Apple Shares Humorous 'Backstage' Video Shown During WWDC Opening

To kickoff its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple shared a humorous "Backstage" video starring Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader. Hader took on the role of David LeGary, WWDC's director, prepping for the big show.

As of this afternoon, Apple's uploaded the "Backstage" video to YouTube, giving those who missed the WWDC keynote live stream a chance to watch the opening act.


The video makes references to several apps like Angry Birds and Tinder, with several app mascots on hand. There's a guy in a bird costume for Angry Birds, and a goat for Goat Simulator. Community's Danny Pudi raps a silly song during the video, and it ends showing just a water bottle and a laptop after a power failure. "All right, we'll work with it," says Hader. "I'll tell you what, whoever walks out there better have something incredible to say."

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is wrapping up later this week. During the keynote event, the company debuted iOS 9, OS X 10.11, watchOS 2, and Apple Music.

Top Rated Comments

Slix Avatar
116 months ago
I was laughing so hard during this video before the keynote. Apple always knows how to start a keynote! :D
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
charlieasmith96 Avatar
116 months ago
Am I the only one who interpreted it as Apple making fun of Samsungs crazy over-the-top keynotes, suggesting that simpler is better?
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Quu Avatar
116 months ago
I loved that opener. I thought it was the best opening to WWDC they've ever done.
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Benjamin Frost Avatar
116 months ago
I'm afraid I didn't like this opening at all. I didn't find it funny. I wasn't entertained; just irritated. I was relieved to get to Craig Federighi's presentation. Now he was funny, entertaining and engaging to watch.

Sorry I can't be more positive.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
116 months ago
It's good to see Park in a new line of work after being employed by House.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
movieator Avatar
116 months ago
Best part of the keynote, really.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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