Last week the CBC put its widely derided comedy portal Punchline out of its misery and rebranded it as CBC Comedy. They were very excited about this.
Our beloved Punchline is all grown up! We’re so pumped to unveil our sleeker, sexier site, now called CBC Comedy! https://t.co/U3s16bhyCF
— CBC Comedy (@CBCComedy) June 23, 2016
Readers were quick to note that the site is still not funny.
@CBCComedy if only yall put as much effort into having funny content as you do with your sexy site
— Brandon Trainor (@BTrainLD) June 24, 2016
A pack of jackals from the National Post took particular pleasure in making fun of the site.
It still appears to be bad. https://t.co/MNr5amr5Ak
— Jen Gerson (@jengerson) June 24, 2016
The new CBC Comedy: where unfunny Something Awful forum content from 1997 is reposted 19 years later. pic.twitter.com/5aamY3pcAQ
— Sean D. B. Craig (@sdbcraig) June 24, 2016
“No, seriously. It’s comedy. It’s right there in the name.” https://t.co/nu9lJFuAHt
— Chris Selley (@cselley) June 24, 2016
This seems to have hurt the feelings of the CBC Comedy team.
The site’s editor sent private messages to her critics, letting them know it’s not nice to make fun.
And that’s how we work things out in Canada.