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That’s How We Pre-Roll

Do you hate YouTube pre-roll advertising? We hope you will not hate this one, seeing as how it’s our own Chris Hardwick making fun of pre-rolls while pre-rolling to promote BBC America’s “Ministry of Laughs”:

And, oh, yeah, the Ministry convenes on June 18th, 10 pm/9 pm Central. BBC America. Check those local listings.

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  1. Josh from Europe aka BountyHunter says:

    (((d(–_–)b))) Very good

  2. @sybarite_ says:

    Funny stuff Big C. Sounds like you’re gearing up for a speed talking Guinness Book attempt. Well done!

  3. Patrick says:

    We’ve been Chris-rolled!

  4. Joe Palen says:

    That’s one of the most not-annoying promos ever. It’s so awesometastic that the podcast has led to a BBC show. Congratulations to Chris, Matt, and Jonah!

  5. Mattchik says:

    For some he is Big C, for others he is the hot little nerd (HLT?)

  6. James says:

    Big c’s adam’s apple is hypnotic

  7. Manuel says:

    Youtube needs more pre-rolls like that 🙂

  8. Brian E. says:

    Great job Big C! Wish I got BBC especially since Invetweeners is a hilarious show (from the luttle I saw in London).

  9. steve white says:

    if only the names of the shows were up long enough to read the shows, pre- roll fail 😛

  10. HellZiggy says:

    “if you’re like me, you’ve probably got 4 other windows open right now”

    Only 4? I can’t remember the last time I only had 4 windows open. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have flash porn to get back to…


  11. Magnoliafan says:

    Is this going to be like Scott Auckerman’s gig on IFC?

  12. Dario says:


    I must say, Big C, your quite the handsome devil in all of your 1080p glory ^_^

  13. You had me at anal glands.

  14. smartbunny says:

    He’s so excellent at being all hosty! (with the mosty!)

  15. Sayla says:

    I laughed out loud because I had 4 tabs opened and THIS video automatically started up while I was watching another video in a different tab (nothing to do with dogs or anal glands, thank you very much).
    You know your fans pretty well though Big C.

  16. Jazz says:

    Actually can’t wait to get this ad on my youtube watching…. (maybe I should’ve switched those words around)

  17. Mary says:

    You’re talking quite fast, Chris Hardwick.

  18. Nicholas says:

    Do you know is this also going to air on BBC Canada? (I tried to check their schedule, but it’s only listing as far as June 14)

  19. @Jonathan D Silva: It won’t show up in the listings as “Ministry of Laughs.” Record “The Graham Norton Show,” “The Inbetweeners,” and “Come Fly With Me” and Mr. Hardwick will successfully infiltrate your DVR…

  20. Beth says:

    Can’t wait, dude!

  21. Kiala Kazebee says:

    I was really hoping for an english accent, dude. WTF? (ALSO YAY)

  22. My DVR can’t find it so that leads to one conclusion which is that lies from The Hardwick are nonexistent and my DVR is a terrorist for not acknowledging the air of your show.

  23. Lisa G says:

    “Ministry of Laughs” feels like it’s missing a word. Whenever I hear or read the words “Ministry of…” my mind automatically inserts the word “silly.”

  24. Leif Hurst says:

    Way to go Big C!

    Looking forward to you talkin’ nerdy to my wife and I on Ministry of Laughs!

  25. JetpackBlues says:

    Will be firing up the DVR for this, because it premieres during night two of Chris’ DC shows. And my butt will be in a seat seeing him live.

    Then I’ll watch this when I get home. Hardwick overload!

  26. Three Toes of Fury says:

    You had me at “if you’re like me, you’ve probably got 4 other windows open right now”.

  27. Double R says:

    I guess this means you won’t have to worry about your Tonight’s Funniest pilot getting picked up. You’ve landed on your feet well.

  28. Jack says:

    Way to go Big C

  29. Nevidge says:

    You lucky American fecks. Wish this was airing on BBC on this side of the ocean. Bloody Brits. 😉

  30. @The_Nicktator says:

    Multiple tabs? Check. Flash porn? Check again. How does he know?

    Because Big C knows all.

  31. Wesley Marshall says:

    I cannot wait for this!!

  32. Flairtoo says:

    Damn, you talk fast. Made chuckle though. Way to go.

  33. Mazter P says:

    Nice Job Chris! Super Pumped about the Ministry of Laughs man! Keep it Nerdy!