Last night on CollegeHumor‘s Live Cast Hardly Working‘s Jake and Amir announced a new long-form iteration of their long-standing short-form original web series. Jake and Amir: Fired is like your regularly programmed Jake and Amir, except bigger, longer, and a touch more expensive.
Three thousand fans tuned into the aforementioned live stream to ask questions about the new online special and upcoming DVD release. This is CollegeHumor’s first (independent) foray into long-form and pay-to-watch content.
Fired will be distributed through Facebook (and can be purchased with Facebook credits) as well as CollegeHumor.com. The DVD, distributed through Bustedtees and Amazon, will feature bonus footage including a short and behind-the-scenes clips.
The 30-minute special was produced entirely in house at CollegHumor. In the story, CollegeHumor’s CEO Alan Avery (played by Matt Walton) makes Jake an offer he doesn’t refuse: fire Amir and get a promotion. But without Amir, life just isn’t quite as good for ol’ Jake, and the duo hatches a plan to get Amir his job back. Hilarity and hijinks ensue.
“Fired is very much an extension of the Jake and Amir that people already know,” said Sam Reich, President of Original Content for CollegeHumor Media. “It begins and ends with them at their desks. That being said, it also expands the universe considerably by adding characters, locations, and something even newer to a Jake and Amir plot.”
Watch it for $2.99 at CollegeHumor.com/Fired.