The CollegeHumor Show

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The CollegeHumor Show
The Collegehumor Show.png
Created by Ricky Van Veen
Sam Reich
Scott Tomlinson
Starring Amir Blumenfeld
Patrick Cassels
Dan Gurewitch
Jake Hurwitz
Sam Reich
Jeff Rubin
Sarah Schneider
Streeter Seidell
Ricky Van Veen
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Ricky Van Veen
Sam Reich
Scott Tomlinson
Josh Abramson
Camera setup Film, Single camera
Running time approx. 21 minutes
Original network MTV (2009)
Picture format 4:3 480i (SDTV)
Original release February 8 – March 15, 2009
Followed by Pranked
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The CollegeHumor Show was an American television sitcom that premiered on MTV on February 8, 2009 and also aired on MuchMusic.[1] The show was a scripted sitcom with sketch comedy elements. It was written by and stars nine CollegeHumor editorial staff members, who played fictionalized versions of themselves. The show was an adaptation of the style of the long-running Hardly Working short film series created for the CollegeHumor site, made more suitable for the longer, televised format.[2]

After the conclusion of the six episode season, the series was cancelled.

The series also spawned the spin-off show Pranked, hosted by Streeter Seidell and Amir Blumenfeld and airing on MTV.[3]


Main characters[edit]

In the show, the actual CollegeHumor (and CollegeHumor Show) writers play fictionalized versions of themselves. There is no single "star" of the show; rather, the nine main characters function as an ensemble. For the most part, the characters are self-centered, operating according to their immediate desires rather than making rational or sensitive decisions.

  • Ricky (Ricky Van Veen) is the editor-in-chief, a wealthy, image-obsessed young man who craves the attention of D-list celebrities.
  • Sam (Sam Reich) manages the writing staff, though he is essentially as immature as the rest of them. Sam has a close friendship with Dan.
  • Dan (Dan Gurewitch) is a bright-eyed, enthusiastic writer who often had a naive approach to women and the world.
  • Amir (Amir Blumenfeld) is the outcast of the gang, socially inept and prone to fits of irrational anger. He wants nothing more than to be best friends with Jake (Jake Hurwitz). Their dysfunctional relationship was created and cultivated in their online video series Jake and Amir.
  • Jake (Jake Hurwitz) is the office ladies' man. He's enamored with Sarah, and spends much of his time attempting to convince Amir that the two of them are not, in fact, best friends, he is sometimes up showed by Amir.
  • Sarah (Sarah Schneider), the most down-to-earth member of the group. As she is a bit of a tomboy, the guys on staff treat her like a sister. She is often the sole voice of reason in an otherwise chaotic office.
  • Streeter (Streeter Seidell), the front page editor, is moodier than the rest of the writers, and prone to emitting a signature whine when he doesn't get his way.
  • Jeff (Jeffrey "Jeff" Rubin), managing editor and video game fanatic, has a more "go with the flow" attitude.
  • Pat (Patrick "Pat" Cassels) tends to be more eccentric and put-upon than the other characters.

Supporting cast[edit]

  • Nick Kroll as Chuck Paulson, CEO of CollegeHumor's fictional rival website
  • Josh Ruben as Trip, an insensitive magician that the CH boys attempt to set up with Sarah. Josh is another actual CollegeHumor employee, occasionally appearing in sketches featured on the site.


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Rival Site" Sam Reich Amir Blumenfeld, Dan Gurewitch, Sam Reich February 8, 2009 (2009-02-08)
Ricky loses Patrick to a rival site of CollegeHumor, and the gang gets him back in a beer pong competition.[4]
2 "Interns" Sam Reich Amir Blumenfeld, Patrick Cassels February 15, 2009 (2009-02-15)
The strategy of hiring only hot girl interns backfires on the gang.[5]
3 "The Morning After" Sam Reich Amir Blumenfeld, Dan Gurewitch February 22, 2009 (2009-02-22)
Patrick and Streeter are accused of murder the day after the America's Hottest College Girl party.[6]
4 "Sarah's New Boyfriend" Sam Reich Dan Gurewitch, Sarah Schneider March 1, 2009 (2009-03-01)
Sam, Dan, Jeff and Patrick find a perfect boyfriend for Sarah in Trip, an insensitive jerk.[7]
5 "Hot Girl" Sam Reich Jake Hurwitz, Sam Reich, Streeter Seidell March 8, 2009 (2009-03-08)
The gang, save for Sarah, is entranced by Jessica, a hot girl from accounting, and makes foolish mistakes.[8]
6 "Armageddon" Sam Reich Amir Blumenfeld, Dan Gurewitch March 15, 2009 (2009-03-15)
The gang mistakenly believes that CollegeHumor is ending at 6pm that day, and (over)reacts in different ways.


The CollegeHumor Show is filmed inside the actual offices of Connected Ventures, which owns CollegeHumor and a series of other websites. The production crew is the same team responsible for the original comedy videos that CollegeHumor produces.

Main crew[edit]

The nine main actors on the show also comprise the show's writing staff.

  • Scott Tomlinson is the show runner and executive producer.
  • Ricky Van Veen is an executive producer.
  • Josh Abramson is an executive producer.
  • Sam Grossman is an executive in charge of production.
  • Sam Reich is an executive producer and the show's director, having directed all six of the first season's episodes. He also co-wrote the episode "Rival Site" with Dan Gurewitch and Amir Blumenfeld.
  • Dan Gurewitch and Amir Blumenfeld co-wrote three episodes ("Rival Site," "The Morning After" and "Armageddon"). In addition, Gurewitch wrote the episode "Sarah's New Boyfriend" with Sarah Schneider, and Blumenfeld wrote the episode "Interns" with Patrick Cassels. There are no specific writers credited to the episode "Hot Girl."
  • Jake Hurwitz, Jeff Rubin, Streeter Seidell and Kevin Corrigan are staff writers on the show.
  • Vincent Peone is the Director of Photography.
  • David Fishel is the post-production manager and an editor. He also directed segments for three episodes ("Rival Site," "Hot Girl," and "Sarah's New Boyfriend").
  • Michael Schaubach is an editor


The show has seen mixed responses from critics. Time Magazine's TV critic James Poniewozik hailed the show as "really funny," noting that CollegeHumor is "doing comedy that specifically works on television, as opposed to simply porting over viral videos to a slightly bigger screen."[9] Liz Shannon Miller, editor for online streaming site Newteevee, criticized the show's sitcom format and said she "would have preferred a stronger debut," but gave the premiere four stars out of a possible five.[10] The show was cancelled after six episodes.


  1. ^ "Promotional video from MTV". 
  2. ^ Danan, Shira (March 23, 2009). "Just One of The Guys". Gelf Magazine. Retrieved 2009-04-02. 
  3. ^ "MTV Pranked". MTV Canada. 
  4. ^ "The CollegeHumor Show". Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "The CollegeHumor Show". Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "The CollegeHumor Show". Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  7. ^ "The CollegeHumor Show". Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  8. ^ "The CollegeHumor Show". Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  9. ^ "CollegeHumor Graduates (Time Magazine)". February 9, 2009. Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  10. ^ "MTV's CollegeHumor Show Stumbles With Sitcom Cliches - Liz Shannon Miller". 

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