This dramatic Michael Shannon reading of that crazy Delta Gamma sorority letter is amazing

Michael Shannon schools some sorority sisters
Michael Shannon schools some sorority sisters

Most people might know Michael Shannon best for his portrayal of former federal agent Nelson Van Alden on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. From here on out, however, we’re going to know him as “that guy who did that amazing dramatic reading of that crazy Delta Gamma sorority letter.” Because that’s what this Funny or Die video [NSFW, natch] is: amazing.

The emailed letter, which immediately went viral after being leaked to the internet last Thursday, reads as a searing satire of how approximately every person in the world who is not in a sorority imagines that sororities operate. Except it was real, ya’ll. And, in its own horrible, ‘example of all that is wrong with young girls today’-way, it was also sort of amazing.

Shannon’s reading, now similarly gone viral, got us thinking about other awesome dramatic readings the internet has birthed. Like this one of Gary Oldman reading from R. Kelly’s autobiography Soulacoaster.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh8Fe3liIIc

And this one of David Sedaris reading from Fifty Shades of Grey.

Hey, and Gilbert Gottfried reading from Fifty Shades of Grey. (Warning: you can never unhear Gottfried saying the words  “stroking the front wall of my vagina.”)

What other awesome dramatic readings are out there floating around the world wide web? Post ‘em in the comments, we’d love to watch them.



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