A PAPERMAG favorite, "Shit Girls Say" is the creation of Graydon Sheppard (who stars in the videos) and Kyle Humphrey. The web series is a spin-off of the popular Twitter feed of the same name, and went Contagion-level viral this week. Juliette Lewis (What's Eating Gilbert Grape) co-stars in the first installment of the series.
The Gregory Brothers, responsible for the 2009-10 viral craze "Auto-Tune the News," co-created an app in 2011 called "Songify," and encouraged fans to create their own Auto-Tuned songs. As an example, the Gregory Brothers used their own app to Auto-Tune a pre-race prayer delivered by Pastor Joe Nelms at a Nashville NASCAR event earlier this year. The Gregory Brothers are currently at work on a pilot for Comedy Central.
From the warped minds of CollegeHumor's Mitch Magee and Josh Ruben comes this eerily accurate send-up of a 1980s VHS instructional. There's nothing funnier than subjecting someone to something that terrifies them, especially if it's owls.
Newt Gingrich may be the front-runner in the 2012 GOP presidential race, but Bad Lip Reading jumped ahead to the front of the pack in the political comedy race.
In 2009, Improv Everywhere head honcho Charlie Todd sent out an e-mail to his mailing list and asked if anyone had an unusual skill or talent that could be utilized for one of the group's pranks. One of the oddest responses he received was from a man named Chadwick Elliot, who said he looked identical to King Philip IV of Spain, who portrait hangs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Watch and see how Improv Everywhere put Chadwick's uncanny resemblance to to long-dead king to use.
"Very Mary-Kate," a CollegeHumor web series starring Elaine Carroll, is the "unofficial biography of everyone's favorite Olsen twin." Sorry Ashley. This installment of the series co-stars Will Hines of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
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Written and directed by the UCB Theatre's Kelly Hudson, "Baby Big Body" is weirdest video of the year. It's pure nonsense, but in absolutely the best way.
Mike O'Brien, a writer on SNL, stepped out of the writers' room and in front of the camera for his hilarious talk show/web series in 2011. The episode above features current PAPER cover girl, Kristen Wiig.