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Gillian Jacobs Explains to Conan Why She's in a Butt Monster Movie

Last year, Gillian Jacobs was in a movie with Ken Marino called Bad Milo, and on last night's Conan she explained why she couldn't turn down a movie about a butt monster who she eloquently described as "E.T. made out of intestines." All it takes for Jacobs to be proud of a recent project is whether or not it has a cool '80s-inspired poster with some shade tippin'.

Tig Notaro Is Hosting a New Web Talk Show for 'EW'

Entertainment Weekly debuted this new web series hosted by comedian Tig Notaro today. Called Up Close with Tig Notaro, it's a talk show in which Notaro interviews people while physically on top of or underneath them and you can check it out here. Up Close is a nine-part series, with guests like Sarah Chalke and Jack Black lined up for future installments. Community star Gillian Jacobs is Notaro's interviewee in today's debut episode.

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Loneliness, Death, and Exercise

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Bambi, Juno and Shame

Vine is the cool new toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges the masses to bring a little more laughter into this world. On Tuesdays we'll be screening five of the funniest shorts of the past week, until Vine is abandoned for the next new thing.

Oh Lord, Britta Is Going to Start Wearing Glasses

Well, well. The remainder of this season of Community will not only see Britta Perry's continued attempts to "therapize" her friends, it'll also give us her desperate bid to look intellectual by wearing glasses, according to Gillian Jacobs. Britta will also likely continue to listen to a mind-bending amount of NPR podcasts, at least as long as the writers pull from Jacobs' own life. Seriously, this lady listens to a greater number of podcasts than I knew existed. Yes, it's true: I thought there were only 5 podcasts. Ignorance runs rampant in America.

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and Gillian Jacobs Have a Chat

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web chat show Speakeasy, and his guest this time around is Community's Gillian Jacobs. As always with Speakeasy, it's a lively and engaging conversation that doesn't feel stale and pre-planned like a lot of TV interviews do, and Jacobs delves into some fun parts of her past, including her unusual start as a child actor, being on probation at Juilliard, and being oblivious to Community's frequent pop culture references.

Vine 5 Film Festival: The Deal With Luggage

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

This time around, Jerry Seinfeld, God, and possibly Haley Joel Osment make their Vine debuts, a sock puppet bails out of the bit,.the classic children's game Operation gets a little too real, and someone goes to jail.

12 Funny People on Vine Worth Watching For More Than 6 Seconds

It has been a little over one hundred days since the Vine app made its debut. While Twitter (the owner of Vine) made the transition from a curious and mocked social media application to a respected and recognized fertile ground for creativity after a couple of years of existence, Vine has already made comedic stars out of illustrators, art directors, musicians, and other walks of life that aren't normally directly associated with comedy. And of course, there are the Rob Delaneys of Vine: veteran comedians that found themselves to be uniquely suited to the new app, finding it almost too easy to tell a joke in six seconds or [...]

Gillian Jacobs Discusses 'Community's' True Geniuses Dan Harmon and Torg

Gill-Jax is out promoting Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, but since her appearance in the film is brief, there is plenty of time for Community questions. The first being how does she feel about this whole Dan Harmon dust-up:

We're all very grateful to him, because he really changed our lives and our careers, so we have an infinite amount of gratitude towards him and his beautiful writing and his ambition. But being an actor, we don't often have any power [over who is showrunner or not]. We're all used to being in a position of no power, no decision-making. We're trying to focus [...]

Community Heads to Comedy Central and Gillian Jacobs Revisits Reddit

Comedy Central will start airing repeats of Community in 2013! Great news for the small but powerful cabal trying to brainwash the rest of the world into loving the show. Wait, I've said too much.

In other Community news, Gillian Jacobs just can't keep away from Reddit. Her latest AMA goes into detail on the origins of the "Me so hungy" dance and the time Chevy Chase wandered onto the set of J. Edgar. In other words, it's a must read.

Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs, and Jim Rash Explore Some Online 'Community' Fan Art on '@midnight'

A mini-Community reunion happened on @midnight last night that included the above segment, where Danny Pudi, Gillian Jacobs, and Jim Rash are tasked with identifying some real online Community fan art. Click through for four more segments from the episode, including one with a special Craigslist reading from astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Gillian Jacobs and Chevy Chase Join 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2' for a Little 'Community' Reunion

Community star Gillian Jacobs and ex-Community star Chevy Chase have both joined the cast of the long-awaited sequel to Hot Tube Time Machine, Deadline reports. Chase starred in the original movie in a supporting role as a mysterious hot tub repairman, while Jacobs is new to the franchise, playing the movie's female lead. In addition to Chase, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 sees director Steve Pink, co-writer Josh Heald, and stars Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke returning. Adam Scott is taking John Cusack's place as the lead. Corddry has revealed that Scott is playing Cusack's character's son, who the gang goes to visit 10 [...]

Watch Gillian Jacobs Steal Her 'Community' Castmate Alison Brie's Talk Show Appearance

Alison Brie was "sick" so she couldn't make it to her appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Her Community co-star Gillian Jacobs filled in, but somebody should probably check on Alison Brie to make sure she's not strung up in TV appearance-hungry Gillian Jacobs's attic or something.

Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs Talk Balancing TV and Film

"I felt like I've been doing three years of comedy boot camp, and when the opportunity came to do The Five-Year Engagement, I felt very prepared and confident in my comedic skills because of the training that I got on Community…I also just worked on a film called Get a Job, and my character is odd — sort of inappropriately sexual and just weird — so Dylan Kidd, the director, gave me a lot of freedom to have fun and play around and try to say the weirdest things that I could come up with. I know that he is a fan of Community as well, so I think that it's the work that I've [...]