Are you a fan of comedy website CollegeHumor? Are their 3-5 minute sketch comedy videos not enough for you? Then get excited, because on July 9th, the internet comedy giant will be releasing their first feature length film, entitled Coffee Town. The film, which is also being produced by the comedy website CollegeHumor, stars the always hilarious Glenn Howerton (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) as Will, a 30-something website manager who uses local coffee joint, “Coffee Town” as his office. When he learns of plans to shut down his free office/WiFi spot in order to convert it to a bar, he enlists his two best friends, played by Steve Little (Eastbound & Down) and CollegeHumor vet Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation), to help him save his freeloading lifestyle.
Coffee Town, also features Adrianne Palicki (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Josh Groban (Crazy, Stupid, Love), was directed by Brad Copeland of Arrested Development fame, and will be distributed on all On Demand platforms by digital entertainment curator FilmBuff. Platforms of release include iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, XBOX, and DirecTV. Additionally, CollegeHumor will be hosting select theatrical engagements in the weeks leading up to the Just For Laughs comedy festival that will be taking place in Montreal on July 27th.
Regarding the decision to partner with FilmBuff in order to release the film in the on-demand format, CollegeHumor founder Ricky Van Veen had this to say:
“From interacting directly with our audience every day via the website, we’re seeing firsthand the shift in how people are consuming content. We were fortunate to find FilmBuff, a distributor whose model is built around those new trends.”
FilmBuff was likewise very excited to be working with CollegeHumor, as evidence in this quote by FilmBuff’s Head of Content Partnerships Steven Beckman:
“We are thrilled to be able to partner with CollegeHumor on the release of their first feature film. The entire creative team behind the movie is extremely talented and have made such a hilarious film that audiences will be cracking up and quoting it for years to come.”
Judging by the trailer, the film looks hilarious indeed, and the all-star comedy cast will surely not disappoint. The July 9 release date is not far, but for now, CollegeHumor’s sketches will have to do the job, such as those featuring Coffee Town co-star Ben Schwartz.