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Here's a 'Drunk History' Outtake Featuring Chris Romano from Season 1

The first and second seasons of Comedy Central's hit show Drunk History are now out on DVD, and among the extras are some drunk outtakes and extended scenes including the above clip from the Boston-themed season 1 episode featuring Chris Romano trying, and spectacularly failing, to get through a line. For more on Drunk History, check out our behind-the-scenes interview with creator and host Derek Waters.

Here's 'Key and Peele' Director Peter Atencio's Favorite Sketch This Season

In case you missed last night's Key and Peele, Comedy Central uploaded the wonderful, weird, and inevitably disturbing "Aerobics Meltdown" sketch today. Director Peter Atencio wrote a blog post that breaks down all the work that went into it and why it's his favorite Key and Peele sketch this season "and possibly ever." If you're curious what inspired them to produce this sketch, check out our look back at the 1987 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship with host Alan Thicke.

'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore' Premieres on Comedy Central January 19th

Larry Wilmore's upcoming Comedy Central show just got a new title and premiere date. Now called The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, the show will take over The Colbert Report's 11:30pm time slot beginning Monday, January 19th. Wilmore told The New York Times that the name change was due to "brand confusion" and explained that it "was never intended to be a show only about minorities. It's a show about underdogs, and that happens in a lot of different forms, whether it's race, gender, or whatever."

Stephen Colbert Finally Ends His Nine Year Grudge Against Bears

Since The Colbert Report premiered in 2005, Colbert has never been shy expressing his profound hatred and fear of bears — or as he's called them, "godless killing machines" and "Satan's children." During last night's episode, however, the long feud between Colbert and the greatest threat to America finally ended when Stephen's life was saved by an unlikely source. If you needed another reminder that The Colbert Report has reached its homestretch on television, this display of compassion between Stephen and his mortal enemy should do the trick.

The 'South Park' Boys Finally Returned to Reality Last Night

Last night's South Park episode "Grounded Vindaloop" saw the crew exploring the virtual reality world of Oculus, but the real treat came during the final 20 seconds when the boys finally returned to reality. It's a surprise South Park has pulled before, but not with this level of adorable accuracy.

Comedy Central Is Developing a 'TripTank' Spin-Off 'Jeff & Some Aliens'

Comedy Central's animated show TripTank might get its own spin-off series. THR reports that the network is currently developing a spin-off from duo Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli that will be an animated series based on their TripTank series Jeff & Some Aliens, which follows Jeff (Brett Gelman) and "three extraterrestrials who are sent to Earth to study the world's most average guy to evaluate whether humanity and the planet should be destroyed." TripTank executive producers Alex Bulkey and Corey Campondonico will also serve as EPs on the spin-off. Additionally, Donnelly and Minoli have a second animated/live-action hybrid in development at CC called The Amazing Danny, which [...]

Chris Hardwick Reflects on the Unpredictable Success of '@midnight'

"You don't know how people are going to react to things. We can't control it. With the digital culture, you can spend a month crafting what you think is the most genius video to post on YouTube and it gets 1,000 views, and then off-handedly you capture, like, a duck sneezing, and it gets 20 million views. You just don’t know."

- Chris Hardwick reflects on the surprise success of his Comedy Central show @midnight in a new interview with The Guardian.

Esteban Colberto Appears on 'The Colbert Report' One Last Time

Earlier this week Stephen Colbert ended his nine-year feud with bears, and during last night's show another longtime signature Colbert Report character made his final appearance on the show: Colbert's Mexican doppelganger and host of Colberto Reporto Gigante Esteban Colberto, who — like bears — wasn't who Stephen thought he was this whole time.

John Oliver Took Over 'The Daily Show' Again Last Night

Last night's Daily Show guests were all involved with Jon Stewart's new movie Rosewater, so to keep the interviews from getting weird (and so Stewart could run out for his interview over on Late Show), the always dependable replacement John Oliver was summoned through a magical teapot to take over hosting duties one more time. Watch Letterman's interview with Stewart below:

Jon Stewart and Steve Carell Have a Fawn-Off on 'The Daily Show'

Steve Carell is currently promoting his latest role in Foxcatcher while Jon Stewart has his own project to promote with his directorial debut Rosewater, so last night's Daily Show inevitably turned into a dramatic film project fawn-off between the two. Jon Stewart's compliment to Carell was the clear winner: "Your acting — Shakespeare, from the grave, got an erection watching your movie."

Watch Stephen Colbert Interview His Former Boss Jon Stewart

Stephen Colbert has never had a better match with an interview guest than he did during last night's show, when his former Daily Show boss and current Colbert Report executive producer Jon Stewart dropped by to promote his new movie Rosewater and remind Stephen: "I've heard about you. I know you try and nail people. You're not nailing me, my friend." Watch the second part of the interview below:

Watch Hasan Minhaj's 'Daily Show' Debut

Last month The Daily Show hired new correspondents Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah, and Minhaj made his debut in a segment about gestation crates during last night's episode. With some help from Jordan Klepper, Minhaj learns pretty quickly that his philosophical quotes and college poetry aren't going to get him very far at his new gig.

Jessica Williams Investigates Detroit's Free Water Moochers on 'The Daily Show'

Jessica Williams returned to The Daily Show last night with a new investigative report on Detroit's water shutoff program, which targets the poorest residents of the near-bankrupt city while the government turns a blind eye to its many unpaid golf course sprinklers and professional sports team fields. Like Williams's segment on street harassment than last month, this report is way more rage-inducing than it is hilarious.

Don't Miss the 'Reno 911!' Reunion on Tonight's '@midnight'

If you love and miss Comedy Central's Reno 911! you can't miss tonight's episode of @midnight, which features @midnight's own co-executive producers Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant alongside their former 911! costars Kerri Kenney-Silver, Carlos Alazraqui, and Cedric Yarbrough all competing in character. In the meantime, here's a quick sneak peek with Wiegel, Junior, and Dangle playing a game of "Lesser Known Police Codes."