Maker Studios Reboots The Station With Bobby Lee

By 01/30/2012
Maker Studios Reboots The Station With Bobby Lee

Comedian Bobby Lee, long time member of Fox’s MadTV, has joined Maker Studios to reload veteran YouTube comedy network The Station.

The Station, Maker’s original YouTube comedy network featuring over a million subscribers, will be the home of BobbyTV, a new original YouTube channel created by Lee and financed by Maker.

“I have my own channel and I can be as crazy as I want to be?!” said Lee. “On the other hand they say I have to start tweeting now. They’ll regret that.”

The Station started as a collaboration between some of the earliest and most successful members of the original YouTube Partner Program, including KassemG, LisaNova, Totally Sketch, Shane Dawson, Shay Carl, and (for a very short stint) Phil DeFranco.

“Maker is proud to premiere Bobby’s new channel and we’re excited for the upcoming relaunch of The Station where he’ll be featured, along with a number of other amazing new talent from both the web and traditional media which will be announced in the coming months,” Maker Executive Will Keenan told Tubefilter.

“We’re delighted to be working with Bobby Lee,” said Maker Executive Producer Mickey Meyer. He’ll be able to let loose with his very own channel and in sketch comedy videos on The Station.”

YouTube recently greenlit three Original Channels for Maker Studios as a part of its $100 million premium content initiative announced last fall.

[Editor’s Note: The original article had some misinformation about the origins of The Station. Sorry! And thanks to the readers with the good eyes and great comments.]