Celebrities Gather to Fight Maleria...It's Milarious!

by Lexi Petronis, Glamour
visit collegehumor.com/malariousvisit collegehumor.com/malariousIsn't malaria hilarious? OK, it's really not: one child dies every minute from malaria in Africa (there were about 216 million cases of malaria in 2011). But CollegeHumor and a ridiculous number of funny stars are going to change that.

Malaria is an infectious blood disease caused by a parasite that infected mosquitoes transmit from person to person. If drugs aren't available (or if parasites have developed a resistance to them-ugh), infected people could end up in a coma with life-threatening anemia, or even face death.

So on this, World Mosquito Day (it's true!), CollegeHumor and Malaria No More have teamed up to release the brand-new "Malarious"-a series of 24 star-filled comedy shorts. Each minute-long video is seriously hilarious (like when Elizabeth Banks reveals her beauty secret for perfect skin-is a pie in the face ever not funny?), but also click-worthy for another reason: it helps raise funds for Malaria No More in the fight against the disease (the organization's goal is to end malaria by 2015).

Each video is a pay-per-view; you can pledge as little as $1 (or more, of course!) to watch stars like David Arquette, Ellie Kemper, Allison Williams, Rachael Harris, Kenan Thompson, Nathan Fillion, Chris Pratt, Brooklyn Decker and many, many more in really ridiculous sketches. Check out the trailer at collegehumor.com/malarious for a little taste o' funny on this very yawny Monday.

How much do you know about malaria? Are you intrigued by this project?

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