The very funny Jenny Slate has a brand new web series called Catherine that was just released by the YouTube comedy channel JASH. Slate stars in the show, which she co-wrote with her Marcel the Shell collaborator Dean Fleischer-Camp, who also directed the series. Catherine is a 12-part saga and the first three episodes were released this week. It's hard to tell where this is going in future installments, but things look pretty dark and ominous from here.
Modern Comedian, an excellent documentary web series following a different comedian each episode, is set to debut its third season tomorrow. Here's a trailer for the show, featuring highlights from all three seasons. The series is directed by Scott Moran and distributed by PBS Digital. The first episode of the season will follow stand-up/writer Phil Hanley, with one about Jim Gaffigan coming next week. Moran tells us, "You can expect some big names and some surprises, one of whom isn't even a comedian but a guy who had an amazing encounter with a very famously crazy comedian in the '70s." Any guesses as to who that "famously crazy" [...]
Here's Jason Mantzoukas on the web series Boy's Minute for Amy Poehler's YouTube channel Smart Girls, teaching young boys how to make a French press cup of coffee. It features just as much swearing as a how-to video directed at kids should.
Comedy duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have a new six-day web series starting today and running daily until Sunday. Here's the first episode of the show, called Tim & Eric Go Pro. It comes from JASH, a new YouTube channel featuring original content from Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, and Reggie Watts. This is Tim & Eric Week over at JASH. In addition to Tim & Eric Go Pro, a faux-reality show that sees the duo strapping Go Pro cameras ("the camera of choice for surfers, skaters and other extreme athletes") to their heads for a week, there will be more Tim & Eric stuff deployed throughout the week. At [...]
Here's SNL's Taran Killam telling the story of his worst-ever live comedy experience for Worst I Ever Bombed, a new web series from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Don't expect to see a Taran Killam stand-up tour anytime soon.
Two young men are planning their band’s first show. After their first song, they’ll shout to the audience: “We haven’t even started yet! That stuff is bullshit! You guys are idiots for even liking that! I can’t believe you guys clapped for that, you’re idiots! Here’s the real song! Faggots!”
“Nirvana the Band” follows a band called Nirvana the Band (no relation), made of piano genius Jay McCarrol and musically untalented Matt Johnson. The band has never played a show, they’ve never really rehearsed, and when they get turned down by the first venue they call, they spend the rest of the ten-episode show trying to trick the [...]
Here's the inaugural episode of The ArScheerio Paul Show, Paul Scheer's new web series for the YouTube channel JASH that involves him recreating interviews from The Arsenio Hall Show. First up is the infamous Bill Clinton appearance, with Scheer playing Arsenio and Will Arnett as Clinton. Scheer called it "one of the weirdest things I've ever done," but you can decide for yourself where this falls in the Paul Scheer weirdness spectrum.
IFC's new show Maron starts next Friday, and in conjunction with it, they've launched a new web series called Maron in Space that sees comedian James Adomian (Comedy Bang Bang, Last Comic Standing) as Marc Maron, piloting a spacecraft with a crew and a bunch of cats onboard. All five episodes debuted online this morning. The first one's above, and the rest are embedded below. Created by Adomian and comedian John Roy, Maron in Space was directed by Chris VanArtsdalen and Jefferson Dutton from The Birthday Boys. The last episode features a surprise guest star that's impossible to guess.
Eddie Pepitone and Matt Oswalt's excellent web series Puddin' has a new location. The show's been filming in the same office kitchen since it began two years ago, but starting this week, Puddin' is shifting to this new sleeker, more echoey set because the office they were filming in before just closed. As long as Eddie Pepitone's character continues to be a frightening lunatic, we're on board for the move. We'll miss you, old office kitchen!
Here's the first episode of a brand new web series that NYC-based sketch comedy group Elephant Larry made for the Above Average Network, the official YouTube channel of Lorne Michaels's Broadway Video. Deranged millionaire John Hodgman guest stars in this one as some sort of deranged criminal.
Here's the first episode of Reggie Watts's new JASH web series, Life on the Road, which documents him on tour. The first episode finds him performing with Police Academy sound SFX whiz Michael Winslow for a meeting of the weird noise-making minds.
Here's the first episode of Steve & Brandon Think They Sold a Show, a new Comedy Central web series starring Steve Agee (Sarah Silverman Program) and Brandon Johnson (NTSF:SD:SUV). Created by also starring Michael Busch and JC Coccoli, the show follows Agee and Johnson as a fictional sketch comedy duo who think they sold a show to Comedy Central due to an intern's mistake. I'm pretty sure that's how Mind of Mencia got on the air.
The excellent web series High Maintenance, which we profiled earlier this year, is back with three new episodes that premiered over the weekend. Created by husband and wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld, High Maintenance follows a weed delivery guy (Sinclair) dropping off marijuana for a different New Yorker each week (each episode stands on its own, so no need to start from the beginning). Here's the first new episode, featuring comedian Hannibal Buress. The rest are available here.
Yahoo's excellent web series Burning Love, a parody of The Bachelor, returns for its third season, with three brand new episodes dropping today. New episodes will begin dropping daily on Monday. Entitled Burning Down the House, Season 3 features a lot of familiar faces from the dating competitions in Seasons 1 and 2 coming back to compete for a 900 dollar prize. The first episode's above, second and third are below:
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