IIt’s hard for me to remember a time before the Internet. I… read books? Today the internet is all-consuming, but I’m grateful because it taught me how to cook, it taught me philosophy, and it taught me not to believe a man when he tells you that you brush your teeth with charcoal will solve your bad breath. The following is a selection of some internet stuff that made me laugh and that you will enjoy too!
1. Lil Golo
Lil Golo is a national treasure (born in New Zealand, but that hasn’t stopped us before). Golo appeals to the kid in me, who would definitely have to shell out $50 and walk to school if he ever had the chance to meet Golo.
2. Danielle Walker
Danielle is one of my favorite comedians to watch live. Her mind conjures up weird and wonderful ideas and she balances deliciously dark and silly. This tweet is a perfect example. Plus, she loves pickling, which we have in common.
3. Sam Campbell: How to Make Vintage Photos
Coming off the Edinburgh Fringe’s biggest accolade, the Sam Campbell star is on a roll. A lot of people will try to pretend they’re friends with Sam, so I’d like to take this opportunity to officially point out that Sam and I occasionally play squash together. He’s pretty good.
4. Mark Silcox: Aamer Rahman’s Reverse Racism
I met Mark Silcox in Edinburgh, when I was already a secret fan because of this video. When you’re of South Asian descent, it’s ingrained in you to address older South Asian men, regardless of their relationship, as an uncle. I call Mark Uncle, and I think he finds it quite strange. I’ve always wanted my parents’ approval, but because Mark is one of the funniest people I know AND an uncle, I want his approval instead.
Everything on TV these days is just a remake of an old show. No one is willing to take risks or support new ideas – but if you keep rehashing old ideas, surely you’ll start with some of the greatest televisions of all time? This Instagram account that mixes the Sopranos and Seinfeld gets it.
6. I Think You Should Leave: Brian’s Hat
I was a juror once. It was a messy trial and I won’t go into detail, but at some point we learned how the defendant (who is now in jail) had been texting the plaintiff way too many times. We then spent two days listening to the reading of these texts, one by one. That experience obviously wasn’t essential to finding this skit hilarious, but it made it extra special to me.
7. Katt Williams: Everyday I’m Hustlin’
I love Kat Williams. That song and that Williams track are one and the same in my mind now. Thank goodness Coles Radio would never dare to play Rick Ross, because I’d be pushing my cart down those aisles clearing all the shelves, doing that dance.
8. Post Reddit: “My girlfriend told me the music I play during sex is weird”
I don’t quite understand what Reddit is, but from time to time my friend and longtime collaborator Neilesh Verma will send me stuff from there that I know will bring a lot of joy. It’s no different. It’s a wonderful storytelling, with risks, stakes and it all culminates in a very satisfying climax.
9. Maria Bamford
I loved the Melbourne Comedy Festival Gala as a kid (and still do). That’s probably one of the main reasons I started doing comedy. Maria Bamford was a regular and she was just as funny as ever, in a way that she always was. The commencement speech she gave at her alma mater (don’t worry, I don’t know what a commencement speech is either, alma or mater) was in a way that belonged to her as well. It’s brilliant.
10. Tribute to George Floyd by David Guetta
In this list, there are a lot of people who are intentionally funny, but to me, none of this will ever come close to David Guetta’s tribute to George Floyd. Racially motivated police brutality obviously isn’t funny, but somehow a naff European dance floor inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement couldn’t be funnier. A soaring synth, a snippet of Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have a Dream speech and a drop in rhythm followed by Guetta’s fist as people dance at home – it’s comedy.
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