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Sad News: Videogum Is Shutting Down

Earlier today, Videogum senior editor (and Splitsider's very first intern!) Kelly Conaboy broke some sad news in an article titled "Hey Guys, We Have To Talk To You About Something." Though the reason for the change is unclear, Videogum is no longer being run by SPINMedia — the company behind Stereogum, The Frisky, and Spin Magazine's online venue SPIN — and will cease its usual operations after Kelly's last official day this Friday. It's possible that Stereogum editor Scott Lapatine might try "keeping Videogum online in some form," but Conaboy's departure doesn't paint a very bright picture for the site, which has amassed a huge commenting community [...]

Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman Made a New 'Bestie X Bestie' Video

Here's the latest episode of Jennny Slate and Gabe Liedman's web series Bestie X Bestie, made for Funny Or Die. This time around, they're finally getting to the bottom of Tom Bergeron and Vin Di Bona's party animal lifestyle.

Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman Bring Back 'Bestie X Bestie' for Funny Or Die

After nearly a year and a half away, best friends and comedy partners Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman brought back their web series Bestie X Bestie for a new episode for Funny Or Die's digital magazine The Occasional. Hopefully, there are more of these on the way, as the two are still really spontaneously funny together.

Talking with Gabe Liedman About His New Album, Jenny Slate, and Going Up for Stereotypical Gay Roles

A wildly-funny performer who’s been wowing audiences in both the New York and L.A. comedy scenes for years now, Gabe Liedman makes his standup album debut this week with Hiyeeee!!, a new release from AST Records. It’s a delightful recording that perfectly captures Liedman’s fast-paced riffs on pop culture and human behavior and demonstrates exactly why he’s become such a sought-after act. In addition to his own standup, Liedman is also a blogger, hosts and books the long-running Wednesday night NYC standup show Big Terrific (which he founded with frequent partner in crime Jenny Slate), and is writing for Amy Schumer’s upcoming Comedy Central sketch show. I recently [...]

This Week's Web Series You Need To Watch: "Bestie by Bestie"

“What if moles wrote in tiny notebooks called human skins?” Go. “I don’t believe the Grinch’s heart could’ve grown three sizes in one day.” Make a hilarious comment. “Do people with alopecia still get browbeaten?” No time to think or write anything down. Just let ‘er rip.

Improv’s tough. Being stream of consciousness funny without any prep or thought about what would be the most genius thing to say in a given moment — it’s not for the faint of heart. Sure the streets of New York and LA are crawling with self-proclaimed “improv aficionados”, masters of “scream at the top of your lungs, now pretend you’re a chicken [...]

Gabe Liedman Was 'Pete Holmes Show's First-Ever Standup Last Night

Since The Pete Holmes Show debuted in October, they haven't had anyone do standup yet — until last night when Gabe Liedman became the show's first person to do standup. This was also the TV standup debut for Liedman, who co-stars in the web series Bestie X Bestie with Jenny Slate and writes for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and it was a super funny set.

Talking to Gabe Liedman About 'The Half Hour', Re-writing Jokes, and Writing for TV

For the past 15 years, Comedy Central’s half hour specials have showcased the future stars of standup. Looking back, the early years of Comedy Central Presents included memorable sets from the likes of Mitch Hedberg, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Dane Cook and dozens more. Re-branded The Half Hour in 2012, the series continues to feature the best up-and-coming comics in the country.

For many comedians, it’s that history that makes doing a half hour special so significant. While a half hour may once have been a comic’s first major exposure, comedians now have many ways to build an audience. Almost everyone who taped a special this year does non-standup [...]

NYC's Big Terrific Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary Tomorrow

Influential NYC stand-up show Big Terrific is celebrating its fifth anniversary tomorrow with a big ol' show featuring Pete Holmes, Nick Turner, the return of co-host Gabe Liedman, and surprise guests (co-host Jenny Slate will make an appearance via video because she's busy filming a pilot with Kristen Schaal and June Diane Raphael). Time Out New York has a fun interview with Slate, Liedman, and their fellow co-host Max Silvestri that you should totally read if you can't make it to the show like Jenny Slate (probably with a much worse excuse).

Is James Adomian Gay Stand-Up Comedians' Great White Hope?

"Could James Adomian become the first man to break through as an openly gay stand-up star?" asks Jason Zinoman in his New York Times piece on contemporary gay comedians. He talks about such other notables as Gabe Liedman, Brent Sullivan, Kevin Meaney, Todd Glass, and Eliot Glazer; however, the most focus is paid to James Adomian. Maybe it's a lot of pressure to put on James but luckily he is one of the most funny and original people on the planet.

Gabe Liedman And Jenny Slate Do A Pretty Dead-On Fleetwood Mac

Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman's latest Bestie by Bestie contains what I consider a remarkably spot-on impression of some key Fleetwood Mac members. Stevie Nicks would be complaining about the lack of cauldron space in her daughters' condo. Lindsay Buckingham would be…stroking out while trying to fit his absurdly large penis in his mouth. It's like they just appeared in the room, only to disappear again!

Watch a New Episode of 'Bestie X Bestie' with Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman

Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman made a new episode of their excellent web series, Bestie X Bestie, for Funny or Die's The Occasional. It features more descriptions of the characters from Disney's The Lion King engaging in missionary style sex than usual.

'Inside Amy Schumer' is Much Better Than Any Awful Pun I Can Make Here

Inside Amy Schumer premieres tonight at 10:30 p.m. eastern on Comedy Central. Gander at your local cable box's listings to confirm this. The first episode is available on Comedy Central's official website now.

Comedy Central has been riding a hot streak lately, and it more than continues with Inside Amy Schumer.

Jonah Ray, Gabe Liedman, Nikki Glaser, and More to Film Comedy Central Half-Hour Specials

Comedy Central has long been the best showcase of stand-up on TV, and every year, the network releases a series of half-hour specials from talented folks. The Comedy Bureau has obtained a list of comedians set to record specials this year, and it's an especially strong group. The half-hour specials will be release as part of Comedy Central's show The Half-Hour, which is the successor to its old show Comedy Central Presents, and the batch of episodes should drop sometime this summer. The list lists Jonah Ray, Sean O'Connor, Dan St. Germain, Mike Lawrence, Dan Soder, Nikki Glaser, Jared Logan, Gabe Liedman, Baron Vaughn, Ben Kronberg, and Sean Patton as all having new specials on the docket. It's a [...]

Take a Video Tour of Five of New York's Best Comedy Shows

New York, comedy jungle where jokes are made of There's nothin' you can't do Now you're in New York These jokes will make you feel brand new Big jokes will inspire you Laugh hear it for New York, New York, New York

New York has a lot of great weekly comedy shows and thankfully BlackBook made it slightly easier to navigate by highlighting five of the very best. Besides the above video about Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler's Hot Tub, there are videos below covering John Gemberling and Anthony Atamanuik's Tony & Johnny Show, Max Silvestri and Gabe Liedman's Big Terrific, Joe Mande and Noah [...]