Sarah Silverman teamed up with will.i.am to help kick off off YouTube Comedy Week. To help celebrate the funny men and women on the web, Silverman sings about her perfect night, which pretty much describes my perfect night aside from one obvious extra activity Sarah chooses to share with us.
It’s a girls’s night in for the comedian as she chooses to lounge in sweats and watch a good movie, The Holocaust (though I’d normally opt for something a little lighter, more likely a comedy) over going out and painting the town red. As for will.i.am, hats off to him for finally writing something comparable to The Black Eyed Peas’ “Where is the Love.” The song is pretty much an anthem for anyone (like myself) who would much rather stay in and relax than go out clubbing and listen to brain pounding music all night.
Ingrid Michaelson is known for her amazing music, and her newest song is no exception!
The singer released Without You on her YouTube channel earlier this week, and while it is a bit of a departure from her usual sound, it is nothing short of amazing!! Glad to see she continues to develop as an artist while staying true to herself.
Listen to Without You now! I promise you won’t be disappointed!!
Abel Tesfaye, otherwise known as the The Weeknd, released a preview to a new song titled “John Carpenter” on his official YouTube page Monday.
The quick 21-second video clip shows a fuzzy image of the musician swaying to his music in what looks to be his music studio. The audio itself sounds a little darker, or as one YouTube commenter put it:
Which, for the record, we totally love by the way. We can’t wait to hear the full track which, we assume, will be on his new LP Kiss Land. So far, there is no release date for either the full version of “John Carpenter” or Kiss Land but we hope it’s soon.
The team at BadLipReading have done it again, and they definitely do not disappoint. There’s no denying that the Walking Dead is an amazing show, but I would pay to watch more episodes of this interpretation. Yes, killing zombies is serious business, but in this version there is a lot more hilarious antics (code for A LOT more farting + a heated search for a banjo), and I cannot get enough! This is my favourite bad lip reading yet. Seriously, are the writers of this show paying attention?? They could learn a thing or two.
Check out the video and get ready to laugh:
Does anyone even know what a tapir is? Didn’t think so. And if something doesn’t change, nobody in the future will no either, because the cute-in-an-ugly-way species is on the verge of extinction. All the animals of the jungle had different suggestions for how Mrs. Tapir could change so people would like her better , but none of their suggestions went over too well. She felt fine just the way she was, and proved that her talents (which include water ballet and using an unmentionable body part as a fifth leg) were superior to those of her peers. It may not have been helpful in her current situation, but it made for a pretty funny story. Although the video is clearly a joke, the narrator – who has also done videos on snails and bats - chooses a pretty serious line that will probably resonate with anyone watching (not to mention Mrs. Tapir).
Watch the video and save the tapirs!! They’re TOO adorable to just fade away!!
Well, the winner was actually “Radley Cooper,” and he tied with “Ted Helms.”
In a hilarious skit from Zach Galifianakis’ episode of Saturday Night Live, the wolf pack reunited to compete for the title of Best Jennifer Aniston Look-Alike. Galifianakis’ “Paul” came in a disappointing 8th place, and the hilarity (and Helen Keller jokes) ensued from there. Although he didn’t have the best Rachel haircut, any time Bradley Cooper is being judged on looks, you can basically guarantee he’ll win. Sorry, Paul.
Who knew “tweaking” would ruin lives? Dozens of teenage girls from a high school in San Diego were suspended for making a “twerk team” video, which was posted to YouTube. The school was furious and suspended all 33 students involved, banning them from prom (a little extreme) and not allowing them to walk during commencement (REALLY EXTREME). The video itself is harmless. It would’ve been worse if the girls were shaking their booties in thongs or booty shorts! If you’re thinking about making a twerk video, wait until after you’ve graduated. Or we can all just put a stop to this twerking madness.
According to a Facebook thread, which has been taken down, Amanda Bynes was in flip flops and sunglasses while working out at the gym. She really shouldn’t have her hands waving up in the air like that. All I could think about while watching this video was when she’s gonna fly off the treadmill. And what song she’s listening to. My bets on ‘Scream & Shout’ by Will.I.Am feat. Britney Spears, but who knows?
Her ways may be different but it doesn’t mean she’s not getting a good work out. I mean, just look at Phoebe…
Remember when Justin Bieber first started off? He sounded like a little girl. Well, the female Justin Bieber sounds like a Beyonce and Christina on their best days…except she’s 12! Meet Heather Russell, a Toronto singer/songwriter who was signed to Simon Cowell’s (she must be good) record label back in 2011. Like the Biebs, Russell began posting videos on YouTube at a very young age – but with original songs. She may be a pint sized diva, but her talent is well beyond her years, both musically and lyrically.
Here’s some of her jaw-dropping work:
She’s nine-years-old in this video. NINE!
Every social media platform has their own set of unspoken rules. Asides from proper social media etiquette, there’s also an unspoken understanding of things we fear the most while we enjoy our favourite website. Lost followers? Cries. They aren’t real? Dammit, Justin Bieber must know my pain (more than half of his followers aren’t real).
Here are just some of the things we fear while we scroll through our favourite sites:
1. Tumblr: looking at porn while scrolling through your dashboard
Scrolling through your dashboard in public is like the digital Russian Roulette because there’s always that one person you follow who likes to randomly reblog porn. Not only do you feel like a perv because it appears right between gif sets of cute cats and Benedict Cumberbatch, but also because you know everyone around you can see your screen.
2. Facebook: Accused of Stalking
Ever heard of the phrase “you eat like a pig”? I’m sure we’ve all had at one point or another. MisterEpicMann takes that phrase to a whole different level as they show us how different animals would eat their food.
I honestly can’t even tell you which impression is my favourite – they’re all so hilarious. It would honestly be between the t-rex, the whale or the rhino (best ending ever). I’m giving the other guy props because I wouldn’t keep a straight face while he was imitating those animals.
Video Bloggers (vloggers) are more popular now than they have ever been. Millions of viewers tune in for their favourite vloggers’ weekly videos and even make pilgrim-like treks to see them at events like Playlistlive.
People relate to vloggers because they are people like us with similar interests and who fangirl just as hard as we do. We basically fangirl over vloggers for being bigger fangirls than we are. We freak out when they make collaboration videos with other vloggers who we love, and we jump for joy when they acknowledge a witty comment.
My personal favourite vlogger is Tyler Oakley. He’s constantly peppy, sassy, and fangirling – oh, and he loves One Direction and Darren Criss. Tyler has even collaborated with Jack and Finn Harries, so I’m not sure how much fabulous fit into one room. He is also friends with John Green. Yes. That John Green. You know you are fabulous when fabulous people surround you.
He hosted the red carpet live stream for Trevor Live TWICE, and that has brought us some great footage of him interviewing stars and experience conniption-like symptoms as he hugs Darren Criss.
He also has had a few interactions with Chris Colfer that would make any fangirl scream. He touched the butt.
If you are not a Gleek or Directioner, there are plenty other reasons to love Tyler. Tyler doesn’t take hate and doesn’t waste time trying to make everyone love him. He is who he is and has no apologies for that. Most people (including myself) love him for always being hilarious and crude; however, his presence as an advocate goes unnoticed.
Tyler is a magician with social media and has made a career out of appealing to audiences via Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and YouTube. He uses his power for good and not evil, as he uses his strong hold on social media to advocate for organizations that work towards LGBT rights and hotlines like The Trevor Project.
Personally, I admire Tyler for his ability to work social media and for his work for important projects. He has an incredible way of getting a lot of people together to work towards a common goal.
Tyler is funny, profane, and his weekly youtube videos on Friday (and spontaneous ones during the week) will make you laugh out loud.
If all that is not enough to make you love Tyler Oakley, here are 31 MORE reasons to love him:
1) That time shirtless Darren Criss made him lose his ability to “even”
2) All those times he did not stand for peoples sass
3) Those moments when he ships himself with other people
4) That time he twerked
Secretsupernatural on Tumblr is on to something. She just had to wonder what happens when you googled Nicholas Cage and Tumblr. For a reference, here’s what you get when you simple Google Nicolas Cage:
And here’s what she got when she googled Nicolas Cage + Tumblr:
Best thing ever, right?
Well, as the inquiring journalists that we are, we just had to see what comes up when you google Nicolas Cage and any other website. Here’s what we found.
1. Nicolas Cage and Facebook
2. Nicolas Cage and Instagram
Imagine Dragons are everything right now. Their huge hit “It’s Time” was on the Billboard Alternative Top 10 chart for 32 weeks in 2012, has been performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan, and was even featured on Glee early in the fourth season.
YouTube cover artists are now taking a crack at the song, and one of the standouts is Andrew Bazzi. He has an incredible voice, and does a great job making the song his own while still doing the original version justice. His cover is definitely worth a listen!
His other covers include Rhianna’s “Where Have You Been” and Justin Bieber’s smash hit “As Long As You Love Me.” Check them out here:
And if you haven’t already done so, check out the band’s unbelievable acoustic performance of “Radioactive” exclusively for ANDPOP.
We’ve all grown up watching this cuddly bunch. Sesame Street has taught us how to spell, how to share and how to be a good friend. But now the gang is teaching us what a billion looks like. After reaching 1 billion views on YouTube, SesameStreet released this video of The Count singing the catchy tune, ”You”s in YouTube.”
Last month, Sesame Street put out a call to get fans to help them reach one billion views on their channel. Fans worldwide came to the rescue and helped them hit their target!
According to USA Today, this is the first non-profit organization and children’s media company to reach this milestone. Since launching their YouTube channel more than four years ago, they average almost a million hits a day. Amazing!
There are too many Harlem Shake videos on YouTube to even count. Every possible angle has been exhausted…or so I thought. Apparently YouTube itself has made a Harlem Shake video. Not the YouTube staff. The actual website.
Watch the video above to see what happens when you type “do the Harlem Shake” into the search engine. And then once everyone has seen this, can we PLEASE be done with this craze? Please?????
The attitude of a flight attendant can truly make or break a flight. If you don’t agree, I’m assuming you’ve never been jolted awake after your seat was pushed upright without your consent instead of being gently patted on the shoulder, like you should be.
And while I understand that these flights can get monotonous, there’s no need to let that get you down. This man is the perfect example. He takes the opening announcement to a whole new level. The passengers are a bit stunned at first, but who wouldn’t be? It’s not every day someone raps about handing out soft drinks.
Before I introduce this video, I just want to say that there is nothing wrong about being passionate about something. Passion can be a good thing, especially when it means finally finding your calling in life.
Passion only becomes a problem when it leads you to do bad things, especially when those things are illegal in nature. So please kids, don’t start smoking crack or start stalking a celeb because both are very illegal activities.
With that in mind, may I present to you (which may or may not, depending on how you see yourself) be) an accurate depiction of what fangirl culture has become according to YouTuber Chris Kendall a.k.a. Crabstickz.
With over 250,000 subscribers and lots of other YouTube famous pals to count on as friends, Chris is somewhat an expert on the topic at hand. Accordingly, this is what he believes are some common qualities among some of YouTube’s most obsessive fans:
Watch the video below:
So what do we think, ladies? Accurate or just downright wrong on all levels?
The “Harlem Shake” is taking over the Internet. If you don’t know what it is, then I can confidently say you’re currently living in Antarctica or under a very large rock.
The “Harlem Shake” was hilarious when it was a novelty, and for the most part it still is, but if you’re anything like me you can begin to feel the sheer number of videos weighing down on you just like the “Call Me Maybe” lip-sync videos of 2012. And if you’ve already reached your limit, you’re not alone.
This panda is FED UP and takes drastic measures to shut down the shake before anyone is even out of their seat. It may seem like an overreaction now, but give it three days and you’ll all know where he’s coming from.
Whatever you do, don’t try this prank in the US or you’ll probably get some overworked mall cop tackling you to the ground before an actual cop or Homeland Security apparates with a taser. The prankster put disguising nude tights over his head to mask his face — usually a dead giveaway for a robber — and went into various shops to try and buy things. While the joke, posted on Woods Bog, was all in good fun, it definitely freaked some employees and shoppers out.
When he’s questioned about why he’s wearing the mask, he just says “it’s cold” or “it’s just what I wear.” The hilarious clip is from a show called The Chaser in Australia.