Between the pending resurrection of Party Down, the Arrested Development movie, and Louis C.K.’s latest “If you build it they will come” business model (which has generated over $1 million in 12 days—a quarter of which will be donated to charities suggested by friends and Twitter followers) I’m fucking pumped on the comedy biz right now.
Maybe “biz” isn’t even the right word, because what I’m pumped on is this emerging dialog between fans and artists, while marketers and network execs are starting to take cues from the people who create and consume content, rather than the other way around. Normal people with a love for entertainment that makes them laugh/think, and the artists and producers creative enough to try something new—these people suddenly have a real and measurable effect on the marketplace. And it’s an exciting, inspiring, badass thing to watch unfold.
It might sound cheesy, but I feel like it’s fitting in The Year of The Protester. To see a system evolving to a place where action is visibly effected by open dialog. Who knew there could be a Hollywood model for Social Entrepreneurship?
Hey Every Other American Industry! You should be writing this down…