The CollegeHumor Show
Created byRicky Van Veen
Sam Reich
Scott Tomlinson
StarringAmir Blumenfeld
Patrick Cassels
Dan Gurewitch
Jake Hurwitz
Sam Reich
Jeff Rubin
Sarah Schneider
Streeter Seidell
Ricky Van Veen
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersRicky Van Veen
Sam Reich
Scott Tomlinson
Josh Abramson
Camera setupFilm, Single camera
Running timeapprox. 21 minutes
Release
Original networkMTV (2009)
Picture format4:3 480i (SDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 8 (2009-02-08) –
March 15, 2009 (2009-03-15)
Chronology
Followed byPranked
External links
Website

The CollegeHumor Show is an American television sitcom that premiered on MTV on February 8, 2009 and also aired on MuchMusic.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

Cast

Main characters

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.

Supporting cast

Episodes

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Rival Site"Sam ReichAmir Blumenfeld, Dan Gurewitch, Sam ReichFebruary 8, 2009 (2009-02-08)
Ricky loses Patrick to a rival site of CollegeHumor, and the gang gets him back in a beer pong competition.[4]
2"Interns"Sam ReichAmir Blumenfeld, Patrick CasselsFebruary 15, 2009 (2009-02-15)
The strategy of hiring only hot girl interns backfires on the gang.[5]
3"The Morning After"Sam ReichAmir Blumenfeld, Dan GurewitchFebruary 22, 2009 (2009-02-22)
Patrick and Streeter are accused of murder the day after the America's Hottest College Girl party.[6]
4"Sarah's New Boyfriend"Sam ReichDan Gurewitch, Sarah SchneiderMarch 1, 2009 (2009-03-01)
Sam, Dan, Jeff and Patrick find a perfect boyfriend for Sarah in Trip, an insensitive jerk.[7]
5"Hot Girl"Sam ReichJake Hurwitz, Sam Reich, Streeter SeidellMarch 8, 2009 (2009-03-08)
The gang, save for Sarah, is entranced by Jessica, a hot girl from accounting, and makes foolish mistakes.[8]
6"Armageddon"Sam ReichAmir Blumenfeld, Dan GurewitchMarch 15, 2009 (2009-03-15)
The gang mistakenly believes that CollegeHumor is ending at 6pm that day, and (over)reacts in different ways.

Production

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.

Main crew

The nine main actors on the show also comprise the show's writing staff.

Reception

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."[9] 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".[10] The show was cancelled after six episodes.

References

  1. ^ "Promotional video from MTV".
  2. ^ Danan, Shira (March 23, 2009). "Just One of The Guys". Gelf Magazine. Retrieved 2009-04-02.
  3. ^ "MTV Pranked". MTV Canada.
  4. ^ "The CollegeHumor Show". Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  5. ^ "The CollegeHumor Show". Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  6. ^ "The CollegeHumor Show". Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  7. ^ "The CollegeHumor Show". Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  8. ^ "The CollegeHumor Show". Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  9. ^ "CollegeHumor Graduates (Time Magazine)". February 9, 2009. Retrieved May 25, 2010.
  10. ^ Miller, Liz (February 9, 2009). "MTV's CollegeHumor Show Stumbles With Sitcom Cliches". GigaOM. GigaOmniMedia. Retrieved October 5, 2013.