Jon Benjamin and Eugene Mirman almost entered a Slingbox contest.

A little over a year ago I got an e-mail asking comedians to make a video for a contest to promote a new product called Slingbox — which “slings” video from your television to your computer or cell phone. Though I love all promotional letters asking me to enter a contest, my favorite part of this letter was that the woman’s job title was “Commander-in-misChief.” Here’s the letter:

So Jon Benjamin and I shot a “misCHIEVous” video on stage at Union Hall a year ago, but it was too long and I never had a chance to cut it down and submit it. Enjoy the video — but a warning — it contains blue material and might shock some viewers (old people, religious people, decent people, tweens, etc). Don’t watch this at work, unless you work in a place that’s “cool.” Here’s the video:



  1. Sierra says:

    Amazing, like always :D

    December 3rd, 2008 at 10:04 pm (#)

  2. Jeremy says:

    Countdown to when you are banned from YouTube begins… NOW!

    December 4th, 2008 at 4:44 am (#)

  3. Calvin McCaskill says:

    That shit is hilarious, but remind me to never ask you to promote anything I even associate myself with. You are very “unique” Eugene. But that’s why I love your consciousness!

    December 5th, 2008 at 5:47 am (#)

  4. John M. says:

    Eugene, did you ever find and see the winning video? (I am making the assumption that you and Jon did not win.)

    December 6th, 2008 at 2:56 pm (#)

  5. eugene says:

    No. I don’t know what won. We never submitted it, so we never had the opportunity to win.

    December 6th, 2008 at 7:49 pm (#)

  6. Katy Skinner says:

    This is one of my faves, too! “Get the Grand Canyon on the phone…”

    December 8th, 2008 at 6:52 pm (#)

  7. PJ says:

    I did a search and apparently a guy named Christopher Cannon won. I couldn’t find his winning video, but I did find a post he made on a veteran’s website asking fellow vets to vote for him. Semper Fi!

    December 15th, 2008 at 12:14 am (#)

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