"It was just a silly thing at first. I thought it would be funny to have the reflection, but then as it went on it became this challenge. It's very hard to get the reflection perfect, so it was less about the dick and it was more just to see different ways to get a reflection, and everyone around the office started to participate and tried to figure out ideas … I see it as a definite comment, and I'm definitely commenting on a lot of nuances about our society as a whole, but also specific aspects of our society in general."
– Nathan Fielder gets philosophical while explaining his [...]
"[The Jerky Boys] were creating these worlds. These characters resided in them, so the people on the other end of the line don't realize they're in the middle of a sketch. The Jerky Boys transcended messing around with someone."
-Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman in a new Rolling Stone piece about the legacy of The Jerky Boys, giving an in-depth look at their history and influence with commentary from Paul Feig, Amy Schumer, Seth MacFarlane, and more.
If you head over to RHCP2014.com, you'll be treated to a stream of the new song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are performing at the halftime show of the Super Bowl on Sunday. Or at least that's what you'd think you were listening to if you were unfamiliar with Jon Daly and Zach Galafianakis's Pepper Men RHCP fan club from Comedy Bang! Bang! The song is called "Abracadabralifornia", and it sounds so much like an actual Chili Peppers song that it's kind of uncanny. Daly sang an early version of the song on CBB last March (skip to 24:45 to hear it), but this [...]
Sacha Baron Cohen was award the Charlie Chaplin Award For Excellence In Comedy over the weekend at the annual BAFTA LA Britannia Awards, and he couldn't accept such an honor without pulling off a brutal prank. A woman, who introduced as an 87-year-old actress named Grace Collington who co-starred with Chaplin as a child, gifted Cohen with an original cane of Chaplin's; things got a big violent after that. According to TV Guide, Cohen "dedicated" his award to Collington, saying, "It's obviously a tragedy , but on the bright side what a great way to go. She'll probably make the Oscars In Memoriam section. … Anyway, tonight is not [...]
Here's a photo from a skywriting prank by the very funny Kurt Braunohler, who co-hosts the live Los Angeles comedy show Hot Tub with his comedy partner Kristen Schaal. Braunohler raised a bunch of money on Kickstarter to hire a skywriter to write the phrase "How do I land?" over Downtown LA, and this photo by Robyn Von Swank captures it wonderfully. The skywriting took place in March and only lasted about 20 minutes according to Braunohler, but Von Swank's picture surfaced online this week and has been racking up millions of views on Reddit.
Check out the full-sized image and a picture from Braunohler's next prank, involving [...]