Sensory Overload

This old video of Tom Waits is creepily reminiscent of Heath Ledger as The Joker

Posted by Jackie Mantey | July 30, 2012 02:47 PM

While there doesn’t seem to be any solid confirmation that Heath Ledger used singer Tom Waits as inspiration for his portrayal of the villainous joker in “The Dark Knight,” this video clip picking up steam on the Interwebs of Waits’ appearance on an Australian talk show in 1979 is eerie in how much one is like the other. Click through to about 1:30 to see for yourself. I can’t decide what’s more shocking about this video—how much Waits seems like The Joker or how awkward of an interview this is.