What the Internet Finds Funny: Creating & Covering Humor Online

A session at SXSW Interactive 2012

Sunday 11th March, 2012

3:30pm to 4:30pm (CST)

Web comedy is more than YouTubes of stand-up sets and GIFs of sleepy cats; the popularity of sites writing about comedy, aggregating web humor and putting a satirical spin on breaking news is skyrocketing. Doree Shafrir (Executive Editor, Buzzfeed), Adam Frucci (Editor, Splitsider), Sam Reich (President of Original Content, CollegeHumor), Christine Friar (Associate Editor, Huffington Post Comedy) and Jesse David Fox (Freelance Writer/New York Magazine's Vulture/Splitsider) talk about writing funny things, writing seriously about funny things, writing humorously about serious things and how comedy's increasingly shaping the growth of web media.

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Sam Reich

President of Original Content, CollegeHumor.com

Sam Reich is President of Original Content for CollegeHumor where he oversees the creative for and production behind the company's original videos. He has won seven Webbys, an ECNY, and an Aspen Rooftop Comedy Award. He has developed web series such as Jake and Amir, Very Mary-Kate, and the Michael Showalter Showalter. He is one of this year's Forbes' 30 Under 30 in Media.

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Christine Friar

Assoc Comedy Editor, HuffPost Comedy

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Adam Frucci

Editor, Splitsider

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Doree Shafrir

Exec Editor, Buzzfeed

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Jesse David Fox

Freelance Writer

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21 attendees

  • Scott Kominsky
  • Jon Burkhart
  • Alistair P
  • Andy Pressman
  • barrett michael
  • Rocco Stallvord
  • Dee Dee Swartz
  • Doree Shafrir
  • EJ Lawless
  • liz teschler
  • Adam Frucci
  • Gustavo Diamantino
  • Heidi Waldusky
  • Jesse Fox
  • Kirtan Patel
  • Phil Schwarzmann
  • Phoebe Connelly
  • Sam Reich
  • Sarita Bhatt
  • Shane Lucas Rahmani
  • Tim Yuen

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  • Isamar Molina
  • Joëlle Eid
  • Mathew Ray
  • Nick Parish
  • Patricia Marinho
  • Ryan Boyles

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Time 3:30pm4:30pm CST

Date Sun 11th March 2012


Room 12AB, Austin Convention Center

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