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The 5 Most Intentionally Funny Videos This Week 2/1

by on February 1, 2012

Today, the Internet is passing around this clip of Kristen Bell having a near meltdown over a sloth on the Ellen Degeneres Show, which is exactly the type of unintentionally funny viral clips that we’re up against here. You didn’t know that there was a war between intentionally funny and unintentionally funny, did you? Well, welcome to the front line, and you’d better be prepared to laugh at things that were produced specifically to make people laugh.

1. Channel 101 program Intimate Indiscretions gives you a look into the sexy annals of American History (NSFW) that also involve time travel and lasers.

2. Whatever you think of Bobcat Goldthwait’s stand-up, there is no denying he is a dark comedy genius with his films. Just watch the red-band trailer for his latest film, God Bless America.

3. Every once in a while, there are interview segments with people who aren’t comedians that make people think, “They need to do comedy in some way or another.” Stephen Colbert’s interview with author Maurice Sendak on The Colbert Report is such an interview.

4. Here’s a very funny music video with a bunch of really funny people (Alia Shawkat, Maria Thayer, Kurt Braunohler, Gabe Delahaye, and more) that ISN’T directed by Tom Scharpling: Hospitality’s “Friends of Friends”, directed by Scott Jacobson.

5. Jon Stewart proves that goofy chases and obviously fake wigs are still a solid combo for comedy.