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.