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Thursday, September 03, 2009


September 3, 2009.
A host of stars came together to fight against Proposition H8 last December and this lively tongue-in-cheek comedy was the hilarious result. Sometimes it does us all good to stop and laugh at the world and ourselves. It helps us wade through the bull homophobic, narrow-minded bigots like to throw in our path. A chuckle now and then helps us in our resolve to continue our quest for full equality.

Photo of Allison Janney and John C. Reilly acting as Pro-Prop 8 leaders
Proposition 8: The Musical, produced for FunnyorDie.com features a lot of familiar gay-friendly faces, including Maya Rudolph, Andy Richter, Rashida Jones, Margaret Cho, and Allison Janney, to name a few.

Photo of shrimp-skewering Jack Black portraying Jesus Christ in Proposition 8: The Musical

Hairspray composer Marc Shaiman conceived and wrote this short piece, which was directed and staged by Hairspray director and choreographer Adam Shankman.

Out gay actor Neil Patrick Harris, "A Very Smart Fellow," is flanked by gay faves Allison Janney (left) and Kathy Najimy in this video outtake photo from Proposition 8: The Musical

Here are the rest of the credits:
Presented by the Sacramento Community College Players for Funny or Die

Produced by Adam Shankman, Marc Shaiman and Mike Farah
Associate Producer: Lauren Palmigiano
Edited by Bradly Schulz and Drew Antzis
Propositon H8 promoters, portrayed by Allison Janney and John C. Reilly, sing the praises of the anti-civil rights ballot. Video photo
Cast (in order of appearance):
California Gays and The People That Love Them: Jordan Ballard, Margaret Cho, Barrett Foa, J.B. Ghuman, John Hill, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Rashad Naylor, Nicole Parker
Proposition 8'ers and The People That Follow Them:
Prop 8 Leader- John C. Reilly
Prop 8 Leader's #1 Wife- Allison Janney
Prop 8 Leader's #2 Wife- Kathy Najimy
Riffing Prop 8'er-Jenifer Lewis
A Preacher- Craig Robinson
Scary Catholic School Girls From Hell-Rashida Jones, Lake Bell, Sarah Chalke
The Frightened Villagers-Katharine "Kooks" Leonard, Seth Morris, Denise "Esi!" Piane, Lucian Piane, Richard Read, Seth Redford, Quinton Strack, Tate Taylor, Brunson Green
Jesus Christ-Jack Black
A Very Smart Fellow-Neil Patrick Harris

Piano Player-Marc "Marc" Shaiman
Co-Choreographer: Anne "Mama" Fletcher
Recorded and Mixed by Frank Wolf & Greg Hayes
Director of Photography: Michael Barrett
Camera Operators: Jake Szymanski, Bradly Schulz and Drew AntzisProduction designer: Nelson Coates
Costume designer: Shanna Knecht
Costume assistants: Leslie Schilling, Annalisa Adams, Elizabeth Abate
Hair: Laura Sanchez
Make-up: Shauna O'Toole, Atticuss Sharp
Production sound: Bradford Craig
Music editor: Lisa Jaime
Music assistant: Brian Naguit
Snacky: "Snacky"
Special Thanks to Adam McKay for the nudge

Check out the pre-video: “Proposition 8: The Musical, Behind the Scenes” by Funny or Die:

Enjoy the final product: Proposition 8: The Musical full video by Funny or Die:
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