‘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]
‘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]
‘The Co-Worker’ Makes You Meaner, Sorry
I can’t help but root for the mean guy here. Byron Brown’s portrayal of a shitbag co-worker is somehow irresistible. Equally fun is the meandering nature of this piece. There’s no real game except “this guy’s nuts,” but it works. Somehow, Brown’s e... [Read More]
‘Weird Movies’: This Week in Insane Animation
Written and voiced by Steven Markow and animated by Felipe Di Poi Tamargo, Weird Movies will take over your brain. No, really. I’ve watched it seven times –it’s David Firth’s Salad Fingers for a new generation. It’s depraved but evolved in its shock value and ... [Read More]
‘Weird Movies’: This Week in Insane Animation
Written and voiced by Steven Markow and animated by Felipe Di Poi Tamargo, Weird Movies will take over your brain. No, really. I’ve watched it seven times –it’s David Firth’s Salad Fingers for a new generation. It’s depraved but evolved in its shock value and ... [Read More]
‘Phantom Bread’: So Dumb, So Fun
It seems too easy: a Phantom Thread parody about a baker called Phantom Bread. Know what? It is that easy. Written by and starring Anna Salinas and Heather Alarcón Higginbotham, and deftly mapped to the source trailer by Colin Pierce, this sketch is the thing we never knew... [Read More]
‘Beethoven’s Producer’ Shows the Changing Tide in Digital Comedy
It’s been nearly two years since we featured Chuck Armstrong and Charlie Stockman’s work, and in that time, digital comedy’s landscape has changed quite a bit. “Our new sketch is specifically about a content gatekeeper ruining an artist’s work in the name of commercial ... [Read More]
‘Triple Kiss’: Billy Scafuri Goes Solo
With these ten minutes of sweet absurdity, the longtime Harvard Sailing Team (HST) member has flexed his muscles as a solo creator with an unmistakable directorial voice. The groundwork has been laid for a longer-form Billy, a Billy that — like other members of HST — spreads hi... [Read More]
A Recommendation: TheSoftballFreeAgent.com
Mike Camerlengo’s got a knack for being a digital one-man show. Five years after we featured his ultra low-fi Unsolicited about a guy who pitches brands on ad campaigns they’re almost certain to hate, Mike “The Big C” Camerlengo, as no one calls him, has graced... [Read More]