September 19th, 2016
Legendary actor Bill Murray played an unusual role over the weekend—Brooklyn bartender. The performance took place in honor of the opening of his son’s new bar.
“This is my firstborn son, Homer,” Murray told the packed house at 21 Greenpoint, “And I am so happy for myself, and his brothers and sisters and mom, and all of you, that he has not continued in the family business. Instead, he has taken the joy of the family—to have a drink, and to have a meal, and to have friends together in one place—and made it his life’s work.”
The Ghostbusters star was generous with the tequila (“I’ve already done four shots,” he said less than five minutes into his new gig) as he sang along to songs like Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground,” and The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You.”
The appearance coincides with the release of a new book called The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing. It’s a collection of stories about Murray from people who’ve had run-ins with him over the years.