What happens when you get 140 performers — from the biggest names in comedy to the biggest up-and-coming funny people, mixed in with Hollywood stars and starlets, musicians, writers, children’s show makers, porn stars, and just plain clever people — put them in a 99-seat sold-out north Hollywood theater, and let them unleash their favorite and sometimes raunchiest Twitter posts? You got the crazy scene last night at A Night of 140 Tweets, an all-star benefit for Haiti relief at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre hosted by Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel, in partnership with Ben Stiller’s Stillerstrong and Funny or Die.
Stiller, as @redhourben, posted afterward late last night, in all-caps: “BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN AND SUPPORTED NIGHT OF 140 TWEETS. ESPECIALLY THE NAKED GUY. WAY TO RAISE MONEY FOR HAITI. HE WON.” That’d be Rich Sommer from Mad Men! What a mad man. He Tweeted: “I had a terrible dream that I was onstage, naked, in front of a bunch of people. Weirdest part: @alyankovic was there.” (thanks @wittels)” Photos from WireImage. If you want to see all of that in video, though, it’ll be available for purchase March 26 on Amazon.com as video on demand or DVD. Pre-order it NOW, people!
Video on Demand: A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweetathon For Haiti or Full DVD below:
I wasn’t there, but because it involved Twitter and unfolded on Twitter, I and the rest of the world all could feel like we were there. Who was there, though? Among the many, either onstage, via video or just part of the experience were…
Steve Agee, Joanna Angel, Aziz Ansari, Eric Appel, Scott Aukerman, Greg Behrendt, Lake Bell, Matt Besser, Michael Ian Black, Alex Blagg, Aaron Bleyart, John Ross Bowie, Matt Braunger, Neal Brennan, Hannibal Buress, Owen Burke, Neil Campbell, Chad Carter, Jessica Chaffin, John Cho, Chantel Claret, Jackie Clarke, Diablo Cody, Andy Cohen, Colton & Aboud, Dane Cook, Rob Corddry, Eugene Cordero, Caprice Crane, Whitney Cummings, Jon Daly, Rob Delaney, Jamie Denbo, Katie Dippold, Andrew Donnelly, Dragon Boy Suede (Howard Kremer), Colton Dunn, Abby Elliott, Shannon Elizabeth, Josh Fadem, Damien Fahey, Paul Feig, Dave Ferguson, Will Ferrell, Greg Fitzsimmons, Eric Filipkowski, Nathan Fillion, Cody Fisher, Jake Fogelnest, Dave Foley, Janina Gavankar, Brett Gelman, Freddie Gibbs, Ian Gomez, Dana Gould, Jon Glaser, Brea Grant, Sasha Grey, Bryan Greenberg, James Gunn, Curtis Gwinn, Ilan Hall, Chris Hardwick, Har Mar Superstar, Dan Harmon, Ed Helms, Michael Hitchcock, Dave Holmes, Mikaela Hoover, Rob Huebel, Brian Huskey; from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenny, Kaitlin Olson and Mary Elizabeth Ellis; Mindy Kaling, Jensen Karp, Ellie Kemper, Kerri Kenney, Kyle Kinane, Jen Kirkman, Nick Kroll, Chris Kula, Ashton Kutcher, “La Bamba” from Conan O’Brien’s band, Jon Lajoie, Natasha Leggero, Thomas Lennon, Samm Levine, Dan Levy, Riki Lindhome, Adam Lisagour, Justin Long, Lost‘s Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof, Doug Luusonhop, Neil Mahoney, Joe Mande, Demetri Martin, Maximum Fun’s Jordan Morris and Jesse Thorn, Tricia McAlpin, Jenny McCarthy, Liz Meriweather, Kate Micucci, Emily Maya Mills, Andy Milonakis, Mike Mitchell, Eugene Mirman, Demi Moore, Seth Morris, Olivia Munn, Arden Myrin, Kelly Oxford, Gil Ozeri, Adam Pally, Jarrad Paul, Eddie Pepitone, Chelsea Peretti, Busy Philipps, Mike Phirman, Aubrey Plaza, Kevin Pollak, BJ Porter, Brian Posehn, Stephanie Pratt, Questlove, Mary Lynn Rajskub, June Diane Raphael, Jonah Ray, Rob Riggle, Chris Romano, DJ Samantha Ronson, Mike Rosenstein, Jeffrey Ross, Sophia Rossi, Jordan Rubin, Deana Russo, Paul Rust, Bob Saget, Tom Scharpling, Paul Scheer, Ariel Schrag, Ben Schwartz, Mike Schur, SlashFilm’s Peter Sciretta, Adam Scott, Kevin Seccia, Michael Showalter, Bill Simmons, Sarah Silverman, Cameron Sinclair from Archtiecture for Humanity, Kevin Smith, Rich Sommer, Martin Starr, Ben Stiller, Caissie St.Onge, Alec Sulkin, Ethan Suplee, Nick Thune, Paul F. Tompkins, James Urbaniak, Wilmer Valderrama, Nia Vardalos, Kulap Vilaysack, David Wain, Brendon Walsh, Matt Walsh, Morgan Walsh, Joe Wengert, Casey Wilson, Rainn Wilson, Harris Wittels, Jason Woliner, Daryl Wright, Alan Yang, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Yo Gabba Gabba‘s Justin Lyon and Julia Vickerman with Todee
I won’t post any of the 140 Tweets, because I want you to buy the DVD. Instead, here are just a few of the many amusing comments from the sidelines:
@JohnRossBowie: “Best part of #140tweets? Comedians pretending they don’t recognize pornstars.”
@james_gunn: “Highlight of my career? Last nite at Night of #140Tweets someone tapped me-“Mr. Gunn? I wanted to meet you. I’m Al Yankovic.” Not kidding.”
@DaveHolmes: “Incidentally, THIS is how you do a We Are The World in 2010. #140tweets #yourewelcomehaiti”
And here’s a short report from one of the audience members, TV Blogster.