While humanitarian causes evoke a serious tone, Ben Stiller nonetheless has taken his talents for making people laugh and cleverly blended humor with charity to make a difference for children in the developing world.
Since 2009, his "StillerStrong" campaign, an intentional rip-off of Lance Armstrong's "LiveStrong" charity, has raised more than $300,000 for education projects in Haiti, including a new school.
His aim now is to keep building schools all around the world — but admits in his latest video blog that coming up with a clever name for the campaign has been puzzling. Examples include "The Ben Cross," "No Child Left Ben-Hind," "Touched by a Ben-Gel," and my personal favorite, "The Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can’t Read Good and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too.”
In the end, Stiller decided to go with "The Jennifer Aniston Foundation," betting that more people would flock to that — especially with the registered domain of http://seejenniferanistonnakedfoundation.com. (Try it ... it works.)
The two actors were last seen together in the 2004 comedy "Along Came Polly."
Check out Ben's hilarious video plug of the new site below. To donate, jump on over to the Stiller Foundation. Well played, sir.