• Comedy Central prioritizes original web series with new YouTube channel

    Comedy Central expanded its commitment to original digital programming this week. The network dropped a teaser video on Wednesday to announce the new Comedy Central Originals YouTube channel. The new YouTube channel is a “one-stop shop” for Comedy Central’s original digital content. It also aims to showcase emerging talent that has not yet made it onto the network. Comedy Central Originals will offer fans new and returning digital series, social

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    7 indie web series that outperform their budgets

    We all know someone who “has” a web series (and has likely asked us to contribute to their Indiegogo to fund it). While companies like YouTube and Comedy Central are committing big money producing their own digital content, there is something very special about independent web series. The lighting might be all wrong and the sound might be awkward, but the jokes and performances are there. The struggle to present

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    Comedy Central, CC:Studios enlist Idiotsitter, Roustabout, Matt Braunger, more (Video)

    Comedy Central announced its latest development slate for its Internet incubator CC:Studios. CC:Studios has given the green light to five new series to go into development to be released exclusively on Comedy Central’s website. After the department’s successes with This is Not Happening (Ari Shaffir’s stand-up show) and Idiotsitter, (pictured above) which will make their television debuts this year, the network appears invested in testing a show’s popularity online before

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    Comedy Central renews Broad City, season 2 premieres tonight! (Video)

    It seems like networks don’t need to see ratings anymore to break big renewal news. Comedy Central has picked up a third season of Broad City on the day of its season premiere. Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson return for season 2 of their realistic comedy series about two twenty something women trying to get by living in New York City. Broad City has been one of the leading examples

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    Comedy Central announces web series development slate; renews Ari Shaffir’s online storytelling show

    Comedy Central has always been excellent at keeping up with the times and not fighting the demand for free online content. Its online platform, CC: Studios, has announced its current development slate for its comedy web series. Among the projects is Strong Island, a show about two brothers who live with their mother on Long Island. It stars Artemis Pebdani from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Kevin “Dot Com”

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    Simpsons animators to co-produce Camp WWE adult web-series

    When professional wrestling meets Emmy award-winning animation you get Camp WWE. The World Wrestling Entertainment company has teamed up with Film Roman, which produces the animation for The Simpsons and King of the Hill, to produce an animated comedy web series for adults. Camp WWE revolves around what today’s hard-hitting wrestlers were like as kids. “With a combination of their unique personalities, distinctive characteristics, and huge built-in loyal fan base,

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    Snoop Lion launches comedy Web series, pokes fun at reality competition shows (Video)

    Never afraid to grow his brand, Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg) has launched his own comedy Web series titled, Dime of the Month, which aims to satirize popular reality competition series like America’s Next Top Model or newcomer The Face. While Snoop appears in the intro and outro of each episode, the real stars of this show are the trio of ladies competing for the coveted title of Dime of

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    When Twitter jokes become short films: Web series #nitTwits proves 140 characters is plenty for quality comedy (Video)

    It’s been far too long since we last posted about one of our favorite Web series #nitTwits, co-created by Mark Mathias Sayre and comedian Amber Tozer. To get you up to speed, here’s the deal: Short comedy films are produced based on funny Tweets from comedians and comedy writer-types. In the latest, Tozer turns her tweet — “One time my bball coach yelled TOZER WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU I yelled

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    David Koechner plays a lumpy, bi-sexual guy named Roy in new Web series (Video)

    David Koechner isn’t just the best damn fictional sportscaster in the history of fake journalists (Champ Kind forever!), nor is he just one of the most popular go-to character actors in the world of comedy. Now he’s a man with his own Web series and branded YouTube channel. Produced by the folks at Official Comedy, Full On Koechner finds the Anchorman star playing Roy, an ill-shaped bi-sexual looking for love.

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    It would be awesome if we were trapped in a closet with Rashida Jones (Video)

    In the latest installment of Saturday Night Live writer Mike O’Brien’s web series 7 Minutes in Heaven, Rashida Jones takes a trip to the closet and proves, once again, why the Parks and Recreation star is beyond awesome. And pretty. And talented. And beyond awesome. Be sure to “like” Laughspin on Facebook!

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    ‘Burning Love’ returns for two new seasons, June Diane Raphael will star as bachelorette

    It seems comedy nerds weren’t the only ones watching Burning Love, Ken Marino and wife Erica Oyama’s Bachelor parody series that ran on Yahoo! Screen earlier this year. It’s been renewed for not one, but two more seasons! The second season will parody The Bachelorette and will find former broken-hearted Burning Love contestant Julie Gristlewhite (played brilliantly by June Diane Raphael, who’s married to Paul Scheer) as the target of

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    Nikki Glaser and Joe DeRosa should seriously break up (Video)

    When a lovely lady is unfastening your belt so that she can perform oral pleasantries upon your genitals, there’s very little you can do to fuck it up. But as you’ll see in the first episode of We Should Break Up from Official Comedy, comedian Joe DeRosa proves it can be done. His girlfriend, played by comedian Nikki Glaser (the two used to date in real life!), plays the willing

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    Neil Patrick Harris debuts ‘Neil’s Puppet Dreams’ on the Nerdist channel (Video)

    Comedian entrepreneur Chris Hardwick’s forever-growing, multi-platform Nerdist brand has added Neil Patrick Harris to its roster of quality content, as the Web series Neil’s Puppet Dreams debuted today on the Nerdist’s YouTube channel. “Each episode revolves around one of my puppet-laden dreams,” the actor says. “As it turns out, I’m a bit of a narcoleptic and unfortunately all of my dreams involve creatures of the felt persuasion, ranging from lullabies

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    ‘Guild’ star Teal Sherer launches comedy series about life as a wheelchair bound actress in Hollywood

    Teal Sherer, known for her role as “Venom” in Felicia Day’s web series, The Guild, just launched her own comedy series online. My Gimpy Life, which Sherer created and stars in, is loosely based around Sherer’s experience as a wheel-chair bound actress in Hollywood. The first episode finds Sherer at an audition to find that the building has no elevator. At the director and assistant’s request, Sherer is doomed to

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    Watch a preview from Ricky Gervais’ new Web series with Karl Pilkington

    Karl Pilkington (An Idiot Abroad) gives what Ricky Gervais calls “the worst English lesson ever” in this clip for Gervais’ new Web series, Learn English with Ricky Gervais. The first episode launches Aug. 14 for free on iTunes. But for now, you can relearn some of the language with Professor Pilkington. Lesson 1: Did you know there are a lot of English words that sound the same but are spelled

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