One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It was released on DVD 10 November 2010 as one of six titles in the Bing Crosby Collection, part of the Universal Backlot Series, again 11 November 2014 as one of 24 titles in Universal's Bing Crosby Silver Screen Collection, and again, as a single, 21 June 2016 as part of the Universal Vault Series.
When it premiered in New York City on 22 June 1933, the running time was 68 minutes and reviewers complained about the "choppy" editing. As a result, missing sequences were restored and the running time was extended to 80 minutes, which is the version presently available on DVD.
When writer and future Oscar winner Julius J. Epstein first arrived in Hollywood in 1933, he was told to watch the making of "College Humor" on the sound stage in order to get him acclimated to moviemaking and production techniques.