NEW YORK (May 11, 2015) – Electus Digital is pleased to announce that Andrew Bridgman has been named Editor-in-Chief of leading comedy property CollegeHumor.com effective immediately. He adds this new role to his existing duties as Editor-in-Chief of Dorkly.com, Electus Digital’s website devoted to fandom culture. In this extended role, Bridgman will oversee all editorial content of both websites. He will also continue to write and edit original articles and comics for both properties.
With a burgeoning on and offline presence, a wildly growing fan base and a heritage more than 15 years in the making, CollegeHumor has consistently been the trailblazer in digital comedy, dominating the market since its founding in 1999. That momentum continues today with CollegeHumor’s status as the most visited comedy presence on the web, the most viewed comedy channel on YouTube, and massive Facebook engagement. Together, page views for CollegeHumor and Dorkly are currently up 66% over 2014 according to the latest comScore data, and Facebook audiences for the two brands have increased 78% and 200%, respectively, over the past 12 months.
“After seeing what Andrew was able to do with the Dorkly brand and audience, I couldn’t be more eager to watch him lead CollegeHumor through its next chapter,” says CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen. “I’m pretty sure the guy doesn’t sleep.”
“It’s been exciting to grow Dorkly from a tiny extension of CollegeHumor into what it is today, and I’m thrilled to now also be at the helm of CollegeHumor editorial,” says Bridgman. “I’ve been a fan of CollegeHumor since its earliest days, and I feel extremely privileged and honored to lead the site’s witty and imaginative editorial team as we continue the tradition of making the best comedy content on the web.”
About Electus Digital
Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof and produce all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world, including: broadcast, cable, digital, OTT and various emerging technologies. The company connects advertisers, distributors and content creators early on in the development process, enabling marketers and advertisers to be true partners in campaigns and content creation. Electus Digital, the digital creative and distribution arm of Electus, specializes in creating entertaining content for digital, TV, and film platforms across comedy, music, gaming, food and urban lifestyle categories, and provides full-service branded and third party creative production services. It is comprised of website properties CollegeHumor.com, Dorkly.com and WatchLOUD.com; YouTube Channels WatchLOUD, Nuevon and Hungry; and production companies Big Breakfast and dumbdumb. Electus is an operating business of IAC [NASDAQ: IACI]. For more information on Electus Digital, visit www.electus.com/digital.
Founded in 1999, CollegeHumor.com offers daily comedic content through videos, pictures, articles and jokes. The brand’s trademark CollegeHumor Originals have garnered over 4 billion views and earned the site 18 Webby Awards. CollegeHumor content is some of the most-watched, most-shared, and most-acclaimed on the Internet. CollegeHumor's writers, actors and producers have gone on to work for Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, The Simpsons, Last Week Tonight, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and more. The CollegeHumor brand has expanded beyond its digital presence into other forms of entertainment including film, television, books and live comedy shows.
Founded in 2010, Dorkly.com is the fastest-growing website dedicated completely to fandom culture. The site offers daily original content covering all things geek in comics, movies, television, boardgames, videogames, and more, for the fanboy or fangirl in everyone.