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Short-Format Comedy: The Forward-Looking Comedians of Instagram and Vine

Artistically Challenged, the first native “television” series to appear on Instagram, is a story told in 15-second episodes — 15 seconds being the maximum length of an Instagram video. I just watched the first season, all 32 episodes, in a grand total of eight minutes. Yes, my head hurts a little. “Did I just have a stroke?” was a thought that crossed my mind more than once during my viewing. And before you ask, no I did not smell burnt toast — but I did laugh a hell of a lot.

The series debuted and completed its first season in July; it tells the story of Nick, an aspiring artist hoping to pass [...]

21st Century Orson Welles (1985-2013), by Joel Straley

On the timeline of an alternate Universe much like our own, Orson Welles did not die on October 10, 1985, but was in fact born for the first time. After a suburban childhood, Welles left to travel Europe. His father’s death left him an inheritance that allowed him to become another trust fund millennial taking up all the good spots in the hostels.

Once returning to the United States, he made a home in a five-bedroom loft in New York City, technically Bushwick. Europe had given him a love a theatre, so as soon as he could he joined a short-form improv group. They specialized in performing Shakespeare but [...]

Vine 5 Film Festival: Welcome Sylvio

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

Carson on TCM, which premiered last night, is a one hour look back at classic conversations between celebrities and Johnny Carson on his The Tonight Show. What won't be aired are the strange, very short films of Len [...]

The Vine 5 Film Festival: The Internship

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

Vine came around to Androids last Monday, resulting in some awkward first posts. Dan Harmon is probably going to be too busy to learn how to make more visually stunning effects than in his initial effort:

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Has Anyone On Vine Ever Even *Seen* a Chicken?

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

The Social Media Graveyard of Canceled Comedies

Dozens and dozens of new shows premiere each new TV season (and mid-season, and off-season) but only a handful live to see season two. These days, a new show has to use every tool in its arsenal to attract viewers as quickly as possible: splashy advertising, big name guest stars, over-the-top promos, and of course, a blockbuster web presence, one that gathers fans on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr who will then faithfully promote the show with homemade image macros and clever hashtags born from love. But while a show might leave our airwaves, a Facebook fan page is forever. What becomes of the social media accounts of canceled shows? 

Sad [...]

Conan Is Determined To Be the Ultimate LinkedIn Influencer

Team Coco has become a social media powerhouse, but Conan O'Brien isn't quite happy with his dominance in Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and YouTube. Now he's decided to conquer the final frontier: LinkedIn. Below is a peek at his LinkedIn profile, where you can follow him to your heart's content:

The Vine 5 Film Festival: This Isn't the End

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

The first half of the third week of June was a simpler time, when apps stayed on their side of their respective streets, building more and more banks to manage all of their money in peace and harmony. [...]

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Drugs! Grumpy Kids! Imaginary Friends!

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

Yesterday, the Vine app was made available to Android devices, which means that everybody is fresh out of excuses. Sorry, no longer will your weird long standing feud with Apple products and Steve Jobs make for a justifiable [...]

12 Funny People on Vine Worth Watching For More Than 6 Seconds

It has been a little over one hundred days since the Vine app made its debut. While Twitter (the owner of Vine) made the transition from a curious and mocked social media application to a respected and recognized fertile ground for creativity after a couple of years of existence, Vine has already made comedic stars out of illustrators, art directors, musicians, and other walks of life that aren't normally directly associated with comedy. And of course, there are the Rob Delaneys of Vine: veteran comedians that found themselves to be uniquely suited to the new app, finding it almost too easy to tell a joke in six seconds or [...]

Why Patton Oswalt's Taking a Social Media Break

"There's a portal to a shadow planet in my right hand, the size of a deck of cards, and I can't keep myself from peeling off one card after another, looking for a rare ace of sensation."

-Patton Oswalt in an insightful Facebook post explaining why he's taking a three-month break from social media to go do other stuff.

Vine 5 Film Festival: Please Don't Remind Me

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

This week: Bo Burnham performs more magic, Bottlerocket discovers a really effective way to get out of bed, an ice cream cone knows nothing of Icarus, a man faces his mortality, and Michael Cera watches a movie.

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Eggs Over My Dad Abandoning Me

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

More funny people made their first attempts at Vine this past week. As part of #OneVineDay and the Just For Laughs festival in Chicago, some comedians who were either waiting for the app to get to Android and/or [...]

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Loneliness, Death, and Exercise

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.