God built us with a sense of humor. He Himself certainly must have a sense of humor - just look at some of the hilarious bodies wandering around the shopping mall! We need to laugh. In fact, human beings are the only creatures that laugh. The more carefree your soul, the more you laugh. That's why kids, unburdened as they are by the weight of the world, laugh over 300 times a day. (Compare that figure to the sour, debt-ridden adult laugh-count of around 15 times a day. Yikes!) Since humor is so important to teenagers, we're always on the lookout for videos that will MAKE YOU LAUGH. Check these out!
The venerable Belly Flop. It's a staple of pool parties and summer camp swimming pools. Show this compilation of some epic flops… the first 1:30 – with the 1812 Overture and cannon booms as the soundtrack – is the best!
VBS season is here – and our friend John Crist pulls back the curtain to reveal what VBS volunteers are REALLY thinking!
Ah… summer childhood memories. Playing in the sprinklers and the Slip-n-Slides. Cooling off. Living dangerously. Right?
Sometimes, we're just not paying attention. This guy keeps thinking his soup needs more salt. The result is hilariously predictable.
It's summer! Which means it's humid in much of the country. Our editor, Ken McCoy, is still trying to get used to living in the South after being in San Diego for so long. Maybe you can relate to this video.
We just can't help ourselves. ANOTHER "Bad Lip Reading" video – this time of the Royal Wedding last week. You're welcome!
Okay, so this is how we sometimes feel when trying to get a bunch of rowdy Middle Schoolers into the church van!
We have to admit, the "Bad Lipreading" videos are hilarious. This video from the congressional hearing that interviewed Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg is our latest fav!
Yeah, this video went viral quite a while ago, but when we saw it again this week, we couldn't help but laugh our loud all over again! You could use this video to introduce a Bible study on guilt, right?
Ever just looked at that Taco Bell/KFC combo restaurant and wondered how it came to be? Standup comedian John Crist imagines how it happened.
These two girls swear that this video wasn't faked. We believe them – the "snort" one of the girls makes is proof!
In the time-honored teenage tradition of stuffing too much food in your mouth, we offer this amazing feat! You can use this idea (with some safety precautions) as a "crowdbreaker" at your next event!
Remember the old "America's Funniest Videos" television show? Yeah, we don't either. But, we DID find this funny collection from it of Easter Egg Hunt bloopers that you can show to your group this week!
March Madness Stereotypes. Love 'em or hate 'em, we all know 'em.
This is how many youth leaders feel when trying to disciple teenagers – or even train volunteer leaders!
The spring rainy season is here – and we almost blew Coke Zero out of our nose when we saw this. Be careful out there!
You know, two people can really do some dumb things together. Right? So, for Valentines Day, here's a collection of epic couple's fails!
One last taste of football – now that the season and playoffs are over. Just try not to snicker!
Some people watch the Super Bowl just for the commercials. For those folks, here's a sneak peek!
Since there's no "real" football this weekend, we thought this creative (and creatively named!) trick play by a Middle School team will help fill the gap.
What do you do when it's time to discard the worn-out Christmas tree, but your dogs want to keep it? You play Tug-o-War with the tree!
Much of our country has been mired in a bitter cold snap, so we thought we'd find something good about it.
Secret, the 3-year-old Australian Shepherd isn't your typical dog. She is not only adorable but can also go sledding all by herself!
After a couple of weeks of Christmas goodies and feasts, our minds turn to dieting and working out in the New Year.
You might relate to this couple in their hilarious parody of Adele's "Hello" song!
You KNOW that you (or your children) have played with Thomas the Train – but maybe not like this!
We have have "that" friend – you know the one who wants to play Christmas music all year long! The rest of us have to put our foot down and hold the line – no Christmas music until after Thanksgiving! Well, it's after Thanksgiving, and our strange friends are in full Christmas mode!
We're just a couple of weeks away from Thanksgiving – time to start the celebration! This classic clip from the 80's comedy television show, "WKRP In Cincinnati" is just the thing to get us in the mood!
Yep, this weekend we gain an hour but lose daylight. Or, do we lose an hour? Spring Forward, Fall Back – or is it Fall Forward? It’s too confusing! This hilarious video asks the real question: WHAT TIME IS IT?!?
Meeting with a youth leader the other day at a coffee shop, I offered him a piece of my way-too-big (and delicious) blueberry muffin. "No thanks," he replied, "I had a Pop-Tart this morning." I responded, "Did you follow the instructions?" When you watch this video, you'll understand.
Sometimes, we stumble across a commercial that's so funny, we just have to share it with you. This is one of those. Enjoy!
When is a car hug NOT awkward? John Crist and Ashley Olds breakdown all the ways a car hug is a disaster waiting to happen. Your upperclassmen will totally identify with this video!
This short little video really shows how times have changed in just a few years!
Finally! The solution every young parent needs! AND, a good illustration for your volunteer leaders of the frustrations we all experience when trying to encourage teenagers to feed themselves the right things, spiritually.
The guys at Dude Perfect once again astound with their amazing capabilities. If you have a gym at your church, you should try these out yourself!
Sometimes, being a youth leader feels a lot like being a parent. And even orangutangs can easily relate to what we have to go through – as this video shows!
Who doesn't like a good "ghost in the stall" story? Right? Well, maybe your Senior girls, but hey – your guys are gonna split a gut at this classic story. (Thanks for Team interlinc writer David Gantt for alerting us to this video.)
This video (especially the ending) reminds us of what happens every time we stop at a fast-food restaurant with a bus load of teenagers!
Pool Parties - whether it's cannonballs, cramps after eating, or peeing in the pool, this is EVERY POOL PARTY EVER!
This is what happens when you bring your dogs with you to work on the day the floors have been freshly waxed. We are absolutely positive that youth leaders would NEVER do this, right?
Yep, it's the dog days of summer, and this poor guy is singing the blues.
We probably don't have to tell you this, but please don't try this yourself!
We just can't help ourselves.
Music is such a big deal to us, that when a favorite song hits our earbuds, we end up like this guy.
Can you relate?
Do you have someone in your church who loves to fish? Get him or her to keep several fish alive for you, and then you too can play these games (and more!) with your group!
Dude, we are totally gonna do these this summer!
With the NBA championships underway, what better video to show this week at your youth meeting than these hilarious trick shots with GIANT basketballs?!
Okay, let's count up just how many graduation ceremonies your graduating seniors have experienced. (1) Preschool, (2) Kindergarten, (3) 5th grade, and (4) Middle School. So this year makes graduation #5! Each of them has been memorable, in one way or another, right? This Made You Laugh video will be perfect to show at your "Senior Appreciation" Sunday or event as your Grads walk to the stage!
This video is so perfect, so well crafted, so … RIGHT that we just had to make it our Made You Laugh video for this week. Show it to your group, and they'll think you're the coolest youth leader EVER!
Vegan's aren't the only ones who can be annoying with their beliefs, right? You could use this video to illustrate how NOT to tell people about Jesus!
You know the feeling – that sense of euphoria you get when you're singing along with a song, and just NAIL it perfectly! Here's a video that captures the experience. Your group is gonna HOWL!
You've been there. The music starts to pump and you – or your friend – just can't help but start movin-with-the-groovin. Show this video to your group, and then have the kids move to one side of the room or the other to represent which bird they are most like. You can have a GREAT discussion about personality types, how God has wired us, etc. FUN!
In celebration of the upcoming film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” some lucky Disneyland park guests got more than they bargained for when Johnny Depp, as Captain Jack Sparrow surprised fans aboard the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.
While this video probably won't make you laugh, you won't be able to stop watching! Different tires rolling down a ski jump and into the air! You might want to pause the video after the tires are shown, and have the kids vote on which tire they think will travel the farthest in the air.
We were with a bunch of teenagers the other day, and couldn't help noticing a group of them huddled around an iPhone, laughing uproariously. What were they laughing at? Yoda's hatred of seagulls! Watch this video, and you'll be laughing too!
Yep, we've scoured that internets for the perfect "Made You Laugh" video to use this week of Easter. This Jib-Jab video takes a different perspective on the whole Easter Egg routine.
Even old people can act like middle schoolers – as this video shows!
April Fools Day is this Saturday, so show this video to your group at your midweek meeting – or even on Sunday morning. Your kids will wish they had a teacher as cool as this one!
We go to the "throwback" vibe today -- cuz we helped pull a tooth from a 7-year-old, and thought of this classic.
Go ahead, try this at home!
You know you want to do this too, right?! Show this video to your group as an illustration of having creativity and fun in any situation.
Yep, this Saturday night we all get discombobulated because of the time change. Show this video to your group as a hilarious reminder to "Spring Forward"!
You know the situation – everyone's attention is on their phones instead of the world around them. Seems that your young friends are especially addicted, right? So, they'll probably see themselves in this video – and laugh anyway!
It's the ultimate Disney face off! Star Wars meets Toy Story. Your group is going to LOVE this video!
Many people watch the Super Bowl every year – not for the game, but for the commercials. Here's ALL 51 commercials from this year!
The Super Bowl has become something of a national holiday here in the States – and, like any holiday, there will be massive quantities of nutrients consumed on Sunday. So, we went to the way way past for a classic commercial to help you with the results of eating too much. We have your back!
Donall and Conall have been "cult favorites" of many youth leaders, so we thought we'd introduce you to them. In this "Made You Laugh" video they talk with the famous atheist scientist, Richard Dawkins. Your young friends are gonna crack up while being encouraged and enlightened!
The Cowboys vs. Packers game on Sunday afternoon was the most-watched football game since the Super Bowl. And what a game! The Cowboys came back from a deep deficit to tie the game with just a minute left, and then the Packers moved the ball for a 50-yard field goal as time expired. This fan sure shows his team loyalty, right? This video would be a great illustration if you're teaching about commitment, perseverance, faith within trials, loyalty – that kind of thing. Use it this week!
Basketball season is in full swing on high school campuses - your group might be able to relate to this hilarious video of learning to play the game.
The "water bottle flip" game has become something of an obsession with middle school guys, and a bunch of high schoolers too. The guys in this video take the challenge to a whole new level. See how many of these awesome stunts YOUR guys can do!
Here's a late-breaking MADE YOU LAUGH Christmas video! Imagine Darth Vader as Santa - now imagine the chaos that would result. You, your family, and your young friends in ministry will laugh themselves silly when they see this video!
Do you have this much style when you workout?
Can you keep up with Drake?
With semester testing right around the around the corner, your students will bust a gut when you show them this video!
Remember Dug, the lovable dog in the Disney/Pixar movie "Up"? The folks at Disney have brought him into real life! Watch, laugh, and share with your group.
Every year about this time, it happens. And we're not the only ones who notice - even these Guinea Pigs can tell it's happening!
Another "tough guy meets his match" video. If this doesn't make you laugh, we give up!
Even the toughest guys can meet their match in the most unexpected ways. Watch this and see if you can relate!
For most of us, we watch swimming competitions about once every four years. And yet, the experience changes us in many ways. Maybe you and your students can relate to this video!
We're definitely experiencing the heat of summer, and what better way to cool off than with a good old water balloon fight? Our editor, Ken McCoy, displays his mad skillz (honed by decades of youth ministry experience) in this awesome 360 no-scope headshot.
Send us YOUR water balloon video, and if it's better than Ken's, we'll post it!
Okay, now you know how you need to start your day. You could even use this video to teach from Philippians 4:13!
Don't you wish YOUR dad was a filmaker? Yeah, so will all your students when you show them this video!
It's an epic battle of superhero theme songs! Show this video to your group, and YOU will be the hero!
The NBA Finals are in full swing! We thought you'd want to show your group this video of Shaq going undercover and driving people around as a Lyft driver. You're welcome.
You KNOW you wanna do this! You could even make a game out of it – give a phrase that has to be said by one member of the team and the rest of the team has to understand what's being said. (By the way, there are a couple of "OMG's" in this video.)
This funny parody was intended to introduce a conference session on the strengths, gifts, and abilities of “Millennials” - but has taken on a life of its own since going viral. Do you see yourself in this song?
You've seen those videos of loopy things people say when they're coming out of anesthesia, right? Well this one's way cooler! Two brothers decided to pull a prank on their little sister on the way home from having her wisdom teeth extracted. They convinced her that a zombie outbreak had hit their city. Her reaction was priceless. (Be sure to sternly warn your students about not trying to do this kind of thing to their siblings!)
You might remember Scott Sterling - the unstoppable Yale goalie who used his face to help his team defeat North Carolina, right? We featured the video of his heroics in a previous Made You Laugh. Well, who knew? He's a two-sport star! This time it's the Yale Men's Volleyball team that comes down to the wire in their epic contest with North Carolina. We know that you have volleyball players in your group, so you should definitely show them this video! (When Armageddon comes, we want to be in a bunker made of Scott Sterling's face!)
You probably have some kids in your group about ready to get their drivers license. They'll really get a "kick" out of seeing this video!
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