One thing I often say to describe myself to new people is “I take everything very seriously, and not seriously at all.” (That implies that I meet new people frequently enough to say it “often”. Let’s just let it slide.)

This video of sad clown Puddles Pity Party singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” feels like it evokes that dichotomy. Really, the whole sad clown thing—it’s very paradoxical and dichotomy-y. And this video is about as “sad clown”-y as it gets.

Funny, sad, haunting, hilarious…but there I go, describing myself again. Let’s just watch the video: