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'The Heart, She Holler' and PFFR's Insane Trilogy of Ignorance

The production company PFFR, headlined by the infinitely unconventional Vernon Chatman, John Lee, and Alison Levy, have produced some of the most unique, challenging, (and naturally) hated programs to have graced Adult Swim, a channel already known for different, more absurd programming. In the past, PFFR created such brilliant experiments in television like MTV2’s Sesame Street-skewing, public-enraging Wonder Showzen, the CGI New Age-spouting, low-rated Xavier: Renegade Angel, or the most “mainstream” of their programs, Delocated, a series whose star is wearing a ski mask and has his voice modulated for its entirety.

But their latest entry, the Southern gothic, soap opera-aping, The Heart, She Holler, almost immediately proved that it [...]

Check Out Paul Scheer's Adult Swim Infomercial for "The Frank Pierre Resort & Casino"

From the mind of Paul Scheer, here's the latest infomercial to air at Adult Swim at 4:00am, this time for the luxurious destination known as "The Frank Pierre Resort & Casino." While the resort is, in fact, built on sacred Native American land, Frank Pierre (played by Newsreaders' Ray Wise) personally guarantees that the entire compound is "100% not haunted by ghosts."

Casper Kelly Calls "Too Many Cooks" a "Shower Idea"

"I think it was a shower idea – just simply the idea of a show sitcom open that doesn't stop. It made me laugh. But I didn't think it could work for 11 minutes so I didn't do anything with it. Then my coworker Jim Fortier (Squidbillies) told the idea to Mike Lazzo (head of Adult Swim) at a party and he laughed. So I decided to go for it. I told Mike I wasn't sure it could work for 11 minutes – just adding actors. Mike said even Andy Kaufman would only do that for about 4 minutes – and then I needed to start zigging and zagging. He [...]

The Punk Rock Comedy of Eric Andre

Both professionally and physically, Eric Andre has paid his dues. From boring commercial work, to thankless standup gigs, to working as a Geico Caveman at live events, Andre has done what it takes to make his dream of a twisted, absurdist, ferocious talk show a reality. The Eric Andre Show brings celebrity guests from all across the entertainment spectrum into a DIY, punk rock interview format that flips the traditional ways of late night talk shows on their heads. The path to success has been paved with constant damage, both to the frequently abused set of the show and Andre's body itself. This willful self-destruction, while incredibly entertaining, serves to [...]

'The Eric Andre Show's Third Season Premieres on Adult Swim November 6th

The Eric Andre Show just got a season 3 premiere date. According to a Twitter update by Andre, the Adult Swim series is slated to premiere on Thursday, November 6th at 12:15am, and Hannibal Buress revealed earlier today that Chris Rock is among the celebrity guests slated to appear. If you still have some catching up to do, the complete first and second seasons are still available to view on Adult Swim's website. For more on the series, check out our interview with Andre from last year.

Adult Swim Renews 'Black Jesus,' 'Mike Tyson Mysteries,' and 'Mr. Pickles'

Adult Swim just handed out three season renewals. The network announced today that it's given second season orders to its new Aaron McGruder and Mike Clattenburg-created live-action series Black Jesus as well as animated shows Mike Tyson Mysteries and Mr. Pickles. Black Jesus has brought in particularly strong ratings for the network since premiering in August and ranked #1 on its time slot during its debut season run.

Getting Dark and Weird with Amy Sedaris and Scott Adsit

The Heart, She Holler, the odd little 11-minute-long Adult Swim show staring Patton Oswalt, Amy Sedaris and Heather Lawless is back for a 3rd season. Yes, it is as dark and weird as ever. It’s also even better than ever thanks to the addition of the hilarious Scott Adsit who’s taking over the role of Sheriff originally played by Joe Sikora. Talking to Adsit and Sedaris was not only fun, because I’m a fan of both of them, but also because it was really fun seeing how much they both truly admire each other.

"Too Many Cooks" Is the Most Insane and Perfect Sitcom Opening of All Time

In addition to Scharpling and Wurster's Newbridge tourism ad, another informercial that ran at the 4:00am time slot on Adult Swim this week is "Too Many Cooks," a retro opening TV credits parody/nightmarish hellscape experience not meant for the weak of heart or mind. This informercial comes from the mind of Chris "Casper" Kelly — co-creator of Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell and writer for Squidbillies, Harvey Birdman, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force — and is…well, it's better seen than explained. Be warned that this video will cause vivid auditory hallucinations of the catchy "Too Many Cooks" theme song for the rest of your life.

Here's the Very Disturbing Trailer for 'The Heart, She Holler' Season 3

The Heart, She Holler finally returns for a third season on December 1st, and Adult Swim released the season trailer today featuring Patton Oswalt, Heather Lawless, new sheriff Scott Adsit, Amy Sedaris, Steve Little, David Cross, and more. To say the least, this trailer is extremely creepy and disturbing, so consider yourself warned.

'The Heart, She Holler' Returns to Adult Swim December 1st

The third season of The Heart, She Holler just got a premiere date. Adult Swim announced today that the newest season of the Patton Oswalt-starring show will premiere on Monday, December 1st at 12:30am, with new episodes each weeknight until the finale on Wednesday, December 10th. Oswalt, Heather Lawless, and Amy Sedaris will all return for the new season alongside newly added cast member Scott Adsit and special appearances from David Cross, Steve Little, Jon Glaser, and more. In a statement, series creators/writers/directors John Lee and Vernon Chatman said: "When we showed season three of The Heart She Holler to a large family of monkeys, they immediately stopped [...]

Hannibal Buress Takes Over 'The Eric Andre Show' Tonight

When The Eric Andre Show airs tonight at 12:15am, the roles of host and sidekick will finally be reversed when Hannibal Buress takes over for a special edition of The Hannibal Buress Show. Adult Swim just released the above sneak peek of the episode, and it looks like Buress will be creating plenty of chaos during his turn behind the desk.

Check Out Adult Swim's "Salad Mixxxer" Infomercial Starring Kurt Braunohler

Adult Swim has a strange policy with how and when they post their 4:00am infomercials on YouTube, but since last week's "Too Many Cooks" hit a million views they've uploaded two more recent infomercials online. In addition to Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster's Newbridge infomercial, yesterday they also uploaded "The Salad Mixxxer," which ran on the network in early October and stars Kurt Braunohler as a '60s-era TV salesman showing a batch of restless housewives (Liz Cackowski, Carly Craig, and Betsy Sodaro) the latest NSFW kitchen tool on the market. Fun fact: "Salad Mixxxer" was co-directed by David Soldinder and Ken Marino.

Watch Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster's Newbridge Tourism Ad

On Tuesday at 4:00am, Adult Swim aired the above tourism ad by Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster for Newbridge, the fictional New Jersey town from The Best Show. The ad features Scharpling, Wurster, Julie Klausner, Rob Cuthill, special guest Gilbert Gottfried (in a clip from Newbridge's own "Comedians in Cargo Shorts Getting Custard"), and a comprehensive look at Newbridge's many businesses, adult businesses, recently changed racist sports team name, pebble trash cans, and Barry Dworkin's latest single.

Alan Tudyk and the Joy of Playing Idiots

Alan Tudyk is one of the more recognizable faces acting today, even if his name and voice hide behind his characters. Tudyk has been on Broadway, starred in a beloved TV show, and has done voice-over work for animated hits including Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, and Disney’supcoming feature Big Hero 6. He was also Steve the Pirate in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Tudyk once attempted standup, but after facing a threatening heckler, he joined an improv troupe, learning a skill that has aided his acting career.

He most recently signed on as the new host of Newsreaders as it begins its second season Thursday night at midnight on [...]