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Michael Cera directs and stars in 'Brazzaville Teen-ager' -- VIDEO

We were extremely curious to find out what kind of content YouTube’s new talent-driven channel JASH would produce with the combined brilliance of Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts. Even though a Michael Cera-directed short film adaptation of Bruce Jay Friedman’s 1966 story Brazzaville Teen-ager seems a bit out of the box, we’re kind of delighted that JASH is pushing the boundaries of what a comedy channel can be. It’s not just parodies and sketches.

Cera’s 19-minute treatment of the classic short tells the story of Gunther, a young man hoping to connect with his sick father. When his father’s condition worsens, he believes that if he does something embarrassing — namely, getting his boss to perform with a doo-wop group — his father might finally be warm and communicative. The short stars Cera, Charles Grodin (Beethoven), Jack O’Connell (Skins), and Kelis (“Milkshake”).  Check it out below.


Michael Shannon does dramatic reading of world's craziest sorority email -- NSFW VIDEO

First, a member of the Delta Gamma sorority wrote a very long, very angry, very profane email to her sisters. It was indescribably awesome — except that Funny or Die then took it and made it describably awesome by getting moody-eyed, Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon to read that email, in full, beneath a spotlight. The shadows and editing only emphasize how close the language is to Mamet-levels of gutter poetry. I cannot quote even a single line of what is said.


North Dakota anchorman channels Ron Burgundy... by dropping an f-bomb -- VIDEO

UPDATE (April 23): A.J. Clemente fired for on-air profanity

ORIGINAL POST: Who doesn’t love the smell of schadenfreude in the morning?

Newly-minted news anchor A.J. Clemente must have been excited about hosting the weekend news for KFYR-TV in Bismarck, N.D. for the very first time this Sunday. Unfortunately, his anticipation manifested in just about the worst way possible. Right before he first appeared on air, Clemente — apparently unaware that his mic was on — was practicing saying “Tsegaye Kebede” out loud.  The London Marathon winner‘s name proved difficult for Clemente to wrap his head around — which prompted the anchor to mutter “f—in’ sh–” to himself, rattling both his co-anchor Van Tieu and the fine, honest folk of the Peace Garden State.

Once he looked up and made eye contact with the camera, he muttered some words about being from West Virginia that hopefully sounded better to him in his head. Somewhere, the Boom Goes the Dynamite Guy is smiling.

Watch the blunder here, if you don’t mind both strong language and incredible, incredible awkwardness.


'Game of Thrones' theme played from university bell tower -- VIDEO

File this under Things That Are Awesome! (which we have). Lyle Anderson, who’s been the official carillonneur at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for almost 30 years, treated the campus to the Game of Thrones theme song. Watch the video, posted on the university’s YouTube channel today, below. The only thing it’s missing is a crowd cheering at the end.  READ FULL STORY

Ryan Lochte interview leaves anchors in stitches -- VIDEO

If you need a laugh right about now, you’ll want to watch this. Good Day, the morning show on Philadelphia’s Fox 29, did a satellite interview yesterday with Ryan Lochte, who’s promoting Sunday’s premiere of his E! reality show What Would Ryan Lochte Do?. Here’s the full interview. Below is the part you’ll care about — anchors Mike Jerrick and Sheinelle Jones laughing uncontrollably afterward. She almost loses a false eyelash from crying. READ FULL STORY

'Wrong Director' casts Woody Allen as new Iron Man -- VIDEO

Here is one Iron Man 3 development you may not have seen coming: CineFix’s “Wrong Director” series is putting an animated Woody Allen in Marvel’s big metal suit. Stammering ensues: “Pepper Potts, she says, uh, I’m not romantic — says, y’know, we’ve never made love in a rain storm … That’s easy for her to say: She doesn’t, y’know, rust.” Pepper is actually an Annie Hall-era Diane Keaton. Larry David is the Mandarin. Bonus: Allen’s love of white-on-black credits, out-of-time piano, and effusive blurbs from The New Yorker (“It totally kicks ass and is way poignant!”) and the Chicago Sun-Times.


Patton Oswalt's Penguin faces an oblivious (and deadly) Batman -- NSFW VIDEO

Batman is scary because he’s covered in bulletproof armor and small, sharp arm-knives that are perfect for killing, but he’s good because he doesn’t kill people, no matter the number of times that his sharp, bulletproof fists hit their bodies. It’s like his one rule.

This half-baked pretzel logic gets a fully-baked skewering courtesy of CollegeHumor, in which we learn that — true story — the criminals of Gotham just go to sleep after a hard night fighting superheroes, flesh wounds to the contrary. Does Batman not know what death is? “I totally know what it is,” he says, “Don’t be stupid … My parents were shot, yes, but they’re alive on a special farm.” Patton Oswalt co-stars as the malformed villain. Several buckets of blood cameo.

Watch the video, a Front Page Films production, below. Check out the rest of their Batman repertoire (I’m partial to “Batman Interrogation”) if you’ve got a free hour to not-kill.


Stephen Colbert has strong feelings about Jeremy Irons' 'strong feelings' on gay marriage -- VIDEO

While giving an interview to the Huffingay Huffington Post, Jeremy Irons used his lusciously British voice to say that he “doesn’t have a strong feeling either way” about gay marriage — before rattling off a list of his feelings about gay marriage. If they weren’t strong, they were very strange, including this: “Could a father not marry his son? … Men don’t breed, so incest doesn’t cover that. Now if that were so, then if I wanted to pass on my estate without death duties, I could marry my son.”

Let’s all ignore the fact that this is legally impossible and skip straight to when Stephen Colbert makes fun of him in the Report house-style — equally savage and loony. Start the video for the reference to pigs; stay for the reference to wolves.

Take a look at both the HuffPo interview (which begins at 29:50) and takedown below.


Huey Lewis goes 'American Psycho' for Funny or Die -- VIDEO

In a new Funny or Die clip, Huey Lewis does his best Christian Bale from American Psycho — except with more Weird Al. I’ll leave the film criticism — what this does and does not say about the pose of reflexivity when applied to a film that already turned that pose inside-out to adapt Bret Easton Ellis’ intellectual bog of a novel — for another post and say only that I miss crazy, clothing-optional Christian. And who else didn’t know that Sports is turning 30? (Buy it on iTunes!)

Take a look at both clips below. Who gets it worse: Jared Leto or Al?


Bill O'Reilly doesn't feel that strongly about gay marriage and Stephen Colbert is DEVASTATED! -- VIDEO

In case you missed it, a lot of people are pro-gay marriage right now. It’s kind of the thing. This includes Bill O’Reilly, a noted strong feelings-haver who said recently both that “homosexuals” had the “compelling argument” in this week’s Supreme Court cases and that he doesn’t “feel that strongly about [gay marriage] one way or the other.”

This was world-shattering news for Stephen Colbert, who spent his show’s opening monologue working through the Papa Bear Paradox. He started with the flip-flop — “the gayest of all beach sandals” — and ended with goat marriage. America!


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