In his new Vanity Fair cover story (not online yet, sadly), Johnny Depp and writer Douglas Brinkley visit Little Hall’s Pond Cay, Depp’s private, 45-acre Bahamian island, just a short yacht ride off the coast of Nassau.
According to Brinkley, every night on the trip, he, Depp, and their three accompanying friends sat around in Depp’s docked yacht watching YouTube videos.Here are the videos mentioned in the story:
This one is George Whitman, owner of Paris’s Shakespeare and Co. bookstore, lighting his hair on fire to impress two women:
Here’s James Brown’s famous late-eighties CNN interview. “This is as high as you can get,” observes Depp in the article. “Unless you go on ether.”
Says Brinkley, “Depp is a huge fan of the 1970s Dean Martin TV roasts with Don Rickles, so we consume them by the hour.” Here’s Rickles roasting Martin:
Also, “the old comedian Foster Brooks, whose shtick was sham inebriation, can almost move Depp to tears.” Here’s Brooks roasting Johnny Carson:
This one’s not technically available on YouTube, but Brinkley says, “we watch A Colbert Christmas, largely to see Willie Nelson in the Three Wise Men skit.”
They also watch Tom Cruise’s appearance in Tropic Thunder. “That’s the best I’ve ever seen Cruise,” says Depp.