Posted with tags World Cup
on 6/17/2014 2:26:18 PM by Daniel Chelemer
It's common knowledge that while soccer is the most popular sport globally, Americans haven't taken to it with the same kind of fervor. However, Americans have always been huge supporters of our national teams, and this year's USMNT is no different. In this video, Portland news reporter Drew Carney shows his support in the best way possible as the USA scores in the final minutes to beat Ghana 2-1. Luckily for us, it all goes down live during his segment.
Posted with tags Grace Helbig
, Daddy Knows Best
, Beth Hoyt
, whats next
, upcoming programming
, new on My Damn Channel
, Modern Primate
, Coffey Chat
, huffin' it
, life on the inside
, humphrey and spud
, what if
on 12/9/2013 9:38:00 AM by Chris Donahue
What To Look For On My Damn Channel In The Next Week:
It's Monday, meaning Daily Grace is going to do something Misscellaneous!
Daddy Knows Best
is back for Season 2 of Daddy Knows Best. There's ten new episodes for you to binge watch RIGHT NOW!
, "Hayley Answers"
Hayley Hoover is back with advice for college students
young people, covering everything from studying tips to eating on a limited budget. Remember last week when she showed you why the Twilight movies are amazing
Join Okay Nate Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for three vlogs a week!!!
Eric Schaeffer: Life Coach
Eric Schaeffer is about to go bankrupt, leaving him no choice but to become a life coach to make some quick cash. The shenanigans that follow include sex, love, food binges, gambling, beautiful girls, bodily fluids (both human and animal), home cooked meals, and a connection with something greater than any of us.
One Thing You Didn't Know About Me From Last Week with Daily Grace
Every Monday, DailyGrace is making an extra video to tell you about something from last week you may not know about.
It's Tuesday, so Daily Grace is commenting on your comments!
Wolfpack of Reseda
Fox Digital Studio's show has joined the My Damn Channel Comedy Network. The weekly series mixes elements of workplace comedy with the conventions of horror. Tate Ellington stars as Ben March, a 20-something office worker just trying to get through the day-to-day routine of his mundane suburban life. Although there seems to be no escape from his gloom, his life transforms when he becomes convinced he’s been bitten by a werewolf in the suburban Los Angeles sprawl of Reseda.
Beth in Show
Last week we went Holiday shopping with Nancy and Carol
! Catch up with her every Tuesday and Thursday for tips, advice, and good times!
Love Me Cat
All this hairless kitty cat wants is to be loved. Join him on his quest with all his celebrity guests! Tune in to see all the celebs and this lovely cat!
, "Grab Bag Tuesday"
Tuesday videos can be about anything, like her reaction to The Walking Dead, or her holiday experiences with her family.
My Damn Channel LIVE: Hangout
Enjoy some collabs from My Damn Channel hosts and hosts of our favorite channels with each other & with you. This week join Beth Hoyt and Nate Bennett
on the Live stream.
It's Wednesday, time for a Daily Grace review!
Love Me Cat
All this hairless kitty cat wants is to be loved. Join him on his quest with all his celebrity guests! Tune in to see all the celebs and this lovely cat!
, "Ask Joe"
Joseph Birdsong gives SFW relationship and sex advice like last week when he talked about The Chronicles of Narnia
Its Thursday and Daily Grace is going to teach you how to do something!
Beth in Show
Join Beth for her second vlog of the week! Literally, anything can happen!
Sex and Love Conspire to Destroy the World!
This is not your typical story of boy meets girl; it’s a story of boy texts girl while she’s texting her ex-boyfriend who is sexting with some chick he just met on the internet who may or may not be insane. New stories of sex and love develop in each episode as a group of friends ride the rollercoaster all the way to the end.
, "Advice Thurdsay"
Actress Emma Caulfield
! Every Thursday, Emma answers her viewers' questions!
It's Sexy Friday, you know what that means, Grace is talking about something sexy.
Kristina Horner revels in her nerviness with game review, movie reviews, and tips for how to feel less awkward. Like last week -- when she showed you what the Hunger Games and Gossip Girl have in common.
It's Friday, Okay Nate is back and being his adorable self!
All this hairless kitty cat wants is to be loved. Join him on his quest with all his celebrity guests!
Posted in Harry Shearer
, Matt Warren
, My Damn Channel
with tags Harry Shearer
, air travel
, Spinal Tap
, Rob Reiner
, Touch My Junk
, TSA pat down
, airline security
, airport security
on 4/15/2011 9:47:53 AM by Matt Warren
In case you haven't heard, the TSA is now giving pat-downs to six-year-olds. And while we admire the TSA's consistency, we can't help but wonder if this is one of those times when common sense could have prevailed and an exception perhaps been made. I'm guessing the biggest threat poised by the girl in the video is the possibility of getting roped into a hyperactive, one-sided conversation about Justin Beiber. God, kids will not SHUT UP about that guy.
Nevertheless, maybe instead of wasting their time with Journey, the kids of PS22 should brace themselves for the realities of modern air travel and instead do a cover of Harry Shearer's "Touch My Junk." In fact, I can't think of one single reason why this might be a bad idea. Oh wait, I just thought of about five-hundred. Never mind.
Posted in Jimmy Kimmel
with tags My Damn Channel
, Jimmy Kimmel
, Scarlett Johansson
, Jessica Biel
, Emily Blunt
, Rebecca Romijn
, January Jones
, Ana Faris
, Zoe Saldana
, Amanda Seyfried
, Erin Andrews
, Heidi Klum
, Kristen Bell
, Marisa Miller
, Neil Patrick Harris
on 3/17/2011 9:10:43 AM by DannyMoney
Scarlett Johansson. Jessica Biel. Emily Blunt. Rebecca Romijn. January Jones. Ana Faris. Zoe Saldana. Amanda Seyfried. Erin Andrews. Heidi Klum. Kristen Bell. Marisa Miller. Neil Patrick Harris.
What do all these people have in common? They're the top actresses working in movies and TV today. What else do they have in common? They all star in the new Jimmy Kimmel video, The Hottie Body Jim-Miracle Diet. Is it good? Foolish question. Why? Cuz it's great. I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats. Jimmy does it again -- do you think he topped himself this time?
And while we're speaking of HOTTIES, and it's St. Patrick's Day, why not mention one of the all-time classic hotties, Maureen O'Hara.
Now go get a Guinness!
Posted in SoCo
with tags SoCo
, Southern Comfort
, My Damn Channel
, The Black Keys
, Saul Williams
, San Diego
on 8/24/2008 4:54:40 PM by Rob Barnett
Just back east coast & off the plane from our LA & San Diego shoots for My Damn Channel Music Nights presented by SoCo.
Yesterday was the all-day & til-Midnight SoCo Music Experience concert outdoors in San Diego.
(PHOTOS TO FOLLOW as soon as i get a lil schleepeee)
Props, respect & all terms of goodness to our sponsors, our hosts, the production team, our crew, our staff, all the musicians & the extra beautiful & fun-loving humans that made up a crowd that had to hit near 10,000 or more by the time we got to the headliners last night.
The SoCo Music Experience is touring the country with a festival that features live music outdoors, adult beverages, food, tents, games, and overall....a sexy good time.
Common headlined an impressive, eclectic line-up that went from hip hop to rock with The Black Keys, and then to uncategorizable, extremely funky, multi-flavored sets from Kinky and Saul Williams too. Slammin'.
Two stages all day - also featuring: Grand Ole Party, MC Flow, Shark Attack, The Silent Comedy, Buddy Akai, The Burning of Rome, & Lady Dottie and the Diamonds.
Grace was interviewing bands & the fans all day & all night, covering the scene.
Maria was running the My Damn Channel tent where we had way too much fun bonding with da fans - and giving away freebies including the ultra-rare YOU SUCK AT PHOTOSHOP tee-shirts, new My Damn Channel pins, and My Damn Channel TATTOOS.
We filmed all day for a new pilot series in development. The working title is: "LISTEN, KISS, MEDITATE." In a world with WAY too much noize - we're creating a new web series WITHOUT SOUND. Picture people from every walk o' life - doing three things that bring you one step further away from the madness & one step closer to SOUL. We filmed fans listening to music, kissing (passionately), and meditating. It's off the edit room to see if we're onto something great......or not.
Next SoCo Music Experience event....Madison, WI on 9/6 & we'll be at the Experience show in Albany, NY on 9/13!
Posted in SoCo
with tags Facebook
, The Night Feed
, Sunset Strip
, The Black Keys
on 8/19/2008 2:36:56 AM by Rob Barnett
They've got a new blog app in early launch mode. "The Night Feed" is there.
We're also putting all of this week's Southern California, Southern Comfort event details there.
Flying west this week to film "My Damn Channel Music Nights" in LA on the Sunset Strip during the week & down to San Diego this Saturday for the all-day/all-night SoCo Music Experience with Common, The Black Keys & about 10 other bands - our cameras, free tattoos, tee-shirts, Grace, Maria, Paul, Robert, Victoria, our crew, our cameras & your face on new programming we're filming now.
Posted in My Damn Channel
, New Series
on 7/31/2008 3:44:05 AM by Rob Barnett
MY DAMN CHANNEL CELEBRATES ITSELF
First Birthday Stats and ‘Terrible Two’ Plans Revealed
NEW YORK, July 31, 2008 - My Damn Channel (www.MyDamnChannel.com), the entertainment studio and new media platform, today celebrates its first birthday by revealing year one statistics on traffic and revenue, and announcing new community features and a full development slate.
My Damn Channel has built a brand that empowers professional filmmakers, actors, comedians, musicians, and athletes to co-produce, mass distribute and monetize original, short-form video.
My Damn Channel has produced over 325 original videos viewed over 29 million times in the past year. The company created a studio, a destination site, syndication network, and branded entertainment exchange to match advertisers with top talent who deliver high-quality, episodic content.
Today, the channel celebrates itself and the first 9 channels co-created with Harry Shearer, David Wain, Big Fat Brain, Don Was, A.D. Miles, Andy Milonakis, Grace Helbig, Steve Kerper, and Coolio.
Watch our Birthday Meltdown
Twenty-two original series have featured over 120 professional artists including Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, Rob Corddry, Janeane Garofalo, Kristen Schaal, and Elizabeth Banks.
My Damn Channel currently reaches over one million unique viewers monthly. Major brands including Lincoln, Universal Pictures, Lionsgate, Southern Comfort, Puma, and HBO have signed on. Revenue is pacing to exceed $1 million by year’s end.
A low-cost model eliminates multi-layered management tiers found in traditional media and puts artists in direct contact with their fans. My Damn Channel founder and CEO Rob Barnett said, “Our team and our talent are inspired by cynics who say you can’t build a brand and create the traffic and revenue needed to succeed with original video. Our birthday blood sugar rush is strong enough to keep us laughing and beating projections in year two.”
A new syndication deal has just been signed with a major portal and will be announced and launched in August. New community features on the destination site include video alerts via email for premieres and featured clips; customizable profiles; friending; and favorites.
The development slate of new My Damn Channel programming includes:
• “Pilot Channel” (working title) – content creators get full access to the company’s branding, technology, community, syndication, promotion, and revenue. Advertisers bid to sponsor new series through a branded entertainment exchange that guarantees placement and distribution throughout our network.
• “Lapdance with Kurt Loder: Saving The World One Interview at a Time” – Author, journalist, MTV anchor, movie writer and former Rolling Stone senior editor Kurt Loder interviews filmmakers, musicians and anyone else who’s around, anywhere in the world, via iChat. The first episode with Harry Shearer premieres in August.
• New Big Fat Brain series – the creators of “You Suck at Photoshop” will “tweak the geeks” once again.
• “Face Time presented by Puma” – athletes and musicians interview each other to find out where they get their inspiration. Three 6 Mafia and Terrell Owens star in the channel’s first sports series.
• “My Damn Channel Music Nights presented by SoCo” – Grace Helbig, host of the channel’s “Daily Grace” hits the highway this summer with Southern Comfort for 12 weeks of programming starring fans and artists including Common, The Black Keys, and The Roots, filming in NY, CA, AZ, and WI.
• Harry Shearer – the Sultan of political satire has just released a new album, “Songs of the Bushmen.” New videos from the album include “Turd Blossom Special” (Shearer as Karl Rove) and “Gym Buds” (Judith Owen as Condeleeza Rice). Shearer continues to produce “Found Objects,” featuring news anchors and newsmakers in unscripted moments captured on film.
• Don Was – the creator and host of My Damn Channel’s Wasmopolitan Cavalcade of Recorded Music is producing a second season of all new music. Don and his Cavalcade just filmed over 55 musicians live in Detroit at the “Concert of Colors” diversity festival.
About My Damn Channel
My Damn Channel is an entertainment studio and new media platform created to empower professional filmmakers, actors, comedians, musicians and athletes to co-produce, distribute and monetize original, episodic video. Artists create programming for the My Damn Channel site and for syndication on today's most heavily-trafficked online communities and social networks. My Damn Channel delivers creative control, funding, distribution, and revenue to co-conspirators including Big Fat Brain, Coolio, Grace Helbig, Steve Kerper, A.D. Miles, Andy Milonakis, Harry Shearer, David Wain and Don Was. 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.
The X Files
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Six Feet Under
just a few of the biggest finales ever - that all have one thing in common:
they've got absolutely nothing to do with the Season Finale of Sn4tchbuck13r's Second Chance & the unfolding mystery about the return of Donnie Hoyle & YOU SUCK AT PHOTOSHOP
THE NEXT BROADCAST
by Ben Goldstein
March 2, 2008 -- Web entertainment enters prime time, as Internet networks start modeling themselves on real-world broadcastersBY THE TIME you finish reading this sentence, a 15-year-old mall-punk in central Michigan will have clicked on a YouTube video, gotten bored within seconds, and then clicked on another. It's that kind of insatiable thirst for the next bright, shiny Web-thing that's both fueling and challenging an emerging wave of Internet TV networks.
But for these rapidly multiplying entertainment sites that present original videos, usually released on a consistent schedule, it's also their greatest hope. Because although the audience that looks online for entertainment is fickle to the point of brutality, maybe their attention spans are so short because nobody has given them what they want yet.
Two weeks ago, actor-comedian Damon Wayans became the latest high-profile figure to throw his talent behind the still relatively unproven medium of Internet television, as he announced the impending debut of WayOutTV.com. The site will feature sketch comedy bearing the trademark Wayans Family mix of oddball pop-culture parody and provocative social commentary. Though an official launch date hasn't been established, samples are being released weekly at YouTube.com/WayOutTV.
"There is no urban destination online," Wayans says. "Everybody uses YouTube, but you have to dig deep and for a long time to find something that satisfies you. With WayOut, I'm the filter. I'm creating a brand of comedy as opposed to letting everybody just put up whatever they want."Though the comedian admits that building a Web site's infrastructure is new to him, he sounds like a veteran 'Net-geek when he talks about his big ideas, which include using WayOutTV to create viral ads for corporations, and focusing on content for mobile phones.
He'll need those forward-thinking concepts if WayOutTV is going to succeed.
As the Will Ferrell-backed FunnyorDie.com proved, it takes more than a big name to hold the eyes of an online populace in constant search of novelty. Pulling in about 2 million unique viewers per month, FunnyorDie may be a traffic success compared to other top-notch comedy destinations like SuperDeluxe and MyDamnChannel, but after drawing 4.5 million visitors during its April launch, FoD's numbers crashed and have yet to recover.Besides the fact that the site's videos lacked a predictable TV-like schedule, another reason for FunnyOrDie's somewhat disappointing performance could be its insular nature. The old model was to guard your content vigilantly so that it wouldn't fall into the hands of other video-sharing sites, where you wouldn't benefit from the traffic. (If you want to see Will Ferrell have an argument with a foul-mouthed toddler, you have to come here.)
This may have been a mistake.
New networks are distributing their content all over the Web rather than confining it to a single site, but they're doing so in a controlled way so artists' rights are protected. 60Frames.com, which launched its first series in January, follows a studio model in which professional artists are given resources to create videos that are syndicated to sites like YouTube and MySpace.
Shows produced by 60Frames include "WhoWhatWearTV," which has been theNo. 1-ranked fashion/beauty video podcast on iTunes since its debut, and the hilarious Jersey Shore-lampooning "Douchebag Beach" series."We knew there were a lot of talented artists who wanted to work in this space, but they didn't want to just upload their content to the 'Net without any support, or sell their ideas to media companies where they would be forced to give up ownership and control," says 60Frames CEO Brent Weinstein, who previously led United Talent Agency's digital media department. "When we hear an idea that's a good match for our company, we get behind it as quickly as we can, and once we're in business with artists, we give them quite a bit of free reign. We're the most artist-friendly option in the marketplace."
Of course, you might consider bypassing artists altogether.
A totally different (and more conventional) model for Internet TV is exemplified by Joost, a five-month-old service that presents more than 20,000 shows plucked from "real" TV networks such as Comedy Central and A&E. Original programming is a potential goal for the future, but Joost's main focus is on acquiring rights to existing programming and presenting it all in one place for free.But are more channels what people want?Though more than 5 million people have downloaded the Joost software to date, the company's North American GM, David Clark, says that the biggest challenge in running Joost is "helping people find what they are interested in.
"All of a sudden, that "filter" thing that Damon Wayans mentioned is starting to make sense. If you're lost in an abyss of options that aren't directly aimed at you, maybe you're in the wrong place. And Rob Barnett, CEO of MyDamnChannel, is even more critical of the repurposing strategy.
"I think there's a lot of cynicism in this attitude of, 'The kids are watching all this YouTube stuff, so let's go make another buck off the s - - - we already have,' " Barnett says. "It's rehashed, retreaded content that was made for a different medium. I'd rather say, 'Hey, let's blow their minds and give them something they haven't seen before.' "
Barnett managed programming and production divisions at MTV and VH1 for more than a decade before launching MyDamnChannel in July of last year. The site had 1 million unique users in January, and when we spoke with him, it was having its biggest traffic day ever thanks to a Harry Shearer-produced clip that showed candid footage of Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly during moments they didn't know cameras were rolling.
Less is certainly more at MyDamnChannel. Instead of a mass of individual videos that require searching, MDC presents eight highly produced channels, created by artists ranging from Harry Shearer to Coolio, which release a new episode every week. It's about as close to an actual TV network as you'll find on the Web, right down to the consistent scheduling, and it runs proudly against the grain of the user-generated content approach (which ManiaTV.com CEO Peter Hoskins colorfully refers to as "loser-generated content").
Like Wayans, Barnett realizes the importance of submitting to a higher power (i.e., YouTube) for exposure and distribution."If you just drop [your content] onto the Internet, you're in the biggest ocean in the planet, and you're lost," Barnett says.
Words of warning for the glut of new comedy-based Internet TV networks trying to follow the throw-it-all-at-the-wall approach set by FunnyorDie. Recent months have seen the launch of MyBlueCollar.com (Jeff Foxworthy's comedy site), NationalBanana.com (Jerry Zucker's comedy site), and the brand-new Comedy.com (Former UPN President Dean Valentine's comedy site). We don't necessarily recommend you visit any of them.Even though the trend is toward outrageous humor, not every Internet TV network goes for belly laughs. One of the most interesting new models is the development of a group of sites or channels that have nothing to do with one another, but are produced with the same aesthetic.
ONNetworks.com presents more than 20 do-it-yourself cooking, decorating, and green-living instructional shows aimed at the young and hip. The sites launched by the year-old NextNewNetworks.com, which is also led by former cable TV execs, have provided definitive destinations for everyone from vintage Corvette enthusiasts (VetteDog.com), to jewelry designers (MetalChik.com), to people who just like cute pets (UltraKawaii.com).
But there's one thing all these sites have in common: They won't ask you to pay a single dime for your entertainment.
With so much content already free on the Web, those who launch Internet TV networks know they have to be a little more creative when it comes to finding revenue streams. Hence, syndication deals, embedded ads, corporate brands integrated into programming and DVD releases.
Ultimately, Damon Wayans places his trust in the opportunity of the unknown that the online wilderness can be tamed and the pioneers of Web TV can eventually learn how to turn a profit.
"I personally feel that the Internet is what cable was 30 years ago," Wayans says. "It's like clay. Whatever you decide to make it, that's what it will become."
Channel guide: SURFING THROUGH the best of web tv
Concept: Hipster entertainment from the minds that brought you Vice Magazine.
Best Show: "Shot by Kern" gives viewers insight into the artistic process of New York-based erotic photographer Richard Kern and the thought process of his models.
Also Watch: "The Vice Guide to Travel," "Epicly Later'd"
Schedule: More than 30 series are currently in rotation and are usually updated weekly.
Concept: An umbrella group of micro-networks aimed at various niche interests.
Best Channel: IndyMogul.com, resources and moral support for DIY filmmakers.
Also Watch: ThreadBanger.com (fashion coverage with a punk rock 'tude), ChannelFrederator.com (animated comedy featuring Dan Meth's brilliant "The Meth Minute 39" series)
Schedule: Generally in the video blog format, each of NNN's subnetworks are on their own schedules, with daily or weekly updates.
Concept: Boundary-pushing alt-comedy videos and social networking.
Best Show: "The Professor Brothers," wherein two bald, pompous community college lecturers try to make sense of the world.
Also Watch: "All My Exes," Norm MacDonald's "The Fake News"
Concept: An Internet entertainment studio focusing on eight professional-quality channels produced by well-known artists.
Best Show: In "Wainy Days," writer/director/ex-State member David Wain repeatedly and hilariously fails to find his soul mate.
Also Watch: "Horrible People," "Big Fat Brain"
Monday: new episodes of Wainy Days
, Horrible People
Tuesday: Harry Shearer
Wednesday: Andy Milonakis
, Cookin' With Coolio
Thursday: Don Was
, Carnival of Stuff
Friday: "Big Fat Brain"
Concept: Unconventional instructional shows for a range of interests, all produced in HD.
Best Show: "Dinner with the Band," in which chef Sam Mason hosts his favorite bands for an evening of cooking, conversation, and live performance.
Also Watch: "Backpack Picnic," "Stump the Chef"
Posted in Animation
, Don Was
, Steve Kerper
, Wasmopolitan Cavalcade of Recorded Music
with tags Animation
, Common Sense
, Don Was
, Marc Averitt
, Okapi Ventures
, Steve Kerper
on 2/28/2008 7:06:00 AM by Rob Barnett
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."
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: