Rob Corddry, one of the web’s favorite comedians has become the first celebrity guest editor on Comedy.com, taking the time to pick some of his favorite comedy videos while shamelessly plugging his web series baby Childrens’ Hospital which premiered last week (all at once) on TheWB.com.
Episodes of Childrens’ Hospital, which by the way can only be seen online through December 31, have been added to the Comedy.com main page. For those who haven’t spent much time on their site, and we’ll admit we hadn’t until recently, Comedy.com has been stepping it up in the past few months making it a worthy newcomer to the comedy video site posse ruled by FunnyOrDie, CollegeHumor and Atom. Founded earlier this year by former UPN CEO Dean Valentine (also the former president of Walt Disney Television), the site’s traffic is now approaching 1 million monthly visitors according to the latest Compete numbers.
This is the first major web series the site has signed on, as they hope to shine the Corddry spotlight onto the site’s decent crop of original content. And in typical brand building fashion on the video scene, they have a number of branded channels in place including YouTube, MySpace, Break.com, Metacafe, IGN.com, Blinkx, Babelgum, M.Comedy.com, Vuze, Thumbplay, and Sling Media.
There’s also active stand-up comedy area on the site, that now features Corddry’s five favorite stand-up comedians.
“Being guest editor at Comedy.com was not what I thought it was going to be,” said Rob Corddry. “I didn’t get paid; I didn’t get to fire anyone…That’s not how you treat a guest. A guest at least gets a meal.”
Corddry’s editorial picks will stay up on Comedy.com all week, and for fans just looking for some more of their favorite Daily Show correspondent, there’s also a section added with some of “Corddry’s best work prior to Childrens’ Hospital.” Worth a look in my book.