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This Week In Web Videos: 'The Actress', Season 3

I told myself I’d never cover the same series twice, but when I made that promise, I hadn’t conceived of a couple like Ann Carr and Warren Holstein — the hearts and brains behind one of the web’s longest running and consistently excellent series, The Actress. In a digital environment saturated with folks making shameless grabs at quasi-fame and fleeting HuffPo notoriety and then trying something new if they don’t get instantly huge, this series stands out not only because it’s quality, but also because its creators are so apparently committed to putting the time in, nurturing The Actress in its native state to make it the absolute best [...]

This Week In Web Videos: 'Reporter Slapped in the Face for Upskirting'

Making a fake thing look real is one of the hardest things. And I’m not talking about “scripted” real, as in movies and TV, as in mediums that evoke the reaction “Yeah, I suppose that could theoretically happen in real life.” I’m talking real as shit real, as in “Holy hell, did you see that reporter just get slapped for trying to take an upskirt shot of a woman walking down the street?!” That’s the kind of real that gets people talking and when that kind of real is totally fake it’s one of the highest art forms I know. (I know VERY little about art.) This week’s featured [...]

Comedian Matt Ingebretson Puts Record Collectors in Their Place

Here's a new video written by and starring comedian Matt Ingebretson as a snobby vinyl expert. It's jam-packed with funny lines.

Watch Aimee Mann, Andy Kindler, and DC Pierson in "SNL Band Audition"

Here's a new video via Flavorwire directed by Daniel Ralston that features Aimee Mann and Andy Kindler holding open auditions for a new SNL Band bassist hopeful played by DC Pierson, who doesn't need to be good at the bass so much as he has to be good at laughing at potentially bad and offensive monologue wisecracks from SNL hosts.

The Sketch Group WOMEN Made the Perfect 'Hangover' Sequel

Just a few days after Barack Obama ragged on the Hangover sequels on Between Two Ferns, here's a new video from LA-based sketch group WOMEN (made up of Pat Bishop, Dave Ross, Jake Weisman, and Allen Strickland Williams) called "The Hangover Part IV" that's super funny.

Aziz Ansari, Jason Woliner, and Eric Wareheim Present 'Food Club'

Here's a new video from JASH of a food and culture show called "Food Club" that was created by and stars Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, and Jason Woliner, with Parks and Rec writer Alan Yang as Swab Yang. Wearing silly-looking captains' hats, the three comedians travel from restaurant to restaurant, deciding whether the eateries are plaque-worthy or not.

Ansari, Wareheim, and Woliner started their Food Club years ago, before this video, as Ansari told The AV Club in 2010:

Watch Tony Hale Give LA Traffic Tours

Here's a new Funny Or Die video starring Veep and Arrested Development's Tony Hale as a tour guide for "LA Traffic Tours," driving a bus around to show off Los Angeles's amazing traffic situation. There's even an accidental Colin Hanks cameo!

Adam Scott Revives His 'Step Brothers' Character for Funny Or Die Affordable Care Act Video

Following Barack Obama's appearance on Between Two Ferns a couple weeks ago, here's Funny Or Die's latest video in support of the Affordable Care Act. In it, Adam Scott reprises his douchebag brother character from the movie Step Brothers to talk about how terrible health insurance is with his fellow members of The Cool Squad (Jeff Probst, Mark Cuban, Chris Daughtry).

This Week In Web Videos: '101 Ways to Get Rejected'

Fire up your Internet and go on a web series hunt. What you’ll probably find are the creative outputs of twenty and thirty-somethings—folks clamoring to express sensibilities seasoned by the years of pain that drove them to become comedians. Much less common are web series created by teens. (I’m looking past the YouTube glut of make-up tutorials and weekly twerk sessions posted by 13-year-olds and met with unfailingly creepy fanfare.) Created by and starring Susie Yankou, 101 Ways to Get Rejected attracted me not because it’s flawless, but because it’s an anomaly and because this Freshman effort is as impressive as it is brave and pure.

How did you get [...]

This Week In Web Videos: 'Ramsey Has a Time Machine'

Good comedy is made when creators mine their personal passions for a subject that other people will care about and find funny. Fantastic comedy comes when creators take those personal experiences and present them in creative ways that are as interesting as the narrative insights themselves. Created by Ramsey Ess and directed by Chris Donahue, Ramsey Has a Time Machine is fantastic.

Talk to me a little bit about your comedic background and how you got started.

Ramsey: I always had a big interest in comedy as far as I can remember. When I was in college I took an intensive class over the summer at Second [...]

Eddie Pepitone Is Part of JASH Now

Comedian Eddie Pepitone has been given his own YouTube channel as part of the comedy collective JASH, which also includes Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Reggie Watts, Tim Heidecker, and Eric Wareheim. So far, Pepitone has made three videos for JASH, including a video adaptation his Twitter "to do" lists. All his videos so far are under a minute long and embedded below:

This Week In Web Videos: 'Clench and Release'

It’s the worst thing that could possibly happen to an artist. You have a great idea for a project, you toil over its creation and then, you step back and realize “It’s really, really bad.” So bad that you can’t release it for public consumption. So bad that it feels like everything you’d worked so hard on — obsessed over during countless conversation lulls, subway rides, and sleepless nights — is a giant waste. Okay, maybe that’s not the worst thing that could happen (cancer is bad), but it’s a pretty terrifying prospect that either quells creative urges from the outset or forces spiteful artists to release every dud they [...]

GOP Josh Gondelman Stars in Two 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Clips

Here's a video of comedian Josh Gondelman posing as a hip young Republican in a fake GOP "Create Your American Dream" ad for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, which premieres on HBO next month. Click through to watch Gondelman's second ad, where he explains why when it comes to the nation's energy policy, he's "for everything," even panda blood.

Adult Swim Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with 'An Buachaill Cé a Ith dá Athair'

Adult Swim has posted the weirdest ode to St. Patrick ever with the above short film An Buachaill Cé a Ith dá Athair, which is really just an onslaught of ridiculous foreign production company bumpers. Trying to explain what this is only takes away from its delightful strangeness, so have a watch.