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Ok, this might sound like I'm making a joke of this, but I'm dead serious. If you and your buddy can go down to your local plasma center and donate plasma for a month or so, you could take the money and put it into a better camera. You could even use the experience as a topic of one of your skits.
Granted, you can shoot anything you like on anything you like. Smart phone? Sure! MiniDV off of craigslist? Sure! Maybe you can even find some other third friend who comes with a camera.
The most important thing is the story you're telling. If you guys are entertaining enough, no one will care what you shot it on. One of the funniest videos I've ever seen was shot two years ago on a 1980's VHS camcorder. Just do a really good job with whatever it is you have.
Good luck and have fun with it!