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The 10 Most Brilliant Comedy Gems Hiding on YouTube (Pt. 8)

It's hidden YouTube gems time, baby! We dig up the most criminally underappreciated videos and give them the respect that they deserve. At the risk of taking liberties with your sanity, here are the other parts, which you can use to fill the ever deepening cavern in your soul:

Part 1
Part 2
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Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7

(And if you still have more soul-cavern filling to do, watch Cracked's new mini-series Rom.Com.)

#10. Crazy Licking Guy

Let me just say that I hate the sound of someone smacking their lips when they eat, but as far as I can tell, this guy is some sort of taste tester for some company. That being said, the lip smacking is actually why I laughed so much at this video. The person who made it not only focused on it, but made dozens of picture-in-picture overlays of his mouth licking and smacking all over the damn place. What would have otherwise been an annoying clip of a man taunting you to punch him in his stupid lick-smacker metamorphoses into a brilliant, nightmarish lick frenzy of comedy.

#9. You Shall Not Pass

I can't imagine the time and planning this must have taken to pull off. The costume work, the props, the timing. It's a guy dressed as Gandalf, complete with a staff and a sword, standing on train tracks as a subway-type car pulls up and is forced to stop as he yells, "Go back to the shadows! You shall not pass!" Then he awkwardly sticks the sword in the rocks and lightly thuds the train with his staff. Just when you think that's it, a group of costumed people run out of the woods as he keeps the train at bay, just lightly whopping it as the conductor comes out and tries to get him out of the damn way.

#8. Benny Hill Dancers

I'm of the belief that you can take any situation and add "Yakety Sax" to it and it will become instant comedy. The darker, the better. I'm insisting that it be played at my funeral on a loop. This video is exactly that, except replace the funeral with weird white-guy dancing. Which, actually, now that I think about it, is pretty much the same thing. The next time you're having a shitty day, just put this video on a loop, and I promise you, your day will do a 180.

#7. The Tuba Wizard

Undoubtedly someone will pop up and say, "That's not a tuba. That's a frinzeffel flopula horn." But I don't give a shit, I'm calling it a tuba. And even though that guy looks like he's just wearing a green bathrobe, he looks like a wizard to me, so that's what he is. A wizard playing a tuba. Badly. Switching from location to location, just happily mouth farting into his dented, tarnished tuba and steadily losing his powerful wizard breath. Right up until the end, when he has to pull away in a fit of wizard coughing.

#6. Just a Normal Day in Class

You'll hear me say this a lot in these articles, but I love it when someone knows exactly when to cut off the joke and just leave it for what it is. This one is eight seconds of perfection, and I won't ruin the ending for you. Just know that I've watched it way more than what a normal human would consider sane.

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