In a message to Patreon supporters, Kinda Funny Co-Founder Greg Miller announced that the community funded internet production company are collaborating with online media juggernaut Rooster Teeth to produce new online and live shows.
“Let’s be clear from the jump: Rooster Teeth is not buying us,” writes Miller in his Patreon post. “We’re still independent. What’s happening here is that Rooster Teeth and Kinda Funny are taking the relationship to the next level. We’ve always been close, but now we’ll be even closer.”
The next level, as it were, will include members of Rooster Teeth such as Burnie Burns, Gus Sorola, and more taking part in Kinda Funny Live, the company’s second annual live show in San Francisco, CA. Additionally, Kinda Funny’s merch has moved to the Rooster Teeth store in order to more efficiently deliver products to patrons thanks to the latter company’s experience and networks.
Most exciting for fans of either company’s videos is the announcement that the members of Kinda Funny will be frequently appearing in Rooster Teeth’s ever growing Let’s Play channel. As well, Rooster Teeth talent will appear in some of Kinda Funny’s gaming videos uploaded on their second YouTube channel, Kinda Funny Games.
Unlike content creators like Funhaus or ScrewAttack! who are now under the umbrella of Rooster Teeth Productions along with Achievement Hunter, Game Kids, and more, Kinda Funny remains its own entity. Collaboration has always been a central part of the Kinda Funny brand; their flagship podcast, the GameOverGreggy Show, regularly features guests including Max Landis, Troy Baker, and Brandon Jones of Easy Allies.
Greg Miller and co. are no strangers to the Rooster Teeth family. The former IGN Editor and host first appeared as a member of the internet celebrity team alongside Freddy Wong, iJustine, and Adam Kovic on the second season of Rooster Teeth’s game show, The Gauntlet. More recently, Miller, Colin Moriarty, Tim Gettys and Colin Moriarty visited Rooster Teeth’s Texas studio, where they collaborated on several shows including On The Spot, the Off-Topic Podcast, and The Patch.
More information can be found on Kinda Funny Live 2 in the video below: