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Watch an Hour-Long Chat with Comedy Central President Kent Alterman

Grantland conducted this hour-plus conversation with Kent Alterman, head of original programming at Comedy Central. Alterman's been at the network for nearly two decades and has plenty of stuff to talk about, from giving a show to the Upright Citizens Brigade in the mid-'90s to working to develop Broad City.

The Walsh Brothers' Comedy Central Web Series Returns

Last year, Comedy Central premiered The Walsh Bros. Great and Secret Comedy Show, a web series from the LA-based sibling comedy duo of the same name, and here's the premiere of the show's second season, which, so far, involves them ruining waaayy more childrens' birthday parties.

Jessica Williams Takes Jason Jones Behind the Scenes of Her "Black Friday Profiling" Segment

Veteran Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones is hosting a new web series "Behind the Spotlight" while the show's on break this week, and above is his interview with Jessica Williams, where they explore her role as the show's token tall correspondent and go over her very expensive segment "Black Friday Profiling," which took way more behind-the-scenes work than you'd think.

Watch Amy Schumer Play a Depressingly Accurate Video Game

In case you missed it, here's a fantastic clip from Inside Amy Schumer where Amy tries to play a Call of Duty-type game but learns some very real-life lessons after she chooses to play using the game's female avatar.

Comedy Central's Four Main Choices for the 11:30 Timeslot

Today's big news that Stephen Colbert is taking over for David Letterman as host of CBS's Late Show in 2015 is causing the usual domino effect that a late night host jumping shows usually does, but the line of succession for Colbert's soon-to-be-vacated slot at Comedy Central isn't as clear and obvious as NBC and CBS's recent late night changes. The Colbert Report isn't a franchise. In addition to his persona and comedic voice being so thoroughly ingrained into the fabric of the show, his name is also built into the title instead of having the "______ with ______" title format that makes for smooth changeovers for other late [...]

Comedy Central Orders 'This Is Not Happening' to Series

Comedy Central announced in a press release today that they've picked up the CC:Studios web series This Is Not Happening, a standup storytelling show hosted by Ari Shaffir, for an eight-episode run on television to premiere this fall. This order marks the network's first pickup of a show developed via its digital initiative CC:Studios. "The only reason we are picking up This Is Not Happening is to prove we can incubate an idea digitally and then have it migrate to the linear channel," said Kent Alterman, president of the network's development and original programming. "And also, it's really funny storytelling with fantastic talent." For more on This Is [...]

'The Daily Show's Jessica Williams Reacts to Petition Saying She Should Get Colbert's Slot

"There’s a change.org petition going around that is asking for Comedy Central to give me my own spot after The Daily Show! People keep bringing it up to me and it’s like, a strange thing to ignore (for the sole purpose of being politically correct). SO I want to like, take a moment and say thank you to those that created it and signed it … That being said, I’m sure Comedy Central already has something dope in the works to take that particular spot … I’m sure it will be great and funny and wonderful! I can’t wait to see what it is … Also know that right now I am [...]

Watch Seth Rogen and Zac Efron Vibe It Out with the 'Workaholics' Guys

Here's a new clip from Workaholics, in which Seth Rogen and Zac Efron interview to become the guys' new cubicle neighbor (to promote their movie Neighbors because synergy). Rogen gets a little annoyed after Efron spends the whole interview sucking up, and unsurprisingly the winner gets chosen solely for their finest masculine physical attribute.

Talking to Dave Attell About His New Comedy Central Standup Show and Special

If you’re a fan of standup, you owe it to yourself to watch Dave Attell do a set at the Comedy Cellar, the famed New York club where he can be found most weekends. To see him in his element, that is telling dirty jokes in a dark basement full of drunk people, is one of the greatest things in all of comedy. If you’re unable to make the trip, Attell has a new special out this weekend on Comedy Central, Road Work, that captures the raw energy he brings to the comedy club experience.

But wait there’s more. Comedy Central has also brought back Attell to host [...]

'Inside Amy Schumer's Premiere Beat Everything Else on TV in Its Key Demo

Last night's second season premiere of Inside Amy Schumer did super well in the ratings. The Comedy Central sketch show received 2.0 million viewers in the 18-34 demographic, making it the most-watched show on both broadcast and cable. The series actually improved on the ratings of Tosh.0, which airs before it and received 1.9 million in that same demographic, effectively beating one of the network's most popular shows.

Watch Amy Schumer Instantly Regret Going to Couples Counseling

Here's a new clip from tonight's Inside Amy Schumer where Amy and her boyfriend go to couples counseling, which unfortunately for Amy is led by supermodel Chrissy Teigen, whose nerdy counselor glasses do little to take away from the "communication" problem Amy's trying to fix.

White House Press Secretary Says Jon Stewart Was Obama's Toughest Interview in 2012

Barack Obama's press secretary Jay Carney told students at Georgetown that Jon Stewart was actually the president's "most substantive, challenging interview" in 2012, instead of, you know, any interviews with real journalists. Here's what Carney said (via The Wrap):

I remember we had some discussion during 2012 about 'Well, is it appropriate for the president, the sitting president and candidate, to give interviews with Jon Stewart and others?' And the answer was yes, again, because young voters we were trying to reach are more likely to watch The Daily Show than some other news shows.

But also, I think if you look back at 2012 and the series [...]

Watch Amy Schumer's Aaron Sorkin Parody 'The Foodroom'

Here's a funny sketch from last night's Inside Amy Schumer, in which Schumer and company parody The Newsroom by moving it to a fast food setting in "The Foodroom." Apple slices have never held so much dramatic weight before.

Why We'll Really Miss 'The Colbert Report'

Yesterday's announcement that Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman as the new host of Late Show came surprisingly fast. Letterman's retirement news came out last week, but considering the wild success of The Colbert Report over the past decade, it makes sense that CBS would want to pounce on the Comedy Central host to lead their flagship late night show into a new era. While Colbert's promotion is undoubtedly deserved, Comedy Central made an announcement yesterday that was pretty damn sobering if you're a diehard Colbert Report fan: "We look forward to the next eight months of the groundbreaking Colbert Report and wish Stephen the very best." At [...]