Jon Batiste & Stay Human Perform 'Auld Lang Syne'

  • Published on Dec 22, 2018
  • The Late Show's very own Jon Batiste & Stay Human fittingly wrap up 2018 with a performance of 'Auld Lang Syne.'
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Comments • 506

  • Sayak Choudhury
    Sayak Choudhury 5 days ago

    Brava maestro!!!

  • Thomas Søby
    Thomas Søby 6 days ago

    Damn Jon......

  • Molly Smith
    Molly Smith Month ago

    WOW, I just found out that the melody for the Dutch anthem is a Christmas song?? Whaaaat? Would love to hear the words in Baptiste’s version

  • John Eftimiades
    John Eftimiades 2 months ago

    You see the length of those fingers... Man has Van Cliburn hands and certainly knows how to use them!

  • Tea
    Tea 2 months ago

    Hope to meet him someday

  • Ryan Schaefer
    Ryan Schaefer 3 months ago +1

    JB absolutely crushes this one. What a performance...

  • Shawn
    Shawn 3 months ago

    I need to sip a hurricane drink listening to this

  • Jeremy
    Jeremy 3 months ago

    Never been a fan of Jon Batiste's dynamics on the piano. He hammers the keys all the time. But in this performance, it works!

  • Peter Rabbit
    Peter Rabbit 3 months ago

    I haven't read all the comments, but when it first kicked off, wasn't he channeling Dr. John, and then straight into Jerry Lee Lewis?

  • Markonefifteen
    Markonefifteen 4 months ago

    An amazing musician. Not a fan of the Colbert show, but I always come back to see Jon play. He’s excellent and shows sincere passion in music and his performances.

  • Dickie Oi
    Dickie Oi 4 months ago

    We're very lucky to have Jon Batiste.

  • Brian Francis
    Brian Francis 4 months ago

    Good God this man has got talent. I'm picking up some Stay Human ASAP.

  • bill blass
    bill blass 4 months ago

    Stink face good!

  • walkfromthewaves
    walkfromthewaves 4 months ago

    Brilliant version. What a great singer and player.

  • John White
    John White 4 months ago

    JB seriously channeling Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis there at the end! LOL excellent

  • Plant Maven
    Plant Maven 4 months ago

    Like a beautiful hymn.

  • Twitch
    Twitch 4 months ago

    I'm in love with their guitarist... Don't know what's more beautiful, her or her playing.

  • ilustrador08
    ilustrador08 4 months ago

    3:13 😍 maddie

  • Cicci Wan Kenobi
    Cicci Wan Kenobi 4 months ago +1

    Maddie Rice can shred!

  • trahnettilhcs
    trahnettilhcs 4 months ago

    I wonder what it’s like to speak the language of music so fluently as this.

  • Khanh Nguyen
    Khanh Nguyen 4 months ago

    Who were the 160 idiots didn’t like this video?

  • Student Loans Are Cool
    Student Loans Are Cool 4 months ago

    I might start playing the piano too!

  • Paige Martin
    Paige Martin 4 months ago

    Got me on my pfeet

  • Ze flame
    Ze flame 4 months ago

    Ok that was amazing

  • ysir 7601
    ysir 7601 4 months ago


  • Verpine
    Verpine 4 months ago +1

    Perfect choice for the show and a fine arrangement by Mr. Batiste. We should all live by the band's name -- Stay Human.

  • Mary Smith
    Mary Smith 4 months ago

    I like Mr. Batiste, but I do not like his rendition of this song. If you can't honestly improve on a classic, then leave it alone. I will state, however, that his piano playing was superb!

  • Woolworth Jones
    Woolworth Jones 4 months ago

    Better then The Killer...………………..

  • Isabelle Giguere
    Isabelle Giguere 4 months ago

    WOW!!! This guy is Freakin Amazing!!!

  • melissa saint
    melissa saint 4 months ago

    AND look how sharp he's looking.

  • Billy Smith
    Billy Smith 4 months ago +1

    An incredibly gifted musician and a gracious gentleman. 🎵

  • J O
    J O 4 months ago

    Simply amazing, such a talent!!!!

  • Ashly Sorenson
    Ashly Sorenson 4 months ago

    This video needs so many more likes.

  • Shannon Tanner
    Shannon Tanner 4 months ago

    Where y'at Jon, baby?!!!
    So happy I can cure some NOLA home sickness at the same time I watch my fave comedy show.
    Love ya, darlin', keep it real!

  • Ginger
    Ginger 4 months ago

    My favorite musical "guest" on the show! He always does a brilliant job.

  • 1111Pel
    1111Pel 4 months ago

    That was pure genius!

  • Matthew Mates
    Matthew Mates 4 months ago

    John Baptist’s is a genius

  • Toni Dang
    Toni Dang 4 months ago

    The beginning is just gorgeous. I could listen to an entire album with just that quiet crooning!

  • Yes I’m Blessed
    Yes I’m Blessed 4 months ago


  • Paul Adams
    Paul Adams 4 months ago

    Play that piano black man :)

  • Paul Adams
    Paul Adams 4 months ago

    Jon Batiste sounds like shit.
    Sorry but thats true !

  • Mathew The Canadian
    Mathew The Canadian 4 months ago

    I prefer the Scots version but this is still good.

  • Indigogreen
    Indigogreen 4 months ago

    Great musicians

  • Max Ramos
    Max Ramos 4 months ago

    I thought this song was a church song originally

  • Hels Hels
    Hels Hels 4 months ago


  • Clif Brittain
    Clif Brittain 4 months ago

    Stephan, if you ever get tired of dumping on Trump, maybe some more music might help. I get so depressed about Presidente Infante, but this makes me feel good. More, please.

  • soccerlover2014
    soccerlover2014 4 months ago +1

    needs more cowbell

  • Joanne Drummond
    Joanne Drummond 4 months ago

    Jon is a freakin genius!

  • ThreePalmsII
    ThreePalmsII 4 months ago +1

    It's nice to see a pro in action.

  • Patchwork Girl
    Patchwork Girl 4 months ago

    The old made new again. 👍

  • Kuma Sama
    Kuma Sama 4 months ago +1

    Scots meets boogie woogie.

  • Steve51B
    Steve51B 4 months ago

    Happy new year John. I had to listen to this again tonight. It’s now my favorite rendition of the classic. Thanks for the music.

  • Blak
    Blak 4 months ago

    Happy 2019, people. :)

  • Adam C
    Adam C 4 months ago

    Need more videos of Jon & Stay Human... Am I the only one that wants to see the guest intros expanded for a minute or so each night to hear the band jam longer?

  • Robert Coe
    Robert Coe 4 months ago +1

    Sounds like an instant classic to me

  • Errol Gomez
    Errol Gomez 4 months ago


  • Chelsey Bio
    Chelsey Bio 4 months ago +3

    Praise the Good Lord! Real music still exists! Jon Batiste you are the Bee's Knees my good sir! And oh my goodness Stay Human was on FIRE! That guitarist was amazing!

    • Chelsey Bio
      Chelsey Bio 4 months ago +1

      BTW I watched this when they originally aired it and my husband and I got up and danced!

  • Canuckmom1958
    Canuckmom1958 4 months ago

    Lord...those hands were made to tickle the ivorys! Nice Jon and Stay Human !

  • LaurenCS1992
    LaurenCS1992 4 months ago +2

    As a Scottish person, Jon Batiste and Stay Human;
    You get a seal of approval from me for this cover of this Scottish classic song

  • Raja Ahmed
    Raja Ahmed 4 months ago

    amazingly gifted and personal hard work. Nothing but Adrenaline Rush with higher notes.

  • jc0730
    jc0730 4 months ago


  • dan m
    dan m 4 months ago

    LMFAO what a mess.

  • E MP
    E MP 4 months ago

    wooooaahhhh... :D

  • Ben Fixman
    Ben Fixman 4 months ago

    Jon batiste is fantastic!!!

  • Rose Najia
    Rose Najia 4 months ago

    Fantastic performance!

  • SQui19 #PCGaming
    SQui19 #PCGaming 4 months ago

    Classy af. Damn it. Wtgf

  • Pastor Walter Cross
    Pastor Walter Cross 4 months ago

    Brother Jon this is Pastor Walter do a gospel album touch a B,3 original you're blazing on The tonight show God bless you give Steven a hug have a grand New year Hammond or clone I can feel it in your bones

  • J Wilson
    J Wilson 4 months ago

    Always absolutely in awe of Jon’s not-of-this- Earth unbelievable talent. Beyond mesmerizing!

  • IchibanCrane
    IchibanCrane 4 months ago

    I normally don't care much for that song musically, but they really hit it home. Nicely done

  • David terBlannen
    David terBlannen 4 months ago

    Note the derivation from Blind Willie Johnson’s “ Dark was the Night, Cold Was the Ground”.

  • IsaDesOsiers
    IsaDesOsiers 4 months ago

    Jon Baptiste, an unbelievable musical talent, gorgeous, and Stay Human on top of all that!!! I wish Colbert would showcase him more like other talk show hosts have done with their bands in the past. We never get to hear him play or perform half enough.

  • rob slover
    rob slover 4 months ago

    dig it daddy-o

  • Sean Petrovic
    Sean Petrovic 4 months ago


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  • sabrina phipps-harris
    sabrina phipps-harris 4 months ago

    Oh and Stephen is my brother from another mother Catholic soulmate

  • sabrina phipps-harris
    sabrina phipps-harris 4 months ago +1

    John gets it he feels the music, 😌

  • Nero Bruno
    Nero Bruno 4 months ago

    First Joe Wong, now Jon Batiste. Those red jackets look quite tasty. Gotta get me one.

  • Bogdan Naleszkiewicz
    Bogdan Naleszkiewicz 4 months ago

    With some careful makeup, Jon could be a very believable Otis Redding.

  • Sheila Mae
    Sheila Mae 4 months ago

    From now on...I'm gonna turn off my tele when they sing this and play this version. It is by far the best for our time in history. You are a national treasure Jon and don't let Colbert go. You and him Him and you can't imagine it.

  • R McElhaney
    R McElhaney 4 months ago +1

    I will miss Stephen Colbert and Jon Batiste during the next two weeks until early in January 2019 when they finally return with first run shows. Unfortunately, there's still numerous folks that like Donald Trump and his dumfounded wall, and a few of those folks feel everybody against the wall are traitors. That's how ridiculous some Trumpsters are. The Stephen Colbert show helps myself, my aunt, and mother get through these tough years of a Trump presidency.

  • Jennifer Walsh
    Jennifer Walsh 4 months ago

    JB sure does it justice and then some! Thank you

  • Mark Verschell
    Mark Verschell 4 months ago +1

    I am so glad that Maddie Rice got featured in this video. Sure, Jon Batiste is the star, and deservedly so, but Maddie is one heck of a guitarist (check out her old RU-clip vids).

  • Steve Leonard
    Steve Leonard 4 months ago


  • lizardissimo
    lizardissimo 4 months ago

    What fun!!!

  • Henny van Veldhuizen
    Henny van Veldhuizen 4 months ago

    Absolute class!!!!!

  • ScraftyPants
    ScraftyPants 4 months ago

    The piano sounded a bit dull but I'm sure its just the audio setup. You need to get a mic setup for the piano to get the full effect of its sound.

  • courtney jones
    courtney jones 4 months ago


  • riteasrain
    riteasrain 4 months ago

    Song starts 01:47 😃

  • Susan Petrie
    Susan Petrie 4 months ago

    As a Scot I wish a Scot to sing our traditional song. In keeping with todays liberal charged attitude about imitating another's culture. He doesn't understand the words he's singing.

  • Carol Farkas
    Carol Farkas 4 months ago

    Wow John
    That was fantastic I knew you were a great musician, I had no idea you were a maestro. From now on I will pay closer attention.

  • Joyce Roberts
    Joyce Roberts 4 months ago

    His hands remind me of Eubie Blake...and so does his talent!

  • Chris moonflower
    Chris moonflower 4 months ago

    Oh heck yea! Awesome .

  • Clobra Commander
    Clobra Commander 4 months ago

    Jon is the absolute best! Every time I here his adorable laugh during the monologue it just makes me happy and his music is simply amazing. More Jon Batiste please!

  • Gerard de Souza
    Gerard de Souza 4 months ago

    I love this guy. More performances, please.

  • Tidbit
    Tidbit 4 months ago

    meh, mediocre at best, I was not impressed.

  • Crucial Blue
    Crucial Blue 4 months ago +1

    Maddie is an absolutely fantastic musician! Jon gets a lot of credit, as he should, for being so fantastic, but she handles that guitar like a champ. Fantastic group of musicians on that stage!

  • Elena Eisenhardt
    Elena Eisenhardt 4 months ago

    So good 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Maya P
    Maya P 4 months ago

    Jon brings a whole other dimension to this show- the band is just smoking

  • Daniel Joseph
    Daniel Joseph 4 months ago

    Well done

  • Jackie Lubeck
    Jackie Lubeck 4 months ago

    Yup... getting used to him and I like that he's different because he does do weird shit.