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The Best of Weird Al's Reddit AMA

To coincide with the release of his new album Mandatory Fun, "Weird Al" Yankovic did a question and answer session on Reddit, which was full of funny and interesting responses. Yankovic delves into a whole slew of different topics about his career, like how making song parodies is different now than it was 30 years ago, a studio's plans to "make him their new Woody Allen" in the '80s, and why Mandatory Fun might be his final album.

Click through to read some of Yankovic's best responses from yesterday's AMA:

Will Ferrell's First Reddit AMA Was All Jokes

SNL legend and comedy film superstar Will Ferrell dropped by Reddit for his first AMA with fans this afternoon to support the charity Cancer for College. Ferrell's responses were predictably silly and hilarious, ranging from wisecracks about Pearl from "The Landlord" to Ferrell jumping over to random Reddit posts to comment on a photograph of Vladimir Putin cuddling with a leopard, how fiber optic cables work, and why red-handed people are more likely to commit crimes. While the AMA leans more toward the entertaining than the insightful, Ferrell still had a few things to say about his SNL days and whether or not [...]

Highlights from David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, and Brian Posehn's Reddit AMA

Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, and Brian Posehn have a new book out today called Hollywood Said No!, and they're doing a six-city comedy tour this month to promote the book. The trio went onto Reddit today to do a question-and-answer session to talk about the book and tour. Check out some of their best answers (and none of the worst questions) below:

Highlights from Mitch Hurwitz's Reddit AMA

Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz took to Reddit today to answer "questions, complaints, criticisms, etc." and thank fans for "supporting this crazy casserole of a show." Unsurprisingly, the internet had quite a lot to ask him, on topics ranging from the future of television to his writing process to ostriches. The always-exuberant Hurwitz gave thoughtful answers for more than an hour and half, even hinting that might return for more in the next few weeks. Below are the highlights of his AMA, with some minor spoilers for the fourth season (and major ones for the original seasons.)

On any crazy story lines that never made it into the show:

Believe it [...]

Gallagher Aftermath, and More Highlights from Marc Maron's Reddit AMA

Marc Maron Is Everywhere Week continues as the comedian is popping up all over the place to promote his new book and IFC show. Maron did a question-and-answer session on Reddit yesterday and discussed a wide variety of topics, including whether or not he's talked to Gallagher since his ill-fated interview with the racist prop comic, his dream WTF guests, and how he has zero relationship with Conan O'Brien off-camera despite 20 years of appearing on his shows. Check out all the best parts and none of the worst parts from the Reddit session below:

The Best of Nathan Fielder's Reddit AMA

Nathan for You star Nathan Fielder did a Reddit AMA with fans yesterday that's full of great responses on everything from how he keeps a straight face while filming the show to what it felt like to be called a "wizard of loneliness" by the private detective last season: "As mean as that was, I thought that was incredibly poetic for a guy like him. Very unexpected. But I guess there are many sides to all of us."

Click through to read some of Fielder's best responses from yesterday's AMA.

The Best of Bill Murray's Surprise Reddit AMA from Friday

When it seemed like all the news had run out on Friday night, Bill Murray showed up on Reddit for a surprise AMA to promote his new film Monuments Men. But his responses weren't run-of-the-mill promotional plugs — Murray gave a handful of honest and thoughtful answers about everything from Groundhog Day to his opinion of the current SNL cast to the whereabouts of his former deaf/mute assistant, not to mention a hilariously lengthy explanation of how the whole Garfield thing went down. It's an interesting read and candid glimpse into the ever-elusive comedy legend; click through to read some of Murray's most interesting responses.

Highlights from Bill Hader's Reddit AMA

Recently-departed SNL cast member Bill Hader sat down for an AMA question-and-answer session on Reddit yesterday to promote The To Do List, a new movie he plays a supporting role in that his wife Maggie Carey wrote/directed. It's a nice, wide-ranging chat set of questions that cover his favorite SNL sketches, writing for South Park, the time he bugged Michael Showalter in public when he was 22, and the one SNL alum he wishes he could collaborate with.

We gathered up all the best moments from the AMA, and you can check them out below:

Highlights from The Lonely Island's Reddit AMA

To promote their latest record, The Wack Album, comedy rap group The Lonely Island took to Reddit to take questions from strangers. The Dudes opened the Reddit with a message to fans and an offer of advice that more people should have taken them up on: "Anything personal going on with you reddit? We're great with advice. 2 out of the 3 of us have made love with a woman before and can talk about details (we WILL NOT kiss and tell, but we will talk about details)."

We went through and compiled the best responses from The Lonely Island's AMA, which – believe it or not – [...]

Highlights from Louis C.K.'s Reddit AMA Today

Louis C.K. did a question-and-answer session over at Reddit today to promote his new stand-up special, Louis C.K.: Oh My God, which premieres on HBO this Saturday, April 13th, at 10pm. Given how difficult Reddit AMAs are to digest sometimes, we've gathered up all the best answers from C.K.'s session today and posted them below. Enjoy:

After your special airs Saturday, how long does it take until you start performing new material in order to formulate a new special? I was doing a few new jokes in the last few shows I did on this tour. i probably won't go on stage again for a while but when [...]

Matt Damon Approves of Matt Damon in 'Team America: World Police'

"I thought it was brilliant! I mean, I never understood it, and then I heard an interview with them and they said the puppet came in looking kind of mentally deficient and they didn’t have time to change it, so they just made me someone who could really only say his own name. All the comedy they’re doing is really next-level stuff. Also, I liked being included as a person who was against the Iraq war."

- Matt Damon's best response from his Reddit AMA yesterday, in which a fan asks him for his opinion on Matt Stone and Trey Parker's portrayal of him in Team America: World Police.

Highlights from Will Forte's Reddit AMA

Will Forte dropped by Reddit on Friday for an AMA to promote his new film Nebraska, and he answered plenty of interesting questions about SNL, the MacGruber sequel, Tim and Eric, Clone High, and more. Here are some of Forte's best responses from the thread, from the names of the Jon Bovi guys to his advice for aspiring comedic writers.

On his SNL audition:

I did Tim Calhoun, a speed reader, a prison guard that yelled at people and another thing I used to do at the Groundlings Theater (perhaps my favorite sketch I've ever done) called the Gold Man — I'm one of those Gold Men on [...]

The Best of 'Futurama's David X. Cohen's AMA

In honor of Futurama ending its run on Comedy Central this month, executive producer David X. Cohen took to Reddit yesterday to answer questions from all comers. Here are some of the most interesting tidbits to come out of it.

On the ending of the series:

When Futurama first got cancelled after four seasons on Fox, it was a little more upsetting. Four seasons is a very intermediate amount… not clearly a failure or a success. Most shows get cancelled either several seasons earlier or several later. So we weren't sure how to feel. I guess we decided on "bad".

Now having done seven seasons by our count [...]

Highlights from Patton Oswalt's Reddit AMA

Patton Oswalt did an AMA question-and-answer session on Reddit yesterday afternoon, and a lot of important comedy stuff came up. From his thoughts on recent stand-up controversies to his favorite Mr. Show sketch, from his favorite young comedians to his plans for a second book, Oswalt touched on a variety of comedy-related topics, and we collected the most interesting answers below so that you don't have to weed through the Reddit thread for the good stuff. Enjoy!