Funny videos on the internet come from a plethora of sources, from established internet studios to TV networks to independent comedians. But how do comedy production studios fund their internet comedy videos? There’s no simple answer. In fact, one of the first answers I heard was “Our funding comes from everywhere.”
However, as I talked to representatives from CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, Jash, Above Average, UCB Comedy, and Comedy Central, a lot of common themes came forward. Branded content funds more than you think. YouTube revenue funds less than you think. Comedy studios, like everyone else, earn money so they can fund passion projects. Incubating new talent is also a [...]
Comedy Central's digital wing CC:Studios released Jason Nash Is Married, its first-ever feature-length movie, today. Written and directed by comedian Jason Nash and based upon his web series of the same name, the movie stars Nash as a fictionalized version of himself as a married guy who has a couple kids. Busy Philipps plays his wife, with a whole slew of well-known comedians (T.J. Miller, Casey Wilson, Paul F. Tompkins, Rob Corddry, just to name a few) making appearances.