According to a report published today by The New York Times, starting next week Comedy Central will kick off its five day comedy festival. The festival won’t be held at comedy clubs or other similar venues, this five day festival will be hosted almost entirely on Twitter. Comedians will make use of Twitter for posting jokes, they’ll be using the #ComedyFest hashtag for this purpose. Video snippets carrying the same hashtag will be uploaded to Vine. Twitter launched Vine back in January, snippets of up to six seconds can be uploaded to this service.
Famous comedians such as Carl Reiner, Amy Schumer, Mel Brooks and others will be taking part in this festival. Steve Agee is scheduled to host a ‘Vine dining’ party on Tuesday, he will be telling stories in six second videos. Comedy Central’s comedy festival kicks off with a panel discussion between Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Judd Apatow held in Los Angeles, California. The channel will also release a free, albeit add-supported, app next month. Titled CC: Stand-Up, the app will let users watch comedians performing various routines. It has been designed to look and feel like a cable channel that is devoted to stand-up comedy.