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Nathan Fielder Makes a Riveting Commercial for the Toy Ball Doink-It

Nathan for You's second season finale aired last night, and the above commercial is the end product of Fielder's mission to rebrand one toy company's product by associating it with a child's first step into adulthood: "Doink-It: The Only Proof You're Not a Baby." Click through for some other clips from the finale, including Fielder's attempts to get returning guest Simon the breast-loving security guard his very own reality show.

Chris Hardwick Announces '@midnight's Renewal Through 2015

Here's a clip from last night's Tonight Show with guest Chris Hardwick, who announces at the top of his interview that his Emmy-nominated Comedy Central show @midnight has officially been renewed for a second season. According to THR, the new season will be in the form of a 40-week run throughout next year. "@midnight has been an absolute dream come true for me — a game show of internet jokes with my comedian friends," Hardwick said. "I cannot thank Comedy Central enough for letting us continue. If they hadn't, you can damn well bet that I would have forced people to come over to my house to play it [...]

Watch David Cross Fool Reggie Watts, Jim Gaffigan, Paul Scheer, and Nick Kroll with a Magic Trick

Here's a deleted scene from The Meltdown, in which David Cross fools Reggie Watts, Jim Gaffigan, Paul Scheer, and Nick Kroll with the most amazing card trick ever. How does he do it?

Nathan Fielder Tries to Improve a Dating Website in This 'Nathan for You' Sneak Peek

Here's a clip from tonight's new episode of Nathan for You in which Fielder is tasked with helping a dating website attract more women. It might be an extremely sexist idea, but who cares about sexism when women are constantly getting murdered by their creepy dates?

'Nathan for You's Dumb Starbucks Episode Is Finally Here, and He's Selling His Parody Art on eBay

Nathan for You's Dumb Starbucks episode aired last night, but before opening up the store Fielder had to prove — for legal reasons — that he had a history of making parody art. To do this, he first hooked up with the LA coffee shop owner he originally intended to help to write some parody songs, but soon after he decided to pursue a parody art career on his own, which you can check out in the above clip. Fielder also announced today that the show is auctioning off his parody art pieces on eBay for charity, so if you've always dreamed of a "T.G.I. Fart" sign hanging on [...]

Comedy Central Orders a Late Night Talk Show Pilot Hosted by Kurt Braunohler

Former host of IFC's Bunk and upcoming star of the CC:Studios digital series Roustabout Kurt Braunohler might be getting his own late night talk show. Deadline reports that Comedy Central has ordered a pilot called Gettin' Some Strange with Kurt Braunohler, a late night talk show in which Braunohler "covers the strangest stories of the day, revealing just how beautifully insane our world actually is." Braunohler will also serve as executive producer alongside his writing partner Scotty Landes.

For more on Braunohler's current projects, check out our interview with him from last month.

Listen to the Premiere Episode of 'The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart'

The Daily Show now has its very own podcast. Comedy Central unveiled the premiere episode of The Daily Show Podcast without Jon Stewart today, which will take Daily Show fans behind the scenes of the show with writers, producers, and correspondents and, as the title suggests, be a Jon Stewart-free podcast. Current head writer Elliott Kalan and correspondent Jessica Williams host the first episode with producer Sara Taksler, writer Jo Miller, and veteran Daily Show writer J.R. Havlan as guests. New episodes will premiere every week with rotating hosts; head over to The Daily Show's website to catch the first episode.

Bill Gates Explains the Difference Between DOS and XP in This 'Nathan for You' Deleted Scene

Nathan for You's favorite Bill Gates impersonator made an appearance during last night's episode, and Comedy Central just posted the above deleted scene in which Fielder asks him to describe the transition between DOS and later operating systems like Windows 95 and XP. True to his role, the Gates impersonator is very professional with his response and gives Fielder a rambling answer about blogs and adjustable screen size.

Comedy Central Sets Premiere Dates for 'South Park,' 'Adam Devine's House Party,' and More

Comedy Central set its fall lineup premiere dates today, and in addition to the previously announced fourth season premiere of Key and Peele on September 24th at 10:30pm, according to Deadline the network has lined up the 18th season premiere of its Emmy-winning hit South Park the same night at 10:00pm. It's been a big year for South Park with the release of a video game, comprehensive episode library on Hulu Plus, and one of its strongest seasons yet.

In other Comedy Central premiere date news, Tosh.0 will return with new episodes on Tuesday, August 26th at 10:00pm, Tosh's animated series Brickleberry will kick [...]

Paul Scheer Is Hosting an Interactive Improv Sketch Show for CC:Studios

Comedy Central's digital wing CC:Studios has greenlit a new improv sketch show that will take audience suggestions via Twitter. Titled CC: Social Scene, the six-episode series is hosted by Paul Scheer and features improv performers from both The Groundlings (Lee Newton, H. Michael Croner) and UCB (Lilan Bowden, Jacob Womack, Jeff Sloniker, Barak Hardley), who improvise scenes based on Twitter suggestions using the hashtag #CCSocialScene. CC: Social Scene will debut a new episode each week, and you can catch the first installment "Worst Breakup Lines" below:

Nathan Fielder Wants More Women to Give Birth in Taxis in Tonight's 'Nathan for You'

Here's a sneak peek at tonight's new episode of Nathan for You, which follows Fielder as he attempts to help a struggling taxi service owner get the viral bump he needs with the help of as many pregnant women as possible.

Comedy Central's Graveyard of One-Season Sketch Shows

This week on "The Good, The Bad, and the Deeply Strange," my exploration of Comedy Central's short-lived shows, I’m looking at the sketch shows that only lasted one season. In the last installment, I dove into the deep well of reality and mockumentary shows. In the sketch department, there was a huge variance in quality from show to show; the good, the bad, and the strange are each well represented here.

All of the shows with full write-ups below are available on Amazon Instant Video for the curious, and all the shows without write-ups aren’t available anywhere, for better or worse. 

A Chris Hardwick-Produced Weekly Magic Variety Show Might Be Coming to Comedy Central

Comedy Central might be getting a comedy/variety/magic show. According to Deadline, the network has given a pilot order to Sleight of Mouth, a weekly show produced by Chris Hardwick and hosted by comedian/magician Justin Willman that will fuse magic, sketch comedy, and @midnight-style social media interaction. Each week, Willman — who has appeared on The Tonight Show, Ellen, Chelsea Lately, and more — will "tackle a thought-provoking topic with sketches, social experiments, guest comedians, and interactive content." Click through to watch Willman appear on The Tonight Show back in December.

How 'Nathan for You' Brilliantly Blows Up Reality TV

Popularized by The Office in the early 2000s, the “mockumentary” format has become the common TV style choice to tell loose, location-based, low-concept, character-driven comedies. However, aside from the interview cutaways and the cheeky Jim Halpert camera looks, shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation never truly embrace the idea that their presentation format is documentary or that their characters are anything but fictional.

Nathan For You, created, written, and directed by Nathan Fielder and now in its second season, is much more dedicated to being a true parody of the documentary/reality form both visually and thematically. Set up like a workplace improvement show in the vein [...]