The 'New Comedy Economy'

For today's hardcore comedy fans, there is no shortage of ways to watch comics, from comedy clubs to TV. The internet and social media have ushered in even more new platforms and ways to find comedy content, like podcasts, online content providers like Netflix or Hulu, and websites like Funny or Die and College Humor, not to mention Twitter, Vine, and Instagram. In this month’s issue of Wired Magazine, writer Brian Rafferty asserts that we are in the midst of a comedy revolution, and that there is a new comedy economy. How are comics adapting to it? Comedians Phoebe Robinson and Brandon Johnson talk about what it's like to be funny in today's media landscape.

Robinson and Jessica Williams host WNYC's "2 Dope Queens"
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