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49 MILLION MORE HUMANS GET ‘MY DAMN CHANNEL’

Posted in My Damn Channel, Steve Kerper with tags , , , , , on March 11, 2008 by Rob Barnett

Dailymotion Features Exclusive Debut of My Damn Channel’s Bedtime Stories

Dailymotion, the world’s largest independent video sharing site, and My Damn Channel, the entertainment studio and new media platform, today announced a partnership that will bring My Damn Channel’s original, professionally-produced episodic video content to Dailymotion’s audience of over 49 million users worldwide.

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 11, 2008 – Dailymotion, the world’s largest independent video sharing site, and My Damn Channel, the entertainment studio and new media platform, today announced a partnership that will bring My Damn Channel’s original, professionally-produced episodic video content to Dailymotion’s audience of over 49 million users worldwide.

Beginning Tuesday, March 11, 2008, Dailymotion will host an exclusive premiere episode of My Damn Channel’s newest web series, “Bedtime Stories.” Written and co-directed by Steve Kerper, whose previous work includes infamous sketches such as “Raging Bullwinkle” for HBO’s “Hardcore TV,” each episode of “Bedtime Stories” will offer a provocative retelling of a traditional children’s story. The show stars web video cult personality and one-time pole vault medalist Grace Helbig and features illustrations by Asterisk (Saturday Night Live’s “TV Funhouse”).

In addition to the exclusive “Bedtime Stories” premiere, Dailymotion will now feature My Damn Channel’s original comedy and music videos including “Horrible People,” a soap opera with an evil, comedic twist written and directed by A. D. Miles (“Wet Hot American Summer”); “Cookin’ with Coolio,” a production of Dead Crow Pictures featuring hip-hop star Coolio creating his favorite “funkalicious” dishes and “Wainy Days,” an hilarious, fictionalized account of comedian David Wain’s (“The State,” “The Ten”) search for romance. My Damn Channel artists also include Harry Shearer, Andy Milonakis, Big Fat Brain (“You Suck at Photoshop”) and Don Was.

Content from My Damn Channel will be programmed by Dailymotion’s creative managers into the site’s channels alongside licensed videos from Dailymotion’s Official users as well as original videos from the Motionmaker program. This curatorial strategy enables Dailymotion to deliver the highest-quality viewing experience by providing content in a manner that is user-friendly and easy-to-navigate.

“We’re excited to partner with My Damn Channel, a company that shares our dedication to bringing the freshest and most creative entertainment to the largest audience possible,” said Danny Passman, Dailymotion’s senior creative director. “We are also elated that they have chosen our site for the premiere of ‘Bedtime Stories,’ and are confident that our high-quality viewing experience and global audience makes Dailymotion the perfect platform for this debut.”

“Dailymotion adds massive global reach and effective promotion for our talent and our original videos,” said Rob Barnett, Founder & CEO of My Damn Channel. “We found solid partners at Dailymotion to help fuel our mission to rewrite old media rules by allowing major artists to reach tens of millions of fans without any corporate interference.”

About Dailymotion:

A top 30 website worldwide (source: Alexa), Dailymotion is the world’s largest independent video entertainment website (source: Alexa; comScore, December 2007). Every day, over 15,000 new videos are uploaded into Dailymotion’s global network of localized video entertainment sites, where the site’s creative directors turn the user-generated and licensed content into high-quality entertainment for its 50-plus million monthly unique users. In January 2008, Dailymotion registered approximately 800 million video views across its global network. The site’s Motionmaker program is designed to identify and encourage the most creative users on Dailymotion. Using the most advanced technology for both users and content creators, Dailymotion provides high-quality video in a fast, easy-to-use Web site that also automatically filters infringing material. Dailymotion’s mission is to provide the best possible entertainment experience for users and the best marketing opportunities for advertisers, while respecting content protection. For more information, please visit http://www.dailymotion.com.

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 (http://www.MyDamnChannel.com/) and for distribution on today’s most heavily- trafficked online communities and social networks including YouTube (www.YouTube.com/MyDamnChannel), MySpace, Dailymotion, and others. My Damn Channel gives its artists creative control and produces a diverse array of programming from talent including Harry Shearer, Andy Milonakis, David Wain, Don Was, Coolio, A.D. Miles, Steve Kerper and Big Fat Brain (“You Suck at Photoshop”). My Damn Channel 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. ###

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THURSDAYS (NOT THURSDAYS)

Posted in Animation, Don Was, Steve Kerper, Wasmopolitan Cavalcade of Recorded Music with tags , , , , , , , on February 28, 2008 by Rob Barnett

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(Averitt/Barnett/Was)

You can tell by the title I’m just not getting enough 07/08 sleep. Pathetic. But heading to ‘church’ tonight for kickoff of the next leg of the Springsteen tour. That & today’s 2 new videos will keep me vertical.

Every Thursday Don Was presents NEW music recorded & produced for you free of charge. Grab the MP3’s & steal the music videos with thanks to a generous grant from our friends at LINCOLN.

Today’s new music premiere is just what the doctor ordered – reggae rock from the band COMMON SENSE. Their first My Damn Channel video is called “STRANGE ONE.”

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The band is based in a very important town for our new media mission – LAGUNA BEACH, CA. It’s homebase for Okapi Ventures where Marc Averitt is a lead backer & board member at My Damn Channel. Surf’s most definitely UP. 

If comedy’s your Thursday calling – head to one of newest channels: CARNIVAL of STUFF. Steve Kerper & the mighty men at Asterisk present our first animated series: “INVASION” – episode 3 – SQUIRRELS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN:

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VIDEO PREMIERES WEEK OF 2/25

Posted in Andy Milonakis, Big Fat Brain, Coolio, Don Was, Donnie Hoyle, Found Objects, Harry Shearer, Horrible People, Katie Couric, My Damn Channel, New Series, Steve Kerper, Wasmopolitan Cavalcade of Recorded Music, You Suck at Photoshop with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2008 by Rob Barnett

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Monday 2/25:  

HORRIBLE PEOPLE – episode 3 – the evil soap opera continues

Tuesday 2/26: 

HARRY SHEARER’s FOUND OBJECTS – BILL O’REILLY  /  ANN COULTER  / KATIE COURIC.

(O’Reilly is too beautiful for words. Coulter has an ugly addiction.  We still love Katie.)

Wednesday 2/27:  COOKIN’ with COOLIO – episode 3

ANDY MILONAKIS presents ANDY MILONAKIS

Thursday 2/28: 

CARNIVAL of STUFF presents INVASION – episode 3

DON WAS presents NEW MUSIC from the LA SKA BAND, COMMON SENSE

Friday 2/29: 

BIG FAT BRAIN presents “YOU SUCK AT PHOTOSHOP” – episode 8  (it’s comin – it’s comin)

VIDEO PREMIERES THIS WEEK

Posted in A.D. Miles, Animation, Big Fat Brain, Coolio, Don Was, Donnie Hoyle, Harry Shearer, Horrible People, My Damn Channel, New Series, Steve Kerper, Wasmopolitan Cavalcade of Recorded Music, You Suck at Photoshop with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2008 by Rob Barnett

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A lot of video sites wish they could be YouTube. We don’t. We’re true to our plan to premiere at least one major video every day.

 Here’s a cheat sheet for the week ahead:   

Monday/President’s Day: 

HORRIBLE PEOPLE – episode 2 – our brand new evil soap opera continues

Tuesday: 

HARRY SHEARER’s FOUND OBJECTS – MIKE HUCKABEE – Caught on Tape

Wednesday: 

COOKIN’ WITH COOLIO – episode 2 – SHAKA ZULU!

Thursday: 

CARNIVAL of STUFF CHANNEL – INVASION – episode 2 – our damn animation….and…..more NEW music from DON WAS & THE WASMOPOLITAN CAVALCADE OF RECORDED MUSIC

Friday: 

BIG FAT BRAIN CHANNEL – YOU SUCK AT PHOTOSHOP – no….you really suck.

SNEAK PEAK LEEK

Posted in A.D. Miles, Animation, Coolio, My Damn Channel, New Media, New Series, Steve Kerper with tags , on February 2, 2008 by Rob Barnett

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email me at Rob@MyDamnChannel.com if you want to see, snack or attack sneak previews of our 3 new channels launching MONDAY FEB 11

COMING UPS

Posted in A.D. Miles, Andy Milonakis, Coolio, Don Was, Steve Kerper, Vegas with tags , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2008 by Rob Barnett

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Shooting extremely twisted video this Sunday night at our CES opening night party in Vegas inside the Palms hotel. Don Was is producing. Andy Milonakis is Andy-ing. The rest is going to have to get down on tape to be real. Guest stars abound.

Just saw an early cut of our new ‘soap opera’ series: HORRIBLE PEOPLE. Created by A.D. Miles.

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Cookin’ with Coolio is in pre-production in LA.

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Getting early cuts of our first animated series: INVASION and our new BEDTIME STORIES series from creator, Steve Kerper. He will launch the CARNIVAL OF STUFF channel coming up. His “HAPPY HANNUKAH” video blew up & made it into our Top 10 of 07.

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Enough of us – another co-con deserves a standing ovation:

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Filmmaker/Comedian to Live in IKEA Store for an Entire Week- Media Invited Tuesday, Jan 8 at 1pm
NEW YORK – Mark Malkoff, a filmmaker and comedian whose video “171 Starbucks” documented his visits to all of the coffee chain’s Manhattan stores in a single day, will live in an IKEA store in Paramus, N.J., for an entire week starting Monday, Jan. 7.
“My apartment has to be fumigated and I need to move out for several days,” said Malkoff, 31. “All of my friends have tiny studio apartments. Hotels in the city are too expensive. My apartment is 80 percent IKEA products anyway. Moving into an IKEA store makes sense.”
Miraculously, IKEA has agreed to let Malkoff live in its Paramus store for the week. Each night, Malkoff will post a video recap of his day at www.MarkLivesInIKEA.com, which will be up beginning Jan. 7.
“This isn’t a commercial for IKEA,” Malkoff said. “They are not paying me to do this. To me, it made sense for my living circumstance and I thought it would make an interesting video. IKEA is giving me 100 percent creative control of the video content, which is pretty amazing.”
Malkoff is best known for his video “171 Starbucks,” in which he is shown visiting and consuming purchases at each of the ubiquitous coffee chain’s locations in Manhattan in a single day. The stunt landed Malkoff on the “Today” show and on CNN, and made him the butt of one of Jay Leno’s monologue jokes.
MEDIA ARE INVITED TO MARK’S BEDROOM SET IN IKEA IN PARAMUS, N.J., ON TUESDAY, JAN. 8, AT 1 P.M. PLEASE RSVP TO mark@markmalkoff.com
Location:                                            For Press Inquires:
IKEA                                                   Mark Malkoff
100 Ikea Dr.                                       (646) 207-0728 (cell)
Paramus, NJ 07652                           mark@markmalkoff.com
(201) 843-1881
Mark Malkoff is a comedian, writer and filmmaker. He has appeared as a guest on the “Today” show, CNN, Fox News Channel, ABC News, and Fox Business Network. He’s also written for Radar Magazine and Steve Schirripa’s talk show pilot for Fox. In July 2007, he produced and starred in a popular short video in which he visited and consumed purchases at all 171 Starbucks locations in Manhattan in one day. It can be viewed at www.171starbucks.com. Mark currently works as the audience coordinator on Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report.” You can check out his work at www.markmalkoff.com