SNL co-head writer Bryan Tucker and Above Average have teamed up for a brand new sports comedy website that launched this week. Called The Kicker, the site is “built for both the dedicated and casual sports fan, featuring a unique take on daily sports news and hilarious video content, starring top athletes and celebrities and upholding a ‘for fans, for fun’ philosophy.” The Kicker has already produced videos featuring Kenan Thompson, Wyclef Jean, Andy Samberg, JB Smoove, Ricky Williams, and “Weird Al” Yankovic and athletes Jamaal Charles, Odell Beckham Jr., and Eric Decker, with many more on the way. Here’s an excerpt from Tucker’s introductory note:
Hello fans. We thought the world needed another website. Welcome to The Kicker, a place for sports fans to laugh. We’re comedians and comedy writers, but we’re also truly, rabidly into sports. We will have videos, articles and lots of daily content for sports fans of all types. Our mission is to keep it positive, fan-centric, and most of all, fun. We’re not here for analysis or commentary. There’s enough of that out there. We’re here to be funny.