Recently, Will Ferrell‘s FunnyOrDie.com teamed up with HBO to present a new television program entitled, Funny Or Die Presents. The weekly series airs each Friday night and features a rotating cast of comedians, actors, and FunnyOrDie.com regulars. The first airing of the show took place on February 19th and, although I have never seen a full episode, it appears that the pay-cable version of FOD follows similar content sensibilities as that of the website, however, the new format seems to provide for a more in-depth and lengthier approach, allowing the contributors to explore new uncharted territory.
Last Friday, HBO aired Episode #4, which featured a presentation by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim. We are huge fans of Tim and Eric‘s work from Tom Goes to the Mayor to Awesome Show, Great Job! and, although they have done an amazing job at establishing their own signature style, they still continuously manage to produce new projects that are fresh and innovative. If you read our review of last years Awesome Tour or have witnessed any of Wareheim‘s video directing work, then you probably understand exactly what we’re referring to. Father and Son, the duo’s contribution to Funny or Die Presents, is dark and hilarious piece that exhibits even more range and breaks new barriers for the comedy team. Fortunately, Videogum.com has provided the short film in full, for those of us who were unable to catch the original airing. Heidecker and Wareheim have chosen to categorize Father and Son as a “story poem”. We’re simply referring to it as one of the greatest things that we may have ever seen.