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IFC Teams Up with UCB and Above Average for New Online Comedy Hub

IFC is getting into the online comedy game. The network announced today that they've launched the IFC Comedy Crib, an online hub for short-form comedy that will feature content from online comedy powerhouses UCB Comedy and Above Average, with four brand new web series premiering today and much more to come. Current web series include UCB's ClickBait Overload and Laurie starring Natasha Vaynblat, John Murray and Geoff Garlock's John and Geoff are Married, and IFC's own impromptu standup-themed web series Comedy Drop. Click through for the full description of IFC Comedy Crib's current lineup, then head over to the site to check them out.

Above Average and UCB Comedy Are Partnering Up

Web video makers Above Average and UCB Comedy are teaming up. Above Average announced today that UCB Comedy is becoming an official partner of the Above Average network and that the two entities will now co-produce new sketch videos to appear on Above Average's YouTube channel and website. Writers, performers, and sketch groups from the UCB Theatre have been making digital content for Above Average since the digital network launched in 2012 (on web series like Thingstarter, Rejected Pitches, That Couple You Know, and more), but this is the first official partnership and UCB's digital wing. Other Above Average partners include sketch groups BriTANick, The Lonely Island, and Greg [...]

Check Out UCB's Special Halloween Series 'Gary Saves the Graveyard'

Here's the first episode of Gary Saves the Graveyard, an equally spooky and hilarious web series by UCB that marks their largest production to date. The series follows a man who takes up a new job at a cemetery only to make some unlikely friends inside the gates. Gary Saves the Graveyard stars Jim Santangeli, Nate Dern, Nicole Byer, TCGS's Shannon O'Neill, and more; watch the rest of the series below:

A Few Minutes with Al Jaffee

The folks at UCBcomedy sat down with Mad Magazine's Al Jaffee, the creator of the famous fold-in and a guy who's been making comedy regularly for longer than most comedians have been alive. I don't know too many comedians who didn't read Mad as a kid, so it's great to see the 89-year-old Jaffee still as sharp as ever, and still making those fold-ins.

The Economics of Internet Comedy Videos

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 [...]

Cake Boss Therapy: Cake Solves All Problems

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In Cake Boss Therapy from UCBcomedy.com, the Cake Boss branches out from what he knows, sort of.