What the Internet Finds Funny: Creating & Covering Humor Online
Web comedy is more than YouTubes of stand-up sets and GIFs of sleepy cats; the popularity of sites writing about comedy, aggregating web humor and putting a satirical spin on breaking news is skyrocketing. Doree Shafrir (Executive Editor, Buzzfeed), Adam Frucci (Editor, Splitsider), Sam Reich (President of Original Content, CollegeHumor), Christine Friar (Associate Editor, Huffington Post Comedy) and Jesse David Fox (Freelance Writer/New York Magazine's Vulture/Splitsider) talk about writing funny things, writing seriously about funny things, writing humorously about serious things and how comedy's increasingly shaping the growth of web media.
Sam Reich is President of Original Content for CollegeHumor where he oversees the creative for and production behind the company's original videos. He has won seven Webbys, an ECNY, and an Aspen Rooftop Comedy Award. He has developed web series such as Jake and Amir, Very Mary-Kate, and the Michael Showalter Showalter. He is one of this year's Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Media.