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Dave Hill and Dick Cavett Have a New Web Series Together

Comedian Dave Hill and legendary talk show host Dick Cavett released the first three episodes of their new web series, Dick and Dave, today. The show finds the two friends chatting over beverages in a West Village bar in each short installment. The shorts are directed by Benjamin Ahr Harrison, who promises, "We're gonna make tons of these!"

Check out the other two episodes below:

Dick Cavett Drops Some Hot Interview Tips

"I didn't always remember everything we'd been talking about. I was forever thinking 'Oh shit–what was it I thought of a minute ago while this other person was talking?' Eventually, I developed a memory technique… of creating an outrageous image. Like if they were caught stealing an apple as a kid, but then they start talking about something else, you picture picking up an apple and throwing it in the face of, I don't know, Mitt Romney or some prominent person. And that sort of startling image will trigger 'apple' for you later on. But I wouldn't throw an apple at Romney. Or a vote."

- King of the Interview [...]

MaxFunCon Is Heading East

MaximumFunCon, Jesse Thorn's annual weekend of well-dressed, bookish comedy is getting an east coast version. From October 26-28, Maximum Fun fans will gather for a weekend of comedy, classes, activities, and merriment in the sure to be archetypally autumnal Poconos. (Just look at the picture.) Performers and presenters include Michael Ian Black, Jonathan Ames, Dick Cavett, John Hodgman, Julie Klausner, Kevin Allison, and more!!!! Get more info here. It's a good place to wear that sweater vest one last time before the transition into full-length sweater weather.

Dick Cavett Gave Jimmy Fallon a Talk Show Host Blessing Last Night

Legendary talk show host Dick Cavett was a guest on Fallon last night, and Jimmy conducted his interview in a recreation of the set from The Dick Cavett Show to make him feel more welcome. The whole interview is basically the two of them taking turns gushing about their admiration for each other, and Fallon surprises Cavett with an old clip from his first appearance on The Jack Paar Tonight Show in 1961 where he started out as a talent booker. It's hard to tell who is the bigger fan here, but if we're counting by excited nose scrunching it's definitely Jimmy.

The Night Groucho Marx Took Over Dick Cavett's Show

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

The other night I was listening to Alec Baldwin's interview with Dick Cavett on his show Here's the Thing, and I was trying [...]

John Hodgman the Deranged Millionaire Celebrates His Upcoming Book

Hey, I have a ferret skeleton room too! Granted it also doubles as my bedroom, but you wouldn't be wrong if you called it that either! John Hodgman's new book That Is All will be released November 1, giving you over a year to read it before the End Times begin, and about a week for Hodgman to successfully make his way out of his grotesquely opulent mansion. I'm very interested in the void where he keeps Justin Long, but truly, only a deranged millionaire would keep Dick Cavett waiting around with only a belly full of chips.

Dick Cavett's Semi-Serious Talk with Graham Chapman

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

The dark world of the comedian is an angle that gets played up a lot. Sometimes it's incredibly valid. Abuse, poverty, and isolation are [...]

Dick Cavett Didn't Think 'The Colbert Report' Would Last

"When [Stephen Colbert] graduated from his friend Jon Stewart’s show to his own, I was among the skeptics. I said he’d soon realize you can’t keep up this schizophrenic act of being a real person working behind the mask of an invented person—a character role—sorting out, moment by moment, your attitude from 'his' and thinking what Stephen would say versus what 'Stephen' would say. (Have I lost anyone?) Too many psychological balls in the air. I gave it three months. I also give stock-market advice."

All-time great Dick Cavett in a 400-word ode to fellow talk show host Stephen Colbert in Vanity Fair.