Hello! I'm Sam Reich, the CEO of CollegeHumor / DROPOUT and host of Game Changer. I've been here the whole time. AMA!
Hiya Reddit! I'm Sam Reich (born and raised in Cambridge, MA), longtime employee of CollegeHumor, and as of less than a year ago, owner and CEO of it too. See, right before the pandemic hit, CollegeHumor was dumped by our corporate overlords at IAC, who laid off pretty much everyone but agreed to sell me the assets. At that point, I'd been running its video department for almost 15 years, so figured why not pour everything I had into this company as a last-ditch effort to save it?
Over the past 6 months, me and an incredibly lean team have managed to keep CollegeHumor and DROPOUT running despite losing 95% of our employees (hire them, btw, they are the best - https://hireacollegehumorer.com/), COVID-19, a fascist president, California wildfires, and a bout of diverticulitis. But as my hero Samuel Beckett would say, there's nothing funnier than unhappiness!
The long and short of it is this: we're still making YouTube sketches (I've written a couple of animated "If Google Was a Guy" episodes focused on quarantine) and still shows for Dropout (a new season fo our D&D acutalplay show Dimension 20 begins tomorrow; Um Actually and Erotic Clubhouse are consistently releasing new episodes; and we have a couple of other surprises in the works). A new season of my show Game Changer - a game show in which the game changes every episode - premieres this Friday on http://dropout.tv. For safety reasons, we're shooting all of our shows remotely, but I'm genuinely so excited about this season. It includes some of favorite episodes ever, and without giving too much away, some very special guests.
And now I'm here to answer your questions, share some stories, and commiserate with you good people as our world hurdles towards an uncertain future. AMA!
EDIT (4:30pm): That's it for now! Thanks for all of your fabulous questions and for all of your support. I can't wait for you to see what we do next.