Cameron James: 10 Funniest Things I’ve Seen (Online) | civilization

meWe missed people. Thanks to something called Covid-19 (look for it), I’ve been around other humans less and less for the past two years. I miss you too! I’ve missed hearing couples squabbling on the train, seeing insta girls getting ruined by their dog, seeing cocky businessmen with bluetooth speakers wandering down the footpath.

Most of all, I’ve missed my favorite brand of reality comedy: the moment when absurdity meets reality; The exotic drink is “100% real” and “must be fake”.

Fortunately for me, the internet has a bit of a bunch of this stuff, so it turns out I didn’t need real life at all! Here are 10 of my favourites. There is some magic in these passages that say something powerful about humanity striving to communicate. Or maybe it’s funny to see people fail. will be the verdict.

1. Philomena Konk

This is exactly what I’m about. Diane Morgan (comedian genius) embodies her bushy and sassy journalistic character Philomena Konk so fully and completely that when the real experts sit in front of her in an interview, they are forced to respond. Will they make fun of her? Or try to help her? It’s watching real people have to decide right now if Being sympathetic to a clumsy idiot. I love him, and I love her, but we’re both in long-term relationships plus she’s never even heard of me so maybe it just won’t work out.

2. The height of the five

Either you love Jackass or you don’t. I wouldn’t waste valuable words trying to convert the second set. All I’m going to say is that this clip is a true Looney Tunes fun of harmless fun, and I hope it continues for another 30 minutes.

3. Oh, hello

Remember when the internet acted shocked and amazed when John Mulaney broke up with his wife, then went villain, then started dating a celebrity, and then carried that fame? I was not surprised. Because Mulaney’s obsessive dark side was always right in front of us in his character George from Oh, Hey. This is a 90-minute impromptu chat where you can watch Mulani’s mind work in real time in response to unrecognized questions from the medium and the crowd, and – guess what – he’s evil as hell.

4. A rude talking car

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Comedians and spouses Brendon Walsh and Amanda Conrad host the World Record Podcast, where they spend 99% of their time pranking local businesses and testing the patience of middle management. It’s addictive listening. These two are artists at keeping people on the hook, guiding them toward attraction. This show features a soulful performance by Amanda as a woman whose AI car continues to insult her.

5. Nathan Fielder and John Wilson

These guys made two of my favorite shows of the past decade. ‘Nathan for You’ and ‘How to Deal with John Wilson’ were two fickle sides of the psyche Coin, capturing real humans in their most absurd moments. This clip starts out as a real behind-the-scenes video, but quickly turns into performance art from two guys who love awkwardness as much as I do.

6. David S Pumpkins

Well, this has nothing to do with my “absurdity versus reality” topic, but it’s an infographic that I watch when I need encouragement. Plus there’s something incredibly surreal about seeing famous actor Tom Hanks fully commit to the most gruesome SNL character piece since the MacGruber days. Yes, we are now back to the look! It’s Tom Hanks (Oscar winner) doing something weird! This kinda fits.

7. This country

The Office debuted in 2001 and everyone tried to copy its dummy format, but no one really liked it. Even this state. Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper are a fraternal duo from regional Britain who have done a comedy about class and this is the closest thing I’ve seen to being a true documentary – mostly because the rest of the cast is made up of real-life locals in their hometown.

8. Xtremers

Kyle Mooney is now on SNL, but back in the early days online when he started posting on YouTube, I had no idea who this guy was. The YouTube graphic was so fresh and undistorted that I thought this guy might be a real interviewer for a few seconds. His style — of being nervous to talk to even the most ordinary of people — immediately prompts his subjects to step up the interview and take matters into their own hands. so funnnyyyyyyyyyy.

9. Who is America?

This was Sacha Baron Cohen’s big comeback to prank people on TV and I can’t explain to you how excited all my comedian friends were. This prank on former Republican politician Jason Spencer (he was forced to resign after what he did in this clip) was a highlight. How on earth does he get people to do that? And how do they believe in the insane compensatory work?

10. Kate Berlant and John Early

The idea of ​​having that much-coveted comedy spot on The Tonight Show, and wasting it with an almost scripted meltdown, is a very funny one to me. I like to imagine the average American at home watching him with furrowed eyebrows, not realizing he’s a bit.

  • Cameron James is a comedian and podcaster. You can follow him on Instagram, listen to his podcasts, and watch his new show Electric Dreams live across the country in 2022