Above Average Productions is an online comedy distributor and Multi-channel network owned by Broadway Video dedicated to making "high-quality stuff that makes you laugh". As of February 1, 2016 the network has over 8.6 million subscribers and 2.4 billion views on YouTube. Above Average Productions is the digital sector of Lorne Michaels' production company, Broadway Video. Michaels previously formed Above Average Productions during the late 1970s when a series of specials were developed under a production company of the same name. However, the online comedy network that it is known as today was not founded until 2012. In June 2012, Above Average Productions quietly launched after Broadway Video decided to help produce a Web series that Saturday Night Live writer Mike O'Brien had come up with. The series was called 7 Minutes in Heaven and featured Mike O'Brien interviewing celebrities such as Patricia Arquette and Ellen DeGeneres, among others, in a small closet. After production on the series commenced, other members of the Broadway Video family expressed their desire to contribute to the online comedy community. This eagerness from within the company, along with popularity of 7 Minutes in Heaven, prompted Broadway Video to make the decision to officially revive the Above Average brand and form the "boutique multi-channel network" that Above Average is today. The current president of Above Average is Jennifer Danielson.