I’ve always felt at home covering the world of comedy because more often than not you find yourself reporting about events and projects such as the “Malarious” one CollegeHumor.Com recently launched.
CollegeHumor’s idea is entertaining, catchy, and most of all meaningful. To describe it in their own words, “More than 30 celebrities. 24 videos. One cause. Millions of stupid, awful, disgusting mosquitoes. Pay a dollar, five dollars, or whatever you want, and watch these comedy stars do awesome things to help squash this awful disease.”
CollegeHumor has teamed up with a hilarious roster of comics and actors and put together their own unique videos. They have also partnered with an organization called Malaria No More, an enterprise dedicated “to ridding malaria’s death grip on Africa.” Visitors to the CollegeHumor website can have access to 24 videos with a tiny $1 minimum donation!
“We here at CollegeHumor hate malaria. We wanted to do something about it. So we got our celebrity friends to make some ridiculous videos. You can watch them by making a small contribution to Malaria No More. Every contribution treats a child for Malaria.”
These videos feature talented actors and comedians such as Ed Helms, Rainn Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, Weird Al Yankovic, Garfunkel & Oates, Nick Offerman, Ben Schwartz, Aubrey Plaza and many more!
It’s a campaign that is nothing if not altruistic, and reminds us how sometimes a simple solution can turn around an enormous number of lives. It reminds us of the near superhuman feats people with popularity and large followings can accomplish. And it reminds us that every day people around the world are still struggling to overcome challenges long forgotten by the first world.
“Ending deaths by malaria requires a comprehensive set of solutions,” reports Malaria No More, ”including the distribution of mosquito nets, education in endemic countries, insecticide spraying and the availability of anti-malarial drugs. Research into vaccines and anti-malarial technologies are also crucial in the effort to eradicate the disease.”
Titles of these one of a kind CollegHumor videos include, “Fuck Mosquitoes” with songwriter comedian Reggie Watts, “Bad Malarious Ideas” with Joss Whedon, “Your Facebook is False” with Rainn Wilson and “Malaria Fact or YouTube Comment” with Garfunkel & Oates along with 20 others.
“CollegeHumor is thrilled to partner with Malaria No More on this innovative and exciting charity project. That may sound pretty dignified, but rest assured that we are currently eating pizza in our underwear,” reads the CollegeHumor website.
PayPal safely and securely handles all donations. Donors will receive an authentication link and be able to watch all 24 funny, wacky, crazy videos.
This deal is as good as your local Taco Tuesday. Only your local Taco Tuesday is more expensive, and probably won’t put you in “ROTFLMAO” mode. Head on over to CollegeHumor now to donate, and visit Malaria No More to read more about how you can volunteer and join the fight year-round.
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