Ah Lewis Capaldi… whether you love him or loathe him, you’ve probably sung along to his smash hits ‘Someone You Loved’ or ‘Before You Go’ at the top of your lungs on the radio. From posting cheeky clapbacks to fans online, filling his camera roll with sex symbol selfies, and dealing with his newfound fame, he’s a stand-up kinda guy (and we mean that in more ways than one). If music doesn’t quite work out and he really is a self-confessed “two-hit-wonder”, then there’s no doubt his career as a comedian will take off. So on that note, here are ten times the 23-year-old literally made us laugh out loud.
1. His acceptance speech for ‘the UK’s fastest-selling album of 2019’ award
Let’s kick things off with a classic… you’ve all probably seen this before and if you haven’t the only acceptable excuse should be that you had no data. In what may come as no shock, Lewis’ debut album Divinely Uninspired to A Hellish Extent reached No. 1 on the UK Album Chart and became the fastest-selling album of 2019. And the ever-so-humble popstar had a few words to say about it.
2. When he became an influencer
Step aside ex-Love Island stars and washed up YouTubers, there’s a new kid on the block and he’s got a ring light to prove it. This is peak Lewis comedy and it’s posts like these that made us turn his Instagram notifications on quicker than Usain Bolt after eating a bowl of Nutri-Grain. No regrets whatsoever.
3. THAT time he had to go out in Hollywood to buy a toilet plunger
In his own words, “who builds a toilet in a hotel room that can’t handle two or three wipes of an arse?” Finding himself in quite a pickle, he documented his painstakingly hilarious journey as he ventured out on the streets of LA to buy something to unclog his fancy Hollywood hotel room toilet. Deserves his own reality show after this tbh.
4. His “Scottish Beyoncé” marketing campaign
It doesn’t get more on brand than this. Although this was likely a team effort – there’s nobody else that could get a photo of them wearing tinted sunglasses with their hair wrapped in a towel on a billboard in the London Underground.
MY DEBUT ALBUM IS OUT AT MIDNIGHT & THIS IS UP IN LONDON IM FAMOUS IM FAMOUS IM FAMOUS pic.twitter.com/6Lv9saRVgX
— Lewis Capaldi (@LewisCapaldi) May 16, 2019
5. When he realised he’d truly made it
Not sure if it was when his debut album hit #1 on the charts or when @BabestationTV followed him on Twitter… you decide.
me realising my career has peaked before my first album has even come out pic.twitter.com/wbjkpWSLBc
— Lewis Capaldi (@LewisCapaldi) April 12, 2019
oh okay pic.twitter.com/e8alPUD569
— Lewis Capaldi (@LewisCapaldi) May 9, 2019
Heard there were boys selling fake merch outside my gig for the first time so I went and bought some to mark the occasion pic.twitter.com/vMVE00kPUu
— Lewis Capaldi (@LewisCapaldi) April 21, 2019
6. His Glastonbury response to Noel Gallagher slagging him off
You knew this was coming. It all began when a clip of Noel asking ‘Who’s this Capaldi fella?’ went viral online. In true Lewis fashion, he responded the only way he knew how… by walking out on stage at Glastonbury wearing a parka, bucket hat, and Noel Gallagher t-shirt, with the video playing on loop. Noel later went on to call him ‘Chewbacca’, but it looks like the pair have since kissed and made up.
7. When he successfully predicted two very major events
Not sure if this one is quite a laughing matter… but he did appear to predict both Brexit AND the sh*tstorm that is 2020. Somebody get him a crystal ball asap.
Just realised my song is number one on the day Brexit happens and it’s called ‘Before You Go’.. pic.twitter.com/ga1ZjL5RWt
— Lewis Capaldi (@LewisCapaldi) January 31, 2020
Honestly it’s like I fucking knew https://t.co/ISCQ0hBlaA
— Lewis Capaldi (@LewisCapaldi) May 20, 2020
8. That time he Googled his supposed net worth
“You mean to tell me I’ve been kicking about in the same clothes for six months, and there’s ten f**king million quid sitting about somewhere? Where the f**k is it?” – Probably our reaction too if we were in the same position. We’re sure his New York wallpaper is lovely, though.
Seeing tweets like this makes me so excited for the royalties to come in https://t.co/REDMvBVIUc
— Lewis Capaldi (@LewisCapaldi) April 19, 2019
9. When he gave the haters a taste of their own medicine
Finding hilarity in absolutely everything, Lewis is a pro at shaking off the haters. So maybe think twice if you’re going to troll Lewis Capaldi – you best be prepared for a response.
Just me replying to some well wishers this lovely Christmas Eve 🎄❤️ pic.twitter.com/BrU4A7CwLJ
— Lewis Capaldi (@LewisCapaldi) December 24, 2019
could be less painful to just turn it off https://t.co/7TPARcv9Ni
— Lewis Capaldi (@LewisCapaldi) December 15, 2019
10. When he showed us the correct way to workout from home
Three minutes and twenty-four seconds of pure entertainment. The ‘Before You Go’ Edessa remix may just be better than the original thanks to this DIY home workout video.