6/24/07

COMEDY VIDEOS by Kevin Maher


Earlier this year HBO asked me to make some comedy videos for their topical website “This Just In” Here are some of my favorites. Remember, it was topical when it happened.

On this page you'll find the following categories:

* Media Parodies

* Street Beat

* Celebrity Gossip

* Mash-ups


And if you scroll all the way down you'll find my bio.

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MEDIA PARODIES



Here’s a parody of Jaywalking. (Written with Tamara Federici)





To Catch a Predator: Outtakes. (Seen on FUNNY OR DIE)





“How to Exit a Car Without Exposing Your Vagina.” This video was very, very, very popular online, though many viewers expressed disappointment.

STREET BEAT



Everyone has an opinion on today’s celebrity scandals, but can YOU match the opinion with the person who said it?





That’s me as the man on the street. I am incorrigable.





The news media is obligated to make presidential predictions 22 months before the election, so we did our part with this E-Z Poll.

CELEBRITY GOSSIP TABLOID NEWS JOURNALISM



Here's one of our breaking news bits.





When Alec Baldwin got flack from the media, celebrities voiced their support. (written with Tamara Federici, voices by Mark Douglas)





Here's a story about Tyra's Tyrade. My nice suit was in the cleaners.





News broke that Pat O'Brien was getting fired from The Insider. We got the exclusive voice-mail coverage. (written with Tamara Federici)

MASH-UPS and other trendy media gimmicks



When Fox greenlit the Geico Caveman Sitcom, other networks jumped on the bandwagon. (Edited by Marcos Levy)





Here’s a “mash-up." Because HBO wanted to make “viral vidoes.” (Edited by Marcos Levy)





News Hounds! (Edited by Liam Gorman)

MISC.



Mr. Video's Guide to the Wacky World of the World Wide Web

OTHER MOVIES




Here are some OTHER MOVIES that were never meant to be seen online.

They were produced as part of live comedy shows or film festivals. And now they're FINALLY on the web.

(sound of 10-cent party favor blown at child's birthday)

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KEVIN MAHER BIO



KEVIN MAHER is an Emmy-nominated comedy writer whose work has been seen on Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, AMC and Vh1.




He’s made over 40 short films which have been shown everywhere from MoMA to Troma, with screenings outside of Sundance and Cannes. Kevin produced the monthly film festivals Video Vaudeville and First Sundays. He also wrote and produced 11 stage shows, including the off-Broadway hit LONE DRIFTER.




Critics have compared Kevin to Ernie Kovacs and Jonathan Winters, but his highest praise came from Tiger Beat, who called him “funny!” Recently Kevin has been writing feature animation scripts for Kanbar Entertainment. The Christmas movie, “Hoodwinked for the Holidays” is coming soon to DVD.