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Comedy Central Announces Tweet-Based Digital Improv Series ‘CC:Social Scene’

mqdefaultComedy Central yesterday announced a new weekly digital series, ‘CC:Social Scene,’ which will feature improv talent reacting to tweets. The initial run will consist of six episodes and will be hosted by comedian Paul Scheer.

The series, which is sponsored by Redd’s Apple Ale, debuted July 28 on CC.com and the CC YouTube Channel, and will be promoted across Comedy Central’s social channels. Each week, Scheer will ask fans on Twitter to share their thoughts around a topic, which will be the inspiration for improv sketches from an ensemble including Lee Newton, H. Michael Croner, Lilan Bowden, Jacob Womack, Jeff Sloniker and Barak Hardley. The concept is similar to Jimmy Fallon’s popular ‘Late Night Hashtags,’ except viewers will actually see their tweets come to life (and likely with unintended results).  Read more

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Fueling social fandom: a conversation with VH1, MTV and Comedy Central

Screen Shot 2014-06-12 at 12.23.58 AMSocial TV is coming to Brooklyn tomorrow as the Northside Festival (a major music and entertainment festival in Williamsburg in Brooklyn) cooks off. I’ll be moderating a panel on fueling social fandom with three thought leaders from the social TV space. I’ll be joined by Tom Chirico, VP of Digital and Social Engagement at VH1, Tom Fishman VP, Content Marketing and Fan Engagement for MTV and Don Steele, the Senior Vice President of Fan Engagement and Multi-Platform Marketing at Comedy Central to discuss the following.  Read more

Comedy Central’s New ‘First Screen’ App

comedycentralnewlogo2010al3Comedy Central today released its new iPhone and iPad app, which includes full episodes from the most recent season of “South Park” and next-day availability of ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,’ and ‘The Colbert Report.’ While many networks have focused resources on apps that offer a rich second screen experience, Comedy Central does not expect fans to use the app while concurrently watching its programming on TV.

“We did a lot of research with our audience and found what they want from Comedy Central is full episodes our shows and they want to be able to share their favorite moments of those shows with friends,” Steve Grimes, Senior Vice President, Multiplatform Programming & Strategy, Comedy Central, told Lost Remote.  ”That’s why the Comedy Central app is a first screen experience, not a companion to watching the network on TV.  In addition to almost 200 full episodes the Comedy Central app has an easy share functionality built in which allows fans to preview at all the sharable moments from each show and post them to social media or send them via e-mail or instant message. Every Comedy Central show has a vibrant social following and some of the best posts appear in the app alongside the episodes.”  Read more

Comedy Central’s Don Steele promoted to Senior Vice President of Fan Engagement/Multi-Platform Marketing

17d4700Comedy Central’s Don Steele has led social TV innovation at the network since 2006. We’ve now covered this innovation from Workaholics, to the Franco Roast and more. Steele, whose own use of social media is quite impressive, sat down with Lost Remote to discuss the network’s evolution as a fan focused brand.

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Exclusive: How Comedy Central is bringing the ‘Roast of James Franco’ to fans’ fingertips

The Comedy Central ‘Roast’ franchise has become one of the only good things that happens as the summer comes to an end. This year, former Freaks and Geeks star, James Franco was roasted. The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco will air this Monday (Labor Day) at 10pm Eastern. Lost Remote has exclusively learned about the multi-screen social TV experiences that will be bringing the roast to fans fingertips. We spoke with Steve Grimes, Comedy Central’s SVP of Multiplatform Strategy and Development about the highly anticipated humiliation of James FrancoRead more

What kind of social network would Comedy Central’s Key and Peele create?

We asked the Comedy Central stars, Key and Peele what kind of social network they’d create. Comic-Con is in full swing and to celebrate the comedy network hosted a fan and press event yesterday with some of their biggest stars. Here’s what Key and Peele had to say when we asked them what kind of social network they’d create. The two currently have a hit sketch comedy show on the network. Read more

Comedy Central launches ‘CC: Stand-Up’ app to help uncover new comedians

Comedy Central just launched their impressive new app, “CC: Stand Up” which “is a stand-alone extension of Comedy Central that brings comedy fans a completely new stand-up channel, a tool to discover new comics and a platform for sharing comedic content.” In April, The New York Times described the app as “a free, ad-supported app…designed to look and feel like a cable channel devoted to stand-up, the app will offer videos of comedians performing routines.” Here are the details. Read more

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with offensive messages from Comedy Central’s Anthony Jeselnik

Valetine’s Day is upon us and what better way to send your loved one a message then by telling the truth. Comedy Central is here to help you do that with video e-card messages from the hilarious Anthony Jeselnik, whose show “The Jeselnik Offensive” premiers February 19th at 10:30/9:30 Central. We interviewed Don Steele, Comedy Central’s Vice President of Digital Marketing and Fan Engagement about the social TV campaign and which videos he plans on sending his own wife. Read more

TVGuide.com launches comedy partnership with WitStream for Emmys

There's often a missing piece from second screen apps - good content. When an exciting social TV app launches it's often easy to see the lack of conversation happening or conversations from random streams of tweets that are pulled into the app's ecosystem. As the second screen space heats up more than ever before it's even more important to provide a reason for users to stay hooked in, beyond just seeing lots of people commenting on how much they like or dislike a TV show they're watching. In time for the Emmys, TVGuide.com has launched a partnership with WitStream, a social comedy platform, to provide extra compelling content for their red carpet coverage on their website only (for the time being).

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Why the 'Workaholics' like to tweet

One of the most fascinating comedies on the air right now is Comedy Central's (dirtier than Louie) show Workaholics. The Office Space-like sitcom centers around "Blake, Adam and Ders, three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5, live together from 5 to 9 and party together 24/7." The show isn't only fascinating because of the outrageously-themed situations the trio get themselves into ditching work and creating chaos, but because they both grew out of social web fame and write each episode they star in.

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