My Damn Channel Announces Original Programming Slate
Online network My Damn Channel has unveiled its programming slate, which includes more than 30 comedy series launching this year.
Additionally, online "mockutorial" series You Suck at Photoshop -- which won three Webby Awards and has notched more than 40 million views -- will return after four years. The launch of the third season sees the mysterious host, Donnie Hoyle, alive and back for more Photoshop tips.
“We’ve tripled the amount of original comedy production this year to give more talent the chance to reach a large audience,” said Rob Barnett, founder/CEO of My Damn Channel. “The massive increase in premium programming you’re seeing from the entire online community in 2012 gives advertisers more opportunities to partner with companies leading the charge.”
The channel's series will all launch inside its live daily comedy show, My Damn Channel Live, hosted by Beth Hoyt and features comedy, celebrity guests and audience interaction. (Watch video of an interview with The Gregory Brothers recorded April 25 below.)
Among the new shows: Celebrity Sleepovers, which sees comedian Mark Malkoff crashing at the homes of Justine Bateman, Ed Begley Jr., Rob Corddry, Kate Walsh and Paul Feig, to name a few; Daddy Knows Best starring The League's Steve Rannazzisi; Gilbert Gets It with Gilbert Gottfried; and live-action superhuman comedy Save the Super Force (working title) from The Guild's Sandeep Parikh. Each series will have their own destination on My Damn Channel and on YouTube.
My Damn Channel launched in 2007.
Here is the full rundown of My Damn Channel's slate for the first half of the year:
· Celebrity Sleepovers: My Damn Channel comedian Mark Malkoff saves money on a long trip to L.A. by convincing stars to let him crash at their place. Guests include Justine Bateman, Ed Begley Jr., Dick Cavett, Rob Corddry, Dave Coulier, Carly Craig, Paul Feig, Buck Henry, iJustine, Lisa Loeb, Camryn Manheim, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Phil Rosenthal, Kristen Schaal, Kate Walsh, Steven Weber and… and Kato Kaelin.
· Co-Op of the Damned: Roommates from hell occupy the most-haunted co-op in Manhattan.
· Daddy Knows Best: Steve Rannazzisi (The League on FX) stars as a terrible father who can't stop lying to his wife.
· The Jon Friedman Internet Program: The world’s fastest comedy series (live-action and animated), from NYC writer/comedian/producer Jon Friedman (Guy Code, The Rejection Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon).
· Gilbert Gets It: The My Damn Channel LIVE online audience tasks the comedian’s comedian, Gilbert Gottfried, to skewer odd and offbeat topics and Internet trends.
· Kicking Dan Out: Each month a new group of people kick actor/writer/comedian Dan St. Germain (Comedy Central, MTV) out of their apartment for being a terrible person.
· Linked Out: Comedy troupe Junior Varsity mocks tech and social media trends.
· McMayhem: Matt McManus attacks the streets of L.A. with a show that takes pranks to a whole new level. Hosted by Stephen Seidel.
· Murderfist: Twisted sketch comedy troupe from NYC with videos featuring Henry Zebrowski.
· Product Displacement: Fake commercials from the comedy troupe Captain Hippo.
· Sing-A-Gram: Minimum wage worker, Kim (Mamrie Hart), delivers singing telegrams filled with too much information to unsuspecting clients.
· Save the Super Force (working title): This live-action comedy documents the hard times of the world’s most famous team of superhumans. On top of battling ruthless super villains, the Super Force deals with office romances, a shrinking budget, and parking tickets on their Invisi-Jet. Created by and starring Sandeep Parikh (The Guild, Legend of Neil), with a revolving door of notable guest appearances including Felicia Day (The Guild, Eureka, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog).
· Status Kill - Season 2: A covert agent's deadly missions are constantly interrupted by his social media addiction. Created by Jesse Cowell (Drawn by Pain).
· The Tweekly News: Hosted by comedians Randy and Jason Sklar (History’s The United Stats of America, ESPN Classic’s Cheap Seats, Back on Topps), The Tweekly News is a weekly look at all things popular culture through the eyes of Twitter.
· Workless: A series so insane, we had to launch our first workplace comedy. Created by Brit McAdams (director, Tosh.0 and writer/director, Katt Williams: American Hustle).