Clay Aiken

Fresh from taking on an all-new role ( may have heard?), Clay Aiken is returning to a slightly more familiar one.

The erstwhile leader of the Claynation is set to reprise his role as Sir Robin in the Broadway production of Spamalot, assuming the coconut-clacking position this September.

"Since leaving Spamalot in May, jokes have just not been funny," Aiken said in a statement. "Food has lost its taste. The grass is no longer green—the sky no longer blue. And babies WON'T stop crying!!

"I'm so excited about coming back to the funniest show in the world!"

Aiken's new run on the Great White Way will last from Sept. 19 to Jan. 4.

The American Idol alum, and proud papa of baby Parker Foster Aiken, previously played the role originated by David Hyde Pierce for three and a half months this year, between January and May.

As it is, the new-old gig will cut into Aiken's would-be paternity leave.

Just last week—on 8/8/08 at 8:08 a.m. as it happens—the 29-year-old and platonic baby mama Jaymes Foster welcomed their first child in North Carolina.

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