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Nathan Fielder on Embracing His Own Awkwardness for 'Nathan for You'

"Usually if someone gives you a social cue that he feels uncomfortable with something you've said, you'll jump in with a caveat and move on. Everyone's default state is this pleasantry state. My goal in the show is to undercut that as quickly as possible. If you really do let it sit, it's sometimes amazing what comes out of people."

- Nathan Fielder explains why he's embraced his own awkwardness for Nathan for You in a new and lengthy New York Times profile called "Nathan Fielder's Ingenious Dumb Humor" that's well worth the read.

Jim Carrey Has An Important, Off-Putting Message For Emma Stone

Guys, sometimes we make a joke. We think it's a really dead-on, witty piece of art, and it's only later we stop to consider the fact that we are not making said joke inside a cultural vacuum. That there are, in fact, old men who hit on inappropriately young women in an unsettling manner all the time, or that very few people want to hear about how a complete stranger wants to put his babies inside them. Jim Carrey's Emma Stone message is one such joke. "If I were a lot younger, I would marry you, and we would have chubby little freckle-faced kids," Carrey explains in his [...]

Vanessa Bayer's Dating On Demand Video a Good Reminder That the Internet Never Forgets

Sure, you might think doing a quick video interview for a cable-based dating service for a gift certificate is worth it. After all, who actually uses those things, and what are the odds that anyone would actually see it? Well, when you're cast on Saturday Night Live and suddenly become a Person of Interest, the odds are pretty good.

Here's Vanessa Bayer's 2007 video from Comcast Chicago's Dating on Demand. It's pretty awkward! Do people actually look for people to date via their cable box? Is that a thing?