MTV’s College Humor Show Will Be Scripted

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Update for readers: We’ve got more information along with an interview with The CollegeHumor Show’s director in an updated post here.

First, Heidi and Spencer; now, Jake and Amir.

The College Humor Show was announced today as part of MTV’s slate of new series. But contrary to reports, while it is based on the popular web site, it is not a reality show.

It was described in Variety as a show “which takes viewers inside the frat-like offices of the web’s Collegehumor.com” and by The Hollywood Reporter as “a look at the ‘offbeat’ workplace of the twentysomething-run web site CollegeHumor.com.” But it struck us as odd that a site so good a creating successful original comedy shorts for the web would go the reality TV show route, so we sent CHTV writer Dan Gurewitch a note.

Turns out we were right. In an email, Gurewitch wrote that: “[T]he press release is a bit misleading — it’s a scripted, narrative comedy show that takes place in our office, starring the CH staff, and occasionally cuts to outside sketches. We’re really excited!”

Here’s a video sketch announcing the show:

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Drew

I am a fan of jake and amir, but this college humor show is just terrible. It is not funny at al, you can tell they were trying way to hard. But thats what happens when MTV gives you a shit ton of money and a deadline I suppose. Also, way to many different directions, how many people are writing this damn thing? If Jake and Amir were given a TV slot and both had full control of the writing like there current online show, It would be amazing. I hope the college humor show doesn’t damage there future careers.

Joan Mihkaila

I agree with you. By the way,… just in case anyone here wants a 5 minute laugh break, feel free to check out our new web series. (Hope the mod let’s me keep this post… please?) Anway, cheers all.

Alex

Seriously, This show is HORRIBLE, if its not axed after 4-6 episodes I will be shocked….much like human giant(a show of stupid sketch comedy that IS NOT FUNNY), this is an awful show

Remember how much 24/7 was hyped? no one remembers old Frankie Delgado from the Hills/Bromance was one of the tools on that show, the rest went off and started the tool acadamy.

MC

Love CollegeHumor and couldn’t wait for this, but this show doesn’t make it past 6 episodes. Absolutely terrible writing and acting. Not one remotely funny scene.

Balls

I’m a huge fan of CollegeHumor and have been visiting the site for over six years, and I think this show is terribly unfunny. Stick to Internet, guys. Still glad to see them on TV, though, but still.

Drew

Yeah, i’m also in Canada…Have MTV thru Bell ExpressVu but they didn’t get this show on sunday. I was disappointed. Really was looking forward to it.

Bob Marley

College humor is freakin hilarious…. you have to watch from college humor to understand then everything else leads in. dont hate lolz

Kyle

Wow…this show seriously sucks…it’s not even funny…I can’t believe MTV invested in this show. The characters try way to hard to try to be funny. I will never watch this show again and it definitely will not be on the air for long…

John

ok… i like the potential here. good production quality. and somewhat entertaining (but sorry, it’s not laugh out loud and a bit too predictable )

ill keep my eyes on it

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