Tuesday, May 22

Human Giant 24 FAQ (Updated 5/24/07)

I’ve been getting a lot of emails over the past few days with tons of very specific questions about the 24 Hour Human Giant Marathon. I decided to compile all of the questions together; hopefully these responses will give you all the information you need.

Q: When did you really find out about the marathon?
A: We first heard the marathon idea on May 3rd and our 1st day of work on the event was May 10th, leaving us with less than 8 days to conceive and write the entire show.

Q: Who wrote the show with you?
A: The official writing team behind the marathon was a dream team of the funniest people we could work with and it included Slovin & Allen, Andy Blitz, Jon Glaser. Unfortunately Jason Woliner and Tom Gianas were too busy editing the final episodes of the series and couldn’t work with us as closely as they would have wanted to, we were bummed.
* However, it’s VERY important to note that all the character pieces were written by the actors that performed them.

Q: The Million Hits was Total Bullshit. You padded your Stats.
A: Nope. We didn’t I swear. The million hits were totally real. I’ll be honest and tell you that before the marathon there was a thought that we might have to pad the numbers, so we built in bonus hits for certain challenges, but when the hit total kept building steadily throughout the 1st several hours, MTV pulled away all the bonus points for a more realistic score. The number we were left with, 1.2 million hits, is 100% real.

Q: Who Played….

Aziz’s Dad – Eric Slovin
Web Cam Girl – Megan Neuringer
Alan Harkett – Hip Hop Clothing Designer (Phone Call) – Adam Mckay
The Security Guard – Rob Riggle
The Lost/Wire Fan – Patton Oswalt
The Disgruntled Baba-Booie Caller –Jake Fogelnest
MySpace Tom – Matt Besser (via actual webcam)
College Web Cam Guy – Donald Glover
Osama Bin Diesel – Andy Blitz
Drunken British Pinetree – Jon Daly
Standards Lady – Jackie Clarke
Beard of Bees Comic – Leo Allen
Leprechaun – Eric Slovin
Speed Eater – Rob Latham
MTV Exec – Matt Higgins
The World's Biggest Baby - John Gemberling
The World's Biggest Baby Daddy - Curtis Gwinn
Gil Faison/Fabrice Fabrice/Gil Polar - Nick Kroll
Creepy Craigslist Dude/Bi Polar/ George St. Geegland - John Mullaney

Q: Where Can I Hear More….

Cracked Out (John Daly/Brett Gelman)-- Myspace --- Music Video
Kane Brothers (Brendan Burke/Jeff Morris) -- Myspace -- Music Video
Corn Mo -- Website -- Myspace

Q: Who Showed Up/Performed/Called In?
A: Will Arnett, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Fred Armisen, Todd Barry, Bill Burr, Matt Besser, Andy Blitz, Jackie Clarke, Michael Cera, Cracked Out, Cowboy and John, Jon Daly, Jake Fogelnest, Zach Galifianakis, Brett Gelman, Jon Glaser, Donald Glover, Bill Hader, Albert Hammond Jr., Ed Helms, Matt Higgins, Jonah Hill, Kane Brothers, John Krasinky, Nick Kroll, Rob Latham, Mastodon, Adam McKay, Eugene Mirman, Morningwood, Jeff Morris, John Mullaney, The National, Megan Neuringer, Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, Jonah Ray, Rob Riggle, Andy Samdberg, Kristin Schaal, Slovin and Allen, Michael Showalter, Jorma Taccone, Tapes ‘n Tapes, Tim and Eric, Ted Leo, Tegan and Sara, The Walkmen, Andrew WK and the NYU Debate Team….Plus special appearances by My Mom and Dad and Aziz’s Brother.

Q: Who Bailed?
A: Rakim and Kid Capri. Who does he think he is? Tom Selleck?

Q: What Was The Most Insane Moment
A: 4 Way Tie: The Borat Army, Tough Guy Movers, Zach G’s “Kill More Girls” Chant, and the World’s Biggest Baby.

Q: What Happened With Ed Helms?
A: Apparently Ed Helms was almost in a bicycle accident right as we went live on air and like a true pro he tried to continue the interview without letting on that he was in mortal danger. Ed is uninjured.

Q: Where can I find Ed Helm’s Zombie American Short
A: FunnyorDie.com

Q: Why Does Showalter Hate You?
A: He Doesn’t. It’s Just a bit.

Q: Why didn’t you play more (State, Music Videos, Old MTV Shows, Cartoons, etc…)
A:Unfortunately at the last minute MTV Legal put a ka-bosh on playing old shows and videos, apparently most videos and TV shows have a limited talent contract, which means that if we wanted to replay ANY old shows like Remote Control we'd have to pay Ken Ober, Kari Wuhr, and Colin Quinn and MTV wasn't into that. Same thing went for Videos (We only had about 10 we could play). But still anyone who saw Aphex Twin on the Jumbotron knows that it was worth it. We also couldn't play more of The State, for similiar reasons.

However we did get to show Marilyn Manson (before he was Marilyn Manson on some show with John Norris) where Marilyn revealed he had a friend who worked at a copy shop. Also we got to see Guns and Roses destroy the Headbangers Ball set and we watched a 7 minute episode of Singled Out. So we didn't leave totally empty handed.

Q: Was the Racist Poem Guy a Character?
A: Nope. That dude was real and is apparently upset that we cut him off. He posted the full poem on You Tube…HERE.

Q: What went on outside?
A: We got egged, mooned, a guy showed us his penis, and there were loads of insane homemade signs (including one which read I want to curl up in Paul’s gap) and I got a portrait made at 5AM.

Q: I looked like a lot of the time you were just writing bits in the commercial breaks and performing them minutes later.
A: Yep. Actually many of the bits we pre-planned were thrown out at the last minute to do something we just thought of in the moment. It was one of the best experiences ever.

Q: Can I pour acid on you?
A: No

Q: What’s Up with the Moustache Guy?
A: I don’t know. He was very nice and he likes “The Wire”, so he’s okay in my book. Plus he stayed for 24 hours.

Q: Did you Nap?
A: Nope. We all stayed awake the entire time.

Q: Learn Anything?
A: Yes, Breaking a Table with a Baseball bat is slightly painful and incredibly fun.

Q: I missed it.
A: Watch some pieces of it online at humangiant.mtv.com and Youtube (Keyword: “Human Giant”). Also give it some time before it’s loaded up to bit torrent sites.

Q: When does Season 2 Start? How Many Episodes?
A: We probably won't go into production for a few weeks and season 2 will most likely be 6-8 episodes.

I’ll keep adding to this FAQ as questions come in.


At 11:08 PM, Blogger Alejandro said...

I have a question, what size was the polo you wore during the marathon?

At 5:23 PM, Anonymous Evan said...

Dude! Who is Fabrice Fabrice? And how many eps did the show get picked up for? And how soon until they air? and why don't I have any friends? :P

At 6:17 PM, Anonymous ryan said...

PAUL SCHEER, YOU ARE AWESOME! i watched as long as i could, but i conked out around 8:30 saturday morning. thanks to you all for doing the marathon and mtv for even allowing it!

the cracked out numbers song was one of the funniest things i've ever seen.

billy bin laden, dictator of funny for life!

At 8:31 PM, Blogger Your Pal Pete said...

If the 24 hour thing was just to raise awareness, it worked for me, you guys are hilarious! I apologize for sleeping on the giant for so long and good move on the Ted Leo performance, the guy is continuously awesome!

At 1:43 PM, Blogger Nuori demari said...

i would love,if there will be another Giants marathon!

Could it be possible?


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