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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

Cake Boss Therapy UCBcomedy.com

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

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 [...]

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.