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YouTube Puts Funniest Foot Forward With Comedy Week

on Tuesday, May. 14th

YouTube has gotten to a point where there's so many videos it's possible to theme an entire week around just one type of video.

Which is how we wound up with next week being designated as "Comedy Week". During that week all non-comedy YouTube videos will be temporarily deactivated and any videos uploaded from the 19th to the 25th that are deemed unfunny by a panel of 8th graders will result in immediate account suspensions.

What?

That's not what Comedy Week is?

Oh. Sorry.

Watch this video. It has the facts.

The event is being produced by JASH founder Daniel Kellison and kicks off with a global livestream on YouTube on May 19 at 5pm PT/8pm ET.

Jash is the new comedy channel venture that features original content created by comedy stars Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, and Reggie Watts, who are partners in the channel.

It is the latest of the new model YouTube channels, one that is pursuing the founding partner's visions of edgy alternative comedy. Founder Kellison is a veteran comedy producer, who got his start on Late Night with David Letterman and went on to become the co-founder of Jackhole Productions with Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla.

In other words: there may be a lot of comedy on YouTube, but underestimating Kellison–whose taste for out there comedy is matched by a friendly disposition and a cooperative spirit–and his knack for developing talent would be a mistake.

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