Video Game High School: A Webseries Review
Online viewership is growing. That’s not just Hulu and Netflix, that’s also the original content being produced on YouTube. Shishir Mehrotra, one of the architects behind YouTube’s current advertising model, reported that YouTube’s revenue per ... [Read More]
Rob Riggle uses “Real Actors Against Web Videos” to launch his webseries, “Coogan Auto”
Attention, YouTubers! Rob Riggle and his comedic colleagues who co-star in Riggle's new webseries, "Coogan Auto," have fired a shot across your bows. In their short promotional video, "Real Actors Against Web Videos," Riggle, JB Smoove, Horatio Sanz,... [Read More]
James Adomian pays tribute to a fallen icon and impersonation: Huell Howser
James Adomian is a master of impersonations, particularly of comedians. Included in his arsenal of voices, however, was one person that you might not have known much about, unless you were a Californian. Huell Howser, the longtime host of PBS series ... [Read More]
From Funny or Die to Sundance to Comedy Central series: The history of “Drunk History”
Drunk History isn't the first webseries to become a TV series, but it is among the more celebrated ones to make the jump. Comedy Central announced over the weekend at the TCA press tour that it had ordered eight half-hour episodes of "Drunk History" ... [Read More]
Jerry Seinfeld Inks Deal with Sony Pictures Television
Over the summer we published a story about Jerry Seinfeld’s web-based series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. As staff writer Andrea Mitchell reported at the time: “It [consists of] no more than fifteen-minute segments of two professionally funny pe... [Read More]
Scott Moran: Modern Comedian
Proof that one man can do it all, Modern Comedian is a weekly web series shot, edited, and produced by Scott Moran. The series features comedians in their homes and on-stage, sharing stories that are both intimate and hilarious. In October, Moran ink... [Read More]
Secret Society of Comedy: Seth Herzog, Jamie Lee and Craig Baldo on their worst gigs
Among the offerings on Official Comedy's YouTube channel is a weekly series called "Secret Society of Comedy," in which comedians sit backstage or in an otherwise private setting and reveal secrets from the show biz. This week's episode finds Jamie L... [Read More]
Best in Comedy 2012: The breakout year of Chris Hardwick
BBC America announced Wednesday that it's giving Chris Hardwick and his Nerdist colleagues a promotion -- a full, regular season of hourlong episodes of The Nerdist comedy variety show for 2013. “As a huge fanboy of nerd culture stuff, we at the Nerd... [Read More]
Amazon Studios announces slate of comedy pilots for 2013
Amazon Studios announced six new orders for comedy pilots to head into production for 2013. Amazon.com began soliciting original pitches for comedy series for the first time earlier this year, and has a comedy development slate of 13 projects. Among ... [Read More]
A Charlie Brown Christmas, all grown up in a “Louie” episode, from FOX ADHD
A Charlie Brown Christmas first aired 47 Decembers ago in 1965, and continued its traditional primetime run in network telecasts Tuesday night on ABC. The kids at FOX ADHD, however, have served up an alternate universe for the Peanuts gang -- one in ... [Read More]