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JASH's Sarah Silverman-Hosted Variety Show Is Now on Vimeo

Back in April, Xbox decided to get into the comedy game by ordering a variety show pilot from web video collective JASH hosted by Sarah Silverman. Over the summer, however, Microsoft shut down Xbox Entertainment Studios, leaving the JASH pilot and several other series with nowhere to go. Thankfully, Vimeo has come to the rescue and debuted the first episode of the series — titled JASH Presents Rubberhead — via their on-demand streaming service yesterday. Silverman will host each episode, and performers set to show up include Key and Peele, Tim and Eric, Nathan Fielder, John C. Reilly, Seth Rogen, Todd Glass, Natasha Leggero, and more. The [...]

This Week In Web Videos: 'The Amazing Gayl Pile'

Casting ain’t easy, but it’s necessary: wise words spoken by…no one in particular, but felt deep down in the heart cockles of everyone who’s ever produced any piece of performance art. Strong writing is nothing without human vessels to bring those words to life. This is especially true in faux-reality content that lives and dies on characters who must inhabit a world much closer to the messiness of actual life than the delicately crafted chaos in most TV and film. When creators need real, they usually mine the improv set. Few have the cojones to stake their project’s success on a bunch of randos solicited on Craigslist, but The [...]

Aziz Ansari, Jason Woliner, and Eric Wareheim Present 'Food Club'

Here's a new video from JASH of a food and culture show called "Food Club" that was created by and stars Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, and Jason Woliner, with Parks and Rec writer Alan Yang as Swab Yang. Wearing silly-looking captains' hats, the three comedians travel from restaurant to restaurant, deciding whether the eateries are plaque-worthy or not.

Ansari, Wareheim, and Woliner started their Food Club years ago, before this video, as Ansari told The AV Club in 2010:

Here's the First Episode of Tim & Eric's New Web Series, 'Dr. Wareheim'

Tim & Eric debuted a new web series on their YouTube channel JASH today. Called Dr. Wareheim, each episode features Tim Heidecker visiting his digustingly gross doctor, Eric Wareheim.

The Tiny Fuppets Return for a Halloween Special

Conan/Funny or Die writer Scott Gairdner's web series Tiny Fuppets, a cheap Portuguese Muppet Babies knockoff, returns today with a brand new Halloween special. The special was released via the YouTube channel JASH and features a surprise ending that will blow your mind.

The Economics of Internet Comedy Videos

Funny videos on the internet come from a plethora of sources, from established internet studios to TV networks to independent comedians. But how do comedy production studios fund their internet comedy videos? There’s no simple answer. In fact, one of the first answers I heard was “Our funding comes from everywhere.”

However, as I talked to representatives from CollegeHumor, Funny or Die, Jash, Above Average, UCB Comedy, and Comedy Central, a lot of common themes came forward. Branded content funds more than you think. YouTube revenue funds less than you think. Comedy studios, like everyone else, earn money so they can fund passion projects. Incubating new talent is also a [...]

JASH's New Web Series 'The Perfect Week' Is Action-Packed

YouTube network JASH, founded by Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Reggie Watts, and Tim & Eric, debuted its latest web series today. Here's the first episode of the show, which is called The Perfect Week and was created by and stars Joe Pera and Nathan Min as two guys having he most amazingly perfect week. The seven-part series, each episode highlighting a different day, will also feature appearances from Henry Zebrowski, Arthur Meyer, and John Wyatt Haskell.

Eddie Pepitone Is Part of JASH Now

Comedian Eddie Pepitone has been given his own YouTube channel as part of the comedy collective JASH, which also includes Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Reggie Watts, Tim Heidecker, and Eric Wareheim. So far, Pepitone has made three videos for JASH, including a video adaptation his Twitter "to do" lists. All his videos so far are under a minute long and embedded below:

How to Make a Successful Web Series with Natasha Leggero

On the spectrum of conceptual talk shows, Natasha Leggero’s Tubbin’ with Tash, which debuted last month on the YouTube channel JASH, is certainly one of the weirder ones, with its hot tub location possibly being the most conventional thing about it. Leggero is assisted by Moshe Kasher who plays her spa boy Pig Bottom, and the short-but-insane episodes have featured prominent comedians joining the host in her hot tub, which has led to memorable images like Reggie Watts twerking, Sarah Silverman using a tampon as a projectile, and Eric Andre getting naked, which is actually becoming business as usual for his talk show appearances.

I talked to Leggero recently [...]

Tig Notaro and Kumail Nanjiani Visit Natasha Leggero's Hot Tub

Here's the latest episode of Natasha Leggero's JASH talk show Tubbin' with Tash, in which she and sidekick Pig Bottom (Moshe Kasher) are visited by comedians Kumail Nanjiani and Tig Notaro, who insists on keeping her suit on in the hot tub.

Jesus, You're Funny: 'Black Jesus' and the Long History of Comedic Messiahs

Wherever Aaron McGruder goes, controversy follows. Black Jesus, McGruder's new live-action Adult Swim show starring Gerald "Slink" Johnson as the title character, debuts tonight amid criticisms from Christians of what they view to be blasphemous material, based not on screenings of full episodes but on footage from an extended trailer Adult Swim posted on July 18.

McGruder's last show, the just-recently-ended Boondocks, offended practically everybody. Conservatives objected to The Boondocks' raunchy material, progressives found the show to be misogynist and homophobic, a few of the show's satirical targets didn't take kindly to being satirized and threatened to sue either McGruder or Adult Swim, and Boondocks viewers were offended [...]

Xbox Orders Variety Show Pilot from JASH Featuring Sarah Silverman and Rotating Hosts

Xbox announced today that they've given a pilot commitment to an untitled half hour variety series from JASH's Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim and Eric, and Reggie Watts not long after announcing their partnership with the comedy collective earlier this month. The show will feature a different comedian host each week, with JASH's own Sarah Silverman hosting the pilot episode. From Xbox's release:

In this unique comedy format developed by Xbox Entertainment Studios with JASH (a comedy collective founded by Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim and Eric and Reggie Watts), the biggest names in comedy will showcase the people that make them laugh. Each week, a different comedian [...]

Watch the First Episode of Reggie Watts's New Web Series, 'Teach'

Here's the first episode of Teach, a new JASH web series created by and starring Reggie Watts. It's a faux-'70s/'80s sitcom about Watts as a series of high school teachers, with him playing a different one each episode. Joey Garfield directed this series, which is four episodes-long. New episodes will continue to debut on Tuesdays.

Fred Armisen, Weird Al, and Tom Lennon Visit Natasha Leggero's Hot Tub

Natasha Leggero is continuing to get impressive guests for her web series, Tubbin' with Tash. In previous weeks, she's been joined by Sarah Silverman, Eric Andre, and Tig Notaro, but this time around, her guests are "Weird Al" Yankovic, Tom Lennon, and Fred Armisen in a short cameo as Jules the Gardener.