After years of battling for late night supremacy on Comedy Central, comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert settled another beef last week, one a little closer to the heart- Who is the biggest Star Wars fan?
In a dippy promotional clip for Disney and the ongoing UNICEF campaign on Omaze, Colbert and Stewart not only spar with words and trivia, but also with a light saber.
The clip opens with an excited Colbert calling Stewart and sharing the news of the charitable giveaways offered by "Star Wars: Force for Change", an initiative from Disney and Lucas film dedicated. While geeking out about their odds at Star Wars glory, Stewart mentions that he is the greatest "Star Wars" fan in the world, to which Colbert "takes umbrage".
To settle the score once and for all, the two agree on a trivia contest, instead of a knife fight proposed by Colbert. Colbert arrives at Stewart's office to find him in an Obi-Wan Kenobi outfit, but holding a red light saber that is characteristic of Darth Vader. "My blue Obi-Wan light saber had no batteries in it," Stewart sheepishly admits and moves on to the actual fight in which the pair "use the Force" to trade the saber back and forth while spouting off random "Star Wars" trivia.
Star Wars nerd supremacy was finally awarded to Stewart after he masterfully reappeared as Princess Leia post getting hit with the saber by Colbert. However, before they parted, the pair recreated a classic exchange between Han Solo and Leia.
The video is part of a campaign by Omaze, to benefit UNICEF that will see one lucky donor win a small role in the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode VII." If you donate at least $10 to the campaign (It runs until 11:59 p.m. PST on Friday, 18 July), you're automatically entered for a chance to travel to the film's London set, where you'll appear in a scene, get behind-the-scenes access to a closed shoot and meet a variety of cast members. The money will go to all kinds of wonderful projects involving small humans, UNICEF's Innovation Labs and its innovative projects.
Some of those programs include building "portable, solar-powered learning kits being built in China, Uganda, and Burundi to ensure underprivileged children in these countries have access to relevant, high-quality educational materials" and "mobile phone application developed in South Sudan and Uganda, and used in the Philippines, that helps reunite children with their families after an emergency," Rolling Stones reported.
Episode VII director J.J. Abrams announced the Force for Change project in a May video filmed at the Abu Dhabi set of the upcoming sequel. Disney has already committed $1 million to the project.
As long as you are above 18 and a resident of India, Argentina, Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, USA, or the UK, you are eligible for the goodies.
The Star Wars: Force for Change Grand Prize includes:
• Airfare and accommodations to London for one winner and a guest
• Behind-the-scenes access on the closed set of Star Wars: Episode VII as VIP guests of J.J. Abrams
• An opportunity to meet members of the cast
• Will be dressed up like a Star Wars character and filmed for a scene in Star Wars: Episode VII
The movie is set to premiere in theatres on December 18, 2015.