January 19, 2016

An Oral History of 'A Special Thing', The World’s Most Important Comedy Message Board

For an art scene to exist, for artists within it to make the leap into greatness, hubs need to exist. Like-minded people need a space where their ideas can commingle and become better, where they can borrow, hook up, network, steal, and stab each other in the back. In the past, this meant a physical locale, but with the Internet, people no longer needed to share the same physical space. This is the story of a comedy scene incubator that ushered in Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari Anthony Jeselnik, Marc Maron and dozens of prospective comedians, writers, and directors.

 Comedy's Collective Master Class

Topics: Social Media, Culture, Social Influencers, internet