YouTube to launch first-ever Comedy Week

The site will live-stream stand-up, sketches and other performances by top talent in May

Published April 25, 2013 3:23PM (EDT)

On May 19, YouTube is kicking off its first-ever Comedy Week, in which the channel will live-stream sketch comedy, stand-up and other performances by some of today's leading comedians.

The acts, per Hollywood Reporter:

Vince Vaughn, Rainn Wilson, Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen, Tim and Eric, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, Norm Macdonald, Craig Robinson, Rhett & Link, Beardyman, Eric Andre, Garfunkel and Oates, Grace Helbig, Hannibal Buress, Jeff Ross, Jenny Slate, Justin Willman, Jerrod Carmichael, Nathan Fielder, Pete Holmes, Reggie Watts, Ryan Higa, Tig Notaro and The Lonely Island are some of the top-tier comedy talent taking part.
Other participants include Smosh, Nerdist, The Onion, College Humor, Epic Meal Time Funny or Die, Epic Meal Time, JASH, Epic Rap Battles of History, Above Average, Barely Political, FIDLAR, Fine Brothers, Improv Everywhere, KassemG, Three Loco and Tummy Talk.

The event beings with with a pre-show at 4 pm ET and officially kicks off at 5 pm ET and ends on May 25.

By Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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