This week, Anderson Cooper publicly declared Cher's awesomeness, one of the groups that auditioned for America's Got Talent featured a human jump rope, and Discovery Digital showcased a man juggling chainsaws in slow motion. Funny or Die premiered the newest installment of Eliza Coupe's web series "Frenemies," and New York's Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe (featuring the likes of Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz) offered fans a rare glimpse behind the scenes of their improv series Asssscat. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
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America's Got Talent —The Chicago Boyz: Acrobatic troupe The Chicago Boyz wowed the judges (and the audience) on America's Got Talent this week. Their flips, stunts and somersaults are impressive right from the start — but they take the routine to a whole new level when they use one young member as a human jump rope towards the end of the act.
Juggling Chainsaws in Slow-Motion: Discovery Digital's "Discovery Slow Down" this week features a man juggling in slow motion, with fun scientific facts thrown in along the way. What's he juggling, you ask? The usual: balls, bowling pins and, oh yeah, chainsaws. Don't try this at home! (via Tubefilter)
"Frenemies 3": Happy Endings may have gone to its final resting place in the television graveyard, but fans can still catch star Eliza Coupe's comedy chops in this hilarious Funny or Die series, in which Coupe and Lauryn Kahn play "friends" who actually hate each other. In this episode, they find themselves at a nail salon at the same time.
Anderson Cooper Loves Cher: Pretty much all you need to know about this video is that it's three minutes of Anderson Cooper explaining his self-described "borderline-creepy" obsession with Cher. Hold on to your wigs.
Of Monsters and Men feat. Coke Bottles: In what may be the best ad for Coca-Cola ever, musician/YouTube sensation Kurt Hugo Schneider covers Of Monsters and Men's "Little Talks" using Coke bottles, and a little help from a beatboxing cellist. (via Tubefilter)
Asssscat Behind the Scenes: Before they became big TV stars, comedians like Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz got their start at New York City's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Here, get a backstage glimpse at their famed improv show, Asssscat.
Swamp People: After the Hunt: As a companion web series to its gator-hunting show Swamp People, the History Channel has launched After the Hunt to showcase what the cast members do during the 11 months of the year when they're not chasing alligators. In this episode, Troy and Jacob track deer. (via Tubefilter)