The Office Star Ed Helms Talks Music on KCRW

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EdHelmsI think it’s pretty obvious we’re fans of The Office around here, especially now that we’ve had actress Melora Hardin (who played Jan), director Paul Feig and now Ed Helms on the show.

Ed, who is also a former Daily Show correspondent, was as funny as I had hoped, taking us on a musical journey throughout his life – from his childhood crush on Dolly Parton to a great appreciation for 80’s rockers Europe and his favorite hangover music, the Cannonball Adderley Quintet.

Speaking of hangovers, the star of the blockbuster movie “The Hangover” gives us a little insight into how Stu’s song –a piano ditty about a sleeping tiger – came about. Here is a “bonus clip” from the session that makes me excited for the sequel!

Check out the full Guest DJ set from Ed Helms here and tune in for The Office season premiere tomorrow, September 23 at 9pm.

Check out Video of “Stu’s Song”:

Ed Helms on KCRW’s Guest DJ Project — Track List

1. 9 to 5 – Dolly Parton
2. The Final Countdown – Europe
3. Benedictus – Simon & Garfunkel
4. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy – Cannonball Adderley Quintet
5. More Often Than Once in a While – Del McCoury