CollegeHumor Gets Into the Movie Business

By 01/12/2012
CollegeHumor Gets Into the Movie Business

The premiere online destination for college coeds and people that like to laugh that regularly garners over 15 million unique monthly visitors, produces somewhere in the ballpark of 15 to 20 original comedy videos per week, and spawns traditional media offshoots in the form of books (CollegeHumor. The Website. The Book., The CollegeHumor Guide To College: Selling Kidneys for Beer Money, Sleeping with Your Professors,Majoring in Communications, and Other Really Good Ideas, and Faking It: How to Seem Like a Better Person Without Actually Improving Yourself) and cable television shows (MTV’s The College Humor Show and Pranked) is getting into the movie business.

Steven Zeitchik at the LA Times broke the news CollegeHumor bought the script for Coffee Town (a “movie about thirtysomething underacheivers”) from Brad Copeland and hired the Arrested Development writer and producer to direct the feature.

Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), Steve Little (Eastbound & Down), longtime Tubefilter favorite Ben Schwartz (House of Lies, Mayne Street, Rejected Jokes), and singer Josh Grobin are set to star along with some of CollegeHumor’s in-house talent in the film featuring “absurdist comedy,” which fans of the Bluth Family will find familiar.

But CollegeHumor isn’t the only comedy website making major motion picture features. Funny or Die is one of the studio’s behind Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie, a low-budget feature film with the alt-comedy stars from Adult Swim set to debut at this year’s Sundance.