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Astronomy Club

Entered in Multicultural Community Engagement

About this entry

The objective with Astronomy Club, starring the improv group of the same name, was to amplify the group's unique blend of original, relatable comedy and provocative social commentary.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

Using genre storytelling and TV parodies to skewer culture, Astronomy Club takes on everything from dating in the digital age to race relations and gender dynamics in shareable, provocative sketches that hit on familiar societal and historical tropes with a unique comedic lens.


Astronomy Club garnered 1.5 million views across YouTube and Facebook, with 32,000 engagements across platforms. Astronomy Club was among the most-engaged-with digital original series. Vulture wrote up the series, call it "Comedy Central's Best New Digital Series".


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Entrant Company / Organization Name

Comedy Central - Viacom

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