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Watch Alec Baldwin and Paula Pell Give Romantic Advice to New Yorkers

Above Average premiered a brand new web series today, and the concept is simple enough: Alec Baldwin's Love Ride follows "internationally recognized relationship expert" Alec Baldwin as he surprises couples with relationship advice in a NYC cab. Thankfully Baldwin gets some help from his "behind the scenes love advisor" Paula Pell for some of his more creative questions. Watch the second episode below:

Amy Sedaris Gives Tinder a Try on 'Seriously Distracted'

Above Average and PopSugar's new web series Seriously Distracted premiered its first two episodes today, and you can watch Amy Sedaris's debut as PR boss JD LeGrand above. LeGrand's first attempt to find a date on Tinder unfortunately results in a "Freudian swipe," but hopefully she'll find a way to recover from the humiliation. Watch the first episode with Orange Is the New Black star Kimiko Glenn below, then catch new episodes on Above Average every Tuesday at 11:00am.

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.

Vanessa Bayer Interviews St. Vincent for 'Sound Advice'

Vanessa Bayer (as media coach Janessa Slater) is back with an all new installment of Above Average's web series Sound Advice, this time to sit down with musician/alien St. Vincent. Slater gives St. Vincent tons of great tips for improvement, including some easy techniques for how to get fans to see her as a diva.

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.

IFC Teams Up with UCB and Above Average for New Online Comedy Hub

IFC is getting into the online comedy game. The network announced today that they've launched the IFC Comedy Crib, an online hub for short-form comedy that will feature content from online comedy powerhouses UCB Comedy and Above Average, with four brand new web series premiering today and much more to come. Current web series include UCB's ClickBait Overload and Laurie starring Natasha Vaynblat, John Murray and Geoff Garlock's John and Geoff are Married, and IFC's own impromptu standup-themed web series Comedy Drop. Click through for the full description of IFC Comedy Crib's current lineup, then head over to the site to check them out.

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.