I used to work at a skimpy bar in Perth. One of the bar flies there once said to me, “The internet! What good has it done for anyone?” At the time I thought, what an idiot – what about the mass sharing of information, or connecting with distant relatives? But the longer I think about what he said, honestly, the more right he is. Nine out of 10 people just use the internet to send fart recordings to their mates. That’s a fact I got from the internet, so it must be true.
Anyway, here are some things on it that make me laugh!
1. Nick Capper’s Pork Palace
Nick is one of the best comedians in the country. I was going to write something about how much I like and respect his work but when I checked this YouTube link, I realized the jerk didn’t credit me in the production of his show. Anyway, go watch it and leave a comment because, as we all know, on the internet everyone has an opinion and we should hear them all the time, even if you are a deadshit!
Real estate agents are the best people in the world, and I respect them. Just kidding, they’re massive flogs and this Instagram account highlights their douchebaggery. There are so many mad hustlers who love the grind featured on this page. Who would have thought that 40% of real estate agents have nunchucks? (Everyone who has met one.)
3. The Little Dum Dum Club podcast
You’re probably thinking, Brett, why would you recommend someone else’s podcast when you have a way cooler one called Flat Stick that is about dirt dikes, car racing and action sports? I’d say it’s because I’m a considerate person. The Little Dum Dum Club is probably the second-funniest podcast in Australia and has heaps of crazy guests and wild stories in every episode. This and Mid Flight Brawl are the only podcasts I listen to weekly.
4. Rooster attacks a weatherman on live TV
I’ve never watched morning TV – too much fake smiling and Botox for my liking! But in this clip, the weatherman gets rinsed by a rooster while trying to do a feelgood story. It makes me feel good every time I see it!
5. Grace Jarvis on Twitter
I’m dyslexic, so I hate reading. If I was to have a catchphrase, it would be: “Words are for nerds.” But Grace’s tweets (which she also reposts to her Instagram) are the only thing I will read, besides whichever newspaper paid me to write this (wink). She is an extremely funny standup, so go check her out!
6. Tim Hewitt on TikTok
Tim is one of the funniest character comedians in Australia. His characters are bang on and his standup comedy ruins me. I love it. Give him his own TV show now!
7. Dude dropping into a bowl with a three-wheeler
First of all, it’s the worst bike I’ve ever seen. Three-wheelers have all the danger of a motorbike and none of the convenience! If ya not Billy Connolly on tour, get off them … they’re shit. This video rules though, because the guy starts confident then gets towelled up. It went viral but it’s fair to say most of the clicks are mine. Just when you think it’s over, it gets worse.
I’ve been doing standup for 11 years and nothing I have ever or will ever write will be as funny as Eric Manaka copping an ice hockey puck to the nuts. This 2011 film is on Netflix – it is so good to see them back and grayer than ever in Jackass Forever. Nothing is funnier than Jackass and if you don’t agree – YOU ARE WRONG.
9. Dahn Rozario on TikTok
I just got off a tour with this block and he cracked me up the whole time. I have been a massive fan of his TikToks for a while. It’s mainly him cooked at a bush doof – some good wholesome content. Get around him!
10. Redfern Electrical
John Cruckshank is a wild unit/standup comedian/skater from Sydney. He made this self-funded movie about a standup comedian called John Cruckshank who retires to work as an electrician and it’s one of the best comedies I’ve seen in a long time. Some people wait for someone to hand them a blank check to make something great, but people like John just get it done! If it’s funny, it will float.
Brett Blake is performing as part of the Melbourne international comedy festival roadshow, touring around Australia; see dates here.