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COMEDIVA: Gender-specific comedy site aims for world domination

Posted on May 18th, 2011
Posted on May 18th, 2011

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By Coop Cooper

I don’t usually (read: never, and probably won’t again) cover web series or comedy sites on here, but sometimes you have to give props to talent.  America Young, an old friend of mine from Los Angeles (who is also a filmmaker, actress, voice over talent, stunt woman, film festival coordinator, toy dog enthusiast, etc…), pointed out the Comediva.com site out to me and suggested I take a look.  Since I contributed an article for Kat Hill and her Action Flick Chick website (click here to read my article “Why Manly-Men Love Action Flick Chicks“), I figure a good female comedy plug is in order.

They have a running web series called “Assassins” which reminds me a bit of those college movies from the 8o’s like “Gotcha!” and a funny send up of the “Jizz in my Pants” SNL skit called “Puke in My Mouth”…  Hey, I never said it was all highbrow.  The site features both low and mediumbrow (which they call “highbrow”) humor, all female-centric.  I mostly like dude humor but I can appreciate when groups can make fun of themselves without taking ANYTHING seriously as these talented ladies do.

The site is pro and the shorts are well-produced.  I can see something like this catching on with a niche crowd then suddenly blowing up once they air that one magical piece that makes “Chocalate Rain” look like “Afro Ninja”.  Plus, kudos to the bunch of comediennes who took fate into their own hands and produced their own material.  Take this as a lesson kids, that is how you succeed in this day and age of the web.  These ladies are the real role models.  Not that “Lady Googoo” loser.

They also photoshop pics of dinosaurs, unicorns and babies into inappropriate photographs.  Hey, I hear it’s what Tina Fey did at the start of her career.

Check out Comediva.com

– Coop

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