Day: August 6, 2012

Meet YouTube’s first class of YouTube Next Comics

YouTube has announced its first class of “YouTube Next Comics” for 2012. These 16 comedians/groups have won $5,000 in video equipment, $10,000 in promotion costs for their YouTube channels, and will undergo three months of workshop training from mentors such as Glozell and CollegeHumor. And here they are. Take a good look at the names on this list, then look at how many tens of thousands of subscribers they already have, as well as the millions of YouTube views they’ve attracted before even attracting the attention of YouTube’s “Next Comic” mentoring program. Then take a look at “mainstream” comedy,...

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Preview highlights from the Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne #RoseanneRoast

Comedy Central taped its annual roast over the weekend — in 2012, the “target” or “victim” is Roseanne. The Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne will air at 10 p.m. Eastern/Pacific on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, but the cable channel already has put up a few video highlights for you to enjoy online whenever you’d like to enjoy them. As you could see, Tom Arnold showed up last-minute as a surprise guest roaster, approved only within 24 hours of the taping by Roseanne herself. Jane Lynch performed the Roastmaster duties (Seth MacFarlane had presided the past couple of years, while...

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