Blake Griffin is a funny guy. That interview from his rookie year, the Norm MacDonald thing and a host of other silly performances have proven that true. He’s willing to have fun, take a joke and make a joke in order to get some laughs. He’s a legitimately funny guy, not just a good-natured goofus who seems funny because he’s a likable athlete.

And that’s good, because otherwise he’d be dead. You’ll see what I mean. From the AP:

Stymied by the NBA lockout, Blake Griffin is going to work for Will Ferrell instead.

This week, the Los Angeles Clippers All-Star forward is interning at Funny Or Die, the comedy website co-founded by Ferrell and Adam McKay. Griffin arrived at the site’s LA offices Tuesday to begin three days of work in video production.

He will help write, shoot, edit and act in several videos for the site. Funny Or Die quickly creates digital comedy videos, often with celebrity guest appearances.

Excellent news. Blake’s in Los Angeles, he likes making jokes and he’s got a whole bunch of free time, so this seems like a perfect fit. Let’s just hope things turn out better than Chris Bosh’s go-round with the company. I have all the confidence in the world that they will, considering he seems to be perfectly centered in the bro comedy genre.

Griffin counts “Old School,” “Wedding Crashers” and “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” among his favorite movies. On Funny Or Die, he likes Zach Galifianakis’ mock interview series “Between Two Ferns.”

“I’ll go see a bad comedy over a good action movie any day,” Griffin said.

Yeah, this is going to work out just fine. At the very least, it’ll give us something fun to watch with no actual basketball happening. And hey, now that Kevin Durant is getting in to acting, maybe Blake can hire him to co-star in some hilarious video. I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but that sort of thing would make the Internet explode.

Comments (2)

  1. Just of NBA players having weird internships. Derrick Brown has an internship at Disney Studios.

  2. Durant and Griffin will costar in a buddy cop film, doye.

    Griffin should also begin a recurring slapstick series, “Alley Oops”!

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