Sunday, September 5, 2010

Top 5 Funniest: Ricky Gervais, Conan O'Brien, Zach Galifianakis and More

As predicted in last week's Top 5 Funniest, the Emmy Awards provided some solidly hilarious moments, including the epic Jimmy Fallon/Glee opening number and George Clooney's Modern Family cameo. But for me and many others, it was Ricky Gervais brief appearance as a presenter that really killed. From his Mel Gibson gem, to the beer he gave away to everyone in the audience (except for recovering alcoholic Matthew Perry), to Bucky Gunts(!), this was the highlight of the show.





Jewel continued her Funny or Die comeback mission with this video in which we go "Betwixt the Music" with the little known folk-pop duo Sarah Barracuda and the Jewel. Any video that manages to effectively re-purpose the Sarah Palin playing the flute footage is OK with me.




Conan O'Brien may not have gotten much air-time at the Emmys, but he did make a big splash this week by with the highly anticipated announcement of the name of his new TBS show. I would brag about calling the name of the show as Conan the day before it happened, if he didn't end up calling it Conaw instead.





The last two celebrities to appear on "Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis" (Steve Carell and Ben Stiller) are both comedians. So it was fun to see someone with zero sense of humor get the chance to sit down with Zach Galifianakis' twin brother Seth.




The fifth and final video of the week is 60 seconds of unintentional awkward humor from the future ex-Governor of Arizona Jan Brewer. If this is what happens when she's asked to deliver a prepared opening statement, I'd hate to see someone ask her a tough question.




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