As we become further entrenched in the partisan bickering on (and within) both sides of the aisle, it’s important to occasionally take a break from the crippling negativity that is American Democracy and settle into some upbeat silliness.
From Tony Hale and Adam Pally reenacting a Marvel franchise to a glimpse at the new season of Comedy Bang! Bang!, here are five funny things from this week you need to watch.
1. Captain America: Civil War Reenactors
Tony Hale and Adam Pally take a cue from Ken Burns documentaries in this deeply personal look at two Marvel Civil War reenactors. At work, Hale and Pally are two sad-sack employees of a pool supply shop. In their off-time, they’re respectively Tony Stark and Steve Rogers — better known as Iron Man and Captain America. But infighting and costume budgets threaten the future of their dedicated brand of make-believe.
2. Sneak Peek of Comedy Bang! Bang! Season Five
Host Scott Aukerman and new bandleader “Weird Al” Yankovic chat about the new season of Comedy Bang! Bang! — premiering Friday June 3rd with back-to-back episodes at 11 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. — and offer up some clips of the upcoming episodes. Spoiler alert: It’s mayhem, as usual.
3. Bruce Willis Sings in 1987
For those of you blissfully too young to remember, actor Bruce Willis used to have a music career back his ’80s Moonlighting and Die Hard heyday. Granted, we’re now used to actors with their own mediocre musical side projects, but there was just something about Willis as alter ego Bruno Radolini rocking a harmonica that rubbed us all the wrong way. But nearly 30 years have passed since his debut pop-blues album The Return of Bruno, so we can all look at this HBO mockumentary that “chronicles” the “history” of Bruno’s “talented” “career” and laugh at what used to be.
4. Matthew McConaughey Makes Noises
In the proud tradition of “Owen Wilson Says ‘Wow’,” this supercut demonstrates the McConnaissance’s go-to acting method: when in doubt, make some strange noises.
5. Honest Trailers: Deadpool (Featuring Ryan Reynolds)
We’ve come to know and love the snarky riffs on movie tropes and celebrity culture from Screen Junkies’ Honest Trailer series. But since the latest entry dedicated to skewering the fourth-wall-breaking superhero Deadpool, the film’s star Ryan Reynolds managed to drop in as the titular Merc With a Mouth and mock himself in a Charlie Kaufman-esque spiral of meta humor layered upon ’90s pop culture references.