JInternet can be used for many things. It can be used to spread false information. It can be used to bully your classmates from the comfort of your home. Or you can buy uranium on the dark web. But it can also be a good laugh. Here are some of the funniest things I’ve seen on the internet.
1. Aunty Donna: resisting bullying
Everyone discovers Aunt Donna the same way. It will be around 1am to 3am and you won’t be able to fall asleep. Instead of drinking a cup of tea and trying to count a few sheep, you decide to let dad’s algorithm take you for a walk. After hours of reaction videos, video essays on the hidden meaning of Family Guy and conspiracy theories (I do think Avril Lavigne is a clone, for the record), you’ve come across the undisputed kings of Australian sketch comedy.
Although they’re pretty much household names these days, with a fantastic show on Netflix under their belt and an upcoming show on the ABC (about time), the guys’ best material still lives on their wildly successful YouTube channel. The crème de la crème, in my humble opinion, is the underrated classic Stand Up Against Bullying. It’s classic Aunty Donna, good ol’ nonsense madness. Also, Broden yelling “Fuck you” will never fail to make me laugh.
2. Gilly and Keeves: Sleep Cop
Gilly and Keeves is a sketch duo featuring comedians Shane Gillis and John McKeever. This sketch has a fairly simple concept: what if a policeman was sleepwalking? I think the genius of this is how they hold the tension. It keeps building and building until it reaches boiling point. Fair warning, this sketch gets a little red-hot in terms of content – but if you’re a true connoisseur of internet sketch comedy like me, Gilly and Keeves is definitely a tasty treat.
3. Slingshot Stuffing
Oh baby, I love me a good prank. Love them with all my heart. But something happened to internet pranks… they stopped talking about pranks, man! They became awfully acted out “social experiments” (like that squeaky classic King Joey Salads) that had their viewers mumbling “I’ve lost all hope in humanity” while ignoring their own children for losing their lives to fight on facebook. .
But make no mistake: there are still ripper pranks on the web, like this classic. What really tickles me about this prank is the desperation you see on the man’s face as he is shot down into the sky. He is resigned to his fate as his life flashes before his eyes. All her regrets, all her successes, her first love, her first sorrow; all consume his thoughts before he is sent to heaven. You might think I’m reading too much in this seven-second video, and to that I say: you’re not reading enough.
4. Fergie doing the cartwheel
Fergie is the greatest performer to ever grace God’s Green Earth. The screams, the one-handed cartwheel, the fact that she doesn’t do it once, not twice… But FOUR TIMES! Fergie had no reason to go so hard for a performance on a morning show. But thank God she did.
5. Rey Mysterio – Hero
OK, there’s nothing inherently funny about this video, but for a bit of context: when I was a kid, I was a huge WWE fan (still am). I had the action figures, I had the video games, I even had the CDs that had all the wrestler entrance tracks. Shout out to my mom for having the restraint not to break my copy of Wreckless Intent – if my kid played the Batista theme song (Saliva classic I Walk Alone) on a 24 hour loop, I’d throw the CD player away and my son in the ocean. But I digress. What really tickles me about this video is that the 60,000 views of this video are mostly made up of eight-year-olds and emotionally stunted men thinking, “Woah…that’s epic.” And honestly, they’re not wrong. It’s epic!
6. Drake Cake
@fuckedupfood has to be my favorite Twitter account right now. I spend hours of my days browsing their page. Some of my personal favorites are the peanut butter and tomato sauce sandwich, and some bangers and mash where the mashed potatoes were made with chocolate milk. If you need confirmation that God is really dead, this Twitter account is for you.
That being said, there’s something wholesome about this Drake fan trying to bake a cake inspired by Drake’s Nothing Was The Same album cover. Sure, the cake looks atrocious and inedible, but it was made with love! And isn’t that the most important?
7. Boonk Gang
2018 was the year of the coup. Gaining influence on the internet was more important than breathing fresh air. Many influencers would perform insane stunts in pursuit of their 15 minutes of fame, but no influencer could ever hold a candle to the absolutely jaw-dropping stunts that Boonk performed. If you’ve never seen Boonk Gang before, his shtick is pretty straightforward: Boonk will walk into an establishment, steal something, then run away yelling “Boonk Gang, whole gang shit.” While I personally don’t approve of any of Boonk’s actions, I would be lying if I said I never scanned apples and onions at Woolies and quietly muttered “all gang shit” to myself.
8. This is how you eat a Big Mac
Damn. This one hurts me the most. As far as we know, we’ve been eating Big Macs wrong all our lives and Fatboy SSE just wanted to show us the error of our ways. But now, we’ll never know, because just before Fatboy SSE bites into that meaty goodness, his so-called friend snatches the burger out of his hands…a damn shame.
Also, this video is the only responsible for my “take off my shirt and yell ‘come on son'” era that I had in the summer of 2018.
9. Dan Rath’s Comedy Up Late Set
Stand-up comedy is my first and true love. I always go down the YouTube rabbit hole to find new comedians. But one clip I keep coming back to is Dan Rath’s Comedy Up Late set. Rath is one of the best comics Australia has ever produced. Just look. You will not regret it.
10. The Butterfield Diet
The first time I saw this, I was hanging out with comedians after a show. We were all zoned out on the couch watching videos on TV. My buddy Nick then asked a question that changed my life forever: “Have you seen the Butterfield diet?
“No,” I replied innocently, unaware that my world was about to be turned upside down.
The writing of this sketch is crazy. No sentence is lost. He keeps playing jokes on you at such a fast pace that it’s hard to keep up. This video is so funny that when Nick put it on, I thought I was going to die. I thought I was going to go into cardiac arrest. Not to overdo the video or anything, but if you can’t see your life flashing before your eyes while watching this, maybe comedy isn’t for you.
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