From offending Nazis to existential crises, the Comedy Content panel at Summer in the City 2019 had it all.
So, here are five things we learned from the panel!
1. Some people just don’t get the joke
“I did a video that was clearly a joke, and it had 20 million views, where the joke was I got my nails done and I said they ‘grew’ once they were done,” explained Lucia, “then a bunch of middle-aged women in the comments thought I was that thick that I didn’t know about nails growing naturally”.
Joe said, “I bought someone’s drive-thru food once for a video and they thought it was a prank.”
2. Jack and Dean grew from Vince and Howard
“I loved The Mighty Boosh growing up,” said Dean, “and I wanted that comedy duo dynamic with someone really badly.”
After a while, I found Jack [Howard] through maths class and told him his Green Day sticker on his planner sucked, then told him Panic! At The Disco is better.
“Then the next day at school Jack came in saying he loved Panic! At The Disco. Jack found my videos on ‘Google video’ when that was a thing and it began from there.”
3. When having an existential crisis, turn to YouTube
Taz watched a lot of YouTubers growing up. “I did law for seven years, realised I didn’t like it, then after graduation, I had an existential crisis and then I was like ‘I just want to make videos on the internet’ and I did.”
We think Taz and Daniel Howell would have plenty to talk about!
4. TaskerCon is the convention we never knew we needed
Joe Tasker said that his next project is TaskerCon. “Haven’t thought of it more than the title, but everything goes right, there are no scandals and it’s in every city every weekend, so everyone’s available. We just turn up and go ‘this was good’, then leave”.
5. Dean’s ok with offending Nazis
Dean shared that the biggest group he’d ever offended through comedy is Nazis, “and I don’t care, fuck em.”
Photos by George Yonge.
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