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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:

Talking to Brian Posehn About His New Album, 'Mr. Show,' and Who Should Direct the New 'Star Wars' Movies

Throughout an insanely prolific career, Brian Posehn has been far more active than one would expect a headbanging stoner with a comic book obsession to be. The Comedian of Comedy has lent his distinctive monotone and alternative sensibilities to all manner of cult classics in the last twenty years, from the brilliantly bizarre sketches of Mr. Show and Human Giant to supporting roles on skewed sitcoms The Sarah Silverman Program and Mission Hill to Adult Swim mainstays Tom Goes to the Mayor and Metalocalypse.

His latest comedy special, the hilariously and profoundly titled The Fartist, was released on DVD and CD last month and finds an introspective Posehn discussing his decision to quit smoking weed, his newfound fatherhood and, of [...]

Earwolf Launches New Shows from Brian Posehn, Adam McKay, Funny or Die

The Earwolf podcast network is debuting two new shows this week, one from Mr. Show alum Brian Posehn and one from Funny or Die that stars the comedy website's bosses Adam McKay and Owen Burke. Posehn, who wrote for Mr. Show alongside Earwolf founder Scott Aukerman, hosts Nerd Poker, a podcast that brings you along for a weekly Dungeons & Dragons game between Posehn and his friends. McKay and Burke's show, Owen & TJ Read the News,  is a monthly podcast in which McKay plays an aspiring rapper/cell phone case salesman named TJ who reports the latest news alongside Owen Burke (playing himself). It's the first new podcast to result from [...]

Review Roundup: The Five-Year Engagement Engages But for Too Long

It was hard to get a sense in the trailer if Five-Year Engagement, the new film from Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, is going to be good. The pedigree is there both in front and behind the camera but the trailer included a pretty awful "I heard that black pianese are much bigger" joke. So what have the critics been saying?

Currently, it's at a 60% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 59 on Metacritic, which is definitively in the pretty good range. (In comparison, Forgetting Sarah Marshall clocked in at 84% and 67 respectively.) What's interesting is most of the negative reviews and positive reviews [...]

Riggle, Posehn, and Nanjiani Catapult To Hell and Back Beyond Great and Into Awesome

Only January and already there's a lock on R-Rated Stop-Motion Animated Comedy of the Year. To Hell and Back, starring TJ Miller and Nick Swardson, just added Rob Riggle, Brian Posehn, and Kumail Nanjiani to its cast, and their roles sound pretty perfect:

Riggle will voice a 20-year-old who is finally growing up. Posehn will play an aging heavy metal fan trapped in the 80s (naturally). And Nanjiani will play “Sal the Demon, an employee in hell.”

Thought experiment: if every viewing of this heavenly movie required you to spend one year in hell, how many times would you see it? More or less than five?

How to Make a Sketch Comedy Show with Bob and David and the 'Mr. Show' Writers

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

Recently, the Internet exploded with big news that Bob Odenkirk and David Cross would be going on a reunion tour and publishing [...]

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Eggs Over My Dad Abandoning Me

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

More funny people made their first attempts at Vine this past week. As part of #OneVineDay and the Just For Laughs festival in Chicago, some comedians who were either waiting for the app to get to Android and/or [...]

Earwolf Launches A Whole Bunch of New Podcasts

There are plenty o' podcasts but that doesn't mean there's too many. No really, I'm being serious. Sure there are gaggles of great giggle-inducing shows of comedians chillaxin' but there are certain topics and niches unaddressed. Well, the Earwolf podcast network is about to address many o' those niches with a whole mess of new and newish shows.

Specifically, they are adding three music-related shows, including Shortwave, a sort of WTF for musicians hosted by Grant-Lee Phillips. "Getting into music is a natural extension for us," explained Scott Aukerman. "I have bands on my show all the time, and we all know that musicians and comedians are [...]

Brian Posehn Convinces Conan to Only Smoke Pot with Two-Eyed Men

Do you smoke pot? Don't worry, I'm not a cop. You ever get so high that you find yourself hanging out with some dude named Ganja John and then Ganja John takes out one of his eyes and you are like, "Woooooah, put your eye back in, dude?" Well that happened to Brian Posehn and it changed him forever. Also, I am a cop, you're arrested. JK, I'm not. Double JK, put your hands behind your back and laugh, because triple JK, this was a bit.

The Lost Roles of Patton Oswalt

Since rising to sitcom stardom in the late 90's, Patton Oswalt has led an eclectic career, also finding success as a stand-up comedian, voice actor, author, and both a comedic and dramatic actor. This coming year may see Oswalt adding the title of Oscar nominee to his resume, with some serious awards buzz surrounding his latest performance in the Jason Reitman/Diablo Cody film Young Adult, which opens this week in selected cities.

Throughout his storied career, Patton Oswalt has had his fair share of  missed opportunities – roles he turned down, tried out for but didn't get, and some projects that fell apart before they made it to a viewing audience. [...]

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross Announce September Tour Dates

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are getting ready to do their first joint tour since 2002, and they just announced a bunch of dates today on the podcast Comedy Bang Bang. Teaming up with their Mr. Show colleague Brian Posehn, Odenkirk and Cross are hitting six big cities to promote their new book Hollywood Said No!, a collection of rejected screenplays and sketches they wrote together. On tour, they'll be performing brand new sketches and standup material, as well as signing books at the shows and at bookstores in the towns they visit. It's a fairly small tour, only hitting New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and [...]

10 Comedy Podcasts That Would Make Great TV Shows

TV is Dead, Long Live TV. While television is rapidly decaying on the business end of things, simultaneously it is consistently evolving, more artistically challenging and even auteur-friendly, and that is partially thanks to the infiltration of comedy podcasts. Some shows try to incorporate some of the DNA of their pods to the small screen, like Comedy Bang Bang and The Nerdist, while standups like Nikki Glaser, Sara Schaefer, and Pete Holmes have parlayed their numerous hours behind podcast mics into late night hosting gigs. Maron, premiering tomorrow, would never have become a reality if it weren't for his years hosting WTF with Marc Maron, the popular interview podcast that [...]

Going on Tour with the 'Comedians of Comedy'

It’s no secret that sometimes comedy is taken a bit too seriously. Comedy obsessives love not just the jokes, but the mechanics and emotions of the comedy world. There are a raft of comedy documentaries exploring comedy and comedians, but do they really have anything significant to add to the discussion? This series looks at comedy documentaries and whether they’re interesting, insightful, and possibly even…funny?

If The Unbookables is the punk rock version of comedy tour, The Comedians of Comedy is its indie hipster cousin.

The tour, led by Patton Oswalt and featuring Maria Bamford, Zach Galifianakis, and Brian Posehn, played rock venues to younger audiences who couldn’t [...]

Watch Bob Odenkirk's Adult Swim Pilot Now

Adult Swim is now streaming Let's Do This!, a pilot written by Bob Odenkirk and also featuring Brian Posehn and Natasha Leggero. Odenkirk stars as "Cal Mackenzie-Goldberg, two-bit movie mogul and head of Cal-Gold Pictures as he leads a collection of crazy, fame-hungry strivers chasing Hollywood dreams." Adult Swim's calling it a "solo episode," which unfortunately means this may be the last we see of Cal Mackenzie-Goldberg, so let's make it count. By watching it secretively at our desks and shamefully minimizing it when other people walk by.