Smosh are huge, Crabstickz has fans in the hundreds of thousands, Miranda Sings is a goddamn celebrity. Yes, it’s fair to say that back in the day, if you were a comedian with something to offer, you would be rewarded on YouTube. The only problem is that as YouTube has grown bigger and bigger, it’s become harder, if not impossible, for all creators to get the recognition they deserve.
On top of this, as big channels grow larger and make fancier, more expensive videos, it can be harder for smaller channels to keep up. That’s where we come in. We’ve searched the hip, indie corners of YouTube to find you some genuinely hilarious sketches from some lesser-known creators:
1. The Boardroom: Ads for Men [Mark Little]
Favourite quote: “Spoiler alert: I’m listening.”
2. Clean The Fan Song [Jayme Gutierrez]
“Whoa, whoa, whoa.” You say. “The heck is this, man? You a wacko or something, man?” Fear not – this may seem like a super boring how-to video about cleaning a laptop (and it is) but it’s also a suuuuper catchy and well produced music video. It’s really funny because of how passionately they’re singing about something so dull! The singer also literally fights a fan. Give it a chance, ya wacko!
See? How good was that! And yet the guy only has 8,000 subs! Truly a great injustice.
3. Olan Rogers
Though he is one of the bigger creators on the list, his amazing videos are still woefully under-appreciated. Check out his awesome, video-game inspired video ‘The Lion’s Blaze’ right here:
4. Ted Crusty
It really doesn’t get much weirder than this – and it’s amazing as a result. Let’s not even try explaining it – just watch.
Favourite quote: “I’m sure you’ve all seen my work in films such as Bambi and Robocop.”
This guy has 2 million subscribers – so you may wonder why he’s made it onto the list. Well it’s because despite his high subscriber count, none of us here at Unicorns (all of whom possess Masters Degrees in YouTube) had ever heard of him. His content is also different and highly original. Check out this entire game he made, just for the sake of this video!