The Funniest Leonard Cohen Music Videos: #3. In My Secret Life Official Video

The Funniest Leonard Cohen Music Videos

The humor of these videos starring Leonard Cohen, aka Poet Laureate Of Pessimism, aka High Priest Of Pathos, aka Master Of Erotic Despair, aka Gloom Merchant… is self-evident so only minimal annotations have been added. Today’s post features the #3 video.
The Criteria:

  1. The videos must feature Leonard Cohen in a professionally staged and directed performance intended to be viewed in the video medium.
  2. Videos of live performances, such as concerts, are ineligible.
  3. Home-brewed cut and paste videos, Leonard Cohen impersonations, and parodies are ineligible.
  4. “Funniest” includes funny-ha ha, funny-weird, and combinations of both.

3. In My Secret Life (Official Video)

Before viewers start looking up the correct spelling of “philistine” for that angry email protesting this choice, I should point out that I do know that this video, directed by Floria Sigismondi, has been lauded at film festivals and is beloved by fans.

On the other hand, c’mon – it’s pretty funny-odd.


The Other Funniest Leonard Cohen Music Videos

I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted in 2011.

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