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Jessica Williams Investigates Love Across Political Party Lines

Jessica Williams filed a new Daily Show report last night about what she calls the "worst kind of mixed marriage," or when Americans cruelly betray their political party by marrying someone who does not share all of their political stances and beliefs. Thankfully most of the people Williams attempted to romantically match up weren't as open-minded as that old, happily married couple she interviews in the beginning who have been nothing but traitors to their parties for 34 years and counting.

Key and Peele Get Ready for the Super Bowl with "East/West Bowl Pro Edition"

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are hosting Comedy Central's first-ever Super Bowl special Friday night, and today they released a clip featuring a brand new installment of their hit Key and Peele "East/West Bowl" sketches, this time for pros only. They brought along some real NFLers with amazing names too like D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Ishmaa'ily Kitchen, and Frostee Rucker.

On Five Seasons of Buttholes with the 'Workaholics' Guys

Five seasons in, and there’s still no shortage of butthole jokes on Workaholics. You have to respect that commitment.

Whereas some comedies will shift gears over time and bring on new characters or other developments, Workaholics keeps it real. Week after week viewers are treated to the drunken antics of three slacker morons. They only thing that changes is the mischief they get into. It’s a formula that works so why mess with it?

I caught up with Workaholics stars Adam Devine, Anders Holm, and Blake Anderson prior to their Season Five premiere. We talked about buttholes (of course), A-list guest stars, and their various solo projects.

Learn What It's Like to Be the Voice of Comedy Central with Kyle Kinane

Kyle Kinane doesn't just have a new Comedy Central standup special airing tomorrow — he also happens to be the official voice of the network, offering up his unique "Kinane Technique" to CC's many promos. In the above clip, Kinane shares some tricks of the trade, from his special coffee/gin drink mix to the maybe-illegal South American throat lubricants that keep his voice in peak shape, Wednesdays be damned.

Kyle Kinane Is Not Punk Rock

After a long, unconventional course of some fifteen years, Kyle Kinane finds himself at an interesting point in his comedy career. To his fans and peers, he is one of today's best comics. He's developed a unique, personal style that allows him to deliver his observational wisdom through the natural persona of a grizzled everydude. His first two releases, Death of the Party and Whiskey Icarus, garnered critical acclaim and his list of TV credits continues to grow. Now, on the eve of the world premiere of his new Comedy Central special, I Liked His Old Stuff Better, Kinane faces the challenge of staying true to his old fan base [...]

CC:Studios Adds Five New Series from Matt Braunger, Rich Fulcher, and More

Comedy Central's digital production wing CC:Studios just announced five new projects. According to THR, the network has added series from Rich Fulcher, Matt Braunger, David Angelo, Sean O'Connor, Taylor Orci, and Jared Nigro to debut in the near future. "I am sincerely proud of how our team has established CC Studios as an appealing destination for established and emerging comedy content creators,” said Comedy Central president Kent Alterman on the news.

Here's a look at the projects set to debut on CC:Studios:

'@midnight' Is Holding an Internet Casting Call for Guest Panelists

If you've always dreamed of being a contestant on @midnight, today is your lucky day. The show recently announced an internet casting call called #PointsMe, in which @midnight fans can try out to appear on the show via Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr posts using the #PointsMe hashtag. I spoke with @midnight co-creator, executive producer, and head writer Alex Blagg to get more details on the casting call, what kinds of aspiring @midnight contestants they're looking for, and where to keep track of the writers and performers the @midnight team is hunting down to potentially appear on the show.

How does #PointsMe work, and why did you [...]

Here's How Eight Network Chiefs Would Solve the Industry's "Comedy Problem"

At TCA this month, The Hollywood Reporter surveyed 23 network chiefs about the industry, and when asked for solutions to television's current "comedy problem" they offered an interesting variety of responses. Here's what execs from NBC, FX, Netflix, HBO, Comedy Central, and more had to say:

The industry's comedy problem could be solved by:

CINDY HOLLAND (Netflix): Patience and trust that the audience will build over time.

SUSANNE DANIELS (MTV): Unleashing the traditional guidelines for developing and producing comedies. We over-note comedy people, and their ideas get watered down in the stew that's created by networks, agents and production companies.

MICHAEL LOMBARDO (HBO): Stop looking at focus [...]

Matt Braunger's Comedy Central Special Airs on February 6th

Standup Matt Braunger has a new standup special out next month. Comedy Central announced today that Braunger's second hourlong special Big, Dumb Animal will air on Friday, February 6th at midnight. Big, Dumb Animal was filmed at The Bell House in Brooklyn and covers "why being 39 is lamer than being 40, the absurdity of a quiet Jägerbomb, why his hometown of Portland is too nice of a place, and what it is to be a big dumb animal with an anger problem. Also, how he got the nickname 'Peaches.'"

Watch Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland Say Goodbye to New York

Here's a clip from last night's episode of Kroll Show featuring Kroll and John Mulaney as aging New Yorkers Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, who decide to leave New York City and take their prank show on the road after getting evicted from their shared apartment. "The power went out a few years ago, and people didn't even steal VCRs and kill each other … so screw off, New York!"

Kristen Schaal Is an Ally of Subway Manspreaders Everywhere

The New York City subway system recently took on the issue of "manspreading," and during last night's Daily Show, Women's Issues Correspondent Kristen Schaal appeared to share her unlikely take on it: "As a woman who has struggled her entire life to keep her knees together, I am your ally."

Abbi Has a Laughing Gas Dance Party on This Week's 'Broad City'

If last week's Broad City taught us anything, it's that every episode should feature a scene of Abbi Jacobson gloriously expressing herself through the art of dance. Thankfully, this week's episode looks to be a perfect follow-up when Abbi and Ilana pay a visit to Lincoln the dentist/pasta blogger to get Abbi's wisdom teeth removed with the help of some nitrous oxide.

Ricky Velez and Larry Wilmore Explain the History of US/Cuba Relations on 'The Nightly Show'

Last night's Nightly Show took on the recent diplomatic talks between the US and Cuba, so Larry Wilmore invited correspondent and "Cuba expert" Ricky Velez to the desk to provide some historical context to the two countries' evolving relationship. Wilmore breaks it down even better: "You know who Cuba is to us? You know that uncle that your parents had a falling out with like 50 years ago? Nobody knows what really happened, rumors are my dad tried to kill him a couple times, but he's got this real cool beach house right down the street and you see those little pictures of the crazy parties he used to have [...]

Get Empowered by Abbi Jacobson's Naked "Edge of Glory" Performance

What do you do when you have an apartment all to yourself and a thirst for some Lady Gaga hits? Just take a hint from Broad City's Abbi Jacobson: Get naked, blast "Edge of Glory," then soak up all the freedom and pleasure that arrives when your annoying roommate is nowhere to be found. Never stop dancing, Abbi.