COMEDY CENTRAL Launches CC Studios
COMEDY CENTRAL has created CC Studios, a new, in-house creative initiative that will develop content, concepts and talent for digital platforms, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development & Original Programming, COMEDY CENTRAL and Erik Flannigan, Executive Vice President, Digital Media, Viacom Entertainment Group. Allison Kingsley has been named Vice President of Digital Development, COMEDY CENTRAL and will oversee CC Studios and the development of original digital content for the #1 brand in comedy.
CC Studios will serve as a destination where comedy and technology collide across multiple platforms to produce original shareable content for millennials. The goal is to provide a creative playground for the comedy community where comedians, directors, writers and animators can develop and cultivate their passion projects and further engage their peers and fans. CC Studios will offer a home for established talent, as well as strive to nurture new voices, concepts and future franchises, all with social strategies integrated into every stage of development. Kingsley and her CC Studios team are additionally responsible for developing and initiating branded entertainment projects in collaboration with COMEDY CENTRAL's integrated marketing and sales teams.
Projects currently available for viewing and in development include:
o "Couched" Host Ben Hoffman spends a weekend crashing in a house full of college dudes. Ben's mission: get to know the typical Comedy Central fan as he prepares for production of his own show – "The Ben Show" (debuting February 28 on Comedy Central).
o "Bro-Dependent" H. Michael Croner and Greg Worswick of the renowned Groundlings comedy troupe play Zack and Anderson – best friends who are equal parts douchebag, idiot and hopeless bromantic.
o The Lucas Brothers - Title TBD Co-hosts Keith and Kenny bring their laid back twist to a morning show. Featuring sketches, interviews and guests like NBA stars Reggie Evans, Andray Blatche and Iman Shumpert, the show will tackle the guys' favorite subjects - sports, music and video games.
o "Behind Amy Schumer" A web series that gives "behind the scenes" insight into the life of burgeoning superstar Amy Schumer as she creates and stars in her first TV series ("Inside Amy Schumer" premieres on Comedy Central in April).
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