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Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant Look Back at 'Reno 911!' and a Possible Distant-Future Reunion

Entertainment Weekly ran an interview with Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant yesterday all about their beloved Comedy Central series Reno 911!, from the "Naked Jamaican" idea that didn't pan out to the movie sequel that never happened to which sketch is now used in an LA police training video. At the end of the interview they were both asked about the possibility of bringing back the show in some form — Lennon says they've had casual talks with Netflix in the past — and here's what Garant had to say of the idea:

It's not a hard show to do. There's a reunion that you can see [...]

Nathan Fielder Rebrands a Realtor as "The Ghost Realtor," Gets His Hemorrhoid Demons Cast Out by an Exorcist

Here's a clip from last night's season 2 premiere of Nathan for You, in which Fielder is tasked with helping a struggling LA realtor and decides to rebrand her as only selling 100% ghost-free homes (check out her awesome new website here). That leads to a house exorcism and cleansing by Brother Carlos, who Fielder asks to take care of some of his more private problems to be on the safe side.

Nathan Fielder Tells Scott Aukerman About His Nude Instagram Pictures

"It was just a silly thing at first. I thought it would be funny to have the reflection, but then as it went on it became this challenge. It's very hard to get the reflection perfect, so it was less about the dick and it was more just to see different ways to get a reflection, and everyone around the office started to participate and tried to figure out ideas … I see it as a definite comment, and I'm definitely commenting on a lot of nuances about our society as a whole, but also specific aspects of our society in general."

- Nathan Fielder gets philosophical while explaining his [...]

'Nathan For You's Season 2 Trailer Is Action-Packed

Nathan For You's second season is one of our most eagerly-awaited comedy events of the summer, and Comedy Central just put out this incredible trailer for the new season. The new season finds Nathan Fielder helping a liquor store sell alcohol to minors (with a catch), helping pet stores advertise on gravestones (more on that here), and unveiling Dumb Starbucks in what looks to be a jam-packed 10-episode season.

Dick Cheney Told Michael Che About All of His Iraq Regrets

On last night's Daily Show, Michael Che recounted his recent revealing encounter with former VP Dick Cheney, in which he fully copped to his mistakes and showed a glimpse of the emotional depths he has on the subject. Thank god he got it all on tape!

Nathan Fielder on Fascinating People, Social Awkwardness, and Taking 'Nathan for You' Abroad

Nathan Fielder might play a hopelessly awkward and highly unorthodox business consultant on his hit Comedy Central series Nathan for You, but it's a role he's mastered thanks to years of experience embracing and exaggerating what he once thought were the "terrible" parts to his personality — the compulsion to talk during awkward conversational pauses, a lack of finesse with girls, and the persistent insecurity that comes along with being a social outsider. Now that the second season of Nathan for You is in full swing, I recently talked with Fielder about what he's learned from last season, how he and Nathan for You co-creator Michael Koman make the [...]

Derek Waters on How 'Drunk History' Is Made

Tonight sees the return of Drunk History, comedian Derek Waters's Funny Or Die web series-turned-Comedy Central show that sees comedians getting intoxicating and recounting famous historical events. Season two of Drunk History finds the show expanding and taking on new challenges, with a full 10-episode order (two more than last year) and a handful of episodes structured on certain themes (like "American music," for example). I recently had the chance to talk to Waters about the elaborate safety precautions Drunk History for its historians, his dreams of having Pearl Jam do the show as themselves, and allude to a secret Comedy Central project he can't talk about yet.

Jon Stewart Said Goodbye to the Longest Tenured 'Daily Show' Writer Ever Last Night

Daily Show writer JR Havlan has been a writer on the show since the very beginning. Not just the beginning of the Jon Stewart era, but a writer since the very first episode of the show, when it was hosted by Craig Kilborn. And after over 18 years on the job, yesterday was his last day. Because he's been a part of the show since its inception, Jon dedicated the Moment of Zen to him last night, showing a clip from the earliest days of the show that featured Havlan. It's not clear what he's doing next — he's also the host of The Writers Bloc podcast[...]

Stephen Colbert Mourns the Imminent Outlawing of the Tiger Selfie

Apparently, New York is considering banning taking selfies with a tiger. Yes, taking a selfie with a tiger is now a thing, and our no-fun nanny state government is going to put a stop to our dangerous and exploitive behavior. Thanks, Obama! But luckily Stephen Colbert is on the side of justice and selfies.

The Only Public Screening of the 'Chris Gethard Show' Pilot Will Be for the Winners of a 'Game of Thrones'-Style Tournament

In January, comedian Chris Gethard shot a pilot of his public access series The Chris Gethard Show for Comedy Central. The network recently passed on the show, but Gethard announced today there will be a one-time only public screening of the pilot, with a catch: you have to win an intense Game of Thrones-themed competition to be able to see it.

For the UCB Theatre's annual Del Close Marathon this coming weekend, The Chris Gethard Show is doing a Game of Thrones-style show with audience members forming teams and competing in a series of trials. Gethard writes:

"When only one team is left standing, they will [...]

Watch the Pilot for 'The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail' on Amazon for Free

Comedy Central's new standup series The Meltdown doesn't premiere until July 23rd, but the pilot is already available for viewing on Amazon Instant Video for free. The episode's lineup includes Steve Agee, David Koechner, Neal Brennan, Moshe Kasher, and plenty of cuts to the backstage scene with Meltdown producer and Nanjiani's wife Emily Gordon, so get ahead of the curve by watching the free episode now over at Amazon.

Nathan Fielder Reveals a Rejected 'Nathan for You' Idea Involving Raisins

"Basically all raisins are the same, you know. I thought it could be a really interesting high-end grocery item if you could make a raisin that was perfectly smooth, rather than being wrinkly, and had more raisin inside. I thought it could be one of those products where you create a divide in the raisin market so that there's now a low-end raisin and a high-end raisin. If you want a raisin that's aesthetically pleasing, that's perfectly smooth but also tastes better because it has more raisin on the inside, now there would be one."

- Nathan Fielder reveals the Nathan for You idea that never made it to fruition [...]

Jordan Klepper and Jessica Williams Gave Some Solid Advice to College Partiers on Last Night's 'Daily Show'

On last night's Daily Show, Jordan Klepper and Jessica Williams highlighted the differences in advice you give to partying college men and women in light of the recent spate of sexual assault cases on campuses all across the country. It's one of those Daily Show segments that manages to be both funny and deadly serious at the same time, which one imagines is tricky as hell to pull off.

'Jason Nash Is Married' Is Out Today Via Comedy Central

Comedy Central's digital wing CC:Studios released Jason Nash Is Married, its first-ever feature-length movie, today. Written and directed by comedian Jason Nash and based upon his web series of the same name, the movie stars Nash as a fictionalized version of himself as a married guy who has a couple kids. Busy Philipps plays his wife, with a whole slew of well-known comedians (T.J. Miller, Casey Wilson, Paul F. Tompkins, Rob Corddry, just to name a few) making appearances.