@Arianna_Durnell’s Target Audience Is “Absolutely No One” (But Follow Her Anyway!)
Arianna Durnell (@arianna_durnell) is a New York-based comedian whose writing has been published on McSweeney’s, Reductress,Women In Comedy Festival Daily, and The Belladonna Comedy. Her sketch comedy has been featured on WhoHaha and Comedy Cake. She is ... [Read More]
‘Distance’: This Is Digital’s Next Step
The web series is dead. Okay, okay, don’t freak out, let me clarify. As Facebook and YouTube algorithms steer us toward original content funded by…Facebook and YouTube, there’s less room in the ecosystem for indie creators to gain the kind of rags-to-riches virality that, in 2012 ... [Read More]
‘Distance’: This Is Digital’s Next Step
The web series is dead. Okay, okay, don’t freak out, let me clarify. As Facebook and YouTube algorithms steer us toward original content funded by…Facebook and YouTube, there’s less room in the ecosystem for indie creators to gain the kind of rags-to-riches virality that, in 2012 ... [Read More]
Tweet More or Eat Sh*t, Because I’m Roidin’ Up This Zoo’s Social Media Strategy, by Cara Michelle Smith 
Welcome to Hell, nimrods. This is your last day as employees of the Cincinnati Zoo and your first day as global brand ambassadors of a 1,200-horsepower content generating machine best known for the absolute truckload of baby panda videos and giraffe GIFs it churns out on an hour-by-hour basis. Under... [Read More]
Tweet More or Eat Sh*t, Because I’m Roidin’ Up This Zoo’s Social Media Strategy, by Cara Michelle Smith 
Welcome to Hell, nimrods. This is your last day as employees of the Cincinnati Zoo and your first day as global brand ambassadors of a 1,200-horsepower content generating machine best known for the absolute truckload of baby panda videos and giraffe GIFs it churns out on an hour-by-hour basis. Under... [Read More]
Remembering Tiffany Haddish’s Heartbreaking and Hilarious Trip to ‘The Mental Illness Happy Hour’
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Even more than WTF, Paul Gilmartin’s wonderful, essential podcast Mental Illness Happy Hour goes deep with its interview subjects. After a really good episode of the podcast, you f... [Read More]
Wendy Steiner (@wendyasteiner) Likes Bagels and Confidence
Wendy Steiner is a Brooklyn-based Jewish-Japanese comic. While the Los Angeles suburbs raised her, living in San Francisco and New York really aged her. Her comedic style can be described as dry warmth, which would really make more sense if she was from Arizona. She’s a set-up-punchline kind o... [Read More]
Before ‘Rick and Morty,’ Dan Harmon Tried to Reinvent Acceptable Television with ‘Acceptable.TV’
The idea of entertainment as an entity separate from the internet is one that is for the most part dead. Every movie must have social media tie-ins, every book a video trailer, every TV show a second screen experience. For just a moment, imagine a strange, distant land called “Cable TV in 2007... [Read More]
‘From One Guy to Another’: Worth 18 Minutes
Comedians and longtime UCB performing partners Jackie Jennings and James Dwyer made a pledge this time last year: to spend one full day traveling from Guy Fieri’s restaurant in Times Square, NYC to Guy Fieri’s restaurant in Cancun, Mexico. They’d document their journey in real... [Read More]
Welcome to Our Extremely Tasteful, Dangerously Haunted Dream Home, by Lillian Stone and Topher Cusumano
You are cordially invited to an elegant housewarming function at the home of Colette and Tad Newman this Saturday. Address: 666 Hemlock Craven Point Attire: Cocktail (crucifix accessories recommended) Note: In lieu of a traditional housewarming gift, please bring a small offering of tatted lace or b... [Read More]