With the weather getting hotter and humidified, the temptation to lock yourself in an air-conditioned living room becomes overwhelming. But rather than bathe yourself in agoraphobic shame, embrace the privacy and enjoy some goofy videos.
From Steve Harvey contemplating his life to the “Oh Hello” guys talking “the-ater” on Comedy Bang! Bang!, here are five funny things from this week you need to watch.
1. Steve Harvey Doesn’t Want to Host Family Feud Anymore
Interacting with one dumb family would be bad enough, but every Family Feud host has had to deal with two clans of mouth-breathers per episode. And judging from this video from the always-great Vic Berger, it appears Steve Harvey has heard one clueless (and falsely praised) answer too many.
2. The Oh Hello Guys Talk Broadway
Upper West Siders George St. Geegland (John Mulaney) and Gil Faizon (Nick Kroll) stopped by Comedy Bang! Bang! this week to talk about their upcoming Broadway show and how both Hamilton‘s Lin Manuel-Miranda and Cats have ripped them off.
3. The Lonely Island Enjoy a Compliments Battle
The Lonely Island (who also appear on tonight’s Comedy! Bang! Bang! season premiere) recently participated in an In Your Face Compliments Battle, which essentially entails the delivery and bravado of a rap battle but with the kindness and effusive praise of a greeting card.
J.K. Simmons earned a well-deserved Oscar for his red-faced, brutally-tough-love performance of a demanding music teacher in Whiplash. And through clever edits and mixing, Eclectic Method’s Johnny Wilson and 16-year-old Genranon turned the film’s jazz soundtrack into a high-energy rave. (You probably also want to check out new Comedy Bang! Bang! band leader “Weird Al” in College Humor’s Whiplash parody.)
5. Undercover Lyft with Shaquille O’Neal
The professional ride-sharers at Lyft have launched a YouTube series entitled Undercover Lyft, which casts celebrities as Lyft drivers picking up unsuspecting passengers. Of course, going undercover is damn near impossible for someone like Shaquille O’Neal, but we won’t let that detract from a 7′ 1″, 325 lb. center in a Harpo wig. (For more ride share fun, check out Portlandia‘s Talkative Driver series.)