Seth Rogen and James Franco put together a special for the VMAs as their characters from their new movie The Interview. In the special, called Dave Skylark’s Very Special VMA Special, I play Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea and Jason Derulo’s publicist. I also represent everyone else in music. Yes…everyone. The video includes Timothy Simons, Joe Mande, Nicole Byer and Alice Wetterlund. Thanks to Seth and Evan for inviting me to play. Check out the RED BAND video streaming above or by CLICKING HERE. For a bonus talking head video of me as everyone’s publicist CLICK HERE.
Every year during finals time, CollegeHumor stays up all night and makes videos nonstop. Ten videos in one night. I have been doing these all-nighters for years now and this time, Amir and I made a very quick video (although it’s like four minutes long) about trying to schedule time to actually write a sketch. Also for no reason there is a Mallory Edens reference (from the NBA Draft). I love the spirit of this night. Just get out there and create content as quick as possible. Thanks to everyone who worked on the short and congrats to CH for another awesome All-Nighter.
After the groundbreaking success of our first updated theme, Star Wars’ Imperial March, Oscar award winning composer Michael Giacchino (Up, Ratatouille, Lost, The Incredibles) and I (comedy?) travel to Capital Records to update yet another classic theme…JAWS!!! Steven Spielberg has already passed. Piano accompaniment by the great Mark Gasbarro.
When I hosted the wonderful TV program Attack of the Show a few weeks ago live on G4, we pulled off something that had never before been accomplished on any of the over 1,000 episodes of the show. We wrote and performed a thirteen minute and forty one second monologue. It features three stories, an immense amount of crazy and a cameo from Josh Lawson (House of Lies, Australia) as a representative from Estonia. It is only up on YouTube for a limited time, so if you have 13:41 check it out soon. A huge thank you to all the writers and staff on the show for letting me make ludicrous jokes for so long. Click the video above to watch what head writer Casey Schreiner called “one of the best things we’ve ever done on Attack of the Show” and what my mom called “I don’t get it.”
Legend of Zelda Hermit Wants to Haggle (w/ Ben Schwartz)
Here’s a sketch I helped voice for Dorkly (an off-shoot of CollegeHumor) written by Brian Murphy. It revolves around the very first Hermit Link meets in Legend of Zelda for NES. It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.
Eating Contest w/ Amir Blumenfeld and Ben Schwartz
Last night CollegeHumor put together another one of their All-Nighters, where they film and release a video every hour for an entire night. I dropped by the office and made another contest video with the genius Amir Blumenfeld of Jake and Amir fame. We wrote it in an hour and a half, shot it in an hour and a half and edited it in two hours. It also includes an ending for a short film I’ve wanted to use for years. I present to you…The Eating Contest.
CollegeHumor Releases Best of Ben Schwartz Playlist
In celebration of the premiere of House of Lies this Sunday at 10pm on Showtime, CollegeHumor has released a “Best of Ben Schwartz” Playlist. CH took their favorite twenty one sketches I’ve done for the site over the past five years and served them up on an all you can eat buffet. Get ready for varying degrees of youth and hair. An enormous thank you to CollegeHumor’s staff. It’s insane how many short films we have done together. I will always love you.