Last night IAC hosted a star-studded launch party for DumbDumb, a production company from actors Will Arnett and Jason Bateman. DumbDumb is being backed by Electus, the IAC-supported company run by former NBC entertainment chief Ben Silverman.
“Obviously the name DumbDumb says a lot about the guys who started this company,” Silverman said when introducing Arnett and Bateman at the party.
“I wish you had listed some of our credits,” quipped Arnett, following Silverman’s introduction. “We didn’t really know what this thing was going to be, and it turned out to be a really great relationship.”
Arnett, Bateman and Silverman (using a cane because of an undisclosed injury) introduced the company to the crowd, and premiered the first short.
Wrigley gum brand Orbit is the first sponsor to sign on to DumbDumb, and is featured prominently in the shorts.
WebNewser also spoke to comedian Zach Galifianakis, who introduced himself to guests as “Zach from Zachgalifianakis.com,” fitting for an IAC party, and fellow “Hangover” actor and star of the upcoming “A-Team” movie Bradley Cooper.
Other guests included Arnett’s wife and “Parke and Recreation” star Amy Poehler, actress Amanda Peet, actor Justin Long, “Inside the Actors Studio” host James Lipton, Actress Renee Zellweger, actress Kristin Bell, Comedian Chuck Nice and “30 Rock’s Katrina Bowden.
The first short from DumbDumb, “The Prom Date,” is after the jump.