I just came across a YouTube video that made me laugh so hard, I can hardly believe it. Probably the hardest I’ve laughed in 10 years.
There’s a guy out there called “Rubix89.” Only 18 years old, if you can believe his profile page. What he does is, he’ll take a piece of standup comedy audio and lay it over some Japanese animation. But he edits the anime so the characters’ actions and mouth movements match the comedian’s words.
The effect is a joyful short-circuiting of the viewer’s brain.
This particular clip uses the voice of the late Mitch Hedberg, one of my favorite comics. Yeah, perhaps my familiarity with Hedberg’s “Doubletree” routine pumps up the hilarity quotient for me. You’ll have to check it out for yourself and tell me whether I’m trippin’ or whether Rubix89 is TOTALLY FREAKING AMAZINGLY BRILLIANT!!!
Apparently many YouTubers concur with the latter assessment, because Rubix89 is ranked No. 31 on YouTube’s roster of most-viewed “directors” of all time.
Without further ado, here’s Rubix89: