I love and hate the internet. On one side it helps me get in touch with my loved ones living overseas, I can make bank transfers from home and I find it very educational. On the other side, it makes me fight with people I’ve never met, I’m poor because of all the useless stuff I buy online and it’s making me dumb. Happy, but dumb.
I never thought I’d spent so much of my time watching silly videos online. If I had used the same time learning another language, I’d already have published my first epic fiction novel in Mandarin. I hope you enjoy these videos and join me in the club of the happy procrastinators.
1. Nude Tuesday on Stan
Nude Tuesday is a brilliant and very funny New Zealand movie filmed in gibberish, with different subtitle options. You can choose the one written by Julia Davis or the one written by Celia Pacquola and Ronny Chieng. It makes it two totally different funny movies. Recommended!
2. Kirsty Webeck’s Twitter feed
Kirsty Webeck is not just a hilarious standup comedian, she is also a tweet machine! She shoots a million tweets per day. She’s got all sorts of silly current affair jokes, plus plenty of tweets featuring her pets Fergie and Joan. Jokes, cats and dogs – what else do you need?
3. Official Bird Anthem
I can spend all day watching funny animal voiceover videos. @thenatureparty on Instagram has great ones. I strongly recommend the Official Bird Anthem video – it’s priceless.
4. Gleyf Brauly’s cover of Bon Jovi’s Living on a Prayer
Gleyf Brauly is a singer and plays the keyboard. He is from Brazil and he can play and sing any cover song in the world. Especially American pop hits from the 80s and 90s. He doesn’t speak a word of English though; he sings the songs the way he thinks they sound.
5. What your gym schedule says about you
Tedsthetics sits in his car and shares his opinions on everything from pizza toppings to Australian shops, coffee and tattoos. What he says is very accurate and you can’t change my mind!
6. How dog breeds fight
Jonny Devaney acts out different dog breeds in different situations. It’s very impressive how he captures the essence of any breed. I didn’t know that comparing a corgi with a Yorkshire terrier in a fight could be so funny.
7. Music video clips without the music
I mean, I can’t. It’s too funny; way too funny. The power of score music in movies is so unappreciated. It can turn a hilarious video into a romantic story. I can watch these videos over and over and snort every time.
8. David making a baGuetta
Duncan Evans (AKA @curlykidlife) got my attention when I came across one of his Instagram posts – a video superimposing the famous DJ David Guetta over cooking videos. This masterpiece is called “David making a baGuetta”. It’s flawless.
9. Drew Lynch – Concussed
Every now and then you come across a comedian you’ve never heard before and instantly enjoy. Drew Lynch was one of my great discoveries this year. His jokes are incredibly well crafted, very chilled, coupled with a likable persona. His standup special, Concussed, is very funny.
10. The Tiny Chef Show
The most adorable chef on the internet made of felt. He speaks in a silly Tiny Chef language (that I’ve almost perfected) that will make any person giggle with utter joy.
Ivan Aristeguieta’s comedy special, Happy Papi, is streaming on Paramount+. It’s one of eight standup specials filmed at the Malthouse theater in Melbourne