UCB East Coast beats West Coast (Funny or Die) with BP parody; ABC News interviews BP satirist

So these things happened yesterday. While oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico (yeah, that sounds like a good idea), the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater's East Coast representatives decided to show us the comedy by representing how BP would have responded to a coffee spill. If they had used milk, just imagine how much crying would not have happened. This video features Eric Scott, Nat Freedberg, Kevin Cragg, Gavin Speiller, Kate McKinnon, John Frusciante, Zhubin Parang, Devlyn Corrigan, Erik Tanouye and Rob Lathan. So many people tried to watch this they crashed the UCB Comedy site. I don't think you can crash the YouTube, but if you'd like to try, then send your donations to Louisiana.

Meanwhile, ABC News has decided that instead of covering actual news, it's perfectly reasonable to spend a few minutes on an actual interview with a guy who's joking about being the PR rep for BP. Sure. Fine. Um, wait. Really?

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One thought on “UCB East Coast beats West Coast (Funny or Die) with BP parody; ABC News interviews BP satirist

  1. The BP Coffee Spill video is really taking off!!! Last time, I checked, it had around 750,000 views!! Probably many more by this point! It’s impressive that they took a well-known situation at this point and came up with a creative and hilarious way to address it that really stands out.

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