In this Friday’s installment of our partnership with 5by, the video discovery platform that curates the web’s best viral videos, we take a look at the top five videos of the week from the platform’s TV category.
Trending this week is the ‘Celebgate’ photo scandal – source material that late night comedians live for. For more on the videos selected, Theo Tabah, 5by’s Head of Content
In the aftermath of the “Celebgate” photo scandal – involving A-listers Jennifer Lawrence, Bar Refaeli, Kate Upton and more – television programs responded to the mass exposé in epic fashion. It was one of the hottest topics in broadcast this week, with all the TV hype perpetuating a racy newscycle across social media. Here are the 5 best clips from 5by.
To get the full story, watch ABC Nightline present an informative recap of the entire ordeal, with an outline of potential repercussions. It’s the most content-rich clip we’ve seen about the controversy. Then as expected, the guys of late night took a different approach reporting on the events. Leave it to Conan to lighten the mood with a skit in which the alleged hacker gets hacked, and exposed to the world. Afterall, “it’s only fair.” Jimmy Kimmel employed a similar premise to his skit, except this time, it was Kimmel himself, whose photos got hacked. Jimmy Fallon takes it to a whole new level by reading the hypothetical responses of political figures such as Kim Jong Un and Chris Christie. Naturally, hilarity ensues. In Comedy Central’s late night game show ‘@midnight’, comedians David Koechner, Nicole Byer and Jon Daly make an absolute mockery of the situation. The video speaks for itself.