Sketch comedy made by men. Or whatever.
July 30, 2013 9:46 AM   Subscribe

Well, the first two I watched.... not funny.
posted by starvingartist at 10:25 AM on July 30, 2013

I only managed to watch one.
posted by alby at 10:36 AM on July 30, 2013

Man, I really don't like to pop into a thread just to post something negative, but my cats are funnier than this, and they aren't even trying. Also they're better at Twitter.
posted by bizwank at 10:53 AM on July 30, 2013

Well, I like them. Especially this one.
posted by orme at 11:00 AM on July 30, 2013 [2 favorites]

That one made me sad, orme.
posted by Kwine at 11:29 AM on July 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

Just watched the boom mic one again, definitely my favorite.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:39 AM on July 30, 2013 [1 favorite]

I like these guys a lot. I think Look At Allen is their best!
posted by wemayfreeze at 12:00 PM on July 30, 2013 [2 favorites]

The one linked by orme features four guys self-administering CO poisoning in a car in a closed garage. Someone brought his dog along, so presumably the dog dies too. I'm really not getting it. Is this comedy for really sad people?
posted by amtho at 12:29 PM on July 30, 2013

This is great.

It's comedy for people who like their humour extremely dark and/or absurd, sometimes to the point or beyond the point of discomfort and - yes - sometimes not actually being funny at all.

That's intentional and that's part of why I really like this, or at least what I have seen so far.

Thanks for posting.
posted by motty at 1:15 PM on July 30, 2013 [2 favorites]

So basically this is one of these self-aware metacommentary type of comedies, minus the self-awareness?
posted by Pyrogenesis at 1:16 PM on July 30, 2013

Fuck. These are awful.
posted by xmutex at 4:23 PM on July 30, 2013

To my tastes, these are some of the most refreshing bits of comedy I've ever seen on youtube. The subtexts are exquisitely ambiguous and discursive. These guys are saying things that are very, very difficult to say in popular language, not at the risk of offense but because the popular lexicon has scarcely the requisite parts. I have trouble articulating what they're saying about violence, gender, home, friendship, culture and the rest, but that doesn't mean I don't "understand" them (Which is to say that I feel immense meaning; the sensation eludes impartial description.)

Life is completely absurd. It's cruel. It's full of people mindlessly abusing their power, neglecting their potential, and grasping desperately into the darkness for something worth holding on to. Along the way, people stretch themselves onto the skeletons of unruly caricatures, reciting the scripts given them of patriarchy, racism, and classism. The world, as a thing we're supposed to learn, is not a very safe place. I don't describe it this way because I'm sad. I'm mostly an optimist; I think it's stunning--I can only gape in awe--that people become such beautiful creatures despite the conditions of their universe. (Maybe the beauty is just mine? Leave it me, then!)

To me, WOMEN is saying things about masculinity and suicide and relationships that I think are spot on. If you don't think they're saying anything about these subjects, that's one issue. But if you do and you think what they're saying is worthless, I must emphatically disagree.

In any case, I shouldn't have to be sad to like this. I can totally understand why someone, maybe even most people, would get nothing of value from these videos, but demeaning others for finding some value where we do not is crassly cynical. (Do we say this daily? I think we ought.)
posted by an animate objects at 11:55 PM on July 30, 2013 [6 favorites]

Ok, I just thought these were funny, until I read an inanimate objects' comment. Now I am watching the boom mic video again and sobbing inconsolably.
posted by orme at 2:30 AM on July 31, 2013 [4 favorites]

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