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John Mayer Pairs With Judd Apatow for Funnyordie.com Video

May 7, 2008 3:05 PM ET

The latest installment in John Mayer's quest to become a viral video superstar (which include running around in a Borat thong, a bling-flaunting "In the Studio" clip with Kanye West and a VH1 TV special) pairs the part-time comedian with producer-of-the-moment Judd Apatow, actress Kristen Bell and others for a spot on Will Ferrell's FunnyOrDie.com.

In "Makin' Music with John Mayer," the guitarist "takes YOU behind the scenes of his song-writing process" (apparently very different from the one he live-blogged about over the weekend) for a look at why he needs a drug addict-for-hire, a focus group and a team of songwriters to pen him tracks about "when you're fucking one supermodel and you make the other ones jealous." At the end, Mayer declares "If I wasn't thought of as a young Bruce Springsteen before, I sure am now!" Click above for the whole thing, and watch out for cameos from Apatow regulars Martin Starr and Steve Bannos.

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