Bago, Juan.(2012) “Social media and the effects on comedy.” Retrieved http://voxxi.com/social-media-and-the-effects-on-comedy-quebulla-media-voxpopuli/
Bago discusses how as a amateur latino comedy he looked towards the predominately latino oriented social media group Migente.com, to help promote his routine. He criticizes social media as not being able to give professional feedback that a professional comedian needs to succeed. He discusses how people usually only comment if they like it, or only give the bland “haha”, thinking its better then saying it was bad. On the other hand he mentions that if done right social media can be a great tool for advertising.
Biggs, John.(2011) “ Louis CK Sells Latest Film, DRM-Free for $5 Per Download.” Retrieved http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/10/sabo/
Biggs explains how Louis CK started the trend of putting ones stand up routine online for only $5, following the success of Radioheads latest online album.
Burnham, B.(2008 June 7) im bo yo. Message posted to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-ap5Fp2T6c
Bo promoting his first itunes album on Youtube.
Durest, Austin.(2012) “Bo Burnham connects via social media– to a point.” Retrieved http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/article.php?article=36625
Durest interviews Burnham and discusses how he used social media to promote his musical comedy routine. As well as his views on social media today.
Feldman, L.( 2007). The news about comedy: Young audiences, The Daily Show, and evolving notions of journalism. Journalism. 8: 406. Retrieved from http://jou.sagepub.com/content/8/4/406.full.pdf+html
More statistics show that more and more younger people are retrieving their news from this show. It is also an example of how forms of journalism is changing, by using comedy to cushion hard questions.
Green, S.(2011). ‘Stand Up Comedians and the art of Free Comedy.’ Retrieved http://articles.submityourarticle.com/Sean-Green-9249/free-comedy-181197.php
Green discusses how social media such as youtube, twitter, and podcasts has become an exposure tool for many comedians. He discusses how new comedians are able to put out samples of their routine on youtube or for upcoming comedians have a podcasts which is a short online comedy album (about an hour long) that gets released every-time a comedian uses one. Veteran comedians are able to use social media such as twitter as a way to sample some jokes but typing 140 words or fewer.
Hix, J.(2011). “Funny? Comedians Profit From Social Media.” Retrieved http://www.vitrue.com/funny-comedians-profit-from-social-media/
Hix discusses how social media is becoming a free advertisement campaign for comedians. He discusses how renowed comedian Dane Cook utylized media outlets like myspace as a amateur open mic comedian. From having people visit his myspace site people were able to get a taste of his routine and spread the word.
Gallaga, Omar.(2012) “Comics earning laughs-and fans- online by takign vastly different approaches.” Retrieved from http://www.statesman.com/life/comics-earning-laughs-and-fans-online-by-taking-2319579.html?printArticle=y
Gallaga discusses how more comedians are turning to online venues for their comedic stand up acts. He also discusses how if one is not careful using social media as a promotional tool can backfire on onself like Gilbert Gottfried.
mashable.(2012 March 31) Conan O’Brien Buys Mashable, Ousts Pete Cashmore as CEO. Message posted to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxUAK5LeA5U
Conan and mashable post on Youtube and mashable Conan’s take over of the company
mashable.(2012 April 1) Conan O’Brien ‘Resigns’ as Mashable CEO. Message posted to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Mrg1kDviwk&feature=plcp
Conan and mashable post on Youtube and mashable Conan’s resignation from mashable
Ng, Marianne.(2012) “David So, Youtube Comedian.” Retrieved http://newmediarockstars.com/2012/01/david-so/
Marianne interviews David So, a comedian who rose to fame using social media.
Norton, Mariel.(2012) “Conan O’brien Buys- Resigns From- Mashable.” Retrieved http://www.itproportal.com/2012/04/02/conan-obrien-buys—and-resigns-from—mashable/
Conan O’brien uses Youtube as and Twitter as part of an April fools joke to his fans.
“The Shorty Awards” Retrieved http://shortyawards.com/about
The Shorty awards was created 4 years ago as an award ceremony for creative social media users. Just as social media is expanding so are the categories of the shorty awards ranging from comedic to best social media manager here are this years winners. http://shortyawards.com/category/comedian
Silverman, Matt.(2012) “Why Jim Gaffigan is Banking on Social to sell his $5 Comedy Special.” Retrieved http://mashable.com/2012/04/11/jim-gaffigan-comedy/
Gaffigan not quite a break out star yet but on his way, is going to follow Louis C. K and Aziz Ansari buy selling his new comedy act on his website for $5. In return he does not have to deal with TV centurship and will donate $1 of every purchase to the Bob Woodruff foundation for veterans and their families.
So, David “Episode 1: Weight Loss is a BITCH.” Posted to http://www.davidsoentertainment.com/media.html
Soboleski, Brent.(2011) “Daniel Tosh: Viral Video Infamy.” Retrieved http://www.ignitesocialmedia.com/social-media-examples/daniel-tosh-viral-video-infamy/
Daniel Tosh has a hit TV show on Comedy Central called Tosh.0 in which he makes fun of bizzare and funny viral Youtube videos. He has become a pro when it comes to using social media to attract new fans and keep his old fans intrigued.
Stoller, P.(2009). Horific Comedy: Cultural Resistance and Hauka Movement in Niger. 12. Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1525/eth.1984.12.2.02a00050/pdf
Discusses how the Songhay people of Niger copped and protested french colonialism in their country by using comedy and old cultural norms. The Songhay people created a spiritual family called the Hauka, who mocked the french by miss speaking the french language and performing horrific stunts such as putting fire torches to their bodies
Vary, Adam.(2012) “Kevin Hart: Think like a social media man.” Retrieved http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/article.php?article=36625
Hart first started promoting himself using social media like Youtube and Twitter. His latest routine opened to $2 million on 97 screens.
Weaver, Simon. (2010). The ‘Other’ Laughs Back: Humor and Resistance in Anti-racist Comedy. 44. Retrieved http://soc.sagepub.com/content/44/1/31.full.pdf+html
This articles describes how African American’s use stereotypes to combat racism. In the article, Weaver discusses how African American comdedians in the early 1930s used black face comedy or minstrels as part of there routine, which was primarily used by white racist comedians to poke fun at and use black stereotypes to demeen African Americans. In doing so the African Americans were to throw these stereotypes back in the faces of the white audience by using comedy as a cushion for the statement they were trying to make.
Tosh, Daniel. Retrieved http://tosh.comedycentral.com/blog/tag/social-media/
Daniel Tosh explains social media in terms of donuts