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IFC is expanding its online footprint with the Tuesday launch of IFC Comedy Crib, a digital hub for short-form comedy.
Visitors to the new website will find shows from some of the network’s comedians and series acquired through partnerships with AboveAverage, the online comedy network from Broadway Video, and UCB Comedy. Hyundai has signed on as Comedy Crib’s sponsor.
“Comedy reigns online and the Comedy Crib gives fans more of IFC’s slightly off take on comedic web videos,” said Colin Moore, vice president, digital media and alternative content.
Comedy Crib is launching with four new web series, including workplace comedy starring Natasha Vaynblat and a series that stages impromptu stand-up routines. Three new series from AboveAverage will debut in 2015 along with new shows from UCB and IFC’s comedians and sketch groups.
Check out the four new shows below.
ClickBait Overload — Produced by UCB, ClickBait Overload offers viewers an inside glimpse of comedy’s creative process by gathering UCB comedians and challenging them to take two random topics, marry them together and then create, write and film a killer sketch video. Two catches: they have to incorporate unexpected props and they only have eight hours to pull it off.
Laurie — Starring Natasha Vaynblat and also produced by UCB, Laurie is a workplace comedy about a wildly imaginative assistant who goes to elaborate lengths to avoid doing anything productive in the office. A six episodes are immediately available.
John and Geoff are Married — Created by comedians John Murray and Geoff Garlock, starring as two friends whose social lives change now that they are happily married (not to each other) with kids. They try to interpret potential flirting, boast about sexual conquests and fight to keep their sacred friendship intact.
Comedy Drop — An IFC web series where comedians spring impromptu stand-up routines on unsuspecting audiences (some not even human) in unexpected locations such as barbershops, parks and costume shops – giving viewers a front row seat to the awkward places comedians will go for a laugh.
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