September 20, 2011
Warning: Video contains NSFW language.
Several weeks ago, Blake Griffin(notes) hit the newswire for an accomplishment that had nothing to do with dunks. Like many young professionals with no plans for the summer, Griffin decided to take an internship, specifically with the Internet humor website Funny or Die. Sure, most interns don't also make millions of dollars per year, but how else is a kid going to break into the comedy world? Open mic nights are for the weak.
Now, Funny or Die has taken us inside Griffin's time with the company with this spoof of the HBO Sports series "24/7." It's fitfully funny, although probably a little too dependent on stock "interns get treated like human garbage" humor. Still, there are some nice bits, including the part where Griffin learns how to use a phone.
It also must have been a real thrill for the league's most exciting player. That's because, towards the end, Griffin gets to perform with the man who is quite clearly his comedy inspiration, Will Ferrell. If I'd ever gotten a chance to meet Henny Youngman, I don't think I could have held it together as well as BG does here. Take my blog, please!