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We Are The World 25.75

Comedy Death-Ray strikes again!  You may remember the all-comedian cover of Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” or you may just remember that it’s the holidays, and this kind of shit pops up a lot.

This year Scott Aukerman, Funny or Die and ace musician/producer Mike Phirman have created a wonderful tribute to that ok, millionaires-singing-for-poor-kids project “We Are the World.” Then you probably realized that there was already one unnecessary remake of it this year with all sorts of American Idol-y showboaty soul yodeling. So fucking what? It’s a free country. Why can’t we remake a just remade song??? It’s to raise money for hungry people, you judgmental asshat!

I, for one, think they all did a fantastic job. Performing with “Weird Al” fulfilled a lifelong dream of mine, and watching Maria Bamford and Dragon Boy Suede toasts my heart with goodness. Also, Kurt Fucking Russell!!! How rad is that??? I’d say “pretty dang.” And “here here” to the rest of the comics involved. I am genuinely thankful to be a part of such a great community of funny folks.

Also purchase the new Comedy Death-Ray Xmas CD, also 100% for charity. C’mon! You have money!!!

Comments

  1. juuh says:

    cindy lauper eu te amooooooooooo
    amo vc de maissssss

  2. Jacqui R. says:

    OMG! The crush I had on Hardwick in high school totally came back after that Lauper-like belt!

  3. DefconDan says:

    @Lee I’m with ya, Chris’ entrance cracked me up!!

    @Hardwick Nice to see your dream to hang and perform with Weird Al worked out for ya!

    That’ll do Nerdist, that’ll do

  4. Tiny says:

    Chris Hardwick just might be the cutest thing on earth!!!

  5. Deltus says:

    What struck me was that some of them aren’t bad singers at all. I had no idea Kurt Russell could pull off the funny like that.

  6. Stacy says:

    Was that Casey Wilson that almost got naked???? AWESOME VIDEO!

  7. Lee says:

    @Jenni F – That’s Kate Micucci of Garfunkel & Oates!

  8. Jenni F says:

    Who is the female comedian in red that sings “We can’t go on, pretending day by day” at 2:08 and “We are the world” at 7:51?

    Thanks

  9. Lee says:

    Cool story: I was watching this whilst eating soup and snarfed all over my keyboard at your entrance before proceeding to rewind and watch it repeatedly. Al sold that shove like there was a Black Friday sale in the soundbooth.

    Grade-fucking-A.

  10. Don says:

    As my friend Patti said, that threesome would be called Yank Hard ‘n Phirm.

    As talented and hilarious as everyone is in that, I still have to give the biggest props to the Baminator. Maria just continues to amaze me.

  11. Dan says:

    Hopefully, because of this, nobody will ever go hungry ever again.

  12. David Spira says:

    That’s awesome. How many people can say that they shoved Weird Al away from a mic in a music video?

  13. blair says:

    Loved the kiss w/ Weird Al. Then the smile you all gave to the camera? Amazing! It made all this freezing rain we’re getting in MN seem not so icky anymore!

  14. Sean G says:

    I heard this on CDR-R, but I’m really glad I came and watched the video as well, it’s hilarious. Dragonboy Suede is much younger than I expected, but Neil Hamburger looked just as gross as I had imagined.

  15. kyleawhile says:

    That was horrifyingly hysterical, could i just write a check for hunger so that i never have to hear that song ever again. Also, pig brops to all the comedians involved. This is a great idea and i hope that people will contribute as much as they can.

  16. kerry says:

    did i hear a sharon tate “joke”? yikes.

    HnP and Weird Al need to do a project together. a threeway, if you will.

  17. gladly says:

    Holy crap. Auto-tune! This is super-magnificent.

  18. Wesley Marshall says:

    I think you and Phirman need to be on Weird Al’s upcoming or next album. And I hate you (but not really) for being friends with Weird Al!!

  19. Lisa G says:

    Hard n Phirm n Weird? YES, PLEASE! <3

  20. Jenn Zuko says:

    Maria Bamford’s raspy scream-singing FTW!

  21. marshmallowstar says:

    licking the mic, way to keep it classy hardwick 😉 loved it!

  22. Mojo says:

    I really cracked up at ‘Soul Yodeling.’