Hey guys, how’s SXSW?! You’re there, right? We’re all there? Cool. (Just kidding, I for one am not and have never been there. Seems like fun enough. But also it seems like most people prefer TALKING about being there to any of the actual being there. Anyway.) Over the weekend, at the festival, a new Google-funded YouTube comedy channel was launched called Jash. The channel’s figureheads are Reggie Watts, Sarah Silverman, Tim and Eric, and Michael Cera. Those are fun people who mostly seem to have decent taste in things! Each of them will have a page within the Jash network that they can curate. This whole thing, of course, is reminiscent of a previous Internet comedy endeavor, Adult Swim’s incubator website SuperDeluxe. HOLD ON, HOLD THE PRESSES. IS THIS THE MOST EXCITING AND ENTERTAINING PARAGRAPH THAT HAS EVER BEEN WRITTEN? THIS DRY AND FACT-FILLED DRONE ABOUT A GOOGLE-FUNDED COMEDY YOUTUBE CHANNEL THAT IS VAGUELY REMINISCENT OF A LONG DEFUNCT TIME WARNER ATTEMPT AT CREATING LOW BUDGET NICHE COMEDY FOR ALT-NERD SUPERFANS? WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE PULITZERS TO FIND OUT. In any case, blah blah blah, etc, but Jash did release a promotional video that is fun:

It is too early to predict Jash’s future, so for now let’s just enjoy the rest of the south by southwest festival. And please remember to use the #sxsw hashtag in all of your tweets so that we can quickly and easily see all of the best tweets in one place for sure without any of the boring dumb tweets that are about something else. SXSW only from here on out. #sxsw

Comments (18)
  1. I made it as far as the baby with Sarah Silverman’s face, then I screamed and tore out my eyes. Not that her face isn’t a pretty face, it’s just terrifying on a baby. Don’t make me post the Arnold Schwarzenegger baby face from junior.

  2. Does this mean they’ve deleted all Froggy Fresh videos? :(

  3. Dumb festival ruined my Sexy X-Men Shoutout Weekend with their hashtag.

  4. Everytime I see Michael Cera lately, I just wait for him to go pick up a guitar and start playing Devil’s Haircut…you know, because he’s really Beck in make-up.

  5. This is the start of my busiest week! Dear gosh! Save me! #sxsw

  6. This is what happens when you let Tim and Eric name your new comedy channel.

  7. Is this YouTube’s challenge to House of Cards? Good luck.

  8. I know much ink/pixels has been spilled over the topic of hipsterism, I’m gonna toss out a TL;DR; here. the quality of “prefer TALKING about being there to any of the actual being there” seems to me to be the crux of the “What is a Hipster” debate. I really do feel like it’s the feeling that showing something off or talking about it is more important that the actual enjoyment. Do you really like those Sally Jesse Raphael frames, or do you really like people seeing them on you? Problem is, maybe they do really just like them! impossible to tell! but we all seem to have evolved a gut-twisting reaction to somebody who looks like they’re desperately searching for an I-don’t-care-I-just-like-it look/sound.

    I don’t think its ironic that hipsters call each other out, because it is quite tempting to believe that everyone else’s expression is superficial and self-conscious while our own is deeply genuine. And that seems to be the only difference. I’m from Maine, and on a rainy / snowy day I wear my green jacket, winter hat and bean boots with my pants tucked into my socks and blow my nose on a hankerchief because that’s the way we’ve always done it in my neck of the woods. I have no doubt to some I may look insufferably hipstery. This is by no means a defense of hipsterism. I barf too. But man, when you really take a look, it seems like a complicated chess game of “does he know what I think he’s thinking about what I’m thinking?”

  9. During this flu epidemic, everyone around me is getting sick. Because of this, I have this uneasy feeling that any night now I’m going to wake up puking. Therefore, I can’t sleep well. Last night, I spent most of the time in the bathroom on the off chance that if I did puke I’d already be there. Because the only thing worse than puking is not making it to the bathroom, amiright? To keep me entertained while hanging out in said bathroom, I listened to Comedy Bang Bang’s latest podcast which involved all the people from JASH and was live from SXSW. . I think it was pretty funny but it was 3 a.m. and I was drifting in and out of sleep on the bathroom floor. So, you might want to check it out if you’re so inclined. But, don’t sleep in the bathroom. You will be sore the next morning.

    • Love me some Comedy Bang Bang. This new show, and this new Genre that is emerging seems to make sense to me, given that Bang Bang’s own Eaworlf and nerdist. etc… are now a legit entities putting out similar platforms for loose, varied and deliciously funny stuff in a network-adjacent way, but without the albatrosses of the newtworks, It seems only natural that this would happen with video.

      “But have you tried podcast on STOMACH FLU?”
      -Jon Pewkart in Half-Dead

    • You should probably invest in what the flanny household called a “barf bucket.” It was a big bowl that we kept near our bedsides when we were sick so we didn’t have to go all the way to the bathroom. When we were healthy, we made cookies in it!!!!!

  10. I look forward to all the new original content and wish them many clicks.

  11. i’ll watch tim and eric do whatever

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