While comedians once needed to have managers in order to get jobs, in modern times many can make a decent living with their internet presence alone. However, this presence must be well branded and represent the particular type of humor being sold. In this case, college comedians Spoof University are using their website to show their brand of funny and create a professional image that will be attractive to potential clients.
Images associated with college and academia dominate the landing page, from a football headed for a field goal at the top of the page to a long building representing a university at the bottom. Various academic images are used throughout the page, from file folders to a chalkboard. This may seem a little obvious, but the simple cartoony nature makes it more comedic than anything else.
Website Reviewed: spoofuniversity.com
Many people will feel uncomfortable hiring a comedian they have never seen in person, but this site does a lot to put these worries at ease. Testimonials show that other customers have been happy with the comedy group, while PDF files showing the different comedy acts available. There are also pages dedicated to college humor in general, including a “pop quiz” on college comedy films.
Creativity: 5 stars. The pop quiz is amusing and ties the comedy offered here into a popular movie genre. Further, the cartoony characters give a humorous and yet original take on college life. This website does a great job of portraying classical college comedy that is clean and appropriate for a variety of settings. This balance definitely takes creativity to achieve. While this website is not creative in an artistic sense, it creatively deals with a unique problem.
Ease of use: 5 stars. It is easy to navigate this site and even easier to find all of the information you need, from the type of comedy offered to the contact information. Tabs at the top of the page and multiple links to important information make this site incredibly user friendly.
Functionality: 3 stars. The quiz is fun, but what we would really like to see are links to the company’s Facebook, Twitter, and other parts of their web presence. In addition, a link to YouTube videos with highlights of the comedy act would be a great addition because it would allow people to see exactly what they would be getting for their money.
Content: 5 stars. The content is definitely well branded, tying in to the collegiate theme by using jargon and other language associated with academia. In addition, it is interesting to read and provides all relevant information in as few of words as possible.
Appropriateness: 5 stars. To say that this website is appropriate for its field is the understatement of the year. It relates to both school and comedy in a variety of ways.
Overall: 4.6 stars. This is a website developed with the company brand firmly in mind and an eye toward detail. It is clearly relevant to college humor and makes people want to find out more about the comedy being offered.