(PG-13) After much protesting, a man gives in to peer pressure and snorts cocaine at a cocktail party. But his friends had no idea just how much of a coke fiend the guy was. Ace Norton’s short film goes off the deep end quickly as its protagonist turns into a human vacuum cleaner.
(PG-13: Language) If comedian Nish Kumar could be any other person on the planet, it would be Will Champion, the drummer from Coldplay. He explains his rationale in this hilarious standup routine about the beauty of being fabulously rich and powerful, yet totally anonymous.
It’s a common trope for true crime shows to change the names of witnesses and victims in dramatizations of real-life events. Alasdair Beckett-King imagines what sort of ridiculous names they might use in this hilarious sketch in which even the detectives had to get new names.
We know they help support content creators, but we’re as guilty as anyone of skipping the ads on YouTube after five seconds. But what exactly happens after that point in the pre-roll? Comedy Central’s truly warped video delves into the mystery of what lies beyond. And no, you can’t click “Skip Ad” no matter how hard you try.
Have you ever watched a movie and an alien starts talking in their native tongue, but no subtitles come on screen? Are they saying something critical to the story? Is Closed Captioning turned off? Joel Haver and Brandon Dester sum up the feeling of confusion that comes with scenes like that in this animated comedy sketch.
Podcasts don’t benefit from visuals to help create a mood, so they rely on sound effects, music, and narration style to get their point across. Alasdair Beckett-King pokes fun at the genre of spooky horror and murder podcasts, and tropes like their soft, foreshadowing vocals, and the abundance of unnecessary words.
“Some of the best kills that I have ever seen… and that ain’t bad for a PG-13.” With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 47%, X-Men Apocalypse wasn’t exactly the best of the franchise. Dogfood’s rap about watching the movie while hungover reminds us of some of its more redeeming qualities.
(PG-13: Language) Oreo cookies are perfectly delicious all on their own, so why do we need alternative Oreo flavors like carrot cake, candy corn, and java chip? College Humor takes a jab at the cookie company introducing an endless stream of strange and unnecessary variants.
With state birds like Louisiana’s pelican, choosing a bird to represent your state seems like a decent idea. But Jam2Go’s video essay points out how many states completely missed the point, either picking inappropriate birds or duplicating other states. Along the way, he offers some suggestions on how to fix the problem.
This commercial spot from UAE telco company Etisalat sums up some of life’s many catastrophes in 60-seconds. The fail-filled video offers a heaping helping of slapstick comedy, and perfect pacing to get its message across. It’s got more disasters than a dozen Farmer’s Insurance commercials.
This Korean sci-fi comedy follows the misfit crew of a spaceship who escape Earth’s impending destruction and attempt to make a living by salvaging space debris. After discovering a young stowaway, they realize she’s a valuable and dangerous target, and decide to demand a ransom for her return. Coming to Netflix 2.5.21.
Based on Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Dark Horse comic, Resident Alien follows the story of an extraterrestrial who crash-lands on Earth on a mission to destroy humanity, only to get distracted by a crime-solving mission while disguised as a human. Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Rogue One) stars. Coming to SYFY 1.27.2021.
(PG-13: Language) In this silly sketch from Aunty Donna’s Netflix series Big Ol’ House of Fun, housemate Mark decides to take in a stray he found wandering around outside. But it’s not a dog or a cat, this is a full-grown man. Fortunately, Antony Starr is a bit more docile here than as Homelander on The Boys.
A “monsterpocalypse” forces what’s left of humanity to take refuge underground. As survivors pair off, Joel braves the surface, facing the monsters between him and his high school sweetheart. Potentially as fun as “Zombieland” but with Michael Rooker in the Woody Harrelson role. VOD release drops 10.16.20.
(PG-13: Language) “Stir the sandwich… and slice the tea.” A woman answers her phone only to be met with demands from a mysterious caller lurking in the shed in her backyard. Francis Higgins and Viper Films poke fun at a classic horror film trope in this silly, but absolutely perfect little skit.
Ali Ali’s silly commercial envisions a world where Egyptian bakery company Edita is struggling to move its HoHos snack cakes, and how one clever employee comes up with a simple design change to send sales through the roof. We wonder what these could these guys do to sell more Twinkies.
(PG-13: Language) An awkward and socially-inept woman invites a girlfriend over for a sleepover, but we quickly discover their friendship isn’t real, and things take quite an unexpected turn. Carlyn Hudson’s dark comedy short film could easily be the premise for an episode of Black Mirror.
A couple finds themselves having difficulty connecting while quarantined apart, as they struggle to figure out if it’s their relationship that’s falling apart, or just their internet connection. Dogfood’s sketch offers a humorous look at one of the many challenges of dating in today’s world.
(PG-13: Language) Eli Shapiro’s short film about a guy and his childhood friend is filled with uncomfortable moments, yet is completely relatable for anyone who’s ever had a “friend” who was so obnoxious, but you couldn’t get rid of them. Actors Sean Brannon and Will Cooper’s great chemistry is revealed mostly through improv.
We honestly have no idea what to say after watching Quentin Smirhes‘ absurdist music video about a guy who thinks he’s a “chooka” train, but all we knew was we had to share it with the rest of the world immediately. Perhaps we’ve been hypnotized into doing it. Enjoy the source material here.
Two men find themselves at the wrong end of the long arm of the law. As they make a break for it into the woods, they question the decision that changed everything. Kevin James continues to prove his sketch comedy chops with perfect use of dramatic tension and a solid punchline. Filmed by the Kinnane Brothers.
Comedian James Veitch walks us through a gameplay tutorial for “Lockdown! The Game!” an entirely too appropriate card game about being stuck at home during a pandemic. While the game doesn’t actually exist, we’re pretty sure he’d sell millions if he did a crowdfunding campaign right now. We love the tiny toilet paper rolls.
Anyone in a serious relationship knows that communication and compromise are key to a fruitful partnership. Comedian Stevie Emerson envisions a conversation with his girlfriend is much like the business negotiations on an episode of Shark Tank. We’re just really glad he’s not dating Kevin O’Leary.
Kevin James continues to kill it with his YouTube channel, delivering sketch after sketch of hilarious and twisted comedy. In this clip, James plays a real estate agent who can’t help but shake an uncomfortable feeling after visiting a creepy old mansion… in his dreams.
You ever have a little food on your face and your friend points it out? Comedic actor Kevin James and his pal experience just that… and a little more, in this hilarious bit we spotted on his new YouTube channel. While you’re there, be sure to check out his Rocky and Star Wars sound guy sketches.