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Jenny Slate Tells Seth Meyers About Her College Stoner Days

On last night's Late Night, guest Jenny Slate told an adorable story about her days as a weed-loving Columbia student who confused astronomy with astrology. Click through for another clip from the interview, in which Slate tells Meyers about getting the prom picture she always wanted a little late in life.

Jenny Slate Shares Her Unique Arnold Schwarzenegger Impression with Conan

Arnold Schwarzenegger impressions have pretty much become a cliché by now, but Jenny Slate found a way to make her take on the Governator uniquely her own — not just by making sure it's absolutely terrible, but by choosing the worst quote from Twins to go with it.

'Kroll Show's Second Season Evolves Into "Sketch-uational Comedy"

As far as character showcases go, it doesn't get much more elaborate than Kroll Show.

When Nick Kroll's sketch series on Comedy Central returned for its second season in January, it was clear that he had set his sights firmly on the pseudo-celebrity culture of reality television, with a lineup of characters inspired by the most despicable monsters that crawled out of the Jersey Shore and Real Housewives muck: the Guido womanizer Bobby Bottleservice, the psychopathic publicists of "PubLIZity," the man-child toilet-baby C-Czar, the self-destructively vain Rich Dicks, etc. But if the first season served to introduce the freakshow, the second season unleashed them out into [...]

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.

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 Reflects on Her 'SNL' Days

"You know, SNL was a challenge for me, mostly because of how I treated myself. Everyone was very kind to me, but if there was one thing I would change, I would ask people to stop saying that 'now is the time for women in comedy' because it's rude to all of the women who came before us, patronizing to those of us doing it, and backwards in general. Comedy comes from my nature, not my gender!"

- Jenny Slate opens up about her SNL days in a recent Reddit AMA.

Sketch Anatomy: John Levenstein Goes Behind the Scenes of 'Kroll Show's "Niece Denise"

Welcome to our new column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite television writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates a successful sketch from the rest.

For this week's installment of Sketch Anatomy we spoke with John Levenstein, who has written for The Life & Times of Tim and Arrested Development (behind AD episodes like "Top Banana" and "Good Grief") and is currently co-creator, writer, and executive producer of Comedy Central's Kroll Show. Levenstein chose to take us behind the scenes of one of [...]

Jenny Slate and Pete Holmes Have a Girly Chat

The delightful Jenny Slate was a guest on last night's Pete Holmes Show, and she and Pete got extra comfy for a "Gabbin' Like Gals" segment in which they cover frightened farts, robbers, shorts forts, Jenny's favorite sexual things, Pete's homemade shampoo recipe, and more. She also makes plenty of silly sound effects.

Talking to Jenny Slate About Her Web Series 'Catherine' and the 'Marcel the Shell' Movie

While most professional comedians keep busy by involving themselves in many different projects, it seems like Jenny Slate has a lot going on even compared to her most diligent peers. In addition to recurring roles on Parks and Recreation, House of Lies, and Kroll Show, Slate is writing the new Looney Tunes movie for Warner Brothers and, as she reveals in the following interview, co-writing an independent movie based on her hit viral video, "Marcel the Shell with Shoes On." On top of all of that, she has a new web series, Catherine, which debuted on the YouTube comedy channel JASH last month. Slate stars in Catherine as the [...]

Check Out Jenny Slate's Unsettling New Web Series 'Catherine'

The very funny Jenny Slate has a brand new web series called Catherine that was just released by the YouTube comedy channel JASH. Slate stars in the show, which she co-wrote with her Marcel the Shell collaborator Dean Fleischer-Camp, who also directed the series. Catherine is a 12-part saga and the first three episodes were released this week. It's hard to tell where this is going in future installments, but things look pretty dark and ominous from here.

Check out Parts 2 and 3 below:

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Jenny Slate, Merrill Garbus, and Jon Daly Visit 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Comedy Bang! Bang! – Jenny Slate, Merrill Gabrus, Jon Daly

LEIGH: How lucky are we that Jenny Slate seems to be everywhere these days promoting [...]

Watch the Trailer for the Jenny Slate Movie 'Obvious Child'

Here's the trailer for Obvious Child, a new comedy starring Jenny Slate as a Brooklyn standup who gets dumped, fired, and pregnant back to back to back. The independent movie, written and directed by Gillian Robespierre, premiered to rave reviews at Sundance earlier this year, and it hits theaters on June 6th.

'Kroll Show' Season 2: Good TV Making Fun of Bad TV

The second season of Kroll Show premieres tonight on Comedy Central, and by the looks of things, Nick Kroll has no intention of changing course. When the first season debuted a year ago, the series appeared to be a showcase of Kroll's larger-than-life characters, like Bobby Bottleservice, who at that point had already been pushing his roofie necklace on us in online videos for months. Indeed, his characters were the centerpiece of the show, but rather than growing thin throughout the eight-episode season, they delivered the goods. That's because Kroll's characters don't exist for their own sakes — they're vehicles for the show's bigger target: reality television and the [...]

Jenny Slate and Brett Gelman Join Nat Faxon and Judy Greer's FX Pilot

There's a pilot at FX that's lining up one hell of an impressive cast of comedy people. Deadline reports that Jenny Slate (SNL, Parks and Rec) and Brett Gelman (Go On, Eagleheart) have signed on to star in the untitled pilot, which already has Nat Faxon (Ben and Kate) and Judy Greer (Arrested Development) as its leads. The project was created by Andrew Gurland, who wrote The Last Exorcism and The Virginity Hit. The pilot follows a married couple (Faxon, Greer) who enter into an open relationship to save their marriage. Slate and Gelman are both playing friends to Faxon's character. It sounds like an interesting premise, but [...]