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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 [...]

Vanessa Bayer Advises LeAnn Rimes to Get Into the Rap Game

Janessa Slater is back with a new installment of Above Average's web series Sound Advice, and this time she advises guest LeAnn Rimes to leave country behind for a new career as a white girl rapper. She also reveals her fascinating connection to Baby Jessica.

Alia Shawkat Gets Some Psychic Post-Murder Advice from Emily Heller

Here's the latest episode of Above Average's ongoing web series The Future with Emily Heller, in which celebrity guest Alia Shawkat seems to have done something horrible involving a bloody knife that she insists is not her fault.

Vanessa Bayer Interviews TV on the Radio About Their Garbage Music

Here's the latest installment of Above Average's web series Sound Advice with Vanessa Bayer (or "Janessa Slater"), in which she has a bizarre chat with TV on the Radio about scatting, the title of their new album, and which Beverly Hills 90210 character they each identify with the most.

Watch Vanessa Bayer Give Drake Some Advice

Here's the season two premiere of Above Average's web series Sound Advice, in which SNL's Vanessa Bayer gives Drake some advice on how to improve his image. Created by Bayer and her brother Jonah Bayer, Sound Advice follows Janessa Slater, a media coach for successful musicians, with new episodes set to drop every Wednesday for the next several weeks.

Check out the season two trailer, featuring future guests TV on the Radio, Travie McCoy, NOFX, Tegan and Sara, HAIM, Sara Bareilles, and Bastille, below:

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.

Jay Pharoah Sings About Girls with Bad Breath in "Bad Kisser"

It's been a couple months since Jay Pharoah released a new music video, but Above Average just dropped a new one today that's a parody of Usher's "Good Kisser." Expect a lot of metaphors for terrible breath.

Vanessa Bayer Gives NOFX Some Music Advice

Here's the newest installment of Vanessa Bayer's Above Average web series Sound Advice featuring punk band and "four general messes" NOFX, in which Bayer reminds the group what selling out means and suggests some more upbeat song lyrics.

Emily Heller Gives Olivia Wilde a Very Short Psychic Reading

Here's the newest installment of Emily Heller's Above Average's web series The Future, in which Heller forces her latest customer Olivia Wilde to settle for a "Psychic Lightning Round" while also making sure she gets a good Yelp review out of it.

Emily Heller Gives Tim Meadows a Psychic Object Reading

Here's the newest installment of Above Average's web series The Future with comedian and celebrity psychic Emily Heller, now back to read into guest Tim Meadows's future (or lack thereof) as a hopeful budding artist whether or not she left her tarot cards on her car again.

Vanessa Bayer Has a Public Meltdown While Interviewing Sara Bareilles

Above Average released a new episode of Sound Advice today with Sara Bareilles, and it looks like Janessa Slater has finally found her match. Usually the guests on Sound Advice take her constant insults in stride, but Bareilles is not afraid to get edgy with some swear words if she has to.

Vanessa Bayer Tries to Stir Up Drama Between the Haim Sisters

Here's the latest installment of Vanessa Bayer's Above Average web series Sound Advice with Haim, in which she gives Este some new bass face suggestions and tries to rile up drama over Danielle not showing up to participate in the interview.

Emily Heller Gives Haley Joel Osment Some Psychic Financial Advice

In the latest installment of her Above Average web series The Future, Emily Heller sits down with Haley Joel Osment, who comes looking for some financial advice but ends up getting haunted by the movie line he's best known for — an unfortunate distraction he's surely used to by now.

'Key and Peele's Phil Jackson Is "Mr. Popular"

Here's a the debut episode of Mr. Popular, a new web series from Above Average that was created by and stars Key and Peele writer and Chris Gethard Show alum Phil Augusta Jackson. New episodes of the six-episode series drop every Thursday, starring Jackson as a popular guy who confidently dances down the street to funk music while silently greeting his friends.