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Tom Scharpling Directed Another Great Music Video for Real Estate

Comedian Tom Scharpling has been making awe-inspiring music videos for cool bands for years now, and his latest, the above video Scharpling wrote and directed for the Real Estate song "Crime," might be his best yet. Andy Daly's Tom Scharpling character totally gives Jon Hamm's Tom Scharpling a run for his money.

Check out the latest video Scharpling wrote and directed for Real Estate, "Days" from 2010," below:

Lindsay Lohan and Billy Eichner Got So Mad About 'HIMYM' Ending that They Destroyed a Car

From last night's Billy on the Street, here's Billy Eichner and Lindsay Lohan ("Don't judge!") getting so upset about How I Met Your Mother ending that they use sledgehammers to wreck a car decorated with the HIMYM cast. "I’m really proud of what we did with Lindsay Lohan," Eichner told us in an interview. "[It] has nothing to do with her personal life or the tabloid side of it. I think it’s really funny. Again, I bring her into my world, and she was totally game and brought a lot of energy to the table. I’m excited for people to see that one just because I think it’s showing [...]

Billy Eichner and Neil Patrick Harris Pester New Yorkers About the End of 'HIMYM'

Here's a clip from the newest episode of Billy on the Street featuring How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris. The guys harass a bunch of people on the street about their thoughts on the end of the long-running HIMYM, though Eichner seems more concerned about Cobie Smulders's future than anything else.

President Obama Reflects on 'Between Two Ferns': "We Had a Great Time"

"Zach actually was pretty nervous. It was funny to watch because this whole Between Two Ferns schtick – which I wasn’t familiar with before my staff told me that we had been pitched to do this – his whole character is to go after the guest, and I think he was looking around and seeing all these Secret Service guys with guns and thinking, 'I wonder what happens here if I cross the line?' But we had a great time."

- President Obama talking about doing Zach Galifianakis's Between Two Ferns on Ryan Seacrest's morning show (via Washington Post)

How Barack Obama Ended Up on 'Between Two Ferns'

This morning, Funny Or Die released an episode of Zach Galifianakis's web series Between Two Ferns featuring Barack Obama as the special guest. Variety has the story on how this ended up happening.

Basically, the White House wanted to get young Americans to sign up for health insurance before a March 31st headline. Last summer, Obama attended a meeting with White House advisers and a bunch of movie/TV people about how to use Hollywood to spread the word about health care reform. Funny Or Die President of Production Mike Farah was at said meeting and pitched the idea of Obama doing Between Two Ferns there, but didn't discuss [...]

Watch Tony Hale Give LA Traffic Tours

Here's a new Funny Or Die video starring Veep and Arrested Development's Tony Hale as a tour guide for "LA Traffic Tours," driving a bus around to show off Los Angeles's amazing traffic situation. There's even an accidental Colin Hanks cameo!

Watch Aubrey Plaza, Keith Powell, and More Expose the Dark Truth Behind Ring Pop

Sure, those '90s Ring Pop commercials painted a fun and carefree world for kids everywhere, but what was really happening in the lives of the happy ring-sucking bands of friends in the ads? The newest Funny or Die video featuring Aubrey Plaza, Keith Powell, Seth Kirschner and more reveals the dark realities behind the Ring Pop gang, and it's as funny as it is delightfully nostalgic.

More Info on Funny Or Die's Revamped Version of 'The Occasional', Now a Humor Website

Earlier this month, Funny Or Die announced that its humor journal The Occasional is now a website instead of an iOS magazine that charges money. Now, the new version of The Occasional has started to roll out new content in the form of written humor pieces.

The Occasional's editor Dan Abramson tells Splitsider:

"Ultimately, we were very sorry to say goodbye to the magazine format, but are excited for the future. We loved getting to make a humor magazine, so we're going to try maintain the same spirit while expanding our reach. So we're going to start with the same types of pieces: in depth articles, interactivity, [...]

Looking Back at Billy Eichner's Pre-'Billy on the Street' Days

Comedian Billy Eichner's hilarious pop culture game show Billy on the Street debuted its third season on cable network Fuse this week, and the show is more popular than ever. The man-on-the-street segments that inspired the show began as YouTube videos that came from a popular live late night show called Creation Nation that Eichner hosted for years in New York. In an interview with us promoting last season of Billy on the Street, Eichner said, "There were lots of other segments on the show that weren't man on the street that people like just as much. This is like the first thing that caught on. I love [...]

President Barack Obama Does 'Between Two Ferns' with Zach Galifianakis

Here's the newest installment of Between Two Ferns that Funny or Die released today, which features President Obama trying to plug healthcare.gov while taking in all kinds of question topics from Zach Galifianakis, from pardoning turkeys to same-sex divorce to spider bites to birth certificates to what he plans to do with the whole North Ikea situation. Obama also shares some strong opinions about Bradley Cooper and the Hangover movies.

Watch Fred Armisen Try Out to Be Lead Singer of The Flaming Lips

Here's a new Funny Or Die video in which Fred Armisen auditions to take over as lead singer of The Flaming Lips and takes the band through several genres of music. Written by Andy Bush, Jake Fogelnest, and Jake Weisman and directed by Bush, it's one of four videos that The Flaming Lips made with Funny Or Die for April Fool's Day, including a trailer for a Michael Bay disaster movie based on their album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, a video of them being encouraged to sell out by a record exec played by Jon Daly, and the entire 45-minute studio session of Flaming Side of the Moon, an [...]

Adam Scott Revives His 'Step Brothers' Character for Funny Or Die Affordable Care Act Video

Following Barack Obama's appearance on Between Two Ferns a couple weeks ago, here's Funny Or Die's latest video in support of the Affordable Care Act. In it, Adam Scott reprises his douchebag brother character from the movie Step Brothers to talk about how terrible health insurance is with his fellow members of The Cool Squad (Jeff Probst, Mark Cuban, Chris Daughtry).

Billy Eichner Gets New Yorkers to Scream His Favorite Celebrity Tweets

Recently Billy Eichner took to the streets to get strangers to scream some of his favorite celebrity tweets. While most of the New Yorkers didn't seem to grasp the concept of screaming, that doesn't take away from Eichner's excellent taste in celeb tweets, which includes such Twitter legends as Mariska Hargitay, Lenny Kravitz, and Patricia Heaton.

Support Funny or Die's Raise the River/Move the Ocean Campaigns

Here's a video where Robert Redford and William Ferrell go head-to-head in conflicting campaigns to raise the river and move the ocean so that Colorado gets the water it needs. The Raise the River project is a real campaign you can donate to online, while Move the Ocean — however wonderful it sounds — is not only fake but a scientific impossibility. In either case, movetheocean.org is an amazing website that even has a corner devoted to photos of surfer hunk Kelly Slater. Click through for some more videos from the campaign war.