How the Internet Is Ruining Comedy

How the Internet Is Ruining Comedy

– Hey guys, Sam here, I’m
going to talk to you about CollegeHumor, the YouTube
channel and comedy “empire” that’s really just the
people you see here. This is TJ, he does VFX. Quit showing off buddy. I started running
CollegeHumor’s video team ten years ago when I looked like this. Gross. Those were the weirder,
humbler days of the internet. Remember Yvonne’s World? – [Director] And action. – Making internet videos is
challenging, mostly because it pays dick and dick doesn’t
pay for internet videos. – I don’t understand, this script calls for a knight, castle and a dragon. – Would you settle for me, the
conference room, and my dog? – I can’t say no to that. – Sure we get advertisers on
CollegeHumor but advertisers rarely wanna make the same stuff we do, like for instance, the
new season of Troopers. – I’ve returned to destroy your planet. – Instead, they wanna
make branded content. – With a blast of flavor
from Chompsky’s Potato Chips. Now eat the chips. – I can’t eat through the mask. – That’s why we got into T.V.,
to make bigger, better shows. But on T.V. we answer to the
Networks, and the Networks answer to, you guessed it,
Chompsky’s Potato Chips. So we can’t make anything as
R rated as say, Precious Plum. – So he’s sayin’ T.V. ain’t want us? – Fuck a bag. – Oh, can’t say that, we suggest eat a bag of Chompsky’s that is. – I can’t stay mad at you. Hey, don’t be a sell out! – Nowadays, many of our YouTube videos are deemed controversial
and don’t make any money. Controversial can mean anything as small as say, implied nudity. – For the record he is completely naked. – Well the script called for it, so. – It actually called for implied nudity, you heard him, right?
– We’re already here. – Didn’t you Uber here, by the way? – We’ll blur it on the day. – Which is why you
didn’t need to be naked. – So what do we do; how
do we produce the shows we want and you want,
without watering them down for advertisers or networks? The answer is, by going straight to you. Today we’re announcing Dropout, our new subscription service. With Dropout you’ll get
access to new, bigger, better, longer uncensored shows from
the people behind CollegeHumor. (whip cracking) – Faster minions, faster! – No it’s upside down, I don’t like that. Too large, too easy. – Look, I get it, a lot of
you aren’t gonna wanna pay for this and that’s fine,
we’ll still be releasing all of the free videos we normally do. In fact, we’ll be releasing more, many free episodes of our
new shows for instance, so this should be a win-win for everyone. But for those of you who do subscribe, we’ll be working tirelessly
to make it worth your while and we’ll be doing that with shows from this guy, and that guy, and her and her and him and this guy
and I don’t know who this is and digital comics and funny
chat stories and, Chompsky’s?! (crowd booing, yelling) – You can leave the chips though! (robust music) – Yeah, jesus man. – Hug me. – This might sting a lil’. – It stings a lot. – Um, actually, and I
hate that I know this. – They’ve got a real
good like, ‘rrmm’ face. – (laughs) ‘rrmm’. – That 20. – Who’s the coolest guy in the world? – I am. (screaming) – Do I have to do the whole thing? (laughs) – You look like American Psycho. – Tattoo of genital sores and cuts. – Oh my god.
– Jesus. – Well that’s just awesome. (robust music)

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  1. Funny Anna I read the title how to internet ruining comedy ironic enough it's posted on the internet so you can't tell me dip about how it is ruining comedy I love comedy movies and yea

  2. Except…. you guys sold out already. Seriously, I'm not stupid. I know you don't have control anymore. You're owned by holding companies and Electus, aka NBC. So stfu, enough lying.

    (You can cry partnered all you want. Yeah, and I'm partners with machinima. You POS. Here's question: Can you do ANYTHING without their position? Here, I'll answer for you. No. You're nothing but sellouts who were only legit years ago, trying to squeeze even more $ out of your fans).

  3. Dude. Totally worth the money. I've been watching college humor for ever and I'm glad to see its growing

  4. sometimes i come back to this video just to watch Caldwell and Nathan pretend to be excited in the background

  5. Yup I'm good you already make money and there is plenty to watch elsewhere. Not about to spend money here when I can get content for free.

  6. Then tell me over and over that I get access to the exclusive Discord to chat with the cast but
    Um…actually as an "International" customer in the homeland of Siobhan I don't get that. I don't discover that until signed up. Yet I am still signed up…. Because I know my place.

  7. Yey! will defititely think about putting this to use for when most 3A services go. (Also, I am thinking of working with you guys if I get interested in making some online shows)

  8. You nkow I Don t blame theme at all I would of done it if I had 2 choices drop out or we'll no more college humor

  9. A list. One category that has all dropout shows listed a-z, not just the featured stuff. The content is great and I get CH is still a TV infant, but I'm sick of having to search for each D20 episode by name in order to watch it on xbox

  10. lol nope, the pixelation is on his panty-line, he's wearing a NUDE PANTY! AH HAAAAAA!!!!!!!!! also Dropout is bomb, everyone subscribe, they even have a Roku app, it's sweet.

  11. hey just looked at site and it said if you are in us canada new zealand or australia but can sign up if you live in britan just asking

  12. Probably still ridiculously PC. The “I’m looking for something to be offended by” crowd is what has ruined comedy. Have you been to a standup show lately. Everything is crass sexual humor because comics feel that’s all that is left.

  13. The real problem is that all the people who watch and love these shows aren’t in collage, and need to ask a parent for dropout but will most likely say no.

  14. Ironic. I was watching a dorky episode of video game characters breaking all the rules. And then your fat cringey face shows up and blocks my view of the video. And here it is talking about how the internet is ruining comedy. Truly spot on you ignorant ass. Seriously get fucked. You ruin more videos than that cuck Adam.

  15. I'm not going to watch this. I'm just here to complain about the pop up for this video appearing on nearly every fucking video I've been trying to watch for the last few days. Have a fucking dislike.

  16. You do know you could increase the amount of paid Dropout subscribers by adding more payment options besides credit card, right? Not everyone in every country has a credit card, especially college students – you know your supposed target demographic – tend not to have them.

  17. I feel like "SELL OUTS!" is the battle cry of hipsters. Artists should get paid for the work they do. Demanding all your favorites be STARVING artists shows a level of entitlement that I can't even begin to describe. Adam Ruins Everything just did a great video on why rock stars need to sell out & it's unlikely to change a hipster's mind, but it was still enlightening. That said, I don't hate hipsters. They just make me groan & do an eye roll.

  18. Here is a problem. You are not going to be making jokes freely anyway. Because if you do, someone will get upset and find some obscure law to sue you to oblivion with. You will not have uncensored content simply because the wrong joke will be seen as hate speech no matter what context it is. See Count Dankula. The court literally said that they can ignore any and all context the joke was presented in and make a ruling on what was said alone.

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