piece of television that I’ve seen all week. Here’s hoping that the Robin Hood Foundation was able to raise tons of cash for those in need.