NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CollegeHumor.com is pleased to announce that Susanna Wolff has been named Editor-in-Chief of the leading comedy website, effective immediately. Wolff succeeds Streeter Seidell who will continue to work with CollegeHumor as Editor-at-Large.
As Editor-in-Chief, Wolff will be responsible for overseeing and directing all editorial content of CollegeHumor.com, as well as maintaining the overall tone of the site. She began her career at CollegeHumor in 2007, first serving as an Editorial Intern while a student at Columbia University. Wolff joined the staff full time in 2010 as Articles Editor and quickly rose through the ranks to her most recent position as Managing Editor of the site.
Over the years, Wolff has written more than 500 articles for CollegeHumor, including the hit article "Facebook News Feed History of the World," in which she translated the entire history of the world into the style of Facebook News Feeds. She also contributed to and co-edited CollegeHumor: The Website. The Book., and has authored articles that have appeared in The New York Times and the New Yorker.
"Susanna is one of the sharpest and funniest people I've ever met, and that's been apparent since she came aboard as an intern," says CollegeHumor.com co-founder Ricky Van Veen. "Her sensibility ranges from lowbrow to highbrow, which is perfect for CollegeHumor. I'm enthused to see what she'll do with this new role."
"I'm thrilled to take over editorial leadership of CollegeHumor," says Wolff. "In the six years I've spent at the company, I have seen the site grow into a powerhouse of comedic content, and I am looking forward to guiding our incredibly talented team of hilarious and brilliant writers as we expand the reach of CollegeHumor and create new opportunities to make stupid jokes."
Seidell, who has been with CollegeHumor since 2005, and served as Editor-in-Chief since 2011, will now serve as Editor-at-Large of the brand. In this role, he will continue to contribute creatively to CollegeHumor, developing offline brand extensions and long form projects, while also working on independent creative opportunities.
Named one of the "New Faces" at the 2011 Montreal Just For Laughs comedy festival, Seidell regularly performs standup throughout the country and is the co-host of Pranked on MTV along with CollegeHumor's Amir Blumenfeld. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live, NBC's TODAY Show and MTV's Money From Strangers, and on programs for CNN, Fuse and VH1, among others. Also an accomplished writer, Seidell co-wrote the CollegeHumor-branded book The CollegeHumor Guide To College, and has written articles that have been published by The New York Times, WIRED, Men's Fitness and Mental Floss. His new book, White Whine—inspired by his long-time blog of the same name—will be released in October.
"I'm excited to focus one-hundred percent of my time on creative endeavors, both with CollegeHumor and independently," says Seidell. "Susanna has been a standout employee for six years and I couldn't be more proud to hand her the reins. I have no doubt whatsoever that her talent, dedication to her work and ability to lead will make me look terrible in comparison."
Founded in 1999, CollegeHumor.com offers daily comedic content through videos, pictures, articles and jokes, both created and curated by the CollegeHumor staff. CollegeHumor's popular sketches and series such as "Jake and Amir," "Hardly Working" and "Very Mary-Kate" have generated more than 2.5 billion views, attracted more than 5 million YouTube subscribers, and earned CollegeHumor 11 Webby Awards, an ECNY Award, an Aspen Rooftop Comedy Award and a Leo Award, among others. In addition to online content, the brand has expanded into apparel and other forms of entertainment including three CollegeHumor books and The CollegeHumor Show on MTV. CollegeHumor's debut feature film, Coffee Town, was released in 2013. For more information visit www.collegehumor.com.