If you watched the Flagpole Sitta lipdub and still harbored thoughts that Connected Ventures didn’t maintain the coolest, most envy inducing of work environments, then check out the videos from CollegeHumor’s All Nighter.
From 9PM Thursday, May 1 to 9AM Friday, May 2, the kids at CH relived collegiate life, got hopped up on Brawndo, and completed their assignment of 10 comedy shorts in 12 sleepless hours. The cram session started off with a strong musical number, hit its peak of REM-deprived curiosity at around 3AM or whenever it was that they deemed decoupage ripe for comedy, and ended with a strong, 80’s, where-are-they-now, outro.
Aside from Ben Schwartz’s cameo, my favorite is the hand-in-warm-water chain. It’s emblematic of what CollegeHumor does best. A clever, new twist on an old legend/prank/other vehicle for nostalgia, where creativity and excellent camera work drives the comedy.
But take a 30-minute break from your regularly scheduled programming and watch all 10. They’re great examples of how you can make quality web programming on the cheap, without big budgets, fancy sets, and special effects (though having access to a ridiculously cool workplace probably helps).