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This Week In Web Videos

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    Insufferable Men and the Surprising Joy of The GrillmastersCheck out Devin Field, Zac Oyama, and Jacob Wysocki’s new short.
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    Meet SNL’s New Video Directors: Hannah Levy and Adriana RoblesGet to know the women behind the camera of SNL’s digital shorts this season.
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    Astronomy Club: Comedy Central’s Best New Digital Series“If as black actors we are forced to play slave roles in movies set in the 18th century, you better believe we ‘bout to do a slave sketch!”
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    Reveries: A Perfect Visual Comedy AlbumMany people won’t get this or bother to watch the whole thing. Those people will miss out.
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    Tommy Wants His Mommy: We Want to Watch More at 2 a.m.This bizarre quarter-hour animated short is worth your time.
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    Depressed: Proof Sadness Can Be Funny, Never CoolNadia Osman’s series is more than funny — it’s real and affecting.
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    Branchburg: Wildy, Wonderfully WeirdMaking weird stuff is easy. Making weird stuff good is genius.
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    Blake Rosier’s Still Killing Prank VideosNot familiar with this guy? It’s time to change that.
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    ‘Shelf Life’: The Script Has Been FlippedAlly Iseman’s web series Flip the Script is as funny as it is horrifying.
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    This Is What Happens When You Leave the RoomThe truth is finally revealed.
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    Cool Ass Dank Ass Shit and Our Growing Appetite for Watching People WatchFive years ago, this fever-dream short would’ve been unwatchable.
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    This Week in Acid Trips: ‘Bushwick Tarzan’Who will save Bushwick from Dr. Acid?
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    Middle School Talent Show: Why Is It Funny to See Adults Play Kids?Lizzy McGroder’s new series pulls it off very well.
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    Watch If You Dare: 3 Very Dark ShortsYou’ve been warned.
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    Why Aren’t We Talking About Chloe Fineman?She is long overdue for a break.
  16. Chemistry? Watch Sheila Carrasco and Eliot Schwartz in Piano LessonsThey’re the Marty and Bobbi Mohan-Culp of 2018.
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    Thirty Pain: We Feel ItIf you haven’t turned 30 yet, here’s an honest look at what you can expect.
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    My Show: So Good I Can’t Tell If It’s BadMy Show is less a rickety homage to the talk-show form than an outright mockery of it.
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    Calling It: Dreamer Will Be a Festival DarlingWe warned you: Dreamer is a short worth watching.
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    Don’t Miss: This Week in Web VideosOur weekly web video roundup is back and better than ever.
  21. ‘Distance’: This Is Digital’s Next StepThe web series is dead. Okay, okay, don’t freak out, let me clarify. As Facebook and YouTube algorithms steer us toward original content […]
  22. ‘From One Guy to Another’: Worth 18 MinutesComedians and longtime UCB performing partners Jackie Jennings and James Dwyer made a pledge this time last year: to spend one full day […]
  23. ‘The Co-Worker’ Makes You Meaner, SorryI can’t help but root for the mean guy here. Byron Brown’s portrayal of a shitbag co-worker is somehow irresistible. Equally fun is the […]
  24. ‘Weird Movies’: This Week in Insane AnimationWritten and voiced by Steven Markow and animated by Felipe Di Poi Tamargo, Weird Movies will take over your brain. No, really. I’ve watched it […]
  25. ‘Phantom Bread’: So Dumb, So FunIt seems too easy: a Phantom Thread parody about a baker called Phantom Bread. Know what? It is that easy. Written by and starring Anna Salinas […]
  26. ‘Beethoven’s Producer’ Shows the Changing Tide in Digital ComedyIt’s been nearly two years since we featured Chuck Armstrong and Charlie Stockman’s work, and in that time, digital comedy’s landscape has […]
  27. ‘Triple Kiss’: Billy Scafuri Goes SoloWith these ten minutes of sweet absurdity, the longtime Harvard Sailing Team (HST) member has flexed his muscles as a solo creator with an […]
  28. A Recommendation: TheSoftballFreeAgent.comMike Camerlengo’s got a knack for being a digital one-man show. Five years after we featured his ultra low-fi Unsolicited about a guy who […]
  29. ‘Hot Take’: Worth Having a Take OnWritten, edited, and directed by Corey Sherman, Hot Take is a delightful contribution to the growing field of hot take jokes. For the […]
  30. ‘I, Nancy’: This Week in Trailer ParodiesLike someone doing a spot-on celebrity impression, even the best parodies are, at their very core, marvels of the derivative. Still, there’s […]
  31. ‘Blair’: TBS Is Lookin’ at Instagram!In 2014, comedian Mo Welch posted her first comic on her @momowelch Instagram handle. It featured a simply drawn depressive named Blair and […]
  32. The Perfect Belt CommercialMollie Merkel’s got a great belt. She wants to tell you all about it. Now, this is just my opinion but, I think you’d be wise to listen […]
  33. ‘So You’re Grounded’: The Definitive Training Video ParodyI’m a human. We all are (probably), and we’ve all got the Internet. That means one thing, and one thing only: we’ve all seen training video […]
  34. ‘Boyfriend Rock’ Is a Wednesday GiftBridgid Ryan’s Boyfriend Rock is a well-produced music video with a perfect folk rock melody. That polish, though, is just preamble to the core […]
  35. Well Worth 1 Minute: This Week in Commercial ParodyThese days, commercial parodies are a dime a dozen, and so is dad humor, but this dad-centric commercial parody from… The Dad still deserves […]
  36. See ‘See Something, Say Something’Occasionally, we’ll feature live performances-cum-web videos (best not to Google that phrase), and this week is one of those times. See […]
  37. ‘Emergency Room’: Wonderful, Twist AsideNot everything needs a twist. Tynan DeLong and Colin Burgess’s short Emergency Room is so well-executed at its simplest core idea–nurse/doctor […]
  38. ‘Bjork’: My First Favorite Short of 2018Welcome back, dear readers. Do you already need a break from the grind? Well, do you? Okay, good. Here’s that break. It’s directed by a […]
  39. What’s an ATM Mechanic? You’re in for a TreatThis is the last This Week in Web Videos column. Not forever, but for the year. I’m choosing not to feature a holiday-themed piece. Is that […]
  40. ‘Lil’ Alex Jones’: Exactly What It Sounds LikeCafe’s new series Lil’ Alex Jones features a very young man doing his best Alex Jones impersonation. That’s essentially it. No, sorry, […]
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    Two Women Creators Have Reminders for MenMen are undergoing a bit of a renaissance right now. A bad one. The Bad Renaissance, as it shall henceforth be known. Whereas the 14th […]
  42. New Comic Gets 300k Views in 10 Hours and Deserves ThemThere are plenty of overnight YouTube hits that don’t really deserve their flash in the pan. A backflip gone wrong. A toddler saying something […]
  43. Ryan Mazer’s Dire Warning About NYCCreator Ryan Mazer is no stranger to deep, disturbing introspection, and we’re no stranger to covering it. Today’s feature is Mazer’s latest […]
  44. Shannon Brown Has Discovered Our Greatest Secret Shannon Brown has cracked the code…the bathroom code; and it reads “Bathrooms are where we go to cry.” In this simple send-up […]
  45. The ‘unSOLVABLE’ Talents of Betsy Kenney and Dara KatzWe’ve called them “Genre Queens,” and we stand by it. Between Bounty Hunters , The Place We Live (TPWL), and now unSOLVABLE, co-creators […]
  46. Jordan Firstman Needs a FeatureJordan Firstman is now competing with himself for the best short of 2017. Co-starring a pitch-perfect Craig Chester, Call Your […]
  47. Introducing: Kai Smythe, a Man You’ll Wanna Meet“What the hell did I just watch?” will be what you ask yourself after witnessing the stylings of Australian comedy musician, Kai Smythe. And […]
  48. ‘Hiatus’: A Facebook Show That Deserves More Likes I don’t like profiling videos or series rooted in “Hollywood” culture if I can help it. Sometimes I can’t help it. Sometimes the work is […]
  49. They’re Baaack: The Return of Harvard Sailing TeamFive long years ago, Splitsider wrote this piece on the then New York-based Harvard Sailing Team (HST) and the resurgence of sketch comedy. […]
  50. ‘Office Hours’: A One-Note Wonder“But it’s 2:57 of the same joke.” First of all, it’s not, imaginary person saying this. It’s more like 2:30 and, know what? It works. Well. […]
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