by Brandy D. Anderson
With over 1 billion hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, it is very easy to become overwhelmed. You can find pretty much anything on YouTube including really crazy, funny as all get-out, comedians. Whether it’s parody videos or other kinds of comedic films you’re looking for, there are no shortage of YouTubers who are pretty much guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. I’ve rustled up 5 of the funniest YouTube channels out there.
With new videos posted every Wednesday, Jenna is not only one of the most popular YouTubers, but she very well may be the most popular female YouTuber of all. Her videos are funny and sharp, and consist of her spouting off about various subjects like “How Girls Fall Asleep”, “Things Guys Lie About”, “Things Girls Lie About”, “How Guys Pack a Suitcase”, “Jenna’s Drunk Art School”, “What Your Bra Means”, and “How To Trick People Into Thinking You’re Good Looking”. She also makes other vlog videos, but they always have a funny twist, such as the “Drunk Make-Up Tutorial”. She often sports flashy, very pretty purple hair and she employs male friends, often sloppily dressed as females (with a cheap wig lazily thrown on, fake pearls, and an evening gown), to help role play out various scenarios (one of the funniest examples is in “Things Girls Only Tell Their Best Friends”).
The filmmakers behind this channel take on popular movies and, you guessed it, change the ending to “how it should have ended”. Their endings are hilarious and clever, and it’s pretty difficult to keep from laughing as you join in on their silliness. For instance, the “how it should have ended” video for this year’s LEGO movie involves Superman and Batman sitting at a diner together discussing the ridiculousness of the ease at which the villain rounded up all of the superheroes. Batman even sings a new song at the end. Other “HISHE” videos include Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Avengers, 300, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and Frozen. They update constantly and they even throw in the occasional “HISHE” on a movie trailer. This is one YouTube channel you don’t want to miss if you’re a movie lover.
3. Equals Three
“Equals Three” is a channel that takes viral videos and makes funny, sarcastic, and often caustic comments about them. It was hosted by Ray William Johnson, but he’s stepped down, at least temporary, to pursue a film career so the show is currently being hosted by fresh faced Robby Motz. Motz is hilarious and his intro video certainly didn’t disappoint. His first video clip includes a dance-a-riffic kid, a poor woman freaking out on a thrill ride, and a crane trying to catch a bear. Motz’s commentary, his redneck role playing, not to mention his parody of the uncomfortable dance (complete with mirror ball graphics), is sure to cinch him as a favourite YouTube funny man.
Oh, how do I describe these rascally scamps? Well, their YouTube cover picture includes this quote: “ ‘I don’t get it…’ – Mom”. They have a brief FAQ section answering what software they use, where they’re from (Norway), then this: “Q: Are you also this handsome, cool and awesome in real life? A: Nope, we do that in post production. All CGI, baby!” That gives you a fairly good idea of what this troupe is about. Some people love them, I’m sure some really can’t stand them, but I, for one, am in the ‘love them’ camp. They specialize in quirky, hilarious (and often a bit raunchy) parody videos. They’ve made a lot of Harry Potter parodies, Batman parodies, Hunger Games parodies, and, yes, even Poirot parodies! They also make original comedy videos as well. Be forewarned, however, that many videos on this channel are not suitable for kids or for sneaking a watch at work (unless you have a very liberal boss).
“You know you want to be a Ca-nade-ee-unn!” This multiple award winning guy (Andrew Gunadie) is certainly one of the funniest men on the internet, let alone YouTube. With his penchant for silly, lovable, and often self-deprecating humour, Gunnarolla is one of the most beloved YouTube video producers, musicians, and filmmakers. He is friendly and seems to thoroughly enjoy fan interaction, and he even goes on the occasional tour, with his stops announced on social media, across North America, Australia, Germany, England, and Asia. “Canadian, Please” and “The Comic Sans Song” are probably his most popular videos, but my favourite video just might be “Why So Asian?”, his comedic response to an ignorant and rude comment left by a YouTube poster. He posts many humorous videos about being “Can-Asian”, the most recent one is called “Can-Asian Style: Sock Drawer Makeover”.