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Avenue Q Scribe Jeff Whitty Takes on Viral Video Stars

Here is a new series of webisodes from Avenue Q playwright and Jay Leno confronter Jeff Whitty and friend Jenn Harris, called "Meet the Casting Directors".

You may remember that Whitty took on Leno in April 2006, fed up with the late night comic's homophobic humor. Said Whitty in his letter: "Every single out-of-the-closet gay person has had to say, 'I am not part of mainstream society.' Mr. Leno, that takes bigger balls than stepping out in front of TV-watching America every night. I daresay I suspect it takes bigger balls to come out of the closet than any thing you have ever done in your life."

In this series, Whitty takes on the viral video stars of YouTube in mockumentary fashion. Enjoy.

(via americablog)

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  1. I stopped watching Leno too after his endless series of "gay penguin" jokes.

    Posted by: anon ( | Oct 9, 2007 5:03:34 PM

  2. That's Jenn Harris (Silence! The Musical and Modern Orthodox off-Broadway). Blimpkin is the name of their faux casting agency.

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 9, 2007 5:34:29 PM

  3. thanks, mike

    Posted by: andy | Oct 9, 2007 7:23:39 PM

  4. If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery... I'm sure Christopher Guest is getting a laugh out of this. Best In Show, anyone?

    Posted by: my2cents | Oct 9, 2007 7:56:45 PM

  5. Brilliant. More!

    Posted by: KJ | Oct 9, 2007 9:04:24 PM

  6. eh... one of those sketches that is funnier in concept than in fruition.

    Posted by: RP | Oct 9, 2007 9:26:19 PM

  7. touching quote - glad to see leno get slapped - but that skit was awful.

    Posted by: brad | Oct 9, 2007 9:29:19 PM

  8. That is some funny shit. Part 3 killed me.

    Posted by: ROB | Oct 9, 2007 10:24:20 PM

  9. very clever and funny.

    Posted by: nic | Oct 10, 2007 12:37:42 AM

  10. very clever and funny.

    Posted by: nic | Oct 10, 2007 12:41:22 AM

  11. Jeff Whitty is a total hottie. And he's funny too!

    Posted by: Jordan | Oct 10, 2007 2:01:05 AM

  12. Jeff Marx (who wrote the music for Avenue Q) is a total hottie. And he's funny too!

    Posted by: johnnie | Oct 10, 2007 4:39:49 AM

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