Hello, I’m comedian and internet aficionado Rose Callaghan. I have ADHD and am what many would consider “underemployed” so obviously spend most of my time on the internet arguing with people on Twitter and watching TikToks.
I live and breathe the internet and unfortunately/sadly haven’t been able to stop posting since I first created an account on LiveJournal in the year 2002.
Me and the internet have had some crazy times together. Like when my OkCupid page ended up on 200 websites of “insane internet dating profiles”, or when my website kept getting hacked and diverted to Russian porn for a year.
A few years ago I made an online show called Overshare with my friend Jared Jekyll (edited by my fiance – thanks babe!) purely for discussing random weird stuff we find on the internet. I also make sketches about the greatest TV franchise ever – The Bachelor – and also did a podcast about The Bachelor and Bachelorette.
These are my favourite things on the internet.
1. Alastair Green’s lo-fi sketches
I’m really into lo-fi Twitter sketch videos. Sorry to get all earnest with you but I like with Twitter how you can break the rules of how the platform is supposed to work and represent content and conversations in different ways. Twitter isn’t where you’re “supposed” to post videos which maybe is why I really like low-fi/ad-hoc Twitter sketch videos.
If you are looking for characterisations of UK conservative types talking about British political issues that you don’t really understand and other very specific characters, then Alastair Green is your guy. I’ve been cackling over his videos for the last couple of years.
They are all filmed in front of the same white background and little to no effort is put into costuming and I am here for it.
2. ‘Is the answer India?’
I have watched this video so many times. It’s so funny and I beg of you please watch until the end. The optimism of this guy to keep taking these calls despite what keeps happening is truly inspiring.
3. Contact Tracys
As Covid wreaks havoc on Australia, the government has no choice but to recruit the best contact tracers in the biz – the Tracys. Your favourite zoomers use the magic of the internet to track down Covid cases and teach these public servants a few lessons along the way. Also love a bit of bi-representation in there. Yes king!
Featuring the very talented Freudian Nip and written by Freudian Nip along with other very funny people, Nina Oyama and Bec Shaw. Very nice!
4. Aunty Donna – Amazing Magic Compilation featuring TimTimFed!
This is my favourite of all the Aunty Donna videos, of which there are many, and I think they are all funny so this really says something!
5. Megan Stalter’s interpretation of the woman who booked Four Seasons Total Landscaping instead of the hotel for Trump’s press conference
I’m literally obsessed with Megan Stalter and basically every video she has ever done. Megan blew up during Covid and if she doesn’t have her own TV show soon I’m going to die.
I say this as much as I hate to encourage anyone who said “Why don’t you do some comedy online?!” to an out-of-work comedian during lockdown. Please don’t mention the words “zoom comedy gig” to me ever again!
6. Eva Victor when she definitely did not murder her husband
You may have noticed a trend here. Oh, you spent millions of dollars filming a comedy movie with a fancy camera? Sorry, if it’s not filmed in portrait mode using the front-facing camera of an iPhone, I’m not interested! Eva Victor posts lots of sketches on her Twitter page and they are very funny.
7. Inside Amy Schumer – Amy’s dream breakup
One of the best sketch shows to come out in the last 20 years! I could post dozens of sketches from this show because it was so funny and well-written. Heaps of these videos went super viral when they were posted online because they really hit the nail on the head with a lot of zeitgeisty issues that were affecting women at that time.
8. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard: Architectural Digest Open Door
I’m obsessed with this video series on YouTube that the magazine Architectural Digest does where celebrities show off their expensive, ridiculous houses. Usually in normal media scenarios, celebrities try to pretend like they are normal and just like everyone else. Except when they are trying to impress Architectural Digest magazine.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard’s tour of their New York brownstone is a real highlight as it becomes pretty clear that in real life they are kind of insufferable … and they really like teak. It’s like a really pretentious version of MTV cribs.
9. Joanne the Scammer: Caucasian living
Joanne is an icon and invented the modern meaning of the word “cancelled”. Honestly, truly.
10. Baby Spa videos
Are these funny or just cute? Hard to say but I am obsessed with videos of babies at these weird baby spa things where they put tiny babies’ heads in a floatie and put them in a little baby pool. Awww!
Did I also recently have a baby and am obsessed with babies? Guilty as charged!