Sarah is among the comedians who will participate in YouTube’s first-ever Comedy Week showcase, May 19-25. The executive producer of the event is Daniel Kellison, who created Sarah’s JASH YouTube channel. This Associated Press article is based on the recent press release from YouTube.
UPDATE: Watch Sarah in the trailer here.
For a week in May, YouTube will turn into the biggest open mic on the planet.
On Thursday, the Google Inc.-owned site will announce the YouTube Comedy Week, a seven-day cyber extravaganza designed to showcase some of the best comedy across its expansive video platform. From May 19-25, YouTube will be overrun with punch lines, sketches, stand-up routines and hopefully a lot of laughs.
It’s the largest-scale attempt yet by YouTube to program its billions of hours of video and lead viewers to its growing channels of original programming. The video site is planning more event weeks around various themes to be held later this year and beyond.
“This has never been done before on YouTube,” Danielle Tiedt, YouTube’s vice president of marketing, said in an interview Wednesday ahead of the announcement. “I’m sure we’ll learn a lot.” (more…)