Movie stars turn to comedy on the web

Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay on the set ofColumbia Pictures' Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 

The Internet is already filled with cheap laughs — YouTube alone offers a lifetime's supply of home videos (some funny, most not). But now many experienced comedians, talent agents and financiers are seeing the Web as a way to showcase talent while trying to turn a profit. In January, Turner Broadcasting began SuperDeluxe.com, which features videos created by comedy pros and amateurs. The seven-week old FunnyOrDie.com, which highlights short videos by veteran comics like Will Ferrell, is in discussions with potential advertisers. 

(Source: New York Times)


Actors, Comics, Film Business, Hollywood, Internet TV


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