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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

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