It’s an honour to be asked to provide the 10 funniest things I’ve seen on the internet, but it’s also the single most stressful list I’ve ever made, because a) HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CHOOSE 10? And b) I have the silliest sense of humour. So hopefully my list holds up! (You will all probably judge me for a lot of this.)
The Twitter account @ThreatNotation seems like the kind of thing that is only funny to band kids, but what I love about it is that most of the time you don’t even have to be able to read music to find these hilarious. I’m not much into astrology but these have turned into my personal horoscopes.
2. Rachel Harper’s impression of a drunk Julie Andrews
Rachel Harper (@thatrachelharper on TikTok) is one of the funniest people I have come across on the internet. Not only is her timing absolutely spot on but her singing and impressionist skills are absolutely off the charts. This impression of Julie Andrews as Maria in The Sound of Music had me dying. It’s BRILLIANT.
3. Loz’s magnificent 7-tone fart symphony
Listen. Farts are funny. They are. I’m tired of pretending my humour is too “highbrow” for fart noises. Y’know what’s funnier than a fart? A fart set to a piece of orchestral music. It’s bloody hilarious.
4. Hannah Montana’s transition music
I did say you guys were gonna judge me for some of these but I don’t care. This music, played in transitions between scenes in the TV show Hannah Montana, had me in crying with laughter. And even better, it’s like a mood soundboard! Oh, to go through the emotions of life accompanied by a cheeky “Ooohhhhh whoa whoa yeah.”
5. What A Wonderful World, sung one letter at a time
This series by Molly McCrann (@Moldogaa on TikTok) is equal parts funny and unsettling. I highly recommend going back through the series and seeing how progressively intense it kept getting. You should also check out more of McCrann’s work – it’s unhinged and completely hilarious.
6. Two professional pianists duet drunk
This Tiktok shared by @sashaandnate brings me so much joy. And also is super relatable for me because playing tipsy with other tipsy musicians is so much fun.
7. The Candyman Podcast
Anyone who has heard me speak about podcasts lately knows how much I bloody froth this podcast. Sketch trio Big Big Big (Madi Savage, Ella Lawry and Millie Holten) made a lockdown podcast, retelling the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a true crime show. It’s the funniest auditory experience you’ll ever have. I’m not going to give too much away so just listen to this.
I’ve been a huge fan of Sam’s comedy pretty much since I got TikTok (she’s on @samanthandrew1). Her writing is impeccable and the acting is always brilliant. This is a new favourite of mine, parodying Vogue’s In the Bag videos.
This video had me howling, because I know the pain of asking a friend to help with the weirdness that is the artistic process. Such a good sketch.
10. Share House by Jude Perl
Ending on an influence of mine. Jude Perl’s song Sharehouse just so perfectly encapsulates the reality of living with “all of your friends (or people that you’re friends with by default)” when that living arrangement has overstayed its welcome. It’s equal parts hilarious and earnest, and I just think it’s absolutely brilliant.