Darren Criss: Millennials Want One Thing At A Piano Bar

  • Published on Aug 10, 2018
  • When he plays at his piano bar, 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story' star Darren Criss says there's a type of song that millennials freak out over after the first couple notes.
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Comments • 519

  • Melanie Ngai
    Melanie Ngai 20 hours ago

    From Star Kid, to Blaine to Andrew Cunanan in American Crime Story, and Emmy Nominee to Emmy Winner! YAY! And the first Filipino-American to win an Emmy as well.

  • Katherine Scott
    Katherine Scott Day ago +1

    he said he had no chance of beating the others, but he did it, he is a proud Emmy Winner now :D and we are all proud

  • kppancake
    kppancake Day ago +1

    And he actually won!!

  • Milo Graamans, pianist

    I appreciate that he acknowledged the band.

  • Reb Reb
    Reb Reb Day ago

    Proud of you Darren omfg

  • LoveShiaGDSN
    LoveShiaGDSN Day ago

    You think he would sing AVPM songs at his piano bar?? I would cry

  • tulleybeard
    tulleybeard Day ago

    wow so proud of my child

  • Lucía Sánchez
    Lucía Sánchez Day ago

    Absolutely love him and this interview, it is hilarious!

  • or pinko
    or pinko 2 days ago +1

    he won now. really proud of him (:

  • Xhoose
    Xhoose 2 days ago

    I lost it when the "Disney lawyers came out of their crypts" part came up XDDD I hope he does Another Potter Reunion again! That shows hilarious XD

  • Missy Barbour
    Missy Barbour 2 days ago

    Harry Potter messing up the words to Little Mermaid was specifically formulated to snatch my 90's kid soul personally.

  • Rara Zap
    Rara Zap 2 days ago


  • Erynn Claxton
    Erynn Claxton 2 days ago

    Spoilers. He won. He did not fall down the stairs.

  • sammicat121195
    sammicat121195 2 days ago

    He plays weird covers of Disney songs?? Who does that??

  • benplattypus
    benplattypus 2 days ago

    im surprised most people know him as harry potter lol

  • Will Kailantrophy
    Will Kailantrophy 3 days ago

    I loved his “hey, man”. Every time.

  • lifeofawombat
    lifeofawombat 4 days ago

    we don't prefer gandalf, merlin or oz

  • Krista Johnson
    Krista Johnson 4 days ago

    god, youtube nerds are like the most loyal nerds

  • Lucy Latorre
    Lucy Latorre 6 days ago

    I wonder how many Starkid songs he’s played on that piano

  • Amy Velasquez
    Amy Velasquez 6 days ago


  • Ada Wagner
    Ada Wagner 8 days ago +3

    I cant believe this man went from playing Harry Potter in an unauthorized college Harry Potter musical to nominated for an emmy twice
    Edit: and wINNING AN EMMY!!!

  • Fairy Tail Ninja
    Fairy Tail Ninja 8 days ago

    Because he's Harry freaking Potter!

  • Chriss R
    Chriss R 8 days ago

    me, very quietly, as stephen introduces darren: "it's harry freakin' potter~"

  • anna burke
    anna burke 9 days ago +1

    One of Darren Criss's first videos on USclip was a cover of "Part of Your World" I love his old Disney covers!

  • Jackie
    Jackie 15 days ago +1

    "if you win, will you please fall down the stairs?"
    you're coming for Jennifer Lawrence's brand there, Colbert.

  • Anke Jl
    Anke Jl 17 days ago +2

    He's so dreamy!!!

  • Divine Move
    Divine Move 17 days ago +2

    I knew that piano man was coming. 😂

  • Kate Ellenberger
    Kate Ellenberger 19 days ago +2

    So glad he got the beard so the dancing didn't renew my fears

  • Sharon Titus
    Sharon Titus 20 days ago +2

    Decades later and I finally learned what the actual words are to that song.

  • imoGenGrace
    imoGenGrace 21 day ago +3


  • Aderinsola Adesida
    Aderinsola Adesida 21 day ago +1

    Aha! So now I know where I can meet him. I just need to be able to afford getting to Hollywood - and accommodation- and transport to the bar...But now it is possible 😁

  • Michelle Arroyo
    Michelle Arroyo 21 day ago +1

    I know him from Starkid Potter! Never really watched Glee.

  • Sara
    Sara 21 day ago

    Part of Your World was the first song I ever memorized on purpose. I was six, or maybe five. Thanks for reminding me, Darren.

  • vickanhp8
    vickanhp8 22 days ago +4

    Our lil wizard is all grown up

  • you I
    you I 22 days ago +1

    omg he fell and everyone laughed ... that's so sad.

  • Hannah Hensley
    Hannah Hensley 22 days ago +1

    I am personally offended that other people only know him from Glee.

  • Adelina Raggio
    Adelina Raggio 23 days ago +1

    He’s nominated for a freaking Emmy and all they let him talk about is that stupid bar. I can’t even.

  • Jamie Paul
    Jamie Paul 23 days ago

    Nothing but respect for MY Harry Potter

  • Gaby Escalante
    Gaby Escalante 24 days ago

    I didn't know that he was nomined for an emmy, that's fantastic! ❤

    • Stephanie L
      Stephanie L 20 days ago

      Yep, and (knocks on lots of wood so as not to jinx it) he's very much the favorite to win as well :D It will be 1000% well deserved if he does win- his performance in ACS Versace was so freaking amazing!

  • Ty Armitage
    Ty Armitage 24 days ago

    i miss David letterman this guy i a nerd

  • Rawan The Bookworm
    Rawan The Bookworm 25 days ago +2

    This is totally awesome

  • Writing Talk
    Writing Talk 26 days ago +2


  • D. Foxx
    D. Foxx 26 days ago

    I was wondering why the band was playing the song "Jump"...I forgot Darren's last name is Criss....it all makes sense now.

  • Maya Reads
    Maya Reads 27 days ago +4

    Back to gryffindor hufflepoof ravenclaw SLYTHERIN !

    • Rawan The Bookworm
      Rawan The Bookworm 25 days ago

      Maya Reads Back to the place where the story begins at HOGWARTS HOGWARTS

  • Audrey
    Audrey 28 days ago

    Did he just say "what's the word, burr" ???

  • Katie Martin
    Katie Martin 28 days ago +1

    Harry freakin' Potter was on glee?

  • no po
    no po 28 days ago

    I didnt watch but is it Billy Joel's Piano Man?

  • KherMoon
    KherMoon 28 days ago +3

    This was totally awesome 😎

  • Yokie Miller
    Yokie Miller 29 days ago

    Disney lawyers were just taken out of their crypt...ha!

  • camila villarreal
    camila villarreal 29 days ago

    I wish I could go to his piano bar

  • Abigail Chorley
    Abigail Chorley 29 days ago +2

    I want to go to that bar and request Get Back to Hogwarts.

  • Kate Cosette
    Kate Cosette Month ago +2

    “If you win the Emmy... will you please fall down the stairs”

  • Xenolilly
    Xenolilly Month ago

    Darren you keep looking at the camera!

  • Martina Sisto
    Martina Sisto Month ago

    Does anyone know the name of the song that’s played at beginning and at the end?

  • Steve Denson
    Steve Denson Month ago

    This host has been very entertaining over the years, but he lacks a sense of how to conduct a meaningful interview. Too often he makes the moment about himself rather than the guest.

  • Emily
    Emily Month ago

    Omg imagine Blaine playing teenage dream

  • beterbutz
    beterbutz Month ago +3

    This guy is amazing in the Murder of Gianni Versace. Probably the most talented actor from the new generation I have seen so far.

  • Julissa Velilla
    Julissa Velilla Month ago

    Jon in the background ahaha aw

  • Steve Louis
    Steve Louis Month ago

    Loved the mime of the Disney lawyers. Nicely thought.

  • Megan Grace
    Megan Grace Month ago

    ‘It’s her bar’

  • kiara young
    kiara young Month ago

    Block without demand fifth beat hunt actor tight hook currently.

  • Maya Dekoven
    Maya Dekoven Month ago +3

    It’s so nice to see that Harry Frekin Potter has grown up and gotten himself into showbiz

  • Enter Thepoke
    Enter Thepoke Month ago


  • Mr. Morris
    Mr. Morris Month ago

    RIP Jonny.

  • Ito Tube Gaming
    Ito Tube Gaming Month ago


  • Aurora Cook
    Aurora Cook Month ago

    I'm disappointed that it wasn't The Black Parade, by MCR, tbh

  • Gypsy thehoneybee
    Gypsy thehoneybee Month ago

    Darren Criss....freaks me out ever since he played Gianni Versace's killer.....he just does. Love Stephen Colbert.....John Legend deserves the EGOT.....

  • callen
    callen Month ago

    OMFG MY BABY IS BACK😭😍😍😍😍💕👏👏👏👏👏

  • chukmok
    chukmok Month ago

    Wow I'm a loser too, this guy is so relatable maybe he can come to my college and speak and then get drunk and high off pills with me and my friends later that same night

  • Maddy Nelson
    Maddy Nelson Month ago +5

    Darren Criss is such a hunk. Oof!

  • Lemon Z
    Lemon Z Month ago +3

    GLEE GUY!!!!

  • blackpredator12
    blackpredator12 Month ago

    He looks like Sean Murray

  • Eugene Grewing
    Eugene Grewing Month ago +2

    He’s beautiful. Darren Criss ain’t bad either.

  • dianejwright
    dianejwright Month ago +2


  • Mama Seokjin
    Mama Seokjin Month ago

    So brave

  • X-Kid
    X-Kid Month ago +2


  • lartisteautravail
    lartisteautravail Month ago

    How did this douche get famous and why is he so confident

  • mc luvinnn
    mc luvinnn Month ago +5

    He grew up 😮

  • Reader B
    Reader B Month ago +216

    I love that
    More people in this comment section are talking about Harry Potter musical than glee

    • Clara Boe
      Clara Boe 6 days ago +1

      But like glee people are more tv people and starkids are more youtube people. And guess where we are here....

    • Evalynn
      Evalynn Month ago +1

      Tbh the last 2 seasons of Glee just pissed me off so I try to block them out and focus on the incredible AVPM memories xD

    • Aileen Vargas
      Aileen Vargas Month ago

      Reader B maybe people finally got sick of glee, i mean it was great and all but Harry Potter is where it all started for him, he got his fame there. Glee took him out of his star kid group lol

    • Mama Seokjin
      Mama Seokjin Month ago +1

      More people mentioned the music meister

  • John Mandato
    John Mandato Month ago

    Why did he bring Sean Murray back onto the show??

  • Bill Phill
    Bill Phill Month ago +5


    #DISTRICT TV Month ago

    Hey kids it's the
    LATE SHIT SHOW with your host

    • Stephanie L
      Stephanie L Month ago

      As someone who's socialist myself: LOL that anyone thinks Colbert is "soooo leftist". Don't get me wrong, he's super funny and I enjoy him a great deal! But he's a mainstream Democrat who supported Hillary over Bernie (that's not a jab at him specifically, since MOST of the mainstream media did so), and Hillary is as Capitalist status-quo Democrat as they come. People who think THAT is "leftist" don't even know what a true leftist party would even look like.
      ANYWAY, none of this has anything to do with this particular video, since there was nothing even political about it. So I'll end this by saying: Darren's awesome :P (and Colbert's great too, even if I don't always totally agree with him politically)

  • Po 66
    Po 66 Month ago

    Colbert looks so uncomfortable, like hes going through the motions but isnt really there, a look of fear behind his eyes,like he is only pretending to be interested. Criss looks like he is trying to be grown up with a beard. The dross on tv nowadays.

  • Giddeon Goode
    Giddeon Goode Month ago

    I'd be happy to give his ass a well deserved smack.

  • YOUSIF x0x
    YOUSIF x0x Month ago

    What's the name of that music?

  • Afaf Benhara
    Afaf Benhara Month ago

    Who is this boring person?

  • sofia alvarado
    sofia alvarado Month ago

    Why is he promoting a bar more than his emmy nom

    • Stephanie L
      Stephanie L Month ago +1

      I don't think it's that he's promoting the bar more than the nomination, it's just that ACS Versace is a really dark and complicated based-on-real-life story, and for short-form interviews like this, it's a lot to delve into in less than 8 minutes. There have been numerous long-form interviews that are 30-60 minutes where he goes a lot deeper into Andrew as a person/character and the impact of what happened and all of that, but I can see why it would be a lot easier to keep short interviews like this more just light and fun, and the bar is something he and his fiance are doing that's fun :)
      And obviously it's not like they didn't talk about his Emmy nomination at all- that's what they started with! It's just there's only so much to talk about with that before it gets into the deeper, darker stuff that the show explored, you know?

  • Jhefferson Barros
    Jhefferson Barros Month ago

    Wait millennials go to piano bars?

  • Atticus Finch
    Atticus Finch Month ago


  • Bridget L
    Bridget L Month ago

    SI Alumni Represent!

  • Chiara !!!
    Chiara !!! Month ago +6

    Wow Darren is so talented I was so worried about his fall. I knew it was on purpose but the sound of him hitting the ground 😭

  • Isaac Morgan
    Isaac Morgan Month ago +2

    As a millennial myself.........we suck as a generation.

  • огромная эрекция

    Fake trending

  • Ekow Bartels-Kodwo
    Ekow Bartels-Kodwo Month ago

    They played “jump” because his name is Criss! Get it?

  • Soviet vape King
    Soviet vape King Month ago

    What is this liberal crap

  • cathy2000
    cathy2000 Month ago

    So I am not a millennial. Thanks!

  • Paige Stout
    Paige Stout Month ago +4


  • Cheeto Ayon
    Cheeto Ayon Month ago

    Awe man , i read that as assassins creed. :(

  • No Name
    No Name Month ago

    This man is so darn gay.. oops, CUTE! I meant cute.

  • Jo R
    Jo R Month ago

    Can we have a collection to buy this guy a pair of socks! Ugh!