Cipha Sounds like a DJ, thinks like a comedian: Don’t Get Gassed; Take It Personal!
It’s never too late to get bit by the comedy bug. Cipha Sounds could have jumped headfirst into stand-up comedy a decade before he did. He told The Comic's Comic about hanging around with Dave Chappelle one night in 2002. “We were at some party, an Eminem album release party, and he was ... [Read More]
 
A Dead Presidents Podcast w/ George Washington? We talk to NYC Podfest founder Jeremy Wein about the 2015 editon
This year marks the 3rd Annual NYC Podcast Festival, now 3 days, which will take place Fri. Jan 9th-Sun. Jan. 11th. Things kick off at the Bell House with 2 staples in the podcasting universe. RISK! and The Flop House. Here’s our recent interview with the festival’s founder and co-produc... [Read More]
 
The Premiere Before the World Premiere: Red Hot Video Fun Time
by Alex Estrada In a small Mexican restaurant in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Drew Luster waits on his tacos. Things have settled at the Bat Haus, a small event space two doors over, and Luster takes advantage of the calm to grab dinner. In a half hour, his sketch team, the Otter Boys, will kick off Red Hot ... [Read More]
 
The Premiere Before the World Premiere: Red Hot Video Fun Time
by Alex Estrada In a small Mexican restaurant in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Drew Luster waits on his tacos. Things have settled at the Bat Haus, a small event space two doors over, and Luster takes advantage of the calm to grab dinner. In a half hour, his sketch team, the Otter Boys, will kick off Red Hot ... [Read More]
 
Sketch Group Whale Thief Produced the Fastest Movie Ever Made Over the Weekend
by Megh Wright Sketch comedy group Whale Thief pulled off an impressive feat over the weekend that might get them in the Guinness Book of World Records. The group — which consists of former Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writer Benjamin Apple, Two Guys Named Josh's Brandon Gulya, Take Me to Your... [Read More]
 
This Week In Web Videos: 'Gary Saves the Graveyard'
by Luke Kelly-Clyne The first time I spoke with UCB Creative Director Todd Bieber was three and a half years ago and I had no idea what I was talking about. I was thinking of leaving my post-college job at Morgan Stanley and accepting a position at a small production company in New York. After comp... [Read More]
 
IFC Comedy Crib launches, will rival Comedy Central’s cc:studios
If all of its original comedy series aren’t enough for you, IFC just launched a new webpage for short-form web series and comedy videos. On IFC Comedy Crib you’ll be able to binge-watch web series by some of the network’s favorite comedians. IFC Comedy Crib will also feat... [Read More]
 
IFC starts online comedy hub ‘Comedy Crib’ with UCB and Above Average
The network that brings you Portlandia has been steadily turning itself into a more comedy-based company. With shows like Garfunkel and Oates and The Birthday Boys performing well, IFC is now expanding their brand and is getting into the online comedy game. Launched today, IFC has started a new onli... [Read More]
 
IFC Teams Up with UCB and Above Average for New Online Comedy Hub
by Megh Wright IFC is getting into the online comedy game. The network announced today that they've launched the IFC Comedy Crib, an online hub for short-form comedy that will feature content from online comedy powerhouses UCB Comedy and Above Average, with four brand new web series premiering today... [Read More]
 
How to Start Your Career in Comedy: A Guide for College Students
by Nicole Dieker So you want to work in comedy when you grow up? First of all, I'm really glad you’ve started reading Splitsider. You already know the first step of building a comedy career: learn as much as you can about the industry. Second of all, are you reading this during class? Because ... [Read More]