Adult Swim has launched a new digital comedy site called Thing X (www.thingx.com), which is lead by former The Onion editor Joe Randazzo and several other staff from the popular humor site. Thing X satirizes all things Internet through exclusive videos, columns, interviews, reviews, e-mails, blurbs, bleeps, cybersnips and podcasts. The site also boasts an active social media presence as well as original interviews and performances from comedians like Tim Heidecker (Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show Great Job), Gregg Turkington (“Neil Hamburger”) and Dave Willis (Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies).
“This is a unique opportunity for us to create something totally new and original that is very much a product of the digital age,” said creative director Randazzo. “The content we’re making for Thing X is kind of insane. It’s going to be unlike anything else out there.”
Joining Randazzo on the creative staff are former Onion web, TV and radio alums John Harris, head writer; Joe Garden, writer/producer (also author, The Dangerous Book for Dogs); Chris Karwowski, writer/producer; Matt Kirsch, writer/producer (creator, Duder), Jason Roeder, writer/producer (author, Sex: Our Bodies, Our Junk); Nick Gallo, creative producer (EP, Girlhattan); and Sascha Stanton-Craven, who join Steve Beslow, managing editor (Golf Magazine); Audubon Dougherty, digital director (MIT Comparative Media Studies); Tom Witte, art director (Wonder Pets, TV Fun House).