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23/6 Closes Its Offices, Downsizes to Three Staffers

236hffgg.pngFBNY has learned that 23/6, the online humor site launched in 2006, has been downsized to three staffers and has closed its offices. The site will continue as a Huffington Post vertical, to be run out of the HuffPo offices, and will use freelance pieces from the staffers who have been let go. We’re told that Sarah Bernard, former HuffPo GM and president of 23/6 is not staying on.

Huffington Post acquired 23/6 earlier this month from IAC after the company pulled its support at the end of 2008.

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Election Night ’08: Party Lines

236nop.jpgYou don’t need us to tell you that last night was a night for celebration! Parties abounded across the city. While FBNY was twittering the night away at the CNN Grill, a number of other media types stuck to Will Leitch‘s apartment in Brooklyn. By all accounts we missed a good time at HuffPo’s big 23/6 bash (pictured NYO‘s Matt Haber and Portfolio‘s Jeff Bercovici). And for a sense of the scene on the streets check this out.

Laughing it Up With 23/6

23/6 the Huffington Post off-shoot that of late has been giving the Onion a run for its money, hosted a comedy hour upstairs at the Big Tent following Hillary Clinton‘s keynote address last night. Featured performers included Portfolio‘s Matt Cooper (who does a mean John McCain impression), the Barely Political folk, the tooth-hurtingly funny Fred Armisen, and FBNY’s current roommate and bringer of good things, HuffPo’s Rachel Sklar, whose rendition of American Pie is featured below.

Nominees For Best Oscar Spoofs

Each year, funny (and not-so-funny) writers compete for the best mock Academy Award speeches, film clips and Red Carpet interviews. Here, we present some of the finest:

Best Picture: Luke Thompson presents a kinda funny, kinda uncomfortable play off of There Will Be Blood.

Best Recap of Ridiculousness of Awards: Upright Citizens’ Brigade reminds us that all the hype is … just that.

Best Celebrity Interview: 23/6 has a funny Red-Carpet spoof. Best line: “As a celebrity, I can talk to owls.” (Sorry, they didn’t provide an embed link.)

WGA Strike 08: Strip Show

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Strike comics from Eliot Feldman.

Also, Mike Le draws about the development deal from hell–The Pina Colada Song.

23/6 claims to be taking up the slack while Nikki Finke’s on R & R.