Video Parody: Saturday kicks Friday’s ass

So, unless you’ve been living under a rock or completely disconnected from the internet and not spoken to anyone in the last couple of weeks – you’ve probably heard of Rebecca Black and her debut music video called Friday.

Her video has amassed over 25 million views – no, it’s not because it’s that good – on the contrary, it’s because it’s *that* bad. If you haven’t seen it yet, take a look below – if you have, I beg of you, save yourself and don’t click play but read further. Her auto-tuned voice sounds so bad, I can just imagine what her voice sounds like unaltered.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2LRROpph0

So Brian Haner (if you don’t know is a stand-up and legendary guitarist who also joins Jeff Dunham on his shows as Guitar Guy) put together a parody video (taking a stab at Charlie Sheen by the sounds of it too). His is much better, and funnier, for all the good reasons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vtMzFEmnpg

Jeff fa fa Dunham dot com

A little over two years go I found out about an amazing comedic ventriloquist named Jeff Dunham. What started it all was this clip of Achmed The Dead Terrorist from Jeff’s Show – it sold me on the quality of his work.

It’s such a great piece of work and so popular that it made it into the Top 10 most viewed videos on YouTube – at over 199 million views, it’s not surprising, now is it?

Something very interesting for Jeff, was the fact the the country contributing most of the views of that specific clip, were none other than us, South Africans. It was also great that despite the fact that the only country to ever ban the Achmed ringtone, being South Africa – Jeff still made an effort to bring his show to our shores.

And boy were we glad that he did, and that we managed to get tickets – we saw his show last night, live at the Grand West Arena at the Grand West Casino – and it’s been a long time since we laughed so hard throughout a show – quite the belly-ache after two and a half hours of laughing but it sure was worth every cent and every second – and for those that know his show and have seen Arguing With Myself or Spark of Insanity – last night’s show was at least 90% new material.

Another talented man that should also get a mention is Brian Haner aka The Guitar Guy (he even tweeted that “Cape Town rocks” live on stage) who opened up for Jeff before his show. Brian is an excellent guitarist who can play just about any style of music – what made it even better was that he used some typical South African words during his skit and even played an awesome rendition of the South African anthem for us in closing.

If he’s in your area, and there are tickets available, do yourself a favour and go and see his show.