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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.

Tom Scharpling's Aimee Mann Video Is 'Time's #2 Video of the Year, Right Behind "Gangnam Style"

Time magazine put out its list of the 9 Best Music Videos of the Year today, and coming in at #2 is the video for Aimee Mann's "Labrador," directed by none other than comedian and host of The Best Show on WFMU, Tom Scharpling. In case you missed the video when it debuted in September, here it is embedded above, starring Aimee Mann as herself and Jon Hamm as sleazy music video director Tom Scharpling. Coming in second place behind "Gangnam Style" is quite an accomplishment, considering how wildly popular that thing is, and it's great to see Scharpling finally get some credit in an esteemed publication [...]

David Wain Stars with Aimee Mann in a Music Video About the Common Cold

Here's a new video for a song performed by musician Aimee Mann in which comedy director/writer/actor David Wain plays a scientist who cures the common cold. Mann and Dave Foley also make appearances. The song is from The Daily Show's Rob Kutner and the Levinson brothers' new comedy/music album 2776, which comes out on the 4th of July and features guest appearances from Will Forte, Ed Helms, Paul F. Tompkins, Maria Bamford, Patrick Stewart, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Andrew W.K., Martha Plimpton, The Sklar Brothers, Simon Helberg, Jonathan Katz, and more. In December, they released a video for the album featuring Eugene Mirman, Ira Glass, and Yo [...]

Fred Armisen and Other Comedy/Music People Discuss the Intersection of Comedy and Music

"Comedy has run alongside rock and indie rock for a long time. John Lennon was funny, so were David Bowie, Ween, Lou Reed, and Devo. The Clash even wrote hilarious liner notes for Sandinista. I have found that even the most serious of bands have had their own inside jokes."

- Fred Armisen to Fast Company in an excellent piece on the intersection of comedy and rock that features quotes from Marc Maron, Tom Scharpling, Aimee Mann, Ben Gibbard, and, best of all, an awesome infographic.