Indianapolis Homeless Talent Show

  • Aired:  01/25/11
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A local reporter in Indianapolis doesn't realize that making a homeless woman sing "Amazing Grace" is a horrible idea. (5:08)

PROGRAM.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

OBVIOUSLY EARLIER WE HAD A

LITTLE SITUATION IN OUR GREEN

ROOM.

I'M GOING TO CHECK BACK IN WITH

JAMES FRANCO.

HE HAS BEEN TRAPPED FOR NEARLY 7

MINUTES NOW.

SKWRAEUFRPBG -- JAMES FRANCO,

JAMES ARE YOU OKAY?

>> THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO GET

OUT OF HERE.

I'M GOING TO CUT MY ARM OFF --

>> WAIT, JAMES FRANCO I DON'T

THINK THAT -- FIRST OF ALL,

DON'T DO IT AND THAT'S NOT GOING

TO GET THE JOB DONE.

A SPORK IS HANDY BUT NOT

NECESSARILY THE TOOL YOU WANT.

>> ALL RIGHT.

I'M GOING TO CUT IT OFF WITH

THIS MA CHETY.

>> Jon: NO, NO, JAMES FRANCO,

LISTEN TO ME.

HAVE YOU TRIED, JAMES FRANCO,

LIFTING THE FRIDGE OFF OF YOUR

ARM.

IT IS A MINI FRIDGE.

[LAUGHTER]

>> ALL RIGHT, I'LL TRY.

THAT WAS EASY.

THAT WAS EASY.

>> THANKS, MAN.

SEE YOU IN A COUPLE MINUTES.

>> Jon: NO, NO, NO!

>> THERE'S FUN-SIZED SNICKERS IN

HERE.

>> Jon: NO, NO SUN OF A BITCH!

-- SON OF A BITCH!

WE AT THE "THE DAILY SHOW" LIKE

TO TAKE A BREAK FROM WATCHING

THE 24 HOUR CABLE NEWSNETWORKS

AND SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN

LOCAL NEWS.

IT'S A SEGMENT WE LIKE TO CALL

JON STEWART'S --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

ANYWAY,.

[LAUGHTER]

, THIS WEEK'S INSTALLMENT

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA.

WHAT IS COOKING IN THE HOOSIER

STATE?

>> THE HOMELESS DEJAY WITH THE

COLDEN VOICE.

TED WILLIAMS GAME FAMOUS AFTER

THIS VIDEO ON YOUTUBE.

>> WHEN YOU ARE LISTENING TO

NOTHING BUT THE OLDIES WESTERN

STARTED TO WONNERRING ABOUT THE

HIDDEN TALENTS WE HAD IN CENTRAL

INDIANA.

>> THE BEST THING FOR INDIANA

APRIL HRUS IS THE --

INDIANAPOLIS IS THE GOLDEN

VOICE.

>> MAYBE IT'S HER.zVÑi

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: YOU ARE GOING OUT AND

CONDUCTING A TALENT SHOW AMONGST

YOUR CITY'S HOMELESS?

THAT'S NOT COOL EVEN WITHOUT A

CAMERA CREW.

>> HAVE YOU HEARD OF THE

HOMELESS MAN WHO HAD A GOLDEN

VOICE?

>> NO.

>> Jon: WHAT ABOUT KEYBOARD

CAT?

ANTOINE DOBSON HIDE YOUR KIDS,

HIDE YOUR WIFE?

THEY ARE ALL OVER THE INTERNET.

DOESN'T YOUR iPHONE GET

WiFi OUT HERE OR ARE YOU ON

A LIMITED DATA TYPE OF PLAN.

ANYHOO?

>> THEY GAVE HIM AND A JOB AND A

HOME!

>> WHAT?

>> Jon: LOOK AT HER FACE.

THIS WOMAN BELIEVES HER SHIP HAS

JUST COME IN.

AND SHE'S ABOUT TO BE ENORMOUSLY

DISAPPOINTED:

>> DO YOU HAVE A TALENT?

>> CAN I SING A LITTLE BIT.

>> Jon: PLEASE TELL ME YOU

REALIZE THIS IS A HORRIBLE IDEA.

DO NOT MAKE THIS WOMAN SING.

>> CAN I SING A LITTLE BIT.

>> SING SOMETHING FOR ME.

>> Jon: PLEASE DON'T LET IT BE

AMAZING GRACE.

♪ AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE

SOUND ♪

♪ THAT SAVED A WRETCH LIKE ME ♪

>> Jon: I DON'T THINK SHE'S

THE WRETCH -- BUT AT LEAST THE

REPORTER WALKED AWAY --

>>

♪ I WEDNESDAY WAS LOST BUT -- I

ONCE WAS LOST BUT NOW I'M FOUND

WAS BLIND BUT NOW I SEE ♪

>> Jon: JUST LET IT (bleep)

GO, LADY.

LET IT GO.

THE SONG HAS A LOT OF VERSES.

[ APPLAUSE ]

ALL RIGHT.

IS THERE ANYWAY THIS STORY COULD

GET MORE EXPLOITATIVE?

>> ACROSS THE STREET HER SISTER,

A FORMER CASHIER WHO IS ALSO

HOMELESS WHO ALSO STING --

SINGS.

>> Jon: QUITE THE LUCKY BREAK

FOR THE NEWS STATION THAT THE

SISTER COULD SING OTHERWISE THE

STORY MAY HAVE TAKEN A TURN TO

THE DEPRESSING.

ENDED ON A UP CHANCE.

>> IF THERE'S ANY BUSINESSES

THAT COULD HELP --

>> THEY SAY THEY JUST WANT HELP.

>> Jon: WE COULD GET INTO THE

UNDERLYING CAUSES BUT WE'RE TOO

BUSY PRODUCING THE REALITY SHOW

"SO YOU THINK YOU CAN LIVE

INDOORS

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