In a new Funny or Die short, Frozen star Kristen Bell plays iconic nanny Mary Poppins—and she performs a version of “A Spoonful of Sugar,” but instead of trying to coax children into cleaning their room, the perpetually cheery caregiver is trying to coax the government into raising the minimum wage. Turns out poor Miss Poppins is underpaid, which is, as she puts it as she opens her broken umbrella, “supercalifragilisticexpiali-bulls–t.”
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Harry Hamlin, who recently appeared in Mad Men and Shameless, has a new, unlikely role: John Boehner impersonator.
Hamlin appeared as the politician in a new video for Funny or Die in which he tries to comfort minimum wage employees, discussing the “perks” outside of their hourly pay. Looks wise, it’s a bit of a stretch, but the sketch sure is funny.
“A lot of people have coined me as enemy No. 1 when it comes to raising the federal minimum wage so people can actually live off of what they earn,” Hamlin/Boehner begins. “The truth is, people actually make a lot more money than their hourly wage.”
Boehner offers a few examples: A Jack in the Box employee can make up to $200,000 in bonuses a year, Taco Bell fry cooks have access to company cars, executive steam rooms are available for Wal-Mart employees, gas stations have a 100 percent match for 401ks, and let’s not forget—paid vacations! Is that so? Hmm…
A PA, Brian, tries to correct him but to no avail. He eventually gives up, even as the “perks” become more and more unrealistic.
“Shouldn’t we draw the line somewhere?” Boehner asks, concluding his monologue. And when the cameras “stop rolling,” he asks, “Do you think they bought it?” No, no they didn’t John, nor did they buy your mystic tan.
Have you ever been to someone’s home and just been hit in the face with a stench completely unbeknownst to the owner? Sure you have, and you’ve likely been the guilty party as well. Jane Lynch addresses this issue–noseblindness–in a mock PSA for Funny or Die and Febreze, which describes the condition thusly: Noseblind (adj)–Unable to recognize foul smells one has grown accustomed to.
Lynch elaborated on the matter when Entertainment Weekly met with her at the shoot. “There’s probably smells that you’re kind of used to and it takes somebody coming over to your house to go dude, your place stinks,” Lynch explained, pointing to cats, wet dogs, and teenage boys as examples of factors that contribute to a home’s stench. READ FULL STORY
Being somebody’s best friend requires dedication. The best friend is going to be there through the laughter, the tears, the family drama, the relationship drama, the illnesses, the fetishes, the wardrobe malfunctions, and just about everything life has to offer. But what if being a best friend consumed all your time, and therefore, your life? Well, then you’d be Judy Greer.
OK, not literally, but in a new Funny or Die video, Judy Greer plays “the best friend” — as she’s done so well and so often in rom-coms from 2001’s The Wedding Planner to 2008’s 27 Dresses. She’s the woman who cheers from the sideline and puts her friend’s happiness before her own. Example A? She passes up an opportunity to date Matt, played by Ben McKenzie, for one reason and one reason only: so Matt can date her best friend. Oh, Judy. That tub of ice cream will never fill that Matt-sized hole in your heart.
Watch the video below: READ FULL STORY
Tatiana Maslany isn’t the only actor who’s prepared to take on multiple roles in a television show. She’s also not the only actor who knows how to rock a wig (or five).
In a new Funny or Die video, Orange Is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba “auditions” for various other roles on the show, including Piper, Red, Taystee, and more. There’s stretching, singing, and even a Lil’ Wayne impression of sorts. They might’ve wanted her to read for the part of Crazy Eyes, but it’s obvious Aduba could’ve taken on a number of characters.
Watch the video below: READ FULL STORY
For years, Reading Rainbow taught kids that reading could make them go twice as high as any butterfly. But according to Funny or Die’s spoof of the Reading Rainbow theme song, we now know reading can do much more: turn you into a god, give you superpowers — as the song says, you can “literally do anything” if you read a book. They do say knowledge is power…
Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter campaign last week to raise money to expand the Reading Rainbow tablet app to the Web and mobile and to fund special Reading Rainbow packages for schools. As of Wednesday, almost $3.5 million has been donated — that’s more than three times the amount Burton originally was asking for and there are still 28 days left to donate. As Burton can probably attest to, money is also power.
Check out the spoof below: READ FULL STORY
Sofia Coppola’s The Little Mermaid may be nowhere near release yet — but Funny or Die’s spoof of the upcoming movie could be a pretty accurate predictor of what it’ll be like. (Or at least, what we hope it’ll be like.)
Coppola, director of Lost and Translation and The Bling Ring, is working on a live-action adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. Many have joked that the film will feature the hipster version of Disney’s Ariel; Funny or Die made this joke a reality in a video that stars AnnaSophia Robb as a cutting-edge Ariel and American Horror Story’s Evan Peters as a cigarette-smoking Eric.
This past September, Jimmy Kimmel revealed that he was behind that video of innocent twerking gone horribly wrong — and now he’s winning an award for it.
On Monday morning, the Webbys announced the winners of this year’s 18th annual competition. Each year, judges from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences — including Netflix star Kevin Spacey — gather together to select the best of the best internet-related achievements, ranging from viral videos to movie streaming services.
Oh there’s Waldo! And, wouldn’t you know it, he looks a lot like a sad-sack Tony Hale character.
That’s because the Veep star is playing the stripe-clad sneak in a new photo essay published Monday in The Occasional, the Funny or Die offshoot that began as a humor magazine app and has morphed into a McSweeney’s-esque website. And needless to say, “Where’s Waldo Today?” with Tony Hale doesn’t exactly paint a rosy future for Martin Handford’s famous creation. READ FULL STORY
Cue up “I Believe I Can Fly.”
Last month, there was a live reading of the 1996 Michael Jordan/Looney Tunes “masterpiece” Space Jam, featuring Seth Green, Danielle Fishel, Ben Schwartz, Nick Kroll and many more. Unfortunately, the whole thing isn’t available online — but Funny or Die has released a 10-minute highlight reel, which clearly proves that the comedians showed up ready to (space) jam. Sadly, there is no surprise Bill Murray appearance.
Led by Blake Griffin as Jordan, the footage from the reading is intercut with interviews in which the cast explains their memories of the movie; Kroll’s fondest memories are the nine minutes of Space Jam he watched on YouTube recently, as he’d never seen the film. Imagine going through life never seeing his Royal Airness help out Daffy Duck! Luckily, the lack of research doesn’t seem to hurt his performance.
Watch below — and get excited for DeAndre Jordan as Charles Barkley: READ FULL STORY
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