Over the next few weeks, some really cool shit is happening with The League, and a great deal of it I will need your help with. Hang with me here, I have a funny video to bribe you with at the end.
Changes Round 1:
The League started more than a year ago as a way to showcase truly amazing and hilarious people who deserve more accolades than can be given. I find that too often, really funny people, both men and women, don’t get the press they need and want, and then drop off after some time. That’s a waste of talent and a waste of funny. I hated that–I wanted it stopped. If you’re funny and want to continue to be funny, I want to know who you are.
For a long time, The League has primarily highlighted bloggers and web comic artists, and I now have a nominations list that is pages long, and a League List that isn’t much shorter. It’s done exactly what I wanted it to do: highlight amazing people and bring together the funny into a force to be reckoned with.And now, I’d like to make some changes to make The League even stronger. I want to start highlighting funny people across all media.
In addition to bloggers and web comics, I also want to include funny Web Series, Podcasts, Sketch/Improv Teams, Stand-Up Comedians, Twitter Folk, and anything else you can think of that’s funny and that you think I and a shitload of other people will laugh at. Everything will be categorized for easier searching and viewing, and now ALL ARE WELCOME. I want anyone who’s anyone funny to have a shot, and that opens us all up for new content and new people to love. Show me who you love, and they may just be inducted!
There is very little against the rules as far as being in The League, but please be careful about dead blogs. I’m going to start archiving dead blogs (those over a year without a post). I also immediately remove any links to plagiarized material. If you catch someone plagiarizing faster than I catch them, let me know. Plagiarizing is bullshit.
The submission process is the same as always: you can nominate yourself or someone else, just provide me the links to view, and a short description, because emails that just contain a link and nothing else are shady as fuck and get deleted. Please submit those that consistently make you laugh out loud! Just let me know in the comments who you’re nominating and why, or you can email me at noagavin (at) ohnoa (dot) com or by filling out the contact form.
Changes Round 2:
Next week, we’ll vote on the third round of League All-Stars, who are those blogs the readers (I don’t vote!) decide are the best of the best. They get a specials section above the fold in the sidebar, and we vote every six months. Or seven in this case, because I decided to do all the changes at once, so suck it. You’ll get to vote on 15 members who you think are the best, but you only get to vote once, so make it count!
The week after next the results will be announced.
Changes Round 3:
Here’s where the super exciting stuff starts to come in. After we finish inducting League All-Stars in the 3rd round, I’m starting a new section on the site devoted to The League–a sort of behind-the-scenes affair that will be more involved. I’m keeping details kind of close to the chest for now, but a newsletter, a joke-throwdown competition that’s held weekly, and a revamped podcast (with more in the future…a book is possibly in the works) are coming to that section. Here in a few weeks, I will have all the details lined out for you, but keep your heads up.
So For Now:
Submit who you want to see in The League–no matter the media. As long as I can see them be funny, you can nominate them. Unless you send them to my house, because it’s super hard to get into my complex. They lock me out on many occasions.
It’s because you work to keep funny alive that I am able to start the new cool projects we have coming up soon. Keep on bringing the funny, guys. The League is bigger and better than I ever thought it could be, and it just keeps getting better. Thank you all.
As promised, here is your bribe video!