Comedy Crib, with its box-heavy layout, resembles several other online sites dedicated to comedy video. The most obvious comparison is Funny or Die, but Comedy Crib probably has more in common with CC: Studios, the digital wing of Comedy Central, which also focuses on serial content and ties into a cable channel.
Of course, no one will visit Comedy Crib for its layout and format. Content is king, and thanks to its creative partners, IFC has managed to assemble a pretty strong lineup. There are a pair of scripted web series, Laurie and John and Geoff Are Married, both of which offer ridiculous situations and steady laughs. IFC has also provided a stand-up show of its own, titled Comedy Drop.
The cleverest entry in Comedy Crib’s lineup, however, is Clickbait Overload, a reality series where groups of comedians compete to see who can produce the best viral video during an eight-hour production period. It’s a web series that will surely entertain Clickhole fans.
Three more series, all of which will be produced by Above Average, are set to arrive in early 2015. Comedy Crib “gives fans more of IFC’s slightly off take on comedic web videos,” said Colin Moore, VP of digital content at IFC, in a statement.
IFC has experimented with web content in the past, but Comedy Crib represents the channel’s most concerted effort so far. Check back for a regular supply of fresh laughs.