Nickelback is telling the world it can take a joke.
The 12-time Juno Award winners star in a new video on the comedy site FunnyorDie.com, a popular web destination founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay.
The profanity-laden clip finds Nickelback responding to an online petition set up to stop the divisive hard-rockers from playing at a Detroit Lions game on Thursday.
The petition drew more than 55,000 signatures. In the skit, comedian Paul Scheer portrays an image specialist who tries to help the band figure out why so many people hate them.
Since the contested gig is in Detroit, he suggests the group shift to a Motown style, perform in matching suits with synchronized dance moves, and rename themselves the Four Nickels.
The short clip ends with the band’s four members dressed in costume as several local Detroit products, including Alice Cooper, Tom Selleck and Robocop.
Nickelback released its seventh album, Here and Now, this week.