Saturday, April 21, 2012

Can you watch this without laughing?

Laughter is infectious. For all the great jokes we try to write, nothing evokes laughter like seeing someone else completely lose it. The harder they try to stop, the funnier they become. Here are some examples of laughing jags. See if one or two of these don't get to you too.

17 comments:

Ray Barrington said...

More Colbert crackup...yeah, it's fourth-grade humor, but still.
http://youtu.be/iuRlv6GSr5w

The Milner Coupe said...

That last one had me on the floor. I'm so ashamed. I know they were discussing something serious, but that poor moderator. Oh man that was funny. I don't think he could take anymore.

David Baruffi's Entertainment Views and Reviews said...

Hey, this is a technical question, but how were you able to post multiple youtube clips on the same blogpost? I was trying to do it with my blog a couple days ago, and I could only post one. Clips were great by the way. You're right, there's nothing funnier than people who just can't stop laughing, especially when they're trying not to laugh at all.

Eric J said...

The last one was so perfect, it could have been used (probably has) in a scripted comedy bit.

Max Clarke said...

Ken, what's the "worst" case of this you saw on a set?

I was always tickled watching Harvey Korman and Tim Conway on Carol Burnett, though it never went as far as these videos.

Good selection.

jbryant said...

Wow, that last one plays like a classic Monty Python sketch. Unreal.

There's a link on there to another version, with subtitles and narration by the interviewer. At the end, he claims it was a setup to get him fired. He normally met his guests beforehand, but the high-pitched guy supposedly couldn't get their early. So the interviewer was blindsided. He was canned, the show was canceled and now he's a radio announcer.

Mel Ryane said...

Crying!! Painfully funny. Shit.

Iturci said...

Your Frasier episode in which Niles winds up sleeping w/Lilith was on the other night. No matter how many times I've seen it, I still crack up. That Bebe Neuwirth - as Lilith, she's a 'librarian'...as Bebe, she's got a rock-solid body!

Sebastian Peitsch said...

The third one I think is from a dutch comedy show and therefor not real live TV.

To be honest that one was also the one where I had to laugh.

So go scripted comedy!

benson said...

Ken, were you in the booth today for Humber's perfect game. If so, your thoughts?

Matt Dawdy said...

The greatest example of this, in my mind, is when Eddie Murphy was playing "Shabazz K. Morton", or as I like to call the character, "Angry Black Historian.", and he starts messing up.

Some woman in the audience snickers to her husband/date/friend, and Murphy starts interacting with the audience, trying to keep himself in character.

"So I messed up - SHUT UP! Stop laughing before y'all make me smile!"

It's so damn funny I laugh until I cry every time I see it.

I tried to find the clip, but SNL protects those things like they are national secrets.

jbryant said...

Sebastian is right -- a little Googling reveals the Dutch-language sketch originated on a Belgian comedy show called In De Gloria. Apparently Jay Leno and others have shown the clip under the assumption that it's real.

fromGermany said...

The last one with the funny voices is *not* real.
It is a sketch from of a flemish comedy show.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_De_Gloria

Bradley said...

So true! Here's my all time favorite news blooper. I don't speak German (which I suppose proves your point even more), but this woman has the most infectious laughter I've ever heard. She's just too adorable for words and the clip never fails to brighten my day.

http://youtu.be/RNx8idoahrw

Michael Zand said...

Like the other commentors said the last one was from a sketch comedy show.

I sorta' guessed from the blank reactions of the audience. A real audience would have been laughing along with him or have been much more uncomfortable. Still pretty damn funny, though.

Knuckles said...

This one always gets me. The comedian is *horrible*, but the old guy's laugh is painfully funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkH1uldKg1A

cadavra said...

Greatest. Breakup. Ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnL0Mnu46z8