l33tmeatwad wrote:I'm not saying the videos would be bad, just saying straight up comedy tends to trump at most cons...although from that statement I'm starting to think there weren't any real strong straight up comedy videos this year.xstylus wrote:I agree. I'll repeat what I said earlier: "It balanced things out tremendously." None of the entries in this category have anything to feel sorry for. It's a good category and I'm very pleased with how it came out.
From an audience entertainment perspective, I can see the appeal of having a good comedy video or two compete directly with other good videos even if the outcome is pretty much guaranteed... The alternative is either not having enough entries to have a category or allowing entries in that are so far below the level of the rest of the contest that it reflects poorly on the contest as a whole. It's more entertaining when the sacrifices can put up a fight.