Celebrities get "Malarious" for charity

Chris Pratt, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza and Adam Scott in "Malarious." CollegeHumor.com

Chris Pratt, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza and Adam Scott in "Malarious."
CollegeHumor.com

(CBS News) Celebrities have teamed up with CollegeHumor.com and Malaria No More to launch Malarious, a collection of comedy videos to help raise money for the fight against malaria.

The videos feature Elizabeth Banks, Brooklyn Decker, Allison Williams, "The Office's" Ed Helms and Ellie Kemper, "Parks and Recreation's" Nick Offerman, Adam Scott, Chris Pratt and Aubrey Plaza, and many more.

The videos, available to watch on CollegeHumor.com, are pay-to-view to raise money for Malaria No More.

"Malarious is quite simply one of the coolest things we've ever done. It sits at the intersection of talent, production, and technology--three things CollegeHumor is already great at--and adds charity, something we've never done before," says Sam Reich, president of original content at CollegeHumor Media. "Malaria No More has been a great partner, and it's moving to see so many stars come out to do crazy things for this cause. On one hand, this is a very modern experiment, but on the other, it has the nostalgic feel of a high school talent show."

For a minimum contribution of just one dollar, users can see celebrities performing in ridiculous sketches, which include getting pied in the face, attempting to swallow a sword and reciting slam poetry.

  • Camille Mann

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