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Watch Michael Cera and Aubrey Plaza in Michael Cera's New Short Film

Here's "Failure," a new short film Michael Cera made for the YouTube channel JASH. Cera directed and stars in the short alongside his Scott Pilgrim vs. the World costar Aubrey Plaza, who plays a bigger weirdo than normal in this.

The Chase Is the Thing and the Thing Is the Chase: Learning to Love Failure

The following was posted to the Chris Gethard Show Tumblr as a response to an anonymously asked question, which follows. It's reprinted here with permission.

For Chris: I’ve always really wanted to get into acting and/or comedy but I’m terrified of failing at it. How do you get the courage to perform?

First off – the terror you’re feeling will never go away if you choose to go into this field. That’s just something I want to say very bluntly right at the top. There is no sugar coating that. I know it’s horrible to hear, but the terror ain’t going nowhere. That fear will manifest itself many [...]

Watch Adam Carolla's Failed Animated Pilot

The above was Adam Carolla's pilot for Birchum, his failed Fox series based on a Crank Yankers character. It's amazing this show didn't get picked up, doesn't everyone love watching a grumping old guy complain about kids these days with their peanut allergies and gift bags and not getting hit by strangers. It ends with Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" playing. Get it? The last lyrics you hear is "I can't change." Get it? Kids these days don't appreciate heavy-handed metaphors anymore. [Via]