For Immediate Release
MY DAMN CHANNEL LAUNCHES ‘HORRIBLE’ NEW LINE-UP
Comic Soap Opera, Animated Shorts, and ‘Cookin’ with Coolio’ Premiere Today
Over 13 Million Views for Original ‘DAMN’ Videos
‘Wainy Days’ Season 2 Finale Today
NEW YORK, February 11, 2008 – My Damn Channel (www.MyDamnChannel.com), the entertainment studio and new media platform, today premieres three new reasons to work less and watch more video: “Horrible People,” “Cookin’ with Coolio,” and “Carnival of Stuff.” The company also debuts a new look and all-new features designed by Big Fat Brain and built by Reborn Studio.
My Damn Channel’s original comedy and music videos have racked up over 13 million views since launching six months ago. The entertainment studio backs professional artists by producing and distributing videos on its own site and in broad syndication on major portals including YouTube (www.YouTube.com/MyDamnChannel)
My Damn Channel’s music destination is led by legendary music producer Don Was. The comedy line-up includes web phenom Andy Milonakis. Viral hits include videos by Harry Shearer (3.5 million views) and Big Fat Brain’s “You Suck at Photoshop” (3.6 million views). David Wain’s episodic comedy “Wainy Days” has over 4.1 million views and celebrates its second season finale today with episode 20.
“The best talent line-up in the game deliver original new videos every week,” said Rob Barnett, president & CEO of My Damn Channel. “We’re building a big brand, mass audience and real revenues at a fast pace without any corporate red tape.”
Today’s premieres include:
“Horrible People” – an evil comic soap opera
Actor and comedian A.D. Miles (“Wet Hot American Summer,” “Dog Bites Man”) writes, directs and stars in a depraved soap opera, which takes place at a never-ending cocktail party. Kristin Schaal (“The Flight of the Conchords”) and Mather Zickel (“Dancing with Shiva”) co-star with A.D. Miles. The series is produced by Jonathan Stern, and new episodes will unfold every Monday at lunchtime for 10 weeks of “addictive workus interruptus.”
“Cookin’ with Coolio” – the name says it all
The award-winning Hip Hop superstar is on a mission to invade your kitchen and create funkalicious dishes every Wednesday at lunchtime. The series is produced by Dead Crow Pictures.
“Carnival of Stuff” – original branded comedy
Carnival of Stuff is the new online channel for Steve Kerper, creator of HBO’s cult series “Hardcore TV.” “Invasion,” the first of two new projects, is an animated series about two small but determined aliens ordered to conquer Earth, with decidedly mixed results. Kerper writes the series which is animated by Asterisk (SNL’s TV Funhouse). In March, Kerper and My Damn Channel debut “Bedtime Stories,” based on traditional children’s fables retold with illustrations in a very provocative way by host Grace Helbig. Carnival of Stuff episodes premiere every Thursday.
About My Damn Channel
My Damn Channel is an entertainment studio and new media platform created to empower filmmakers, actors, comedians and musicians to co-produce, distribute and monetize original, episodic video content. Programming is created for the My Damn Channel site (www.MyDamnChannel.com) and for distribution on today’s most heavily-trafficked online communities and social networks, such as YouTube and MySpace. My Damn Channel gives its artists 100% creative control and produces a diverse array of music and comedy from talent including Harry Shearer, Andy Milonakis, David Wain, Don Was, Coolio, A.D. Miles, Steve Kerper, and Big Fat Brain. The company is supported by an advertising revenue model, and by licensing the studio’s entire portfolio of content across all forms of digital distribution, including online, mobile, VOD and DVD.
My Damn Channel