Introducing the #LOL Tag

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What is comedy? Webster's Dictionary defines it as ... haha, just kidding. We wouldn't do that to you. 

Comedy is definable in the broadest sense, but also so personal. Because of its specific nature, actually defining Kickstarter projects as comedy is tricky. It makes sense to put, say, The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival in the comedy tag (comedy is in the name), but what about more conceptual projects like the Nicolas Cage Tea-Towels or the Sleepy Hoosband Calendar? What if you don't think those are funny? Turns out that's okay, because our new (and growing) #LOL tag encompasses all kinds of comedy projects, from Obvious Child to The UK's First Major Bubble Football Tournament, to the project where Kurt Braunohler hired a skywriter to write stuff like "how do I land?" in the sky. 

The tag is still growing, and will probably continue to grow as long as people have weird, idiosyncratic ideas they'd like to bring into the real world. Check it out right here.

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    1. Tim Swindle on September 8, 2014

      Great call here, I've been wanting to search for "humor projects" or "comedy projects" for a while on Kickstarter. Excited to follow the new page.

    2. Spotted Owl Games on September 8, 2014

      Can we nominate a project for the #LOL Tag?

    3. Sam Hockley-Smith on September 8, 2014

      @Spotted Owl Games: Sure!

    4. Spotted Owl Games on September 8, 2014

      @Sam Hockley-Smith - How can we do that? We don't want to violate the "Comments promoting a project will be removed" warning.

    5. Sam Hockley-Smith on September 8, 2014

      @Spotted Owl Games: Shoot us an email at stories at kickstarter dot com

    6. Spotted Owl Games on September 8, 2014

      @Sam Hockley-Smith - Done. Thank you!

    7. Lorcan M on September 8, 2014

      Can we also have a tag for kickstarter-campaigns-as-performance art, a la Potato Salad? The kind where the Comments are going to be kind of terrible because there is no substantial product that people share an interest in to discuss?

      I'd love a way to find or exclude projects like that.

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      Ravindran Gopal on September 9, 2014

      Quality post and blog overall, good stuff really.
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    9. Shed Simove on September 9, 2014

      This is great! Wish it'd been around for my previous campaigns...

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shedsimove/belt-mistletoe

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shedsimove/google-glass-the-worlds-most-cutting-edge-tumblr

      https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shedsimove/whoopi-cushion

      The last one for my Whoopi Cushion didn't have many backers and this #LOL tag might have helped!

      Much love all, Shed xx

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