YouTube Poop: Advocating Low-Quality

If you’ve never encountered YouTube Poop, you’ve probably never delved too deep into that weird side of the internet. I can’t precisely recall how I first stumbled across it, but it’s something you can’t forget when you do. As one of the most confrontational and polarising forms of YouTube content, it’s widely seen as large-scale trolling. Even its moniker is off-putting. However, is there something of merit in the folds of their merciless edits? The deeper you fall into its aggressive charms, the more it warrants analysis. Firstly, for the uninitiated, exactly what is a YouTube Poop?

Many researchers and fans trace its true beginnings back to 2004.…   [continue reading]

The Enduring Mystery of David Liebe Hart

This article ties in to a podcast I recorded with David Liebe Hart, available here.

If you’ve ever spent any time with a toe dipped into Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!then you’re probably aware of David Liebe Hart. His first appearance came in the episode Salame, which heavily featured his music, puppets and thoughts on extra-terrestrial mythology. From there, he’s seen himself cast in numerous editions of that show, as well as various spin-offs, promotional materials and live tours. He’s become an integral part of their universe, whether Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim approve of it or not.…   [continue reading]

Tim and Eric

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In many ways American comedy has always lagged behind the British when it comes to pushing the medium forward.  I needn’t even give examples to prove my point, considering the ubiquity of influential British comedy.  Indeed, even the subversive duo of Tim and Eric (who I choose to spotlight today) have much in common with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer – not even mentioning the clear parallels between their work on Check it Out with Dr. Steve Brule and the output of Chris Morris (particularly The Day Today and Brass Eye).  The Americans however, despite the obvious lines of influence that can be drawn, tend to take different spins on our attempts.  …   [continue reading]