By Evan DeSimone
Digital comedy studio Wit.TV has announced the launch of its incubator studio designed to cultivate original comedy content from leading improv comedy theatres.
Launched in 2013 by former Israeli television executive Ophira Dagan, Wit.TV specializes in recruiting and developing creators and writers from the improv comedy space and connecting them with digital and traditional distribution options.
Wit.TV CEO and Founder Ophira Dagan
The incubator studio at Wit.TV will operate offices in both Los Angeles and Chicago. According to a statement, the company is currently in the process of developing more than twenty original comedy scripts and pilots from emerging comedy writers. In addition to developing a slate of original content, Wit.TV is the actively engaged in building distribution relationships in the traditional and digital spaces in order to provide multi-platform opportunities for its fresh creative.
First up on Wit’s slate is “Shaded,” a project from improv comic Jordan Black (“Saturday Night Live”). Wit is has already sold the still-in-development improv project to Fusion’s recently-launched digital humor outlet, F-Comedy.