YouTube held “YouTube Comedy Week” this past week, promoting lots of familiar faces, some less familiar — and then there's the ones familiar only if you’re part of the hardcore YouTube community, where “Reply Girls” is a part of your regular vocabulary.
Warning: Some of these videos contain adult language.
They hyped it up with former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at least faking enthusiasm for everyone from Tim & Eric to the Lonely Island. You even get Arnold contributing to a Harlem Shake video.
The Gregory Brothers: “DJ Play My Song (NO, LEAVE ME ALONE)”
You might also know the Gregory Brothers from their work producing the Auto-Tune The News videos. This new song from the group, featuring the Korean star who YouTube built, Psy, plays on the trope of a song with someone asking for the DJ to play their song — but without getting much of a positive response.
Craig Robinson’s Surprise Love Song Serenade
“The Office” and “Hot Tub Time Machine” star Craig Robinson, who’s also known for his skill tinkling the keys, takes his show on the road to serenade the surprised women at a salon.
Video Response To Taylor Swift’s Video “22” from Conan O’Brien
Conan O’Brien makes his very own YouTube reply video, going from a critique of Taylor Swift’s “22” video to revealing his own dark past.
Convos With My 2 Year Old
Find out what happens when you reenact actual conversations with a 2-year-old girl when that girl’s played by an adult man.
Reggie Watts — Reg Rolled
The Rickroll phenomenon, with people linking to Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up,” was one of the first online viral video phenomenons, and comedy musician Reggie Watts brings it back for a mushmouthed reimagining of the undeniably catchy tune.
Life On The Road | Learn Guitar With David Brent
“The Office” may be gone, with the British “Office” even more full of worms, but Ricky Gervais isn’t afraid to bring back his iconic character David Brent for a YouTube guitar lesson.
Sarah Silverman’s Perfect Night featuring Will.i.am
Want to go out and party? Sarah Silverman DOES NOT. Listen to her explain her perfect night, in song, with the help of a Black Eyed Pea.
The Lonely Island
The Lonely Island normally saves their best material for “Saturday Night Live,” but with Andy Samberg leaving the show and the show having its season finale last week, they dropped some new tunes with YouTube’s Comedy Week.
First they dropped “Diaper Money,” offering a hip-hop take on being an adult:
Then they followed that up with “Semicolon” featuring Solange, showing what may be a fundamental lack of understanding of punctuation:
Finally, some improvised comedy from Los Angeles’s own Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre: