Shalom Life | November 01, 2014

Ben Stiller, Bill Clinton & Company in New Funny or Die Video

Clinton screens Funny or Die video on Saturday at Benefit Concert

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: October 18th, 2011 in Culture » Society » News

Ben Stiller, Bill Clinton & Company in New Funny or Die Video
The new Funny or Die video, which premiered on Saturday at the Hollywood Bowl during a concert benefiting the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation, features many A-listers… and the former President.

Funny or Die’s low-budget web videos are all the rage, and the company never has an issue obtaining high profile talent. This might be their biggest all-star cast to date. The video features Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Matt Damon, Sean Penn, Kristin Wiig, Ted Danson, Mary Steenbergen, Kevin Spacey, and Bill Clinton.

The sketch follows a meeting with Stiller, Damon, Black, Penn, Wiig, Danson, and Steenbergen as part of the “Clinton Foundation’s Celebrity Division.” The five-minute video has been called “Clinton Foundation: Celebrity Brainstorm.”

What’s most interesting is that all of the actors weren’t even in the same location when the video was shot. Each actor dedicated about two hours to the project, which was shot over a total of five days.

“It was long days for the crew, for sure, creating that continuity and that world where they’re together, right down to the littlest things, like where a bagel was placed,” Christin Trogan, the video’s producer, said.

Clinton was shot in New York at the his Foundation Office. Spacey and Black were shot in California, while the rest of the cast was filmed in New York.

Clinton Foundation: Celebrity Brainstorm from President Bill Clinton

Chelsea Handler Mocks Vladimir Putin With Topless Photo Chelsea Handler Mocks Vladimir Putin With Topless Photo TrendingLena Dunham and Celebrity BFF’s Raise Awareness For Planned Parenthood Lena Dunham and Celebrity BFF’s Raise Awareness For Planned Parenthood TrendingBreakthrough Jew - Joshua Meier Breakthrough Jew - Joshua Meier Trending
 

Chelsea Handler Mocks Vladimir Putin With Topless Photo

October 31, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Chelsea Handler Mocks Vladimir Putin With Topless Photo

The comedian posted a hilarious photo mocking the Russian president on his horse.

Read More

Hulu Orders Comedy Series From Jason Reitman

October 31, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Hulu Orders Comedy Series From Jason Reitman

'Casual' follows a brother and sister raising a child together.

Read More

Sarah Silverman Receives "Woman of Vision" Award

October 31, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Sarah Silverman Receives "Woman of Vision" Award

The comedian was honored at the Adrienne Shelly Foundation event last week.

Read More

Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart Star in 'Comedians in Cars' First Look Trailer [VIDEO]

October 31, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart Star in 'Comedians in Cars' First Look Trailer [VIDEO]

Jerry Seinfeld shares that the trailer is his favorite part of the show.

Read More

Latvian Musical About A Nazi War Criminal Causes Uproar

October 31, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Latvian Musical About A Nazi War Criminal Causes Uproar

A new musical celebrating Herbert Cukurs, deputy to the leader of the Arajs Commando during the Holocaust, is being met with rightful criticism

Read More

The Israel Association of Baseball Launches Their First Ever Baseball Academy

October 31, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
The Israel Association of Baseball Launches Their First Ever Baseball Academy

Ten players between the ages of 14 and 21 will be selected annually to participate in the academy, and participate in a grueling, one year intensive training program

Read More

Birthright Honeymoons To Israel Are Now A Thing

October 31, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Birthright Honeymoons To Israel Are Now A Thing

Honeymoon Israel hopes to bring North American newlyweds on a near fully subsidized trip to Israel to help keep the Jewish faith alive

Read More

Dry California Welcomes Israeli Water Expert

October 31, 2014 | By Abigail Klein Leichman
Dry California Welcomes Israeli Water Expert

'As an issue of national security, Israel has successfully made itself water independent,' says California Natural Resources Agency Secretary John Laird

Read More

More Headlines