Comedy sketch site Funny or Die is now selling its 78-minute film about late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, which it previously offered for free on its Web site.
Funny or Die also released some metrics about the viewership of the film, which it says doubled traffic to its site on the day it was released, and has been viewed more than 740,000 times. In a release, the … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Nathan Fielder asks: What happens if you text your parents that you're a drug dealer?
- Some New York City subway stations just got free Wi-Fi and cell service.
- Crew team finds unexpected floating head in Hudson River.
- Michael Bay is why Transformers toys got so complicated over the years.
If you think you might need a good laugh or two come mid-May, you might want to keep YouTube in mind.
Google's Internet video subsidiary on Thursday announced the first-ever YouTube Comedy Week, scheduled for May 19 through May 25.
It will start out on the evening of the 19th with the global live-stream of an all-star comedy variety featuring a mix of stand-up, sketches, and musical performances. Then as the week unfolds, YouTube said, there will be dedicated programming that includes live performances, new episodes from popular YouTube comedy channels, and curated top 10 lists from comedy stars. … Read more
If you've got time for quick joke, Twitter will be the place to be next week.
While there there's already plenty to laugh at on Twitter, the microblogging site is partnering with Comedy Central on a five-day laugh festival that will occur almost entirely on Twitter, according to The New York Times. Comedy legends such as Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner will be joined by young comics in tweeting jokes and posting video clips on Vine, the app Twitter launched in January that allows users to share six-second video clips.
Utilizing Vine's brevity, comedian Steve Agee will … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- This is your one chance to play Pong on the side of a Philadelphia skyscraper.
- Arrested Development returns May 26 with all 15 new episodes on Netflix at once.
As Manti T'eo and Lance Armstrong have discovered this week, you attain true credibility only when people make jokes about you.
Credibility -- true, natural recognition from the man in the tram -- is something Silicon Valley has craved for quite a few years.
Sadly, its first attempt -- Bravo TV's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley" -- delivered all the credibility of a rubber cowboy boot.
Here were vacuous people uttering vacuous thoughts in a vacuum.
It was not a hit. Indeed, Bravo says it currently has no plans to revive the corpse.
HBO, though, is undeterred by the interred. Indeed, it has ordered a pilot of a show currently named "Silicon Valley." … Read more
After a whirlwind of Apple announcements, it's nice to take a quick break and chuckle at the experience after all the hype settles down.
During yesterday's "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" on CBS (disclosure: CBS is the parent company of CNET), the amusing Scottish talk show host took on the iPad Mini during the opening monologue.
In a futile attempt to explain the latest and greatest Apple product to the general audience, Craig points out that many people continue to repeatedly purchase the same thing in different sizes. You might have a laugh as the eccentric comedian tries to explain that 8 inches isn't really that small. … Read more
Viacom fired another shot at DirecTV today, telling DirecTV customers that the satellite provider won't compromise with Viacom to restore programming.
Viacom continues to keep 26 networks -- including MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, BET, VH1, Spike TV, TV Land, and CMT -- off DirecTV until the companies reach an agreement.
Viacom said in a blog post that DirecTV has "no intention" of working with Viacom and shows no "urgency" in compromising.
"We made a significant and comprehensive compromise proposal to DirecTV last Thursday that could have resulted in restoring all of our services to … Read more