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Suicide Squad Meets Friends, Best Zombie Prank Ever and More of The Week’s Funniest Videos

This week we're laughing at supervillain sitcoms, Comedy Crib's saddest man ever and more.

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As another week ends, it’s important to blow off some steam with some hilarious videos. An entertainment appetizer, if you will, that’ll make the transition from work to play a little easier.

From a Walking Dead meets David After the Dentist prank to the saddest day in the life of the saddest man, here are five funny things from this week you need to watch.

1. Post-Dental Surgery Zombie Prank

Open your web browser, blindly click three times, and chances are, an unfunny prank video will begin to play. Rarely are these online stunts planned, executed, and reacted to in an amusing manner — let alone be laugh-out-loud funny — with all the players (and the viewer) coming out of it satisfyingly unscathed. This is one of those rarities. After her wisdom teeth are removed, two brothers prank their little sister into thinking the zombie uprising has commenced. But it’s her surprisingly calm and lucid handling of the scenario that might be the standout in a video filled with hilarious moments.


2. Suicide Squad Are Best Friends

We’re still a few months away from the August release of Suicide Squad, but the trailers give us hope that DC’s latest movie won’t be the colossal trainwreck that was Batman V Superman. And if nothing else, it gave us this delightful video which shows just how well the band of merry supervillains mash-up with the very ’90s Friends theme song. We assume Joker and Harley Quinn are the Ross and Rachel of the group.


3. Sad Man, Sad Day

Recently, IFC’s Comedy Crib players Video Frogs released one of the darkest depictions of male single life ever committed to film. Chronicling a day in the life of a sad man, the video takes us through the multiple naps, meager meals, and the constant self-gratification in lieu of self-improvement that plague this doomed individual. (At least the teenager home invasion gets him out of the apartment a little.)


4. Adult Swim – The History of a Television Empire

Nearly 15 years ago, Adult Swim debuted, ushering in a flood of surreal, dadaist humor that pushed the boundaries of animation for the sake of something uniquely original and unexpected. And since then, you can readily see the influence its style has given to modern comedy where tropes and restrictions are obliterated and reshaped into something never seen before. (Without Space Ghost Coast to Coast, we may never have had the surreal talk show host stylings of Scott Aukerman on Comedy Bang! Bang!.) For a brief overview of this surprisingly prognostic network empire, check out YouTuber KaptainKristian’s fantastic and funny video retrospective.


5. How to Make a Real Sharknado

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to ask the important questions: could a Sharknado really happen? The latest episode of YouTube’s Film Theory looks into the “raining animals” phenomenon which is a real thing that sounds terrifying. You probably want to catch the Jaws movies this month on IFC and prepare for the coming shark-pocalypse.

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Best. Characters. Ever.

Our favorite Hank Azaria characters.

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Hank Azaria may well be the most prolific voice and character actor of our time. The work he’s done for The Simpsons alone has earned him a permanent place in the pop culture zeitgeist. And now he’s bringing another character to the mainstream: a washed-up sports announcer named Jim Brockmire, in the aptly titled new series Brockmire.

We’re looking forward to it. So much so that we want to look backward, too, with a short-but-sweet retrospective of some of Azaria’s important characters. Shall we begin?

Half The Recurring Simpsons Characters

He’s Comic Book Guy. He’s Chief Wiggum. He’s Apu. He’s Cletus. He’s Snake. He’s Superintendent Chalmers. He’s the Sea Captain. He’s Kurt “Can I Borrow A Feeling” Van Houten. He’s Professor Frink. He’s Carl. And he’s many more. But most importantly he’s Moe Szyslak, the staple character Azaria has voiced since his very first audition for The Simpsons.

Oh, and He’s Frank Grimes

For all the regular Simpsons characters Azaria has played over the years, his most brilliant performance may have been a one-off: Frank Grimes, the scrappy bootstrapper who worked tirelessly all his life for honest, incremental, and easily-undermined success. Azaria’s portrayal of this character was nuanced, emotional, and simply magical.

Patches O’Houlihan

Dodgeball is a “sport of violence, exclusion and degradation.” as Hank Azaria generously points out in his brief but crucial cameo in Dodgeball. That’s sage wisdom. Try applying his “five D’s” to your life on and off the court and enjoy the results.

Harold Zoid

Of Futurama fame. The crazy uncle of Dr. Zoidberg, Harold Zoid was once a lion (or lobster) of the silver screen until Smell-o-vision forced him into retirement.

Agador

The Birdcage was significant for many reasons, and the comic genius of Hank Azaria’s character “Agador” sits somewhere towards the top of that list. If you haven’t seen this movie, shame on you.

Gargamel

Nobody else could make a live-action Gargamel possible.

Ed Cochran

From Ray Donovan. Great character, great last name [editorial note: the author of this article may be bias].

Kahmunra, The Thinker, Abe Lincoln

All in the Night At The Museum: Battle Of The Smithsonian, a file that let Azaria flex his voice acting and live-action muscles in one fell swoop.

The Blue Raja

Mystery Men has everything, including a fatal case of Smash Mouth. Azaria’s iconic superhero makes the shortlist of redeemable qualities, though.

Dr. Huff

Huff put Azaria in a leading role, and it was good. So good that there is no good gif of it. Internet? More like Inter-not.

Learn more about Hank Azaria’s newest claim to fame right here, and don’t miss the premiere of Brockmire April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Brockmire and Other Public Implosions

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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There’s less than a month until the Brockmire premiere, and to say we’re excited would be an insulting understatement. It’s not just that it stars Hank Azaria, who can do no wrong (and yes, that’s including Mystery Men, which is only cringeworthy because of Smash Mouth). It’s that the whole backstory of the titular character, Jim Brockmire, is the stuff of legends. A one-time iconic sportscaster who won the hearts of fans and players alike, he fell from grace after an unfortunate personal event triggered a seriously public meltdown. See for yourself in the NSFW Funny or Die digital short that spawned the IFC series:

See? NSFW and spectacularly catastrophic in a way that could almost be real. Which got us thinking: What are some real-life sports fails that have nothing to do with botched athletics and everything to do with going tragically off script? The internet is a dark and dirty place, friends, but these three examples are pretty special and mostly safe for work…

Disgruntled Sports Reporter

His co-anchor went offsides and he called it like he saw it.

Jim Rome vs Jim “Not Chris” Everett

You just don’t heckle a professional athlete when you’re within striking distance. Common sense.

Carl Lewis’s National Anthem

He killed it! As in murdered. It’s dead.

To see more moments just like these, we recommend spending a day in your pajamas combing through the muckiness of the internet. But to see something that’s Brockmire-level funny without having to clear your browser history, check out the sneak peeks and extras here.

Don’t miss the premiere of Brockmire April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Portlandia Season 7 In Hindsight

Portlandia Season 7 Now Available Online and on the IFC App.

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Another season of Portlandia is behind us, and oh what a season it was. We laughed. We cried. And we chuckled uncomfortably while glancing nervously around the room. Like every season before it, the latest Portlandia has held a mirror up to ridiculousness of modern American life, but more than ever that same mirror has reflected our social reality in ways that are at once hysterical and sneakily thought-provoking. Here are just a few of the issues they tackled:

Nationalism

So long, America, Portland is out! And yes, the idea of Portland seceding is still less ludicrous than building a wall.

Men’s Rights

We all saw this coming. Exit gracefully, dudes.

Protests

Whatever you stand for, stand for it together. Or with at least one other person.

Free Love

No matter who we are or how we love, deep down we all have the ability to get stalky.

Social Status

Modern self-esteem basically hinges on likes, so this isn’t really a stretch at all.

These moments are just the tip of the iceberg, and much more can be found in the full seventh season of #Portlandia, available right now #online and on the #IFC app.

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