is a children's BBC show for pre-schoolers. Completely wordless, it's a fairly delightful and surprisingly funny mixture of shape recognition, music and discovery (and lots of visual comedy), where "the line" draws a series of challenges and problems for Dipdap to solve. Here's every single episode of it
On September 1st, Paul F. Tompkins officially checks in
to the Superego Clinic For Analytical Pscience™
for the long-awaited fourth season of the group's comedy/improv podcast. Can't wait? There's good news! Throughout the month of August, Superego will be posting new unreleased material to hold you over, starting with part one of a new Behind The Bonus
episode, featuring previously unreleased material ($1.99 download). There will also be new animated Superego Supershorts posted to their You Tube channel
, and more. The Superego facebook page
is also a flurry of activity, and you can even get a personalized post card
. [more inside]
Dratch & Fey's 1999 two-woman show. (SLYT)
The audio is terrible, the video's no better, the tracking on the VHS tape should have been adjusted... and it's still well worth the 45 minutes.
A viral video series uses role reversal to humorously highlight casual insensitivities & stereotyping: If Asians Said The Stuff White People Say
- If Black People Said The Stuff White People Say
- If Latinos Said The Stuff White People Say (YouTube; each video ~2 min.) [more inside]
If Horses Were People
: an equestrian sketch comedy series. [more inside]
digs up Andy Kaufman's My Dinner With Andre (prev.)
parody, My Breakfast With Blassie
. (57m video) [more inside]
"Did you just kiss me?"
"I didn't think so.
" [more inside]
Toast Of London
stars Matt Berry (IT Crowd
, Snuff Box
, Garth Marenghi’s Dark Place
) as troubled theatre actor Steven Toast, an eccentric middle-aged actor with a chequered past who spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it. With a recent divorce, a highly controversial play to perform every night, a shell shocked army officer for a brother and an audition in a prison - it’s turning into another very busy day for Toast in this, the pilot episode for the Channel 4 series. [SLYT] [NSFW] [more inside]
A Paul F. Tompkins Christmas Party Story
. Actually it's mostly a story about smoking pot, but I figured it was a timely way to present this: Someone (not me!) has compiled 132 Paul F. Tompkins videos into one YouTube channel
. [132LYT] [more inside]
Have some slang you want to insert into the popular consciousness? Rappedian (Comapper?) Zach Sherwin
shows you how to do it in his pukka new music video, Legato Gelato
of the end of the latest season of Children's Hospital
, South African producers Your Girlfriend
made a tribute video: It's Children's Hospital Africa
With the momentous series finale of Breaking Bad just hours away, fans of the show are hungry for something, anything to wile away the time before the epic conclusion tonight. So why not kick back and chew the fat with your fellow MeFites with the help of a little tool I like to call "The Periodic Table of Breaking Bad." [more inside]
Do you like history? Do you like drunk people? If you answered yes to these two questions, you may like Drunk History, where you get to see what happens when a drunk historian explains what happened. The original web series was previously
discussed twice on metafilter.
Now there's more: [more inside]
It's time for MIND YOUR MANNERS with BILLY QUAN
, a recurring spoof on martial arts movies from classic Seattle sketch comedy group Almost Live! Today's episode:
, 8 BALL
ENTER THE BOWLER
, NEW YEAR
, FIVE IRON
Remember kids, BE LIKE BILLY. BEHAVE YOURSELF!
Stephen Colbert holds dance party after Daft Punk pulled from show
- Comedian and political satirist Stephen Colbert makes no secret his love of music on his late-night program The Colbert Report. But after a contractual conflict that scuttled a guest appearance by Daft Punk, Colbert unleashed his ire onto MTV and his parent company Viacom.
Colbert Dances to Daft Punk's Get Lucky
(direct link to video)
French group Golden Mustache contemplates the sex lives of various video game characters
(video, English subtitles, surprisingly SFW, wait for Tetris)
Combining the only two things that women in commericals can talk about in groups, it's Dannon
Birth Control on the Bottom.
From Yahoo sketch comedy show SketchY
, starring twitter queen Megan Amram
and a very angry Weird Al.
, the historical sketch show on the BBC inspired by the books of the same name
, has been featured previously
on Metafilter. Not mentioned, however, were the real gems of the show, Historical Desktops [MLYT]
: [more inside]
Since it debuted on the blue
in '11 // Epic Rap Battles of History
preppin' // to score itself more than a billion views
// and become TopDog of the pack YouTube
Made by NicePeter
// (two improv comics by Maker
employed) // The series pits icons of legend renowned // in a slick-wit freestyle rap throwdown
With snappier writing, and better FX // online celebs
(and Google Ad checks) // The Epic Rap crew's halfway done with the brew // that is Epic Rap Battles of History Part Deux
The midseason's close? It comes out today. // In one corner: Santa Claus, fresh from his sleigh
And his prophet o' doom? "He ain't Mayan," ERBoH sez.
It's Snoop Dogg -- Snoop Lion -- as mothafuckin' Moses
→ [WHO'S NEXT?]
→ [more inside]
How to Eat a Watermelon Tutorial
(SLYT) was made by Tom Willett
, a 74 year old semi-retired comedian, musician, and actor. Willett's personal website, Comedy Parade
, includes style and character-building tips for budding comedians, interspersed with tributes to comedians he admires. This recent interview
with Willett comes off the heels of the watermelon eating tutorial video's viral success.
When asked why he continues to film videos of his skits, comedic news broadcasts and songs instead of “retiring,” he said it‘s because he hasn’t changed from the 14 year old who decided to throw all of his ambition into being an entertainer.
“I’m basically the same person I was when I was 14 — inside. I haven‘t changed what I like and I never do what you’re supposed to do. I do what feels right.”
"Call Me Maybe" (Chatroulette version)
is Steve Kardynal's latest costumed lip-sync cover video - and as usual it comes complete with hilarious & happy audience reaction shots.
If you like this, you'll probably also enjoy his Chatroulette versions of Katy Perry's "Peacock" (previously)
and Lady GaGa's "Telephone" (previously)
. All videos may be considered NSFWish. [more inside]
[NSFW, TW] Sex House
is an Onion webseries about six sexy Americans locked in a house for a reality show about getting nasty, but by the end of the first night things start to get terrible. Think No Exit
meets Black Mirror
), it's a scathing satire of American sexual attitudes that's also amazingly suspenseful.
"Over in Ireland, mention Chris ‘The Viper’ Tordoff of the Hardy Bucks, and everyone immediately thinks comedy. But when Tordoff’s mock-commentary of Olympic sailing
went viral" (video, 3 1/2 min.)
"most international media failed to get the joke
." Often compared to the Canadian hit TV show Trailer Park Boys (previously here & here)
, Hardy Bucks is an Irish mockumentary TV show
"set in a small town in West Ireland, following the misadventures of five hapless men down on their luck, trying to leave their backwards rural hometown and attempt to reach Galway to sample modern civilization". As a series of largely improvised webisodes, it went on to win the 2009 Storyland competition held by Irish national broadcaster RTÉ
, which then commissioned nine TV episodes (two seasons) and a Xmas special. [more inside]
John Daker is going to sing a song that's very popular nowadays, it's Christ The Lord Is Risen Today
, and he's going to do Amore too, okay? There is a subtitled and animated
If Websites Were People: Etsy
. Fox News
Gayle is a short weekly web-series about the hyper-competitive upper-middle class mom Gaye Waters-Waters and her relentless attempts to dominate the local chapter of Mothers Against Road Head. Episode one with links to the latest ten.
What happens when a Southern paleontologist falls for a creationist? According to Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, it might go a little something like this
Battlestar Galactica RPG
contains spoilers for Battlestar Galactica (the good one).
Game of Thrones RPG
contains spoilers for Game of Thrones (season one).
Man vs Wild RPG
contains spoiled meats.
Jersey Shore RPG
spoils our cultural legacy.
Previously, RPG Heroes are Jerks
Funny or Die has gone back to its archives and presents the FOD 1986 lineup
. Among the eight shows available, genre fans are probably going to be most excited about getting a chance to see Malibu Days: Nights
, but I was personally more excited at the fact they exhumed Buildings
Shit Girls Say, a humorous twitter account
created by Graydon Sheppard and his partner Kyle Humphrey, now has two videos based on the joke [1
]. Some women say "um, no thanks."
Here is "The B.S. of A. with Brain Sack," a show aired on Glenn Beck's TV channel that claims to be a "non-partisan" alternative to the Daily Show. How good is it? Better than the right's previous attempts at making a satire show, but uneven.... Judge for yourself: here's a monologue, in five parts: 1
. Here's a few of the better bits: Kill Panel
- Pilgrim Funnies
- Isle of Skulls MLYT [more inside]
, and Bobby
are Uncastable. (via