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A comedian (French: comédien) or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience, primarily by making them laugh. This might be through jokes or amusing situations, or acting a fool, as in slapstick, or employing prop comedy. A comedian who addresses an audience directly is called a stand-up comic.
A popular saying, variously quoted but generally attributed to Ed Wynn, is, “A comic says funny things; a comedian says things funny”, which draws a distinction between how ...

How Bad British Commentaries Bring On the Views and the LOLZ [Interview]

How Bad British Commentaries Bring On the Views and the LOLZ [Interview]

A bad British commentary of an NFL game has taken the internet by storm, with over 3.3 million views in 4 days. We talk to the creator about going viral on YouTube and beyond, and how American and British viewers have responded to the parody.

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up - Final Cut Edition

The Weekly Online Video News Round Up   Final Cut Edition

This week I've got to get the final cut of the pilot episode over to the contest people. But, as always, I've been keeping an eye on the industry to see how things are going and this week there's some interesting stuff from the likes ...

O'Romneybama Political Song Parody is Great Example of Tent-Pole Programming in Action

ORomneybama Political Song Parody is Great Example of Tent Pole Programming in Action

I was able to talk to comedian/actor Jim Meskimen awhile back.  He uses YouTube very well and still comes out with great content, all promoting his show, "JIMPRESSIONS" that he does around the country.  After my interview with him, he kindly sent me a DVD ...

New Original Web Series Round Up - New Content to Advertise Against

New Original Web Series Round Up   New Content to Advertise Against

I get a lot of emails about new web series and I've been sitting on them trying to figure out how to spin an article out of them. With online video continuing to soar in terms of advertising and marketing I think that we, here ...

Maker Studios Gets Hilariously Political on YouTube With 'Caffeinated' Web Series

Maker Studios Gets Hilariously Political on YouTube With Caffeinated Web Series

It's 2012.  It's an election year.  And you're about to hear a whole bunch of nonsense from the candidates, their followers, and people claiming to be experts in the effort to get their guy into the White House.  But just because all of these political ...

A New Trailer Hits For Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: A Look at Web Series Marketing

A New Trailer Hits For Jerry Seinfelds Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: A Look at Web Series Marketing

Last week we talked about the new Jerry Seinfeld web show, "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."  What was interesting about the teaser that was put out was that no one could quite figure out what the show was going to be, but it drummed up ...

Jerry Seinfeld Drives New Web Series, "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee"

Jerry Seinfeld Drives New Web Series, Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

It looks like Jerry Seinfeld and friends will be trying to offer up a comedy/interview web series later this month, with "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee."  We keep seeing bigger and bigger names getting into web video and it's easy to see the appeal: they ...

Zach Galifianakis, Between Two Ferns, Gets Comedy Central Special

Zach Galifianakis, Between Two Ferns, Gets Comedy Central Special

Of all the uncomfortable humor out there, perhaps none is more uncomfortable than Zach Galifianakis' Funny or Die series, "Between Two Ferns," in which the comedian stages a one-on-one with some well-known Hollywood actors.  The actors are somewhat, but not really, in on the joke.  ...

Republican Presidential Candidates Face Invisible Caucus On YouTube, Too

Republican Presidential Candidates Face Invisible Caucus On YouTube, Too

With the Iowa caucuses taking place on Jan. 3, 2012, and the New Hampshire primary being held a week later on Jan. 10, 2012, the Republican presidential candidates can be excused for not focusing on another contest that helped Barack Obama win the presidency of ...

Popular Twitter Feed "S*** Girls Say" Becomes A Web Series

Popular Twitter Feed S*** Girls Say Becomes A Web Series

It's a flimsy premise, to be sure, but I know lots of people out there will find this really funny.  "S*** Girls Say" has over 60,000 Twitter followers, and is run by writers/comedians Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Sheppard.  They released their first episode on December ...

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