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Michael Ian Black is not the most interesting man in the world, but he might be the most interesting beer endorser. Last Friday, the comedian, who has 2 million Twitter followers, posted a tweet to a Dos Equis app—which seemed somewhat out of character for him. And indeed, when called on it, he freely admitted that he's been paid for the tweet. Black took a fair amount of heat for being a shill, but responded to the haters frankly, and often humorously. He also got support from some fans, including model Chrissy Tiegen. The best part? He got his revenge on the haters in the best way possible—for Dos Equis, at least. "Because the blowback on it has been so unexpectedly harsh, I'm going to tweet it again for free," he wrote, and then did just that. See below for some highlights from the saga. Via Business Insider.
Kraft Foods’ Miracle Whip is shifting its “Keep an open mouth” campaign online with a series of deadpan videos from mcgarrybowen that mimic the look and feel of public service ads.
Bowing before the democratizing funniness of the internet, writer, actor and comedian Michael Ian Black joined 30 Rock star Judah Friedlander, Comedy Central contributor and online humorist Sara Benincasa, and Alf LaMont, vice president of marketing for the LA club The Comedy Store, to talk about being funny online.