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Tonys: Bono, The Edge Joke About ‘Spider-Man’ Delays

”We used to be famous for being in U2“

(Spoiler warning: Don't read this if you haven't watched the Tonys yet and don't want any surprises.)

U2's Bono and The Edge have a comedic as well as musical rapport.

The pair, who wrote the songs for the long-delayed and accident-prone "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," took the stage at the 65th Annual Tony Awards to acknowledge the many delays for the show, set to open Tuesday. Opening night has been repeatedly rescheduled.

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"We used to be famous for being in U2," Bono joked. He added: "When I saw the Tony Awards on our schedule, I just kind of assumed that we'd been nominated."

Explained The Edge: "It appears that we missed the deadline."

"A few of them," said Bono.

"In rock and roll," The Edge explained, "deadlines are just the lie your manager tells you to get you back on the bus."

He later added: "The truth is that we were ready back in February but we just wanted to keep the excitement level up at the New York Post."

Later Bono praised Broadway's creators for how hard they work, saying he was humbled by their efforts.

"This humble thing really works for you, man," The Edge said.

The pair then thanked the audience for its patience, and introduced a song from the show.

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