Comedy fans and YouTube addicts, rejoice. YouTube is hosting its first-ever comedy week in May, and you can expect some big names to take part in the largest open mic on the planet.
Google’s video-sharing website announced on Thursday that the seven-day cyber extravaganza, YouTube Comedy Week, will run from 19th May 2013 to 25th May 2013 and feature some of the best comedy across its expansive video platform. The mega-serving of standup will include a collection of live events, video premieres, and collaborations.
To guarantee laughs, some of comedy’s biggest names are submitting contributions, including Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson, Michael Cera, Vince Vaughn, and Seth Rogen. Former Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg’s comedy troupe “The Lonely Island” also plans to debut new videos. Popular comedy destinations with YouTube channels are also participating, such as The Onion, Funny or Die, Nerdist, and CollegeHumor.
YouTube’s first-ever comedy week will kick-off with a live, all-star variety show from Los Angeles’ Culver Studios, and will feature stand-up, sketches, and musical performances. The show is scheduled to stream live globally on 19th May 2013 (Sunday) at 8pm EST, with a special pre-show at 7pm.