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A Russian Broadcasting Company Got Dan Klein's 'This Is Comedy' Special Removed from YouTube

Earlier this month, comedian Dan Klein released a fantastic collection of standup tropes and clichés in the form of an hourlong special titled This Is Comedy. Last week, however, Klein discovered that YouTube had removed his video due to a copyright claim by a Moscow-based broadcasting network named "OJSC TNT," which according to Businessweek focuses on "serial, reality-show, and talk-show programs for men and women." Klein's special clearly didn't include any footage from another source, let alone a Russian television show, but removing videos due to bizarre copyright claims is nothing new for YouTube. In any case, YouTube told Klein that if the claim is [...]

Watch a New Episode of Dan Klein and Don Fanelli's 'New York Car Guys'

Comedians Dan Klein and Don Fanelli just released this, the second episode in their super funny web series, New York Car Guys. In it, they play two guys both named Joe Formaggino, showing off their favorite parked cars.

It's That Episode 39: Dan Klein and Kelly Hudson Get Weird With 'Ren & Stimpy'

On "It's That Episode" Craig Rowin (UCB Theatre) invites guests over to watch any episode of any TV show they want. They discuss the episode and other crap.

Dan Klein and Kelly Hudson (Above Average's Rejected Pitches) stop by to watch an episode of Ren & Stimpy. Dan, Kelly and Craig talk about the brain dead, blunt, and hilarious world of Ren and Stimpy, and discuss why it's easier to draw inspiration from TV and movies than real life.

Download now (MP3), listen on iTunes here, or stream the full episode below.

Dan Klein's 'This Is Comedy' Is Both the Best and Worst Standup Special Ever

Comedian and Funny or Die writer Dan Klein released a brand new standup special today called This Is Comedy, which turns out to be the ultimate hourlong collection of standup's worst clichés. It's all here — mic drops, excessive audience pandering ("You guys like the show The Simpsons?"), water bottle breaks, behind-the-scenes clips, hecklers, repeated Starbucks jokes, jokes about how men and women are different, and so much more.

Dan Klein and Don Fanelli Are 'New York Car Guys'

Here's "New York Car Guys," a new video starring comedians Dan Klein and Don Fanelli as a pair of New Yorkers both named Joe Formaggino making a video about their obsession with cars. The video's labeled "Episode 1," so it looks like we'll get to see more of these guys.

Watch the Final Episode of the Web Series 'Rejected Pitches'

Here's the final episode of Rejected Pitches, which began as an independent web series in April of 2012 before being snapped up by Lorne Michaels's company's YouTube channel Above Average a few months later. Created and written by Dan Klein, the show stars Klein, Kelly Hudson, and Ben Rameaka as a trio of clueless movie execs shooting down pitches for classic films. The finale features guest star Aidy Bryant and the return of Robert Zemeckis (played by Adam Bozarth), who was in the first episode to pitch Back to the Future. Here, he's coming in to pitch Forrest Gump.

Check out a playlist of past Rejected Pitches below:

Make Yourself Comfy with Abra Tabak #11: Thank You, Snakes (Featuring Pangea 3000)

In this week’s episode of "Make Yourself Comfy with Abra Tabak" members of Pangea 3000 Dan Klein (Rejected Pitches), Arthur Meyer (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), and Zack Poitras (The Regulars) join Abra to create a world where fish give massages, Marty hurts his knees, and all are welcome to the Bad Experience Experience.