Our first project is The News Dump – an experiment at bridging the gap between the lazy satire that’s all over the internet, and the top-class topical comedy you see on TV.
We aim to make money in three ways: advertising (obviously), sponsorship (ideally) and merchandising (interesting…!).
We turn today’s news into hyper-topical jokes that you can laugh at tonight, and wear on a T-Shirt tomorrow.
We’re also planning a weekly (online) TV Show – guest-presented by a rotating crop of well-known comedians – showcasing the very best News Dump content from the previous 7 days.
Our ultimate aim is for The News Dump to bring in enough revenue that we’re able to pay each and every writer – at industry-standard rates – while still turning a profit. And we’re confident we can get there.
If we did that from the off, though, we’d be bankrupt within weeks. So in the meantime, writers receive 100% of the advertising revenue their content brings in, and 100% of the profit made on any related T-shirts and shirts. We don’t make a penny.
Our writers also have free rein to continue using their content elsewhere – whether that’s re-posting articles to their own blog, or working the best of the jokes into their next Edinburgh show. So it really is win-win.
If you’ve read this far, and you’re a comedy writer or comedian who thinks the internet needs a better kind of comedy – why not join the fold?
Help us turn our bright idea into a game-changing website.
One that’s packed full of the very best original comedy content – and that sees those who create the content actually getting paid.
To find out how – click below.