You're trying to show your friend the video of that guy who gets slapped in the face by the fish and then...
you have to sit through ads for 2 minutes so you can see the 10 second clip.
.. and the comedic moment is lost. There is a way to watch Youtube videos without those pre-roll ads. And there's also a way to watch long videos (like that 8 hour lo-fi chill music to study to) without those ads inserted every 8 minutes. And it truly is super easy. But use it before Youtube fixes the hack.
First, find the video you want to watch. Perhaps this video of a prank we played in the studio.
Click on the address bar. Put your cursor after the "m" in .com and add a period (like pictured below). That's it.
This hack has made it to reddit, so Google may work on this hack soon. After all, that's how they make money: ads. But enjoy it while it lasts.
And if you want to actually watch the demon prank, here it is from a few years back. Our dang website wouldn't allow use to put the extra period in the web address, so there might be an ad. Ugh.