I’m terrified of developing positive expectations when it comes to new TV shows — especially TV shows borne of Internet projects — but I’d be lying if I said that HBO’s “Funny or Die Presents” didn’t look genuinely entertaining. Judging by the preview below, it seems to have a nice balance of big-time stars like Will Ferrell and Don Cheadle with respected comedy professionals like, uh, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, That Guy from That One Show, Whathisface from Human Giant, and Ed Something, You Know, He Was on The Daily Show before being in The Office and The Hangover?
Taken as a whole, the cast shown in the preview is more impressive than any given week of “Saturday Night Live.” Not like that’s some kind of miraculous accomplishment. “Oohh, check it out! Funny or Die got Tim Meadows for this sketch! It’s automatically better than anything with Kenan Thompson!”