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  • SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    No mention of That Guy with the Glasses or Angry Video Game Nerd? I know AVGN isn't that well liked around here for some reason, but the That Guy with the Glasses site has a good bit of talented people on staff.

    And I like pretty much everything James Rolfe (AVGN) does.

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited December 2009

    Improvolone: Obviously, you don't really wanna put it out there on blast, but I do admit, I'm curious as hell what it was you did that had facebook stalking groups set up surrounding your meme vid.

    It was something stupid that no body should have cared about. But no. I pissed people off by doing something so close to nothing...

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    The Onion still does some really great stuff.

    That Guy With Glasses has never made me laugh. Never. I'll admit that I've not delved too deep into the site, but why should I when the stuff I've already seen was terrible?

    And I guess Channel 101 isn't strictly internet humour, but it couldn't exist the way it does without the internet. And it's been consistently great for years now. By consistent I mean that there are always at least 2 good Prime Time shows.

    I've watched a fair bit of AVGN. He's much better when he just plays and talks about the games. His skits outside of the games are rarely funny or even interesting to watch. And he tries too hard with the profanity.

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Now that derrickcomedy are done making their movie with all its fancy they're back to making more youtube sketches. I guess they all take the time in between being superstars to get together and be awesome again.

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  • President RexPresident Rex Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    BubbaT wrote: »
    Internet comedy is like porn - every variety you can think of is out there and at least one other person in the world shares your tastes.

    But how is it trending in the future? Porn, for example, has moved at least in part away from the "So lady, how are you gonna pay for this pizza?" /cue bassline stuff.

    What was the internet comedy foundation before?

    The OP mentions maddox. I believe his comedy stems from the fact he was outlandish and hyperbolic in a way that wasn't possible in TV, print or radio. He said things in such a way that only internet anonymity could initially protect his persona (although he did eventually shed the anonymity once he had developed a fan base). But despite his visitor counters in the hundred thousands, that's not an overly large portion of internet users (even barring duplicates and such).

    Much of what seems to top the comedy charts nowadays doesn't seem to be pushing peoples' rage buttons so much, so I doubt the trend is towards more grossly perverse or sarcastic content (although SA and 4chan tend that way). The pinnacle of present internet-based comedy seems to be LOLcats, powerthirst and even PA (i.e. generally satirical content with an absurdist twist (although usually not so satirical in the case of LOLcats)).

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  • UndefinedMonkeyUndefinedMonkey Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Pretty sure these guys are the funniest thing on the internet right now.

    BEHOLD:

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Some slob acting like an idiot and a joke that was old when my grandfather first heard it. Those guys have really cornered the market on funny.

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  • mrt144mrt144 King of the Numbernames Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I think a lot of internet comedy revolves around parody and critique of other media forms. Red Letter Media with the Star Trek and Star Wars reviews is not only on point but very funny. Straight written critique can be very entertaining such as Ruthless reviews. This is not something you get to see in non internet media which is advertising driven and funded by conglomerates who have a conflicted interest in giving good reviews to movies, music, literature, etc etc.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    That may be a strong point for internet humour, but most of the stuff I see around is just guys who think the lame jokes they make at the bar are worth scripting and putting on youtube.

    Actually, I think a major strength that internet comedy (at least the stuff I enjoy regularly) has over other mediums (except some stand up) is that it can be as niche and self-referential as possible and still get away with it. Just pile on the in jokes because you know the only people who are watching it are watching it because they want to, and your whole archive is right at their fingertips so there's no reason to get anyone up to speed. Of course that makes it a lot harder for them to get a wider audience, but it's just that much more fun for the people who actually get it.

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  • Casual EddyCasual Eddy Don't despair. Not even over the fact that you don't despair.Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    the onion's managed to be consistently hilarious funny for years, and it very successfully expanded into making funny videos

    EDIT: I don't agree they've peaked a while ago, Will. The videos are some of the best work they've done.

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    Casual Eddy: best poster 2014.
    tyrannus wrote: »
    Casual Eddy: best poster of 2015

    gotta update that stuff man
  • HappylilElfHappylilElf Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Page- wrote: »
    Some slob acting like an idiot and a joke that was old when my grandfather first heard it. Those guys have really cornered the market on funny.

    The first one he posted has a pretty perfect punchline but yeah, the second one is a joke so old I'm not sure it even counts as a joke anymore :P

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  • OtakuD00DOtakuD00D Can I hit the exploding rocks? San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Page- wrote: »
    I've watched a fair bit of AVGN. He's much better when he just plays and talks about the games. His skits outside of the games are rarely funny or even interesting to watch. And he tries too hard with the profanity.

    That's why I tend to prefer That Guy with the Glasses. He can be funny without pointlessly cursing. While I'm at it, fuck the Irate Gamer. What a goddamn hack.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Sheep wrote: »
    I was thinking about how maddox humor really doesn't seem very funny anymore, and wonder how it used to seem so edgy and hilarious. It's essentially generic rage crossed with generic machismo...

    He was kind of "the first". That and some of his images were hilarious. Especially the one about the iPhone versus some Nokia.

    It's kinda like YouTube vids. When YT first cropped up and a few random folks did "funny" stuff on it, it was tolerable and warranted a laugh or two.

    Now that YT is full of a billion people who think they are buddy directors, actors, comedians, etc, the bar was raised.

    I agree about Cracked's Lists. But their lists tend to just be articles about a specific topic. "Here's some US Presidents that did some crazy shit".

    What's really suffered, IMO, is SomethingAwful. Photoshop Phriday is brilliant. Some times. Their complete reliance on sarcasm, however, only reveals the occasional moment of brilliance.

    There's a front page?

    Sheep wrote: »
    My big gripe with "internet comedy" is that shit like Boxxy gets picked up as a meme and people think something like that is hilarious.

    boxxy was hilarious, in a meta sort of 'people actually cared about that?' way.

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  • Psychotic OnePsychotic One The Lord of No Pants Parts UnknownRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I rather like alot of the videos these guys put out

    http://www.derrickcomedy.com/

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  • SamSam Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I've never associated Youtube with home videos. I've always seen it as a repository for licensed content, or just content in general. Music videos, concert bootlegs, audio of songs, interviews, clips from any kind of tv, sports highlights, etc.

    Home videos is what I watch least on there...

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Mr. Chi City is one of my favourite youtubers (in fact I can't really think of any others)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBRL7D0wcXM

    and realtalk:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ-8SjjGOFg

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  • KhavallKhavall British ColumbiaRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    GET MONEY

    GET PAID

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I have this secret fantasy that chicity is totally real and 100 percent above board.

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  • YarYar Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I harbor a secret fear that the spazzy kid who dubs his voice over in high-frequency on YouTube is the future of comedy.

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  • SamSam Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    chicity is the funniest shit i've seen in a while

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  • Vincent GraysonVincent Grayson Frederick, MDRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Preacher wrote: »
    Funny or Die and CollegeHumor are probably the most consistently amusing sites for internet comedy in video form.

    Cracked is probably my favorite for their articles and I largely blame that guy (David Wong? I forget his name) who wrote John Dies at the End, which is probably still one of my favorite original pieces of work posted on the internet.

    Spoken like someone who has not seen SMBC THEATER...

    I stand corrected.

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  • ಠ_ರೃಠ_ರೃ __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    Why would Mr. Chi-City not be real?

    There's people like that for real.

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  • SamSam Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    because it's too perfectly hilarious?

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  • SamSam Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    i hope he made all that cash money on youtube

    he deserve it

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  • IrukaIruka Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2010
    Does Andy Sandburg count as internet humor, or does being an SNL skit make it not authentic internet?

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  • President RexPresident Rex Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Aren't the digital shorts only available online either way?

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  • mrt144mrt144 King of the Numbernames Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Iruka wrote: »
    Does Andy Sandburg count as internet humor, or does being an SNL skit make it not authentic internet?

    None of his stuff counts as any type humour.

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  • ಠ_ರೃಠ_ರೃ __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    Sam wrote: »
    because it's too perfectly hilarious?

    He's funny, but there's no reason to believe he doesn't actually live the way he does in his videos.

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  • TubularLuggageTubularLuggage Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I definitely want to believe that Chi-City is real. Either way, it's hilarious.

    That Guy With the Glasses is very hit or miss. A few of the more major personalities on the site are good, but almost everything else is completely skippable. They can also get a bit too self-referential, where you have to be up to speed on the videos of five different contributors to understand the jokes. Nostalgia Critic is consistently entertaining though, and Spoony has done some good stuff.

    With AVGN, he's definitely at his best when he opts for being informative rather than just swearing for fifteen minutes. The latter gets old fast, while the former is actually interesting.

    Also, Michael Swaim is easily one of the funniest people on the internet right now.

    Loading Ready Run is pretty good too.

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  • A duck!A duck! Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited January 2010
    Sheep wrote: »
    My big gripe with "internet comedy" is that shit like Boxxy gets picked up as a meme and people think something like that is hilarious.

    Just to go waaaaaay back, Boxxy isn't a joke. It is completely divorced from humor, not only in execution but in concept. It's what the people on the intertrons call "trolling."

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  • NocturneNocturne Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Jon Lajoie has some hilarious songs.

    If I wasn't at work I would link Regular Everday Normal Guy and High As Fuck.

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  • SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Phelous and Spoony are pretty funny too, and though I'm not a big comic book fan I find Linkara entertaining as well.

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  • UndefinedMonkeyUndefinedMonkey Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Page- wrote: »
    Some slob acting like an idiot and a joke that was old when my grandfather first heard it. Those guys have really cornered the market on funny.

    If a hairy dude jumping on bubble wrap isn't the epitome of humor, then I don't know what the world is coming to.

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  • NocturneNocturne Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Nocturne wrote: »
    Jon Lajoie has some hilarious songs.

    If I wasn't at work I would link Regular Everday Normal Guy and High As Fuck.

    Okay I'm not at work now.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PsnxDQvQpw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2spZ-NDfS4

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Page- wrote: »
    Some slob acting like an idiot and a joke that was old when my grandfather first heard it. Those guys have really cornered the market on funny.

    If a hairy dude jumping on bubble wrap isn't the epitome of humor, then I don't know what the world is coming to.

    Hopefully a more refined and intelligent place?

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  • CervetusCervetus Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    One thing that's strongly abused by nonprofessional jokers on the internet is the demotivational setup. Not every picture needs a title and subtitle, all right?

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  • UndefinedMonkeyUndefinedMonkey Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Page- wrote: »
    Page- wrote: »
    Some slob acting like an idiot and a joke that was old when my grandfather first heard it. Those guys have really cornered the market on funny.

    If a hairy dude jumping on bubble wrap isn't the epitome of humor, then I don't know what the world is coming to.

    Hopefully a more refined and intelligent place?

    Not while Dane Cook roams the earth.

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
  • Magus`Magus` Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Who or what is a Boxxy

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  • ಠ_ರೃಠ_ರೃ __BANNED USERS
    edited January 2010
    Pretty cool that Donald Glover from Derrick Comedy is now in Community.

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    New Year’s Eve is the best. For one magical night, even the most straight-laced babe feels socially obligated to get blindingly drunk and act like a total whore. Pretty daddy’s girls with blond hair and tight asses swill cheap champagne and toss back shots of peach schnapps until they’re flashing their big, firm tits at any chump who wanders by.
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