Adam Sandler Takes it to Sandy at 12-12-12 Concert

Sandler's rewritten chorus of the oft-sung "Hallelujah" says, "Sandy, screw ya, we'll get through ya, because we're New Yawkers."

Thursday, Dec 13, 2012  |  Updated 6:38 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Living Through Sandy: Your Photos of Destruction

Adam Sandler performs at "12-12-12" a concert benefiting The Robin Hood Relief Fund to aid the victims of Sandy.

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Adam Sandler has a special New York salute to Sandy that songwriter Leonard Cohen never would have envisioned.

The comic performed a special version of Cohen's oft-sung "Hallelujah" at Wednesday's Sandy benefit concert in New York. The rewritten chorus says, "Sandy, screw ya, we'll get through ya, because we're New Yawkers."

Sandler wore a New York Jets T-shirt to sing his ribald rewrite. He was accompanied by Paul Shaffer on the piano.

The song mined Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg, the New York Knicks, Times Square porn and Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez for laugh lines.

Organizers say concert ticket sales alone have raised more than $30 million for victims of the October storm.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our New iPad App
Now optimized for iPad, NBC 6... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out