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 [...]
YouTube network JASH, founded by Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Reggie Watts, and Tim & Eric, debuted its latest web series today. Here's the first episode of the show, which is called The Perfect Week and was created by and stars Joe Pera and Nathan Min as two guys having he most amazingly perfect week. The seven-part series, each episode highlighting a different day, will also feature appearances from Henry Zebrowski, Arthur Meyer, and John Wyatt Haskell.
Comedian Eddie Pepitone has been given his own YouTube channel as part of the comedy collective JASH, which also includes Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Reggie Watts, Tim Heidecker, and Eric Wareheim. So far, Pepitone has made three videos for JASH, including a video adaptation his Twitter "to do" lists. All his videos so far are under a minute long and embedded below:
On the spectrum of conceptual talk shows, Natasha Leggero’s Tubbin’ with Tash, which debuted last month on the YouTube channel JASH, is certainly one of the weirder ones, with its hot tub location possibly being the most conventional thing about it. Leggero is assisted by Moshe Kasher who plays her spa boy Pig Bottom, and the short-but-insane episodes have featured prominent comedians joining the host in her hot tub, which has led to memorable images like Reggie Watts twerking, Sarah Silverman using a tampon as a projectile, and Eric Andre getting naked, which is actually becoming business as usual for his talk show appearances.
I talked to Leggero recently [...]