Bravo to Jimmy Kimmel’s writers. This is hilarious.
Those opposed to Proposition 8 in California and anyone who likes sanctimonious comedy might want to check out this Funny or Die! exclusive video of a mini-musical starring Jack Black, Andy Richter, Alison Janney, Margaret Cho, Maya Rudolph, John C. Reilly, and actual gay person Neil Patrick Harris.
It’s only a few minutes long and says all the same things we’ve heard a million times before, but it means well. Linger a moment at the end and you can hear the sound of a dozen backs being patted.
On Saturday, comedian Wanda Sykes shocked gay marriage supporters in Las Vegas by showing up and coming out of the closet as a lesbian. I know, duh. But, I’m really happy Sykes has added her name to the growing list of LGBT entertainers who are fighting for equal rights. Here’s a clip:
In a longer clip (that you can find on YouTube), Wanda prefaced these comments by saying her friends and family have always known she was gay and she always thought it was silly to have to discuss it publicly, but now that she sees the need for gay people to fight for rights, she can no longer keep quiet.
Bravo to Wanda and her partner, who were married in October – before legal gay marriage was repealed in California.
Last night, all the newscasters and Barack Obama himself kept saying change has come to the United States. I went to sleep very excited. But, then I woke up and read that same-sex marriage bans were passed in Florida and Arizona, which is pathetic enough, but it’s looking like Proposition 8 in California will pass, too, which will end the law the state ALREADY HAS IN PLACE allowing gay marriage.
Change has come. For some.
They always say the last group you are still allowed to openly hate in this country are gays and lesbians. I’m so sad when I see it confirmed. I understood it in some of the more conservative states.
But, in liberal California?
Is America really so afraid of gay people?
Actor Samuel L. Jackson narrated this commercial urging Californians to vote NO on Proposition 8, a bill that aims to end legal gay marriage in the state. It’s a powerful ad that compares the bill with other human rights atrocities in California’s history. Take a look:
Jackson, star of Pulp Fiction and several Star Wars films, is a longtime human rights activist (and vegetarian).
Thanks so much to Samuel for lending his voice to this important cause.
Like a lot of celebrities, comedian/talk show host Chelsea Handler and her little nugget Chuey have recorded this very helpful Public Service Announcement urging California voters to vote NO on Proposition 8, which calls for a repeal of the gay marriage law in the state:
Thanks to Chelsea and Chuey for standing up for equality.