Above Average gets sporty with comedy videos, presenting “The Kicker”

Above Average, the original comedy video and webseries channel fronted by Lorne Michaels and Broadway Video (and thus starring plenty of Saturday Night Live cast members, writers and their friends), has launched a new sister site devoted to sports.

But here’s the kicker.

Wait. Here’s The Kicker.

Even Bryan Tucker, the co-head writer of SNL who’s heading up The Kicker, has enough self-awareness about it all, as he addresses visitors in a welcome letter today.

Introducing the Kicker

Hello fans.

We thought the world needed another website.

Welcome to The Kicker, a place for sports fans to laugh. We’re comedians and comedy writers, but we’re also truly, rabidly into sports. We will have videos, articles and lots of daily content for sports fans of all types. Our mission is to keep it positive, fan-centric, and most of all, fun. We’re not here for analysis or commentary. There’s enough of that out there. We’re here to be funny.

In addition to content on this site, we will have stuff for you on Facebook.

And on Twitter.

Thanks for stopping by, and please come back.

Bryan Tucker

Co-head Writer of Saturday Night Live and Editor-In-Chief of The Kicker

The site features popular comedians, athletes and fresh-faced newcomers aplenty.

Here’s a fun one featuring Weird Al Yankovic as you’ve never seen him before: “Grizzled Coach” delivering “Every Press Conference Ever.” Written and directed by John Ramsey and David Ward.

This story of a young boy’s NFL dreams is devastatingly deep. Starring Thomas Babusca as Tommy, and written and created by BOAT – Mike Lane, Amos Vernon, Nunzio Randazzo.

Christian Finnegan presents a series called “Your Team Is…” comparing each NFL franchise this season to a celebrity. Like, say, the Pittsburgh Steelers to Bill Cosby?! Roll it.

Other videos and articles on the site at launch include these headlines:

Sean L. McCarthy

Editor and publisher since 2007, when he was named New York's Funniest Reporter. Former newspaper reporter at the New York Daily News, Boston Herald and smaller dailies and community papers across America. Loves comedy so much he founded this site.

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