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"I deny that I am powerful. Power implies an agenda that's being acted on. Every generation has had its people who stand at the back and make fun of those in charge. When the Nazis came to power in the '30s, it created an incredible underground scene of satirical comedy. Peter Cook [a British comedian] once said with a straight face, 'Yes, they really showed Hitler.' That's how I see it. I'm not saying I'm powerless and in a vacuum. But if I really wanted to change things, I'd run for office. I haven't considered that, and I wouldn't — because this is what I do well. The more I move away from comedy, the less competent I become. I would lose my mind almost immediately. My job is I make jokes. I don't solve problems. If my job became solving problems, I would suddenly become a lot less good at what I do, unless the problem being had by the country was a lack of jokes."
We don't think he gives himself enough credit, but we can certainly understand why he would want to steer clear of that career change!
Oh well! As long as he keeps up the HIGHlarious commentary on our country's leaders doing dumbass shiz, we'll be satisfied!
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In celebration of the end of the combat operations in Iraq, Stephen Colbert is inviting the army (well, some of the army) into his studio for two special episodes of The Colbert Report.
We except it to be HIGHlarious! Colbert rarely dissapoints.
Guests will include Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Sen. Jim Webb and the U.S. military commander in Iraq, Gen. Ray Odierno.
Tune in on September 8th and 9th to check it out!
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Check out this completely HIGHlariously deadpan Funny or Die video that sheds some light on what porn looked like in the olden-timey days, featuring Modern Family's Ed O'Neill, Veronica Mars, and directed by David Mamet!
WE LOVE IT! Especially girlfriend's last zinger!
Check out this HYSTERICAL satire done by a group of men currently overseas in the military that sheds some light on EXACTLY what would happen if all those awful gays were allowed to serve their country openly - all done with musical accompaniment by Ke$ha!
The clip's mastermind, Codey Wilson, writes:
"Created by Codey Wilson and his elite step team of volunteers. Don't give us a hard time for this, please? We're just a few good men trying to enjoy ourselves and get this deployment over with. No one is gay… that we know of. Not that there is anything wrong with that! (political correctness) As a young aspiring film maker I was forced to release this early due to our friend in Afghans high school lip sinked music video. You know you love it. Enjoy it. Spread it. Live it. Lastly, ignore the copy cats that will soon follow and keep your taste for original creativity. Much love from the east!"
Thanks for the LOLz, guys! Not to mention bringing attention to the RIDICULOUSNESS of Don't Ask, Don't Tell!
Equality for ALL!
This is going to EFFING RIDICULOUS.
We can't wait!!
The brilliant creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, have always infused their hysterical comedy series with musical numbers and songs, so it's no surprise that they've been working on a stage musical, but one based on the Mormon faith?!
The team has collaborated with Avenue Q creator Robert Lopez, director Jason Moore and producers Scott Rudin and Anne Garefino on The Book of Mormon, which will revolve around two Mormon missionaries attempting to spread their faith in Uganda, interwoven with the story of Mormon founder Joseph Smith!
WTF?? We know!
But for all the Mormons in the world whose hearts just stopped, you can relax for the most part - despite their usual dose of political incorrectness and satire, the HIGHlarious writers have no ill will for the faith!
Stone asserts that none of their work, especially South Park, would never work "if it didn't have a heart."
"We learned a long time ago that if something is cynical just for the sake of being cynical, it won't last too long."
"There's a lot of Mormon stuff in our work because Matt and I both grew up around a lot of Mormons. I've never met a Mormon I didn't like. They're really nice people. They're so Disney. They're so Rodgers and Hammerstein. We're bigger authorities on The Book of Mormon than most Mormons. Broadway is big and scary to us. And by no means are we coming in to kick Broadway's ass. We're pretty sure we're going to get our asses kicked. But Bobby and Scott and Jason have a lot of the theater experience, so with their help, maybe we won't fall flat on our faces."
As bizarre as the concept is, we're confident that these guys will pull it off! They've got a great team assembled and rarely miss their mark.
What do U think?? Are U excited for The Book of Mormon??
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Tags: anne garefino, avenue q, disney, founder, jason moore, joseph smith, matt stone, musical, robert lopez, rodgers and hammerstein, satire, scott rudin, south park, stage, the book of mormon, trey parker