By Evan DeSimone
Vimeo has taken a liking to comedy specials fronted by social media darlings. Just days after announcing the release of comedy special is from “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” alum Bianca Del Rio and YouTube star Miranda Sings, the streaming platform has picked up “Premature,” an original, one-hour, stand-up special from YouTuber and former “Source Fed” host Elliot Morgan and digital-first studio Supergravity Pictures.
Supergravity announced in August that it would produce a comedy special featuring Morgan, who is best known for his work as a host on digital properties such as SourceFed, Mental Floss, Buzzr, PopSugar and Mashable. “Premature” will feature Morgan’s comedic musings on topics ranging from the creation of the world and the struggles of the skinny-fat community to goat sex and common misconceptions. The project is set to bow on Vimeo On Demand on Dec. 10, but pre-orders start today, priced at $5.99.
The special is the latest pickup for Vimeo’s growing roster of exclusives, announced just days after the news that Greg Clayman, who previously headed Vimeo’s VOD initiative, would exit the company by year end. Under Clayman, Vimeo has made strides toward defining its niche in online video world as a place where creators who have built followings on other platforms can come to sell their content directly to fans.