Sort of as an experiment, we posted three of our SXSW 2007 trailers on the new comedy video site, FunnyOrDie. And, we’re tracking how the viewership compares to YouTube. This should serve as an example for any comedy-minded filmmakers who have yet to jump on the FunnyOrDie bandwagon. In about a week’s time, the SXSW 2007 trailer “Kent’s Erection” has achieved approximately 12,000 views. Over on YouTube, the same clip has managed a little under 300 views in over three weeks time. The trailer, “McGriddles,” has tallied about 9,000 views since last week, on FunnyOrDie. But, in the three-week YouTube window, it has only garnered about 350 views.
Obviously, there’s greater competition for attention on the behemoth that is YouTube, but for the time being at least, it seems that comedy shorts will have a fine time getting an audience via FunnyOrDie. So, if you haven’t yet, I suggest you get those shorts uploaded!