Ben Huh (Randy Stewart photo)

“Huh?” That’s the working title of new reality TV show that Bravo announced today featuring none other than Ben Huh, the founder and CEO of Seattle comedy network Cheezburger.

“Ever wonder who is behind those hilarious cat memes?  Bravo goes inside the office of Ben Huh and his eclectic staff at icanhascheezburger.com, one of the largest humor publishers on the Internet known for their popular LOLs and FAILs,” reads a description of the show.

In some ways, Huh’s Internet powerhouse is perfectly suited for the world of television, with oddball, short-form content featuring videos of bike accidents and other hilarious mishaps. It’s unclear what the show will consist of exactly, and we’ll provide an update when we hear back from Huh.

Cheezburger is no stranger to combining old and new media, with some of its cat picture books hitting The New York Times Best Seller list.

Cheezburger, which raised $30 million in venture capital from Foundry Group, Madrona Venture Group and others last year, has also been making a concerted effort in recent months to roll out its own original content, including the Fail Nation clip show. (See below for some of that silliness).

It appears that Bravo has been bitten with the technology bug. In addition to “Huh?” the network also plans to debut a series tentatively called Silicon Valley. “Bravo’s following these young, high professionals with big dreams on the road to becoming techie superstars,” according to a promo for that show.

Looks like we’ll be tuning in to Bravo some more this year.

Previously on GeekWireBen Huh and Bill Gates among GQ’s 15 worst-dressed in tech

Comments

  • Guest

    Congratulations and thank you to Bravo for recognizing the quirky personalities who define our technological world!

  • Joe M.

    It is quite amazing that posting funny pictures as blog posts is considered a hot technology company.  I fail to see the innovation or difficulty from a tehcnological standpoint.

    • http://www.christopherbudd.com Christopher Budd

      Uh, maybe from an information security point of view it’s an innovative denial of service attack when you count up all the lost productivity?

      • http://www.twitter.com/alonsochehade Alonso Chehade

        Yes not a big fan of lost productivity either, but the takeaway here is that humor sells and gets shared.  An important ingredient to remember when working on your content marketing ;) 

        • http://www.christopherbudd.com Christopher Budd

          I think more accurately, the lesson is that cats sell :)

          http://chiefmarketer.com/social-marketing/need-better-facebook-ad-show-cat

          • http://www.twitter.com/alonsochehade Alonso Chehade

            Wow, the cat in the link looks exactly  like my cat, but mine is orange haha.  I’m definitely giving the cat ads a try soon, it is an overdue experiment for me :) 

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