Monday, December 13, 2010

Well, that's odd

UPDATE 12/14:  According to our commenters, this same address has been spamming lots of people with helpful tips, recipes, and insightful quotes.  Clearly, this is bigger than we ever imagined.

Guys, check out this spam email I received today.  This is real, I'm not making this up:

from: Tech Support <>
date: Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 10:16 AM
subject: Details you asked for.

Recipe: Overnight Fruit Salad


 1  small  head cabbage, shredded (about 5 cups)
 1  15oz  can pineapple chunks, well drained
 2  11oz  cans mandarin orange sections, drained
 2  cups  seedless green grapes
 1/3  cups  light raisins
 1 1/2  cups  cubed Edam cheese
 1  8oz  carton lemon yogurt
 1  cup  dairy sour cream

 Instructions :

 1.  Place cabbage on bottom of large salad bowl.
 2.  Top with pineapple chunks, mandarin orange sections, grapes and
raisins. Sprinkle cheese atop.
3.  Combine yogurt and sour cream; spread over salad, sealing to edge of
4.  Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours. If desired, garnish with
lemon and lime twist, curly endive, and a grape.

How thoughtful!


Monday, December 6, 2010

The Last Banana

Okay, fine, you got us. We have a thing for bananas.

Heres the deal:  we're cheating with this one.  We actually made this back in film school (money WELL SPENT, thanks mom and dad!) but I feel like it fits perfectly with the funny shorts motif (in that it's funny, and short) and nobody's really ever seen it before outside of our class and we haven't updated in a while so shut up.  I can post what I want.

Stay tuned next week for PART 2: THE SEQUEL.  Seriously.  There's a sequel.

And stay tuned the following two weeks for brand new, original funny shorts content.  We're gonna finish out the year strong!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Another update again this week, like a boss:

This is actually mostly test footage from an upcoming series written and directed by Zach Parris called BLEACH. But then in the midst of shooting, being the improv allstars that we are, we were like hey! This could totally be funny! And then the next day, we rested.

So, keep your eyes open for BLEACH. It's gonna be buddy-coptacular. And keep your eyes open for another brand new update next Tuesday. And like us on facebook.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Short - Preggers!

Heya fellas!

It's been a long time coming, but there's a NEW SHORT!  Oh yeah!!

Expect a much more regular updating schedule for at LEAST another four weeks!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Overheard discussion II

I know there hasn't been an update in a while, and trust me, I'm just as sad about that as you are. There are a bunch in the works, I've just gotta stop being lazy and edit them.

In the mean time, this just happened:

2:49 PM Christopher: Heyo!
2:50 PM me: supo
2:51 PM Christopher: Question for you sir, would I be able to come over at like 6ish?
I could bring something...say cookies?
or meat?
2:53 PM me: man, as much as I love both meat and cookies
the concept of a meat cookie actually makes me vomit a little
2:54 PM Christopher: lol
it definitely sounds like an inuendo
a disgusting, horrible innuendo
Like, "to give someone a basket of meat cookies"? ewwww
2:55 PM me: yeah that's pretty awful
also it kind of reminds me of lunchables
2:56 PM Christopher: haha, I think you just created the next best seller for them
2:57 PM me: in my head I just created lunchable porn
like, "gag on my meat cookie!"
but then, it really is a circular chunk of ham, on a cracker
2:58 PM Christopher: lol good point
2:59 PM me: and then they bang
3:01 PM Christopher: I always made sandwiches with mine, two crackers and one ham. So is that just a double team at that point?
3:02 PM me: oh for sure
throw a little cheese in there and you got yourself an orgy
3:03 PM Christopher: oh wow. for some reason ham and sex I can handle, but cheese crosses some sort of line
you know, not that I have sex with ham
or make use of it during sex
or anything
but if it was that or cheese
3:05 PM me: I fear this conversation has taken a turn for the weird
I'm kinda hungry now
3:06 PM Christopher: lol
ruh roh

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Good news! Film festival!

One of our shorts, "Will Work For Food," has been selected for the 2010 Young Cuts Film Festival for some reason!

Remember when we took a bunch of our videos offline a month or so ago?  This is part of the reason why.  So, unfortunately, Will Work For Food is still unavailable to view online, but if you happen to be in Canada on September 24th (and honestly, why wouldn't you be?), you should go check out the screening!

Also, I'd like to remind everyone that if you enjoy our now festival-worthy shorts, you should like us on facebook and subscribe to our youtube channel!

Thanks for watching!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Site Downtime

As you may have noticed, was down for the last couple days. This is due mainly to the fact that the server was off.

Everything is back up now, and in fact we have gone ahead and moved to a real webhost, so things should be faster, more reliable, and just as funny!

Tell your friends.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Short - Making Out With Hats On!

New Short! I feel like this one is... fairly self-explanatory.

Be sure to download the song if you want, over on the extras page!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

iPhone AppWipe

As promised, here is a NEW SHORT!

It doesn't have Justin Bieber in it.

we have several more in the queue too, so we should be updating a little more regularly for a while.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Overheard discussion

Geoff: oh dude
     there's DEFINITELY room for a verse for you
     I was thinking about doing one
     but I'm terrible at flowing
CJ: I doubt that
     let's face it
     we're all super black

Monday, July 19, 2010

And Other Vagueries

You may have noticed a few of our videos are no longer visible. We've had to remove them for something new that we're trying out, but they'll probably be back before long. I'll give more details later if everything goes well.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

News and updates

In just under one short week, Imma Bee has skyrocketed to our most popular video, narrowly beating the previous champion.  Regardless of the fact that the original song is over a year old and has already been made fun of to death, it appears that being vaguely topical PAYS OFF.  (In other news, keep a lookout for our upcoming "Speed" parody.)

In celebration of our wild success, I have posted the full length Imma Bee mp3 over on the extras page, at least until we get sued for copyright infringement!

If you're a fan of what we do, and you haven't already, you should consider liking us on facebook or subscribing to our youtube channel.

That's all for now.  We have a fantastic new short in the works that should be ready to go sometime next week.  Also, be sure to check out the About page for a new cast bio!

Until next time:

Man 1: Knock, Knock

Man 2: Who's there?

Man 1: It's me Johnny.

Man 2: Oh, hey man! Come on in, and have a beer.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Short! IMMA BEE!

Get it?  Cause like, the original video, is called "Imma be," but that doesn't really even make sense, so one day during a road trip the song randomed up and chris and I were all riffing about how it sounds like "I'm a bee" and then now, like two months later, this:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sneak Preview

No new update today, we've been busy with real jobs and life and all that nonsense. But we do have a GREAT one in the works. I mean, this one's probably gonna make rock and roll music history. That's all I'm saying. Here's a little sneak peak:

Thursday, June 17, 2010

just realized something

is honey just bee poop? :/

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Will Work for Food

This one's not really a sketch or joke. We're all unemployed and will literally work for pizza.

Friday, June 11, 2010

New short - Oh shit, bears!

Hey guys!  We're shooting a couple NEW, AWESOME sketches tomorrow, but until then, here's a quickie to tide you over for the weekend!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Crying While Eating is up at FunnyOrDie!

Another of our videos, Crying While Eating, is up at, if you'd like to check it out or vote on it!


Sunday, June 6, 2010

24, 24/7 up at funny or die

Hey guys! geoff here:  we put our latest video, 24, 24/7 up on funny or die!  So if you feel like it, please head on over to our new funny or die page and vote on our video!

If this goes well, we'll periodically add more of our favorite sketches.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Lookie what I got

NOW our shorts will be funny!:

24, 24/7!

New video, guys! In honor of 24 coming to a series finale last week, we present you with this:

I realize there were like six seasons of 24 which means we had six years to make this joke, and I realize that 24 ended last week so we are, in fact, late making it. We just didn't want to sell out or pander by being trendy and topical. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Video! Kegel Championships

I've got a little news here: we are no longer going to be officially updating every Tuesday. We'll be moving to a less rigid schedule, basically just uploading videos whenever they are ready. This isn't all that bad, though, because some weeks when we have simpler shorts, we may upload several in the same week! And then every now and then, it might be a few weeks. We will still absolutely be updating on a regular basis.

We're all just doing this for fun in our free time, and there have been several times when we felt like we rushed some things to have videos ready by a certain day, and we've decided that we'd rather take a little more time and have more quality output.

To recap, we will be updating, not necessarily less often, but less regularly. Speaking of:


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Minor Site Updates

Oh hello! I didn't see you there!

Underneath every video, you'll now see new, rad little retweet and share (on facebook) buttons. These aren't really any different than the "share!" button that was there before, except they look a little cooler and they have REAL TIME COUNTERS! And I know nothing gets the masses more excited than statistics, because I went to college.

So if you like what you see here, please click these buttons, tell your friends, and get them to subscribe to our facebook page. Because if I know anything about the internet (I don't know anything about the internet), it's that youtube views are basically currency.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Guys, new video is up.  And we're really excited about this one, you guys.  We think it's the best short we've done so far, and let me tell you, guys, I think you guys will agree you guys.

And it's still Tuesday!  Normally we'll try to update at like 12:01am on Tuesday, when it first starts, but sometimes we're late.  But this one's worth it, you guys.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Brief downtime, woopsies

The site was down for a bit today due to some dns issues.  My bad.  Everything should all be resolved now, especially if you're reading this on the main page.  

In unrelated news, I found a pretty rad picture from high school that I'd like to share:

I'd also like to remind everyone that, if you haven't already, you can like us on facebook and subscribe to our youtube channel, or our rss feed for the latest updates, behind the scenes happenings, witty one liners, etc, etc.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New Update Tuesday!!: Crying While Eating

Back on schedule, baby! And this one's a winner, for sure. Not that they aren't all winners, but this one is ridiculous we are particularly proud of. See for yourself:

As a side note, I really enjoy that this one's available in HD.  This is what HD is made for, i'm pretty sure.

Actual news!:
There have been TONS of changes here at Funny Shorts recently.  First, thanks to some great suggestions and feedback from you, the viewer, I have implemented several new features on the website.  Most importantly, there are now comments displayed on every video page!  And a link to leave a comment yourself!  That's right, now we can all discuss the shorts, or politics or whatever, right from the video's page!  We are still using youtube's commenting system, but have integrated it into this website for easier access.  Hopefully it's not too confusing.

You can also now see how each video is rated and how many views it has!  And, even cooler, you can now sort the videos by date OR popularity on the all videos page.

If you happen to head over to the about page, you may notice a few new biographies up from additional cast who have appeared (or will appear) in our shorts!  Check them out, check out their websites, and let them know how funny they are!

You may also notice that we have a new producer, John Nemec.  John's a great guy and will hopefully whip us into shape and keep us on schedule (ahead of schedule, even!) and generally do all the work while we sit around and drink.  Just kidding, of course--I prefer to do my drinking LYING DOWN.

Anyway, like I said, lots of changes here, for the better.  Thanks again for everyone's support and the great feedback we've received.  We have some really.  good.  updates coming in the next few weeks.  And possibly even after that!

Go forth and comment on stuff!


Monday, May 10, 2010

Live and Learn

note to self:  when shopping, be sure that, if you only buy one food item that you can snack on instantly without cooking or preparation, it's not cookies.   I'm going to be so fat in like twenty minutes.

Unrelated-- look what we have now:

Friday, May 7, 2010

News Flash/Interim Update

I've started using the word "rad", like, all the time. But it just started literally a couple of days ago. I have no idea what happened. rad.

Oh also, here's a bonus video since I missed updating on Tuesday.

Next week we'll be back to regular, quality programming. Seriously. Next weeks is a good one! Check back.

Love, Geoff

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

No update today :( :( :(

Sorry guys, it's Tuesday! And that means new update! Except, there won't be any updates today, because I am still out of town. I fly back tomorrow, though, so I promise something new on here before the end of the week. And my promises are basically money!

In the mean time, you should go back and watch all our old videos, find your favorites, and tell your friends how funny they are.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

It's still Tuesday!

New video! This one was written and directed by Zach Parris. It's up a little late cause I am out of town for a little while, but it's still Tuesday, so it's still on time! I don't know why I said it was late! Ha ha!

That's right, I'm totally in another state, and I'm STILL UPDATING! How do we do it? Plus, I literally almost got arrested for drug trafficking on the way here, and I'm STILL UPDATING! HOW DO WE DO IT?

With gusto.

P.S. We hit 500 fans on our facebook page today! Thanks to everyone for your support, and if you aren't yet a fan of us on facebook, cruise on over and like our page. And then, while you're at it, subscribe to our youtube channel. Leave some comments or something. We love feedback from you guys.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

behind the scenes, at funny shorts

here's how we get. things. done:

1:21 AM me: I forgot you guys are shooting tomorrow
1:22 AM Christopher: yea
me: yeah
Christopher: on a boat
me: I was serious when I said I didn't even know what was tomorrow
   I kinda wanted to help out with that
  mainly just cause of the boat thing
  I'm sure it will be SMOOTH SAILING
Christopher: haha
1:23 AM me: I'm kidding, of course
  I will be surprised if it doesn't end in some kind of disaster
  someone's getting soaked
  that's all I'm saying
1:24 AM Christopher: I'm gonna trick Chris into thinking I am the camera
  cuz I know he will protect that thing
me: I'm not sure I know what that means
1:25 AM Christopher: like, if the boats start to rock
   and someone is going to fall in
   first thing Chris will do is make sure the camera doesn't get wet
   so if he thinks I am the camera
1:26 AM then I'll be fine
me: ohh I see now
   literally, you're going to pretend to be a camera
1:27 AM I feel like... he might see through that one
Christopher: nah dude, my costume is AWESOME
1:28 AM me: this seems really elaborate
Christopher: I really don't like being wet
1:29 AM me: oh dude you should have told me, I wouldn't stand so close to you all the time
1:30 AM Christopher: eeeeeewwwwww
me: get it?
Christopher: yeeeeaaaaaaa
1:31 AM me: cause people tend to get wet when I'm nearby
Christopher: oh I get it now
   that's not so gross
me: get it?
1:32 AM Christopher: like you're aquaman
me: that's what the ladies call me!
   wait no that doesn't really make sense
Christopher: that's kind of awesome actually
   The Ladies call me aquaman, cuz I get them so wet
1:33 AM I mean, it doesn't make complete sense, but it works
1:34 AM me: I smell a new single
   anyway I guess the point I'm trying to make is, good luck with the shoot tomorrow
Christopher: lol thanks

goodnight, everyone

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Brand. New. Video. !!!.

It's Tuesday again, so here's a GREAT new update!

We're trying something a little different with this one. It's longer-form ("more like capris" -my sister) and was actually completely improvised on the fly. That's right. It's a regular Whose Line here at funny shorts:

Be sure to pop on over to the extras page as well, and check out the new wallpapers and song downloads!

update: I just added a small button under every video that lets you super easily share it on about a bajillion different social networking sites like facebook or twitter. Or even just email. Because, I know how difficult it was before, where you had to copy and paste the link. Ugh, SO much work! Now you just click one simple button!

So if you feel so inclined, please help us out by sending our particularly funny videos to your friends. It's really the best gift we can get!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Secret Bonus Thursday Update

I'm really excited about the positive response and feedback we've gotten already, and the website hasn't even been live for a week! To celebrate, here is a TOP SECRET bonus Thursday update containing some outtakes from the Banana Speed Date shoot:

featuring the improv wizardry of Rachael Simone and Seth Kim.

Warning: it gets kind of fruity.

Monday, April 12, 2010

New Short Tuesday!

It's Tuesday, and that means NEW VIDEO!

Interesting fact:  today's video is nearly two minutes long, which officially makes it our LONGEST VIDEO EVER.  Watch out, The Dark Knight.  We're coming for you.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Welcome to Funny Shorts!!!!

OHH YEAH! is officially LIVE!  Thanks to everyone who helped out and thanks for checking us out.  We've been working really hard for upwards of a couple months to get everything ready to go.  Tell your friends!

There are a number of sketches already online!  And from here on out, we'll be updating EVERY WEEK.  That's right!   We're CRAZY!!

Two muffins were sitting in an oven. One muffin said to the other, "Is it just me, or is it getting hot in here?"

And the other muffin said, "Aaaaugh! A talking muffin!!!"

As with any new website, there's likely to be lots of broken things and glitches and stuff.  Please let us know if you find any.  We'll totally fix them.  Or whatever.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Blog

This is the new, official, blog.  On here we will post updates, news, behind the scenes insight, and recipes/cooking tips.  Subscribe to the blog or to our RSS feed to stay in the loop!

Lemon Chicken Recipe

  • 3-4 pounds chicken parts (thighs and legs recommended), skin-on, bone-in, trimmed of excess fat
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp fresh chopped thyme (or 2 teaspoons dried)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped rosemary (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-3 Tbsp melted butter
  • Lemon slices for garnish


1 Place lemon juice, lemon peel, garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper in a small bowl, whisk to combine. With the tip of a sharp knife, cut into each chicken piece one or two times by about 1/2 an inch. (This will help the marinade penetrate.) Place the chicken pieces and the marinade in a gallon-sized freezer bag. Rotate the bag so that all chicken pieces are coated with the marinade. Seal the bag and place in a bowl in the refrigerator (in case of leakage). Let marinate for 2 hours.

2 Preheat oven to 425°F. Remove chicken from marinade and place in a single layer in a large baking dish, skin side up. Reserve the marinade. Use a pastry brush to brush a little melted butter on to each piece of chicken.

3 Bake for a total of 50 to 55 minutes, until the skins are crispy brown, and the chicken is cooked through, juices running clear (breasts have an internal temperature of 165°F and thighs 175°F). Half-way through the baking, at about the 25 minute mark, baste the chicken pieces generously with reserved marinade.

Depending on the size of the breasts, they may be ready before the thighs, so if you are cooking a mix of chicken parts, keep that in mind, you may have to take them out of the oven before the thighs.

Let rest, covered in foil, for 10 minutes before serving.

4 Pour the juices from the pan into a serving bowl. Use a tablespoon to skim the fat off the top (save the fat for cooking with later, or discard, but do not discard down the drain or it will solidify and clog your drain). Serve the chicken with the juices on the side or a little poured over the top of the chicken.

Serves 4-6. Serve alone or with steamed rice.