Day: September 8, 2009

Jordan Peele is still available for your Obama impersonation needs

All of the politicos (and even those who don't read Politico) were hashtagging each other about whether or not it's a good idea for President Barack Obama to deliver a speech directly to America's students as they go back to school today and tomorrow. What might Obama try to tell the kids? Scary things, like staying in school? (there's a full White House report with YouTube video here) While silly people debate such matters and whether they matter, people like us who enjoy silly things will simply watch this new Funny or Die video featuring Jordan Peele as your favorite Uncle Barry, telling kids to skip school to stay in school. Peele was a cast member for five seasons on MADtv and the only season of Chocolate News. Enjoy: OBAMA SAYS "SKIP SCHOOL TO STAY IN SCHOOL" – watch more funny videos...

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Charlize Theron gets Zach Galifianakis hot under the collar, between two ferns

Your Tuesday afternoon has been my Tuesday morning, which means you may have seen this already. If not, though, please allow me to introduce you to the latest episode of "Between Two Ferns," the always-entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny play on talk shows, starring Zach Galifianakis. His guest today is Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, who one-ups Galifianakis with both her humor and her sexuality. I should also note that Galifianakis will be starring in the new HBO series, Bored To Death, which debuts Sept. 20. OK. Roll the clip! Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis from Between Two Ferns...

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Was Charo the funniest thing at this year’s Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon?

Something felt a little different this Labor Day weekend. What could it have been? Oh, that's right. The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon. When I was a kid in Connecticut, the telethon aired on the most popular station (WFSB, Ch. 3) and without cable, it was the only thing on for Labor Day. Now, of course, we've got plenty of distractions and in NYC, the telethon airs on Ch. 9 and I almost forgot it even happened. Thank goodness for Internets. Because someone named "rkoisgod2009" recorded and uploaded this masterpiece of cuchi cuchi ("cougar" edition), and, words are failing even me right now. I got to meet Charo two decades ago. To think she is not only capable of doing this on TV, but willing to do this on TV, is amazing. Funny for all of the right (and all of the wrong) reasons. If we all give to the MDA now, will they promise to bring Charo back next year? There was some actual comedy on the show, too. I think. After the jump, a video from Ralphie May backstage at the telethon, telling viewers why he helps out Jerry's kids, plus a segment from the 1990s with Jerry Lewis telling Jerry Seinfeld how to make his sitcom better. Did he follow the advice? Would you? Yes, that's the late Ed McMahon you hear introducing Jerry Lewis and Jerry...

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