Current TV, RooftopComedy to Launch TV Series

Current TV has inked a deal with the fast-growing RooftopComedy–a San Francisco, Calif.-based startup which distributes footage from standup comedy clubs across the U.S. to numerous Web video outlets–to create a weekly TV series showcasing young comedic talent.

The youth aimed, user-generated content-heavy Current said it plans to develop a series with RooftopComedy revolving around topical humor. The yet-to-be named series will consist of 10 minutes of comedic footage culled together from various standup across the U.S. through Rooftop