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Lewis Black Will Take Your Suggestions for What to Rant About This Weekend

Comedian Lewis Black will be yelling about whatever topics his audience want him to this weekend. Variety reports that for his show, Lewis Black: The Rant is Due, in Napa Valley this Friday and Saturday, he'll take suggestions for what to rant about from the live audience and from people watching the video stream (which costs $10). Standup Kathleen Madigan will be on-hand to moderate the suggestions and to probably weed out a bunch of obnoxious ones from internet people. If the stunt proves to be a success, Lewis Black will continue to incorporate this element into future shows.

Patton Oswalt Will Host the Webby Awards

The Webbys, the biggest awards show dedicated to honoring stuff on the internet, announced today that Patton Oswalt will host the 2013 ceremony. Oswalt hosted last year's awards too. The ceremony will be held on May 21st and broadcast on demand the following day on the Webbys' website for the three people who will pay to see an internet awards show. Nominees this year include Burning Love, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Funny or Die, and other internet stuff. Voting is open for the next week at webbyawards.com. Unfortunately, it's too late for the video of Patton Oswalt ranting about Star Wars on the Parks and Rec [...]

Talking with Jake Fogelnest About the Movies and Shows He’s Alone in Liking

Everyone has at least one movie or TV show they enjoy that no one else can stand, whether it’s a guilty pleasure or something the rest of the world is just wrong about. I recently rang up Sirius Radio host and Twitter luminary Jake Fogelnest to talk about the pieces of pop cultures that he enjoys that everyone else seems to hate.

Jake Fogelnest’s a busy guy, splitting his time between hosting his own indie rock show on Sirius, his webcam show on Stickam, his hilarious and wildly popular Twitter feed, an equally-bitchin’ Tumblr, and at least a couple fake Twitter accounts. In the [...]

It's Official: No One Watches TV on the TV Anymore

It's a good thing TV ratings aren't the stock market, because we would all be screwed. Like, more than we are now. This series of comparisons between today's hits and yesteryear's flops is pretty shocking. Did you know that the same number of people watching the premiere of New Girl (enough to get it picked up for a full season) watched Who Wants to Marry My Dad? in August of '03? And that same number is smaller than the average audience for My So-Called Life, prompting its cancellation?

Obviously ratings are lower now across the board because of DVR and the Internet – and networks showing episodes [...]

Jane Austen Responds to Spam, by Daniel Hurwitz

Subject: GOOD NEWS TO SHARE WITH YOU!! From: David david@freeipad.org To: Jane Austen

Hi Friend!

OH MY GOSH! I know I shouldn't talk about this here, but I thought I would message you from my new APPLE iPad that I just got for free. Don't tell anyone but there is a website sending out a free iPad to anyone that signs up, www.freeipad.info. That is where I got mine btw follow these steps exactly to get one for yourself, go to www.freeipad.info enter you email, enter your shipping address and wait 3-5 business days to receive your it in the mail! it works!!

David.

Subject: Re: GOOD NEWS TO SHARE WITH YOU!! From: Jane [...]

A Funny Thing: Sean Canady Owes Elijah Wood an Apology – Here it Is

Our story this week: Sean Canady was a lovesick nerd in the heady, wild west days of the early internet. Looking for love in all the wrong chat rooms, he found respite in one distant and thus un-fuck-up-able relationship. But when the girl on the other end of the chat window stepped away for a few moments, her neighbor stepped in and everything changed.

Sean Canady is a comedian in New York. See him co-host The Big Shrink at UCBeast Feb 26th  or put him in your ears with The Sharon Spell Show podcast. He recorded his story at Oh Hey, Guys!, the storytelling open mic at UCBeast.

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Comedian Romany Malco is Better at Internetting than You

"While most actors dip into Web comedy to promote a film project or to fool around with half-formed ideas, Mr. Malco’s online presence is savvily planned, maintained daily and constantly tailored to his audience’s appetite. His skill with the medium is attracting attention: Last month the White House even asked him to be part of an advisory panel on social media outreach." — From the very interesting NY Times profile of The 40-Year-Old Virgin/Weeds star Romany Malco’s use of the Internet to get closer to his fans. It’s a great read, even if it fails to mention the insane fact that Malco wrote MC Skat Kat’s parts in Paula [...]

Smart Social Media Solutions For You and Your Business, by Brandon Hartley

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The Final Season of '30 Rock' Begins Tonight; Here’s All the Internet’s Best '30 Rock' Stuff from Today

The first episode of the 30 Rock’s final, 13-episode season airs tonight at 8/7c on NBC, and the internet’s going bananas. Here’s a rundown of all the cool 30 Rock stuff from today. First off, here's a supercut of every terrible TGS sketch mentioned on the show ever.

Alec Baldwin dropped a major bombshell about the show on Twitter:

CollegeHumor's Making Moves Into the TV Arena

CollegeHumor just announced the hiring of Sam Grossman, a former Director of Development for MTV and Comedy Central, as their new Senior Vice President of Development. Grossman, who's worked on Human Giant and on programming for the Onion and the Gregory Brothers, will spearhead "the development of original long form content for both online and television." The hire definitely signals a push into TV for CollegeHumor, whose CollegeHumor Show ran for one season on MTV and who are also currently producing a movie with Glenn Howerton and Ben Schwartz. Internet comedy: not just on the Internet anymore.