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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 [...]

Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Aaron Paul, and Alison Brie Are Animal-People in the 'BoJack Horseman' Trailer

Here's the trailer for Netflix's new animated series BoJack Horseman, which will make its debut on the streaming network next month and stars Will Arnett as the washed up former horse star BoJack with Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris, and Alison Brie as his group of animal-people friends. BoJack Horseman will follow Arnett's character who "has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships" and attempts to break back into the entertainment world. Created by Exquisite Corpse Project co-writer Raphael Bob-Waksberg, it premieres on Netflix on August 22nd.

Sundance 2014 Will Feature Movies Starring Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Lena Dunham, Amy Sedaris, and More

The Sundance Film Festival just announced its 2014 lineup, with a lot of movies starring well-known comedic actors like Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Aubrey Plaza, Lena Dunham, Jenny Slate, David Cross, and Amy Sedaris competing at the festival next month. Most of the movies debuting at Sundance will be released at some point in 2014, so this is actually a pretty solid preview of all the independent movies coming out next year. Check out a list of the comedies and dramas starring comedians debuting at Sundance below:

'Late Show with David Letterman's Most Memorable Moments, Year by Year

After NBC chose Jay Leno to become the new host of The Tonight Show, David Letterman launched Late Show with David Letterman on August 30, 1993, changing the late night television landscape forever. On the verge of becoming the longest tenured host in late night history next year, Letterman has proven that his ironic and cantankerous sense of humor could work and be allowed to evolve at the earlier hour. While he continues to believe that he is living in his shadow, he's the contemporary equivalent of what Johnny Carson used to be, the standard and implied influence for all current and fast approaching late night talk show hosts.

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'Cracking Up': The Show That Made Mike White Crazy

It's a story as old as time and one that sadly continues to be relevant, usually on network television: a well meaning individual has a perfectly sculpted vision of a great television show in his or her mind. Then several evil network executives destroy that beautiful, untainted concept with copious notes that will turn that "artist friendly" idea into the first show in history to appeal to every human being in the world. It will also make somewhere in the vicinity of ten billion dollars. It pisses off the creator, and usually the project never sees the light of day, and possibly dreams of cable pastures fill the brain. [...]

Steve Carell and Amy Sedaris Talk Insomnia in a Second City Sketch from 1993

Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we'll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.

Following up last month's video from Second City's 1993 revue Take Me Out to the Balkans starring Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Paul Dinello, and David Razowsky, here's another sketch from the same show starring ensemble performers Steve Carell and Amy Sedaris as a [...]

Here's the Trailer for the Netflix Animated Series 'BoJack Horseman' Starring Will Arnett and Amy Sedaris

This is the trailer for BoJack Horseman, Netflix's newest comedy, an animated show about a washed-up former sitcom star who's also a talking horse (voiced by Will Arnett). Set to debut on August 28th, BoJack was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg (Splitsider's Exquisite Corpse Project) and also features the voices of Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, and Aaron Paul, a pretty impressive cast for a show about a talking horse named "BoJack."

Amy Sedaris Teaches Jimmy Fallon How To Make Edible Cat Litter

One of the all time great talks show guests, Amy Sedaris appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and devoted a segment to her own brand of crafts and hospitality. Not only does she make a graphic and tasty kitty litter party tray, she presents Jimmy with a perfect, homemade present for his new daughter, all while wearing fake hillbilly teeth. She really is the ultimate hostess.

Amy Sedaris Was Great as Ever on 'Letterman' Last Night

Amy Sedaris went on Letterman last night for the zillionth time and was super funny, especially when teasing Letterman about his show being in trouble and about getting pulled over while eating an apple.

Amy Sedaris Joins Adult Swim's 'The Heart, She Holler' for Season Two

Amy Sedaris is returning to TV with her first regular TV gig since her cult hit series Strangers with Candy went off the air in 2000. Adult Swim just announced today that Sedaris has been added to the cast of its nightmarish live-action 11-minute comedy series, The Heart, She Holler, which debuted as a six-part miniseries in November of 2011 but has been renewed for a second season. The PFFR-produced show also stars Patton Oswalt, Heather Lawless, and Joe Sikora and follows a cartoonish, inbred Southern family. Sedaris will be playing oversexed sister Hurshe Heartshe, the role that comedian Kristen Schaal played in Season One. Adult Swim confirms that [...]

Amy Sedaris on Colbert: "He Has This Whole Bag of Tricks People Haven't Even Seen Yet"

"Well, he's got that Southern charm. He's genuinely interested. He's engaging. He's a very positive person. He can see the good in everything. I think he'll go to that other character that he plays on that show because that's part of him, too. He'll mix it. But once you're out there and there's a live audience, everyone's playing a different version of themselves. You know? There's a camera in front of you. There's an audience. You automatically are different. I just think people will see this other side to him, because he has this whole bag of tricks people haven't even seen yet."

- Amy Sedaris — current star of [...]

Amy Sedaris Joins Jane Krakowski Fox Comedy 'Dead Boss'

The Fox comedy pilot Dead Boss has added another hilarious lady to its cast. Following news of 30 Rock's Jane Krakowski landing the starring role in the BBC3 adaptation, THR reports that Amy Sedaris has also joined the cast as Mary, described as "one of Helen's (Krakowski) nosy, fault-finding co-workers and the gatekeeper to their boss. She secretly loves the man and openly hates Helen." Dead Boss follows Krakowski's character after she's wrongly convicted of murdering her boss, so it should be fun to see Sedaris in somewhat of a villainous role. Sedaris's most recent onscreen credits include The Heart, She Holler, Raising Hope, Alpha House, and [...]

Inside the Inbred Horror Comedy of 'The Heart, She Holler'

“Anything can happen,” says Alyson Levy on the Brooklyn set of the Adult Swim show she produces, The Heart, She Holler. “People can come back from the dead or, you know, maybe they weren't dead. We don't know. There's no reality to it. It's just the world unto this that has its own rules."

Tonight sees the return of grotesque soap opera-inspired live action comedy, which follows the debaucherous exploits of the inbred hillbilly family The Heartshes. Season one began with the emergence of Hurlan Heartshe (Patton Oswalt) from the cave he’s lived in all his life, following the death of his father (Jonathan Hadary). Hurlan is due to take [...]

Watch Patton Oswalt and Amy Sedaris in the Trailer for 'The Heart, She Holler'

Here's the trailer for the upcoming second season of The Heart, She Holler, which premieres on Adult Swim September 10th and is probably the network's weirdest show. This year, Amy Sedaris joins the cast of the Patton Oswalt-led series, and David Cross and other fun people are apparently popping up for cameos.