YouTubeOn Thursday, YouTube announced that it was launching its first-ever Comedy Week, which will take place May 19 through 25. The event will be livestreamed through the service and will feature names like Vince Vaughn, The Lonely Island, Seth Rogan, Nerdist, CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, and many others. In a program that you’d expect out of a comedy festival, this week will include a “live, all-star comedy variety show” and contain a mix of stand-up, sketches, and musical performances. Following the event will be dedicated programming of live performances, new episodes of comedic acts, curated top ten lists from stars, and more. Danielle Tiedt, YouTube’s Vice President of Marketing said in a statement that “YouTube is the home of comedy for the next generation. If you like to laugh, come join us during Comedy Week as we celebrate the best of comedy.”

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