Seinfeld, Gervais, Wilson, Rock and Williams team up for GQ comedy video
Andrew Mickel28 February 2012
What do you get when you put a bunch of the world’s most famous comedians in front of a camera and ask them to make noises?
GQ have managed to bring together some of the most famous names in comedy to produce a beatbox video to highlight the magazine’s forthcoming Comedy Special issue.
None other than Jerry Seinfeld, Ricky Gervais, Owen Wilson, Robin Williams, Chris Rock, James Corden, Charlie Brooker, Rob Brydon, Paul Rudd, Jack Whitehall and Russell Kane appear on the video, which was put together by the magazine’s London office.
Speaking to Such Small Portions, GQ’s James Mullinger said: “When GQ editor Dylan Jones asked me to put together British GQ’s first comedy issue, I was delighted. Having spent the last seven years on the stand up circuit as well as working at GQ, it was my dream gig.
“The film that I produced featuring the funniest men in the universe beatboxing was a particular highlight - GQ’s photographer Gavin Bond and I had the idea over drinks in New York and it was fascinating seeing what each comedian came up with. The iPad edition of the magazine also features the comics telling us their favourite jokes. The results have to be seen to be believed.
“Some of the comedians I already knew well, such as Jerry Seinfeld and Rob Brydon who it was great to see again, whilst others I had always admired from afar like Garry Shandling and Tracy Morgan.
“Collaborating with the biggest comedians of all time was a big change from travelling around the country doing stand up gigs in small clubs. Even though our comedy careers are very different we all bonded over a love of comedy and that is what makes British GQ’s comedy issue the best of its kind. It is a real celebration of all aspects of comedy from the geniuses behind the scenes like Seth McFarlane or Shane Allen to the actors headlining the comedy blockbusters like Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd.”
The comedians, which collectively sound a little like a crèche for zoo animals, was produced in advance of the Comedy Special issue which includes a number of interviews with high-profile comedians including, Owen Wilson, Shane Allen and Michael McIntyre as well as the 100 Best Jokes in the world, compiled by some of the world’s top comedians.
The special will be released on Thursday March 1 and available to download for the iPad from the GQ website.
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