Los Angeles premiere parties are full of perks like free cocktails, irreverent celebrity commentary and, if you're lucky, a few laughs and plenty of photo opportunities. Wednesday September 10 marked the debut of Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane's new Web series, Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy, a 10-part independent series of YouTube shorts created exclusively for Internet consumption.
Seth MacFarlane introduced himself to the crowd as “just another hockey mom.”
The night prior to the debut, L.A. Weekly stopped by the Cavalcade premiere and MRC (Media Rights Capital) bash at Palihouse in West Hollywood and not since childhood have I based the success of a party on the amount of gooey cupcake frosting stuck underneath my fingernails the next morning. Let's just say, it was good times had by all. Joined by Jonah Hill (Superbad), Seth Green (Family Guy), Ken Davitian (Borat), Seth Morris (FunnyorDie.com) and MacFarlane, we gorged on gourmet cupcakes and tapped the open bar while enjoying a night of animated pop culture parody.
Later we caught up with the comedic crew and asked, “What is the funniest or weirdest YouTube video you've seen recently?”
Here are some of their answers.
Seth Green (Family Guy): “Oh man, there's this great video of a kid acting really stupid and jumping out of a car, like, while it's in motion. He thinks he's just jumping out of a car but he's too close to a parked car and he hits a parked car with his face! It's the metal bumper of a car. You just hear everybody in the car go, 'Oh no!' Like, really serious. It's one of the most insane moments I've ever seen on video.”
Ken Davitian (Borat): “I went to an interview for a documentary and they showed me my scene in Borat and that was the thing I've seen recently that made me go, 'Oh my God.'”
Seth Morris (FunnyorDie.com): “I saw a really fucked up one today called “ShakeThatBear.” I don't want to ruin it for anybody… the less you know the better.”
Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy): “Probably the Sarah Palin speech.”
Some photos from the party, taken by Shannon Cottrell:
FunnyorDie.com's Seth Morris (or as his business card says, “Bagger of Teas”). Gotta love it.
The cupcakes in question.
The next generation of YouTube channel masterminds, Rickett and Nick Vitale from PopTub.