Posted in My Damn Channel
with tags Merry Christmas
, My Damn Channel
on 12/25/2008 5:22:36 AM by Rob Barnett
Take the happy by the horns and ride it. We're sending you & yers more smiles, more music, more happy with thanks and love from the whole dysfunctional fam at DAMN.
Peace & Love,
Posted in My Damn Channel
, New Media
with tags Corporate layoffs
, online video
, Big Fat Brain
, You Suck at Photoshop
, Agency of Record
, TIME magazine
, Mad Men
, 30 Rock
, Harry Shearer
, Suhaila Suhimi
, Flight of the Conchords
, Heather Fink
, Kurt Loder
, Back on Topps
, Ed Helms
, Kerri Kenney-Silver
, Sam Seder
, Sarah Silverman
, David Cross
, Andy Dick
, Isla Fisher
, A.D. Miles
, Mark Malkoff
on 12/18/2008 2:38:49 AM by Rob Barnett
We started My Damn Channel in the wake of an earlier round of big corporate layoffs as traditional media tried to wrap its arms around the intense insurgency of online video.
Many major media companies took a shot at chasing YouTube's brass ring, but they couldn't ride their horses fast enough to get into the lead ahead of all the upstart brands racing onto the field.
We ran fast in our first year. Some of our best competitors like Super Deluxe didn't make it. We loved their work. We stayed determined to keep costs low, but still bring the best talent - treat them well - and let them deliver quality, original web video which is getting seen by an audience growing faster by the second.
In the past 24 hours, we've had the #1 video on all of YouTube - thanks to Big Fat Brain, creators of "You Suck at Photoshop" and their NEW web series, "Agency of Record."
This week, TIME Magazine honored us in their Top 10 Everything of 2008 - twice! They put YSAP in the Top 10 TV Episodes of the year next to Lost, Mad Men, 30 Rock & Colbert. And they honored Sir Harry Shearer for one of his Katie Couric Open-Mic Moments that we call "Found Objects."
Maria on our team just told me we passed 42 million total views yesterday.
This week, we added Suhaila Suhimi to lead the advertising team bringing more top brands in to sponsor all of our new programming.
Here's a list of what's NEW & what's coming for the year ahead with immeasurable thanks for every second you've stopped your world to take a look at www.MyDamnChannel.com:
Flight of the Conchords HBO premiere episode next week on My Damn Channel - 3 weeks before it airs on HBO !
STELLA - new channel just launched
GraceNMichelle - new channel just launched
Agency of Record - new episode tmrw/Fri
Heather Fink channel
new episodes of LAPDANCE with KURT LODER
new videos from atom.com
new episodes of BACK ON TOPPS - every Tuesday
new episodes of FACETIME
and a lil tease of more/new magic wonderments:
S P I N A L T A P 2 0 0 9
We're the luckiest bastards in the world to be in business with David Wain & now we double-down with the premiere of the first, new film from STELLA.
"Birthday" is being shown onstage during this month's STELLA tour - playing major cities all across the country.
Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter, David Wain are superheroes. We worship at their alter of alt.
Posted on 12/12/2008 6:57:37 AM by Rob Barnett
Heather Fink joins My Damn Channel. She's a New York comedian who does standup, impov & video. She blogs at HeatherFink.com
Heather hosts Street Meat Comedy Show
at Cake Shop on the Lower East Side. She's actually been on Dr. Phil - also on MTV's Short Circuitz, Adult Swim, Elimidate, and she's been on Page 6, Gawker, Rush & Malloy, & was just featured again in the New York Post.
Heather's favorite comic book is Preacher
and she loves throwing things out of windows. She once worked for a gay porn company as head of PR.....ok now it's over-sharing.
Heather stars in 50/50 with DANA FOYER
interviewing the real-life Beavis and Butthead (Slovin and Allen).
Today we launched our new Flight of the Conchords channel as part of HBO’s Flight Lip Dub contest.
In anticipation for Season 2 of Flight of the Conchords, we made a MyDamnChannel Megamix of "Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenocerous". Check it out, the talent is bottomless…