|The CollegeHumor Show|
|Created by||Ricky Van Veen|
Ricky Van Veen
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Ricky Van Veen|
|Camera setup||Film, Single camera|
|Running time||approx. 21 minutes|
|Original network||MTV (2009)|
|Picture format||4:3 480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||February 8 –|
March 15, 2009
The CollegeHumor Show is an American television sitcom that premiered on MTV on February 8, 2009 and also aired on MuchMusic. The show was a scripted sitcom with sketch comedy elements written by, and starring, nine CollegeHumor editorial staff members, who play fictionalized versions of themselves. The show was an adaptation of the style of the long-running Hardly Working short film series created for the CollegeHumor site, made more suitable for the longer, televised format.
After the conclusion of the six episode season, the series was cancelled.
The series also spawned the spin-off show Pranked, hosted by Streeter Seidell and Amir Blumenfeld and airing on MTV.
In the show, the actual CollegeHumor (and CollegeHumor Show) writers play fictionalized versions of themselves. There is no single "star" of the show; rather, the nine main characters function as an ensemble. For the most part, the characters are self-centered, operating according to their immediate desires rather than making rational or sensitive decisions.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Rival Site"||Sam Reich||Amir Blumenfeld, Dan Gurewitch, Sam Reich||February 8, 2009|
|Ricky loses Patrick to a rival site of CollegeHumor, and the gang gets him back in a beer pong competition.|
|2||"Interns"||Sam Reich||Amir Blumenfeld, Patrick Cassels||February 15, 2009|
|The strategy of hiring only hot girl interns backfires on the gang.|
|3||"The Morning After"||Sam Reich||Amir Blumenfeld, Dan Gurewitch||February 22, 2009|
|Patrick and Streeter are accused of murder the day after the America's Hottest College Girl party.|
|4||"Sarah's New Boyfriend"||Sam Reich||Dan Gurewitch, Sarah Schneider||March 1, 2009|
|Sam, Dan, Jeff and Patrick find a perfect boyfriend for Sarah in Trip, an insensitive jerk.|
|5||"Hot Girl"||Sam Reich||Jake Hurwitz, Sam Reich, Streeter Seidell||March 8, 2009|
|The gang, save for Sarah, is entranced by Jessica, a hot girl from accounting, and makes foolish mistakes.|
|6||"Armageddon"||Sam Reich||Amir Blumenfeld, Dan Gurewitch||March 15, 2009|
|The gang mistakenly believes that CollegeHumor is ending at 6pm that day, and (over)reacts in different ways.|
The CollegeHumor Show is filmed inside the actual offices of Connected Ventures, which owns CollegeHumor and a series of other websites. The production crew is the same team responsible for the original comedy videos that CollegeHumor produces.
The nine main actors on the show also comprise the show's writing staff.
The show has seen mixed responses from critics. Time Magazine's TV critic James Poniewozik hailed the show as "really funny," noting that CollegeHumor is "doing comedy that specifically works on television, as opposed to simply porting over viral videos to a slightly bigger screen." Conversely, Liz Shannon Miller of GigaOM described it as "deeply disappointing, given how many of CollegeHumor's web shorts rank as fantastic examples of fresh and creative online content". The show was renewed for a second season, however CollegeHumor declined due to contract disagreements.