Last night Benedict Cumberbatch joined Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour onstage in London’s Royal Albert Hall to sing the band’s classic “Comfortably Numb.” It’s hard to beat an Oscar nomination, but this was probably a big moment for Cumberbatch: he’s apparently quite a fan of Pink Floyd, since he wears their shirts all over the place.
Gilmour sang the choruses, as usual, and Cumberbatch took the verses. Pink Floyd has often used guest performers for the “Comfortably Numb” verses in the past, bringing in artists like Kate Bush, Robert Wyatt and even David Bowie. It’s hard to imagine anyone but Cumberbatch pulling it off with such theatrical intensity, though. He does an excellent imitation of Roger Waters’ chilling cadence. He also seems to be having a great time.
Watch the performance above.