We all have to come to terms with the raw sexual power of Fifty Shades Of DeVito

It’s a real shame that so few film or TV projects have willingly tapped into the sheer erotic force of Danny DeVito. One of America’s most prolific and beloved actors, there’s no denying that there’s a sensuality to DeVito’s performances that is often sadly ignored. But no more: A new Funny Or Die video, playing on…

I Love You, America is chock full of empathy and naked people 

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Late night television has several accepted formulas. There’s the format currently employed by your Jimmys Fallon and Kimmel, for example: monologue, maybe a recurring bit or man-on-the-street segment, guest, maybe another recurring bit, guest, musical number, goodnight. There’s your Daily Show lineup—topical segments,…

Let’s watch the guys of Silicon Valley learn about the iPhone X

Look, we’re well aware that we’ll all own an iPhone X eventually, but its $1,000 price tag and creepy new features currently have us coddling our 7s like they’re a middle-school egg baby. So as we rest assured that our current smartphones will, like true love and teens at prom, live forever, let’s take another…

Melania and Donald fit right in on The Handmaid’s Tale

Margaret Atwood’s vision of an America in which the conservative Christian right of the ’80s gets the exact patriarchal power-structure it yearned for has retained its power in the intervening decades. But today, men in power don’t even have to use the cloak of the religious right to maintain power and suppress…

Let’s remember Sean Spicer’s most heinous deceptions—now with a laugh track

Sean Spicer is not a particularly funny guy, a fact made evident by—well, everything about him, but let’s just go with his running war on Dippin’ Dots, or the fact that he is so wracked with contempt and rage that he eats a fucking pack of gum per day, or the way he approaches press conferences, which are the one…

Read This: An oral history of Funny Or Die with Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and more

It’s easy to take comedy website Funny Or Die, launched by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay in 2007, for granted, but the site’s ascension from “The Landlord” video to high-profile, comedic interviews with the most prominent political figures in our country is pretty staggering. That journey is explored in intricate detail…

Sesame Street’s new “alt-right” Muppet will teach your kids how to spell “cuck”

Last week, Sesame Street got a new resident in Julia, an orange-haired Muppet with autism. Funny Or Die has envisioned a distressingly realistic possibility for another new Muppet in the form of Stan, a character that aims to educate children on the issues important to the eminently punchable “alt-right,” a subsection…

Billy Crystal cracks wise, shoots Daniel Stern in this Westworld/City Slickers mashup

Hollywood will remake just about anything these days, so it’s something of a surprise that nobody has thought to revive Billy Crystal and Daniel Stern’s 1991 Western comedy City Slickers. A modest hit that sprouted a sequel in 1994’s City Slickers II: The Legend Of Curly’s Gold, the movie told the story of three…

Theory suggests Trump is actually adhering to an evil, alternative Constitution

Donald Trump became president in a shocking repudiation of American values—like the value that held that a person who boasted of sexual assault could not become president. Since taking the office, he has shown his disdain for not just those values but our basic laws. His ban on Muslims entering the United States…

Adam DeVine and Joe Biden go back to college in a new PSA

Playing on the likable Uncle Joe persona that makes you forget every misstep he’s ever had in his career, Vice President Joe Biden teamed up with Adam DeVine and Funny Or Die for a new PSA about campus sexual assault. It’s part of Biden’s It’s On Us campaign, which aims to get men involved in the fight against sexual…

Here’s how that Hillary Clinton Between Two Ferns episode came to be

Even though Hillary Clinton’s episode of Between Two Ferns just came out yesterday, almost 30 million people have tuned in to watch the presidential candidate coyly sling bon mots at Zach Galifianakis as the comedian makes jokes about white power and misplaced emails. And while the Funny Or Die video is fascinating,…

In his Summer Election Special 2016, Triumph is the satirist we deserve right now

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Robert Smigel’s had his hand up inside Triumph The Insult Comic Dog for nearly 20 years now. Sure, one irate t-shirt seller at the Republican National Convention smacks the puppet’s head clean off partway through Triumph’s 2016 Summer Election Special, but Smigel just flaps his naked hand to pursue his line of…

Funny Or Die tackles Game Of Thrones’ “war of the five endings”

There’s something a little creepy about how this Funny Or Die sketch centers on what would happen if George R.R. Martin were to die before finishing the Game Of Thrones books. But it gets some good mileage out of imaging the schisms that might emerge among hardcore Game Of Thrones fans if there were multiple…

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