The Big Comedy Live Show might have been a crushing disappointment but day two...
Populating the Twitter-verse for several years now has been the hilarious Death Star PR,...
Created by and starring Svetlana Islamova & Desi Ivanova, It’s Temporary is a classic...
Smackdown goliath Epic Rap Battles of History are to star in the upcoming YouTube...
With a cast made up of critically lauded Canadian comedy performers (such as The...
SRSLY is a beautifully shot, endearingly acted and excellently unorganised web-series. I recommend floating...
At the beginning of April, Standard Action’s small and passionate crew set out on a long and daunting journey of their own, in an epic quest for funding.
With a mid sized $12,000 goal, some very interesting reward tiers and an established fanbase of over 3000 subscribers (and nearly half a million views across their YouTube channel) it was to be expected they’d hit their target in the 45 day → Read More
Felicia Day has fired a lazer beam across the bow of Channel Awesome’s dominant and geeky, vlogging franchise by launching her own collective of geek vloggers. GeekandSundry‘s new sister channel is called GeekandSundryVlogs and it’s now live with its first batch of videos up.
The channel is divided up into the bimonthly contributions of a bunch of hand selected vloggers, who aim to cover the wide range of geek culture by all individually covering their own → Read More
Landing on Blip this week is new series Vain, a comedy about the self obsessed male fashion model, Christian Vain and his self destructive personality.
Created by and starring Adam Zaka and produced by VAIN pictures Vain doesn’t quite pick up where Zoolander’s spot-on lampooning of the fashion industry left off, but barks up a very similar tree, and with great results.
Failing to attract funding for a network pilot → Read More
Populating the Twitter-verse for several years now has been the hilarious Death Star PR, a sideways take on the Star Wars universe as seen from the self-image and marketing department of that big old Death Star. Did I say ‘Death Star’? I meant, of course, the newly rebranded ‘Justice Moon’. The man behind Death Star PR is Robbie Boland, a freelance writer based in Sydney, Australia. Boland has put together a → Read More
The Lonely Island is the collective name for Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, and Andy Samberg. Originally producing material for American TV comedy titan ‘Saturday Night Live’ they have since broken out due to the enormous popularity their comedy music videos and songs such as ‘Jizz In My Pants’, ‘Dick In A Box’ (feat. Justin Timberlake) and ‘I Just Had Sex’ (feat. Akon).
What is it that made these songs → Read More
Arriving with as much hype as a summer blockbuster YouTube launched their Comedy Week with The Big Live Comedy Show on Sunday May 19 . The first of its kind seven day event will have brand new videos from some of the biggest names in online and stand-up comedy.
From London buses to TV commercials no expense has been spared promoting this online extravaganza and there’s a lot riding on → Read More
Created by and starring Svetlana Islamova & Desi Ivanova, It’s Temporary is a classic sitcom revolving around the lives of six people, all living in the same apartment building in Los Angeles.
Opening with 20 seconds of short yet intrusive titles, episode 1 of It’s Temporary lays its foundations with careless haste, throwing all of its key characters together in a comic jumble at the cost of cleanly establishing a → Read More
If you’ve been watching the latest series of The Apprentice All Stars, don’t feel bad if you haven’t, it’s likely you’ve been enjoying the mind and sayings and doings of Gary Busey. His firing came with a sense of bittersweetness; yes he wasn’t able to keep up in the high paced world of corporate celebrity charity but there was something strange and wonderful about him. Also his firing may have → Read More
Smackdown goliath Epic Rap Battles of History are to star in the upcoming YouTube Comedy Week. The week will start with a two-hour live show this Sunday at 8:00pm ET (that’s 3:00pm GMT folks) and will continue with shows each day and live specials at the same time. It isn’t clear exactly when Epic Rap Battles of History will feature, but no doubt they will be front and centre when → Read More
With a cast made up of critically lauded Canadian comedy performers (such as The Imponderables, Nicholas Campbell from Da Vinci’s Inquest and Sonja Smits of Traders) and some decent money thrown at it (provided courtesy of the Independent Production Fund, a Canadian company which historically has funded TV shows and recently has added web-based series to their grants), on paper Bill & Sons Towing has a lot going for it. → Read More
This Sunday sees YouTube launch their very first comedy week; seven days of brand new videos from some of the biggest online names, live events and plenty of guest stars, this promises to be a week to remember. Running from May 19-26 the widely publicised event has just released a new teaser and this one features action legend Arnold Schwarzenegger, not usually known for his comedy roles the former Governator → Read More
The beginning of May was, either by fate or conspiracy, the week of the Geeks, with a slew of nerd-centric projects for us comedy fans to throw our wallets at. This week in crowdfunding, the theme seems to be subsequent seasons, with quite a few high profile series looking for the cash they need to keep on going.
That’s not to say there aren’t a host of fantastic projects worth → Read More
Comediva joins the list of homes on the web for niche comedy that no one ever told me about. Thanks Internet.
Their websites ‘about’ section lays out Comediva’s mission statements: ‘Comediva creates and showcases original video and editorial content for women. Our mission is to increase the presence of women in comedy, and provide a one-stop shop for a girl to get her giggle on. But Comediva is more than → Read More
One of the other big revelations from Blip last week was their partnering with My Damn Channel, this smart and calculated move is intriguing to say the least. Blip CEO Kelly Day was full of praise for the collaboration as she made the announcement;
“My Damn Channel is creating some of the best content online and we are working with them to develop new series and share their existing series → Read More
Getting your series seen by as many people as possible is a constant battle – chasing hits around and forever promoting a less-than-breakout series not only wastes your time, but bottlenecks creative output. Creating a show, putting it out and then crucially, moving on to your next project is an ideal workflow; one that builds a brand around you and your body of work instead of your individual shows as → Read More
Benny and Rafi Fine (The Fine Brothers) have just announced a second season of their original kids show MyMusic, which is part of YouTube’s Original Channel Initiative. MyMusic started production this week and picks up where it left off with the full cast from Season 1 including Adam Busch.
If you’d like to check out the previous season of MyMusic right now or the new season when it arrives you → Read More