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Will Ferrell Wants to Play Video Games with You for Charity

If your biggest dream is to win a half-eaten bag of Skittles and the chance to play video games with Will Ferrell, his newest charity push "Will Ferrell's SuperMegaBlastMax Gamer Challenge" might make those dreams come true. Ferrell has set up an Indiegogo campaign at WillFerrellHatesCancer.org to raise $375,000 for children and families suffering from cancer, and everyone who donates at least $10 to the cause will be eligible to win a free video game session with him broadcast live on Twitch.

Kurt Braunohler Successfully Made It From Chicago to New Orleans Via Jet Ski

A couple weeks ago, comedian Kurt Braunohler announced he would be jet skiing Chicago to New Orleans via the Mississippi to earn money to send animals to eat to a African families as part of his new Comedy Central web series Roustabout. It turns out his plan worked out, as he successfully completed his journey yesterday evening, arriving in New Orleans and doing a free show there. Braunohler left on Friday, May 30th, and was traveling for seven days before reaching New Orleans.

Roustabout will debut on Comedy Central's YouTube channel once all the footage is put together. The series features comedians like Jon Daly, Kyle Kinane, Wyatt [...]

Jimmy Pardo Is Hosting His Fifth Annual Podcast Marathon for Charity

Jimmy Pardo, host of the podcast Never Not Funny is set for his the Fifth Annual Pardcast-a-Thon, the annual podcast marathon he does to benefit the charity Smile Train. The event will take place from noon to midnight PST on Friday, November 29th, with Zach Galifianakis, Patton Oswalt, Scott Aukerman, Andy Richter, Doug Benson, Joel Stein, and Phil Hendrie scheduled to participate, along with Pardo's co-hosts Matt Belknap and Pat Francis.

Started in 2009, the annual event has attracted past guests like Conan O'Brien, Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman, Jon Hamm, and more. Past Pardcast-a-Thons have raised over $300,000 for Smile Train, an international charity that repairs childrens' cleft palates. The event [...]

Seth Rogen Is a Big Jerk in This New Funny or Die Video

Here's a new Funny or Die video Seth Rogen made for an Alzheimer's Association event he's hosting called Hilarity for Charity. Like all good charity videos, it involves the spokesperson committing armed robbery, playing Russian roulette, and making meth with Bryan Cranston.

Louis C.K. Defends His Disgusting Support of (Ugh) Charity

After Louis C.K. Tweeted about donating the profit from his special to charity and we were all "Explain yourself!" he must've put in an emergency call to Jimmy Fallon and been like "dude, I gotta come on tonight and explain myself." Because that is what he did! He also announced that sales of the special have reached $1 million. Then he turned into a butterfly and flew away to a meadow full of rainbows, healing everything his wings flapped past along the way. First part of the interview below.

Help Chris O'Dowd Make a Hot Air Balloon Shaped Like Peter Griffin's Testicles

It's for cancer awareness, not that you needed a reason. The Daily Dot reports that Chris O'Dowd has teamed up with British charity Male Cancer Awareness Campaign for their new Indiegogo campaign called "Skyballs" to "build, launch and tour the world in a hot-air balloon shaped like a giant pair of testicles." More specifically, the testicles will take on the shape of that of Family Guy's Peter Griffin, and they will tour around the world next year to celebrate MCAC's 10th anniversary and also serve as an obvious reminder to the men down below to "act on the early warning signs of male cancers."

The Indiegogo campaign [...]

Kurt Braunohler Is Jet Skiing the Mississippi to Feed African Families in His Dumb, Important New Web Series

Here's the trailer for Roustabout, Kurt Braunohler's new web series through Comedy Central's digital wing CC:Studios. As Braunohler explains, the show will document him jet skiing from Chicago to New Orleans (if that's possible) to raise money to feed farm animals to a bunch of African families. Here's the IndieGoGo link, in which Braunohler accurately calls this whole enterprise "the dumbest way to make the world a better place."

Watch Amy Poehler Give a Heartfelt Speech About the Importance of Charity

Here's Amy Poehler delivering an emotional speech about her work with the Worldwide Orphans Foundation at a recent philanthropic event (Poehler and Jon Hamm's Emmy "losers party" last month also benefited the charity). The speech is a tearjerker, but Poehler makes a few jokes during it too.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Sell Their Friendship to the Highest Bidder

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler auctioned off a night of friendship, making $46,000 a piece, at Comedy Central's annual Night of Too Many Stars autism fundraiser in L.A. This is just a one-time thing, so don't go chasing down Fey and Poehler on the street, clutching wads of cash even, no matter how badly you want to be friends with them.

Louis C.K. Tests Limits of How Good One Person Can Physically Be

Jesus, Louie. Are you TRYING to aggravate us by being so incredibly perfect? The real charitable thing would be to tone down your amazingness and give the rest of us a chance, Mother Teresa. What, what do we got, frickin' Maimonedes over here? Randy Cohen, The Ethicist? "I'm Louie, I'm sooooo funny and goodhearted, la la la." Puke. (I'm just kidding Louis C.K. is the best forever and we should all try to emulate him in everything we do.)

Update: see below for the charities he's chosen.

'Nathan for You's Dumb Starbucks Episode Is Finally Here, and He's Selling His Parody Art on eBay

Nathan for You's Dumb Starbucks episode aired last night, but before opening up the store Fielder had to prove — for legal reasons — that he had a history of making parody art. To do this, he first hooked up with the LA coffee shop owner he originally intended to help to write some parody songs, but soon after he decided to pursue a parody art career on his own, which you can check out in the above clip. Fielder also announced today that the show is auctioning off his parody art pieces on eBay for charity, so if you've always dreamed of a "T.G.I. Fart" sign hanging on [...]

Dan Harmon Is Doing a QVC-Style Streaming Garage Sale

Community creator Dan Harmon is hosting a streaming garage sale in the vein of QVC with himself and friends from his podcast Harmontown auctioning off their valuables for charity. The event is happening this Sunday from 6pm to 9pm EST (livestream link), and all of the sales benefit LA-based educational nonprofit 826LA. Items like signed books, DVDs, and posters and items from Harmon and friends' closets will be (or already are) available for purchase.

Jasper Tries to Pass Off 473 Subscriptions to 'Lowrider Magazine,' by Pablo Goldstein

Jasper, step into my office.

Now, I realize the student body has gone a little bonkers over the annual magazine subscription fundraiser. This year we really tried hard to round up some great prizes that would encourage you all to give it the ol’ Robert La Follette Middle School try. But in the rush to sell the most magazines, I'm afraid some students haven't been totally honest.

I’ll get right to the point. Jasper, I don’t think you actually sold 473 subscriptions of Lowrider Magazine.

At first I thought, “Maybe he filled out the form incorrectly. He probably sold 47 subscriptions of the magazine that celebrates the underground scene that rose from the Chicano Movement of the late 1960s, [...]

CollegeHumor Takes Aim at Malaria with the Star-Studded "Reverse Telethon" Malarious

CollegeHumor has teamed up with Malaria No More to create Malarious, a "reverse telethon" that asks folks to donate whatever they want, from a single dollar on up, to gain access to two dozen original comedy videos starring celebrities such as Nick Offerman, Ed Helms, Tony Hale, Elizabeth Banks and Reggie Watts. The videos are all available as of this morning over at CollegeHumor's Malarious site.

The videos, which were all shot in front of a similar red curtain backdrop in both NY and LA, all uniquely represent the folks in them. Nick Offerman performs beat poetry about bacon. Elizabeth Banks describes her skin regimen while getting repeatedly [...]