Comedian Dave Hill prepares us for the Olympics by failing horribly at sports

Comedian Dave Hill prepares us for the Olympics by failing horribly at sports

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For centuries in Internet time (roughly three to five years), comedians have created videos of themselves doing rigorous and intense things poorly, for comic effect—even being rude to people at a hot dog stand. But there's something magical to how Dave Hill (author of the mighty fine Tasteful Nudes) handles these types of situations. The BBC created a series of videos showcasing Hill, self-proclaimed "world class athlete," attempting some Olympic events, and it's fascinating to watch him so calmly and passively fail. Here are a few samples, with many more available on the site.

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