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Yahoo launches online comedy channel

Yahoo! is adding a comedy channel to its online line-up, kicking it off with a "CrazyStupidPolitics" show starring Bill Maher live in Silicon Valley in February.

By:AFP
| Updated on: Dec 10 2011, 16:43 IST

Yahoo! is adding a comedy channel to its online line-up, kicking it off with a 'CrazyStupidPolitics' show starring Bill Maher live in Silicon Valley in February.

'Bill Maher's special is a groundbreaking event, not only for Yahoo! and Bill but for the Internet as the first ever, live, free broadcast online,' said Erin McPherson, head of Yahoo! Video.

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Channel offerings will include short videos from Saturday Night Live television show writer Mike O'Brien and others as well as content from partners including online hit Funny or Die.

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'I'm excited to be doing something new in bringing a live stand up show to a Web giant like Yahoo!,' Maher said in a statement. 'It is my goal to make people say 'Oh no he di'int' in every medium on earth.'

Take-over target Yahoo! has been trying to transform itself into a platform for personalized, premier digital content since the Internet pioneer was overtaken in the online search arena by Google.

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First Published Date: 10 Dec, 16:41 IST
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