Close observers of comedy may have taken note of Above Average Productions, a new online video network that boasts web series such as "The Cool Kids Table," "Rejected Pitches" and "The Front Desk." The network and production company, which is owned by Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video (which also co-produces "Saturday Night Live"), will soon partner with several other Internet favorites.
The channel quietly launched in early June, but now Broadway is officially announcing its intention to ensure that Above Average will be accessible on any device connected to the Internet.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Broadway Video said that Above Average will team up with Internet favorites BriTANicK, Those Lil Rabbits, Harvard Sailing Team, Paulilu and The Lonely Island, whose popularity came after working with Michaels on "SNL."
So far, the videos produced by Above Average feature several members of the "SNL" family, such as Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Kenan Thompson and Abby Elliott. However, the comedy does not resemble the tone or style of "SNL," focusing more on non-timely sketches that are not performed in front of a live audience.
Additionally, this gives many "SNL" employees, including performers, writers and production team members, the opportunity to work during the summer when the show is on hiatus.
Above, see an exclusive clip of an upcoming episode of "The Cool Kids Table" featuring special guest Dylan McDermott.
In this dress rehearsal sketch on Kristen Wiig's finale episode, Bill Hader can NOT keep it together.
This sketch lives on as one of the most famous instances of the entire cast losing it.
Just wait until Horatio Sanz comes in...
The secret behind Stefon's hilarious breaks? That would be writer John Mulaney, who <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/30/bill-hader-bill-simmons-podcast-snl_n_1393587.html" target="_hplink">purposefully changes the cue cards</a> before showtime so that Hader can hardly believe what he's reading. In this edition, there's also the big Seth Meyers and Stefon kiss to crack up about.
The Barry Gibb Talk Show
In this first edition of the great recurring Justin Timberlake/Jimmy Fallon sketch, you can see Timberlake lower his head in an attempt to mask his laughter. This just proves: when Fallon is in a sketch, he's either cracking up or making someone crack up.
At around 5:04, after Drew Barrymore joins the "hottub," Will Ferrell, Rachel Dratch and Jimmy Fallon can hardly get through the script.
Van Down By The River
Young Christina Applegate and David Spade understandably crack up after just a few minutes with Chris Farley's iconic Matt Foley character.
Hilarity ensues when Jason Sudeikis slightly misses the desk at the end.
At around the 4:15 mark, notorious breaker Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz completely lose it.
At around the :43 second mark, Candace Bergen forgets Gilda Radner's character's name and pretty much never recovers.
This sketch became such an instant Will Ferrell classic that it's easy to forget how Jimmy Fallon giggled through almost the entire thing.
Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph save this drowning sketch with their inability to hold it together.
Once again, Jimmy Fallon supplies the giggles through the entire sketch, but it's still terrific.
Janet Jackson has a little trouble with the wordplay.
Gus Chiggins (Dress Rehearsal)
It's really a travesty that this sketch never made it to air!
Debbie Downer (Again)
Watch until end to hear Ben Affleck attempt to deliver lines in a high-pitched whimper.
Garth and Kat
Due to the improvised nature of the bit, Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen almost never get through "Garth and Kat" without a few breaks.
Dad & Son Go Hunting
After a missed sound effect around the 1:18 mark, you can tell that Dana Carvey and Will Ferrell have to try hard not to lose it.
Bonus: Phil Hartman Bloopers
We couldn't find each of these online, so here's a compilation of some of Hartman's funniest bloopers.
Bonus: Chris Farley Bloopers
Farley had too many unexpectedly funny moments on "SNL." This video captures some of his best bloopers and breaks.