Every night @midnight, one comedian is named Funniest Person in the World for the Next 23-and-a-Half Hours. Or for the next few months, if it’s Thursday’s show—because @midnight is currently on hiatus until sometime in January!
Here’s who reigned this week:
Monday’s winner: Kurt Braunohler
Runner up: Grace Helbig
Total loser: John Hodgman
The final test: Reply to a Craigslist job listing for a “Vengeance Demon”; applicants were required to undergo a background check and supply proof of demon identity.
Braunohler’s winning response: “Hey its Brian, the demon. I get off work from Time Warner Cable at 5. Meet then?”
Full episode: right here.
Tuesday’s winner: David Koechner
Runner up: Judd Apatow
Total loser: Nikki Glaser
The final test: Reply to a Craiglist ad posted by a man looking to sell 15 fedoras for the low, low, not-douchey price of $50,
Koechner’s Apatow-beating response: “Can I interview you for a term paper on gay detectives?”
Full episode: right here.
Wednesday’s winner: Neal Brennan
Runner up: David Spade
Total loser: Andi Osho
The final test: Write a Groupon ad for an Indonesian day spa offering snake massages fat the bargain rate of about US$43. According to Kotaku, this spa’s services also include massages from people in gorilla suits and beer baths.
Brennan’s winning ad: “Live like a Kardashian girl, laying down surrounded by giant snakes. #greatestjokeeverwritten”
Full episode: right here.
Thursday’s winner: Paul Scheer
Runner up: Doug Benson
Total loser: Tom Lennon
The final test: Write a Petfinder profile headline for HumanimalAlex, a man who likes to spray paint himself with various animal skin designs and prance around in public places. He’s so lithe!
Scheer’s winning headline: “Missing nude antler man, responds to the name Andy Dick.”
Full episode: right here.