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Amy Sedaris to Star as a PR Boss in Web Series 'Seriously Distracted'

THR reports that Above Average has teamed up with entertainment/lifestyle news site PopSugar to produce a brand new web series with Amy Sedaris set to star. Titled Seriously Distracted, the series follows Sedaris as JD LeGrand, "the head of New York publicity firm LeGrand PR. Although the firm is one celebrity client away from making it big, LeGrand's employees are constantly distracted by their pop culture obsessions, which range from Tinder and Scandal to James Franco and SoulCycle." The project makes PopSugar's first attempt at scripted comedy — a move inspired by the company's discussions with Above Average about potentially collaborating on a "female-driven comedy" together. Seriously [...]

Paul F. Tompkins and Ed Helms Talk 'SNL,' 'The Daily Show,' 'The Office,' and More

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy with guest Ed Helms, who chats with Tompkins at length about his love for SNL, transitioning from standup to improv, auditioning for voiceover work full-time, and his experience on The Daily Show, The Office, and the Hangover movies.

Lena Dunham Gives Fans Advice in Her New Web Series 'Ask Lena'

To help promote her new book Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham has launched a brand new web series called Ask Lena, which includes plenty of advice on writing, sex, feminism, OCD, loud people, and more. Watch Dunham give a fan some advice about writing from life experience above, then click through to watch her field some more sensitive questions:

Check Out Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's Web Series 'Hack Into Broad City'

While you're waiting for Broad City's season 2 premiere to get here, Glazer and Jacobson have started a brand new web series on Comedy Central called Hack Into Broad City, and the first episode dropped today. It's a serious look at the technological and cultural ideas and exchanges the world shares in all thanks to the power of cereal.

Here's the First Episode of Nerdist's New Series 'The Adventures of The Sweet Electric'

Nerdist unveiled a brand new series this week called The Adventures of The Sweet Electric, and you can check out the first episode above. Written, directed, and starring Liam Lynch (writer/director of Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny and director of The Sarah Silverman Program and We Are Miracles), Sweet Electric follows the "interstellar adventures of the futuristic robot band The Sweet Electric" and is described as "part The Monkees, part Hard Day's Night, and part MTV's The Young Ones."

Andy Milonakis Cooks Up Some Golden Pig Fried Rice on 'Fat Prince'

Vice debuted a new cooking web series starring Andy Milonakis today called Fat Prince, and in the first episode he cooks alongside famed chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (and later, professional taste tester David Koechner) using super fancy ingredients like pig ears, 23-carat gold leaf, Spam, and Rice-A-Roni. Be warned that this video contains graphic details regarding the fate of Wilbur from Charlotte's Web and some violent anti-vegan threats, but if you're a carnivore it'll probably make you want to try some crispy pig ears stat.

Abbi and Ilana Smoke Joints and Give Birth on 'Hack Into Broad City'

Here's a brand new installment of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's web series Hack Into Broad City, in which the ladies toke on joints, have a baby together, and engage in a very brief discussion about basic bitches.

Vanessa Bayer Puts Puss n Boots in Their Place on 'Sound Advice'

"Janessa Slater" is back with an all new episode of Sound Advice with musical guest Puss n Boots, which proves to be the perfect opportunity for Slater to show off her Jewel impression with the band and share her very own Sunday Night Football song.

Harry Shearer to Play Richard Nixon in an Upcoming Web Series

Here's a preview of Nixon's The One, an upcoming web series starring Harry Shearer as the one and only Richard Nixon reenacting a real-life conversation with Henry Kissinger played by Henry Goodman. Nixon's The One will premiere its six-episode run October 21st on My Damn Channel and is the result of Shearer and his Nixon historian co-writer going through hours of Nixon's secret White House tapes "that reveal the unintentional, cringe-worthy absurdity of Nixon's presidency." Check out another preview below:

Paul F. Tompkins and Bob Saget Talk Standup, Chumbawamba, 'Die Hard,' and More

Here's the latest installment of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy with guest Bob Saget, who talks at length with Tompkins about how he got started as a standup, the relationship between comedy and death, his love for Chumbawamba, and a graphic story from his youth involving a fish smoking a cigarette.

Abbi and Ilana Lay Down Some Beats in 'Hack Into Broad City'

Here's the latest episode of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's ongoing web series Hack Into Broad City featuring the ladies throwing some beats down Stomp-style using the humble makeshift instruments in their bedrooms. It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.

Paul F. Tompkins and John Mulaney Talk 'SNL,' Shirtless Commercial Auditions, and More

While you're waiting for the series premiere of Mulaney this Sunday, here's the newest installment of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy with special guest John Mulaney, who talks with Tompkins about his attempts at "adult talk" as a child, his time as an SNL writer, the power of the phrase "my wife," the pressure of creating and starring in a show called Mulaney, his shirtless Starburst commercial audition, and much more.

Abbi and Ilana Talk 'Alex Mack,' Gum Chewing, and More in 'Hack Into Broad City'

Here's the second episode of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's new web series Hack Into Broad City, in which Abbi cleans her fridge, Ilana cleans a pair of fake boobs, arguments about gum are had, and classic Nickelodeon shows are appreciated. Check out the first episode here if you missed it.

'The New York Times' Profiles 'High Maintenance,' 'Sound Advice,' and More

"Using this anthology structure, the show captures a wide swath of personalities, and while they include a cross-dressing father, a self-described asexual who does magic tricks and a homeless woman who dates for shelter, High Maintenance is not predictably quirky. It’s humane, superbly acted (by many unfamiliar faces) and as blasé about eccentricity as, well, a born New Yorker. Sometimes this style can turn into a gushing love letter to the city, depicted as a benign playground for grown-ups with no serious consequences. But the visual ambition here complements this sunny mood and makes you forgive it."

- Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld's web series High Maintenance gets some [...]