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Jason Bateman, Ed Helms, Will Forte, and Jason Sudeikis portray new folk band in cool silent-film trailer


Oh those comedians, what will they think of next?!? Saturday Night Live alumni Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte have teamed up with actors Jason Bateman and Ed Helms in creating their own Fab Four of Folk in a new, mysterious silent-film teaser-trailer.

The five-minute clip, which lacks any sort of sound whatsoever but relies on the “band’s” facial expressions and old-timey movements to tell the story, has everything needed to mock the current trend of Americana artists: beards, banjos, dirt roads, an old barn, a stand-up bass, some guy’s old piano, an open field, worn-in boots, and a fuckload of suspenders.

There’s even a gay kiss.


The clip, uploaded Saturday night, is already approaching 300,000 plays on Youtube, and seems like a hugely successful viral marketing campaign.

Just be sure to keep your computer muted during the entire thing, otherwise it just turns into a fucking Mumford & Sons video for “Hopeless Wanderer.”