Dudes Get Paid to Goof Off in Recession

CollegeHumor.com brings sophomoric fun to MTV
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2009 4:09 PM CST

(Newser) – High above the streets of Manhattan, where recession fears and Madoff angst prevail, a horde of twentysomethings are filling an office with 40,000 plastic balls—or counting how many bags of Doritos a colleague can eat. Meet the folks behind CollegeHumor.com, the popular, if puerile, website whose TV spinoff bows tomorrow on MTV, the Washington Post reports.

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“It's what 30 Rock would be if the actors on 30 Rock were actually writing and shooting 30 Rock in 30 Rock,” describes one writer/player. The 9-year-old website, which pioneered the viral video movement, averages 6 million unique visitors who expect hijinks. Says one staffer: “You feel like you’ve never worked this hard at having fun in your whole life.”
(Read more CollegeHumor.com stories.)

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