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Joining in the holiday spirit of making Christmas last longer, ‘A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas‘ hits theaters November 4th, and here’s a slew of fun messed up posters for you below.Joining in the holiday spirit of making Christmas last longer, ‘A Very Harold... more
Reno 911! headed to prime time.
Last week we talked about Billionaires for Wealthcare. I received this transmission from their organization:
The latest incarnation of the "Billionaire" meme, "Billionaires for
Wealthcare" struck again this weekend, as Healthcare Inc. CEOs in tuxedos and gowns "thanked" Tea-baggers for coming out for Glenn Beck's March on Washington this past Saturday.
Tea-baggers eagerly joined in on Billionaire chants of "Bring Back Bush!" and “Fight Socialism! Abolish Medicare Now!”, but the greatest crowd pleaser (and provoker) of the day, was a stirring rendition of their original song "Let's Save the Status Quo" sung to the tune of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic," and memorably captured in this music video. We were recently featured by Rachel Maddow.
Watch as we thank our confused Tea-bagger friends for protecting 'our' right to deny their claims.
The Billionaires use Voltairian satire at protests to show that some of the only beneficiaries of the current health care system, are the executives.
The Billionaires have been at work for over a decade, relishing in photo ops and editorials, hoping that their spectacle gets picked up by third-party news agencies.
Today Funny or Die and MoveOn released this satirical PSA
It shares the same message as the work of the Billionaires. But their approach is a different theatre on the war for universal health care. Will Ferrell and company are using their fame and viral reach to push this message out to millions of people.
Using satirical internet video for massive social change is something that only became a reality in the past few years. Faster computers, ubiquity of web content, and mainstream attention to internet phenomena, are all factors that make this a viable approach to enacting change.
Funny or Die celebrity exclusives always become viral. MoveOn's newsletter reaches 3.3 million people. Together they might have the potential to provide a counter argument to Glenn Beck's legion of Tea-Baggers.
Celebrities will get this idea out, but we should never forget that the Billionaires are on the front-line in this satirical strategy for social change.Last week we talked about Billionaires for Wealthcare. I received this transmission... more
After six seasons, Comedy Central has axed the spoof police show "Reno 911!"
Co-creator and star Thomas Lennon wrote on Twitter (@thomaslennon): "Reno 911! was cancelled at 1:30 pm today. Won't be wearing the shorts again." The sixth season ended its run last month.After six seasons, Comedy Central has axed the spoof police show "Reno 911!"... more
Tom Lennon and Ben Garant, the hilarious screenwriters of "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian", also wrote a series called "The State". General Custer, AKA Bill Hader from SNL, is a big fan!Tom Lennon and Ben Garant, the hilarious screenwriters of "Night at the Museum:... more
Tom Lennon and Ben Garant, screenwriters of "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian", think Amelia Earhart was a wonderful lady... despite lacking photogenic qualities and a sense of direction.Tom Lennon and Ben Garant, screenwriters of "Night at the Museum: Battle of the... more
The new movie "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" features many comedic portrayals of historical figures, including Teddy Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, Ivan the Terrible and Napoleon Bonaparte. But after a trivia quiz with the film's screenwriters, Tom Lennon and Ben Garant , it appears they might not have done all their research.The new movie "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" features... more
Was it completely awkward kissing Shirley Jones? Did everyone crack up after every take?
Megan from San Diego submitted this question for "You Don't Mess With The Zohan" star, Nick Swardson and this Current Question pod holds the answer.Was it completely awkward kissing Shirley Jones? Did everyone crack up after every... more
Actor/comic Nick Swardson is coming to Current on Tuesday and you can ask him anything you want.
Why do you know this guy? You know him as Terry on Reno 911, and he's been in everything from I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Click and Blades of Glory, to Art School Confidential and Almost Famous. He also is the screenwriter behind The Benchwarmers, Grandma's Boy, Malibu's Most Wanted.
Now he's in You Don't Mess With The Zohan and you can ask him about that or anything else you want.
Please make sure to include your:
Name, age and location
A picture of yourself
Also, if you have a webcam don't be shy, submit your question that way and then Terry will know who you are.
Thanks! Any questions message me.
NOTE: Nick's already been in! We'll post his answers to some of your questions shortly. Thanks everyone for participating!Actor/comic Nick Swardson is coming to Current on Tuesday and you can ask him anything... more
Trudy, Lt. Dangle and Travis Jr. visited The Chemosphere when they were promoting Reno 911 Miami and said some things we decided not to air on TV.Trudy, Lt. Dangle and Travis Jr. visited The Chemosphere when they were promoting Reno... more