LOS ANGELES, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We the Internet TV today announced it won the Best Film & Video – Variety category in the 21st Annual Webby Awards. The comedy news channel, which pokes fun at all sides, is available to view on YouTube and Facebook. This win comes in the channel's second year of existence. In its first year, We the Internet TV earned two honorable mentions, including one in the same category.
We the Internet TV will be honored at a star-studded Webby Awards ceremony on May 15 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, where head writer Lou Perez will deliver one of The Webby Awards' famous five-word speeches. We the Internet TV fans can watch the show highlights on The Webby Awards YouTube channel. A full list of winners can be found at webbyawards.com/winners.
"All of us at We the Internet TV are honored to receive this Webby Award," said Lou Perez, head writer of We the Internet TV. "In a world oversaturated with comedy news content, we've always believed the way to break through and be seen was to be an equal-opportunity offender. Every day we're seeing more fans discover us; this Webby award is validation that the industry is watching, too."
What the New York Times calls the "Internet's highest honor," The Webby Awards are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. With 13,000 entries from all 50 U.S. states and over 70 countries, this year's Webby Awards are the biggest in history.
"This is only our second year producing comedy sketches and videos," said Lana Link, a writer for We the Internet TV. "With the current state of American politics, it's safe to say we're just getting started."
About We the Internet TV
We the Internet TV, the Moving Picture Institute's comedy news channel, has earned millions of views, started important conversations about the role of government in society, and in addition to this year's win, earned two honorable mentions in last year's Webbys. Watch and subscribe at YouTube.com/WeTheInternetTV.
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