‘Space Jam’ Got the Live Read It Always Deserved

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LACMA has had a great string of live reads lately. But a key area they’ve missed is animated/live-action hybrid films starring all-time great athletes alongside Looney Tunes. So it was that Funny or Die and UCB hosted a live read of Space Jam with Nick Kroll (whose favorite memory of the movie is the time he never ever saw it), Danielle Fishel, Seth Green, Paul Scheer, Parks and Recreation’s Ben Schwartz, DeAndre Jordan (big Monstars fan) as Charles Barkley, and Blake Griffin (who once had a Space Jam birthday party as a kid) as MJ. Have fun, kids.

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