Despite some mediocre films lately, man is Jim Carrey one of comedy's OGs. We'd nearly forgotten how funny this dude was until we came across this recent video he made for Funny Or Die spoofing Charlton Heston and our country's asinine gun laws. Joined by the band Eels (of all people), Carrey plays both the late actor and Lonesome Earl, the singer of a country band called the Clutterbusters (played by the alt rockers dressed up as Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln and a groovy John Lennon type). As Earl, Carrey sings a little ditty called "Cold Dead Hand" on late-'60s/early '70s-era Hee Haw featuring lyrics about Heston's penis such as "you're a big, big man with a little bitty gland."
Dick jokes aside, apparently Jim Carrey is very, very serious when it comes to the topic of gun control. Just ahead of the video's release, he tweeted the following:
And this isn't the first time the comedian has tweeted about guns -- he was particularly vocal after the Newtown massacre about his distaste for assault rifles. But although his tweets reach over 10 million followers, it was smart of Carrey to switch tactics and take his opinions elsewhere. Even though many people -- ourselves included -- are inclined to agree with Carrey's views on gun control, it's a slippery slope before Twitter rants make a person sound like that crazy old man muttering expletives to himself at the bus stop. That said, Jim Carrey in character as a crazy old(ish) man muttering expletives (or singing about gun control)? Comedy gold.