Jim Carrey becomes Charlton Heston in musical satire about gun control (Video)

By | March 25, 2013 at 10:09 am | 5 comments | Audio/Video, feature slider | Tags: , , , ,

Jim Carrey has proven himself as a talented comedic and dramatic actor, but can be pull off the title of biting social satirist? That’s for you to decide, Laughspinners. In his latest project he becomes the singer in a band called Lonesome Earl and the Clutterbusters – indie darlings Eels lend their musical talents – in an effort to express his frustration over the lack of stricter gun laws.

In this Funny or Die exclusive, Carrey also portrays Charlton Heston, the former president of the National Rifle Association who, before his death in 2008, made famous the phrase “from my cold dead hands,” a reference to the idea he’d die before he gave up his second amendment rights to own firearms. Ghandi, Abraham Lincoln and John Lennon make up the rest of the Clutterbusters in this music video homage to Hee-Haw.

“I find the gun problem frustrating and ‘Cold Dead Hand’ is my fun little way of expressing that frustration,” Carrey says about the music video. Check it out and tell us what you think! If you like what you hear you can download the song from iTunes.

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  • http://twitter.com/tripleseq tripleseq

    Very, very, funny, and no not out of bounds for Carrey to level criticism a dead man partially responsible for supporting the perpetual mass atrocity that is the American gun culture.

  • Helen J. M

    Jim Carrey doesn’t have to worry about carrying a gun because he pays gun carrying bodyguards to do it for him. I suppose someone might respond that he would not need bodyguards to carry a gun if no one was allowed to carry guns except that argument is ignorant because guns will be available on the black market. That would mean he would be allowed to have protection which includes the use of guns in case of an attempt on his life or a robbery, but the average American would be denied that right. What a hypocrite. I suppose it is easy for him to make fun of a man who is dead and cannot defend himself. Doing that also shows an extreme lack of character and exhibits his cowardice. Carrey has no problem with the depiction of gun use in his movies as long as he makes a money from them. I actually have been a fan of his, but I will no longer watch or buy any of his movies.

  • mndudester

    Jim Carrey, what a looser, attacking a dead American that can’t even defend himself. I bet dollars to donuts that he has an armed body guard. Jim has no qualms holding a gun and shooting people in movies to make a buck, what a hypocrite…

    • Helen J. M

      I had not read your comment before I posted mine, but as you can see I am in total agreement with you.

  • http://twitter.com/CletusthaFetus CletusthaFetus

    I applaud Carrey’s joining the gun-control debate, but why such an anachronistic format? Charlton Heston and his sick reverence for firearms reached their expiration date in 2008. Wayne Lapierre is the real LIVING problem. Take your shots (the satirical kind, of course) at that intransigent numbskull, Jim!

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