NEW YORK (AP) — Stymied by the NBA lockout, Blake Griffin is using the time off to learn some comedy skills.

The Los Angeles Clippers All-Star forward is interning at the comedy website Funny Or Die. He arrived at the site’s LA offices Tuesday to begin three days of work in video production.

Griffin will help write, shoot, edit and act in several videos for the site. Co-founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Funny Or Die quickly creates digital comedy videos, often with celebrity guest appearances.

Griffin said he’s a big comedy fan and an avid viewer of Funny Or Die. As an intern, he hopes to learn more about film production.

The 22-year-old Griffin was last season’s NBA Rookie of the Year and its Slam Dunk Contest winner.

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