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Adam Scott, Jenny Slate, and Nick Kroll Are Starring in a Movie Together

Adam Scott, Jenny Slate, and Nick Kroll are set to be your new favorite love triangle. Deadline reports that the trio have signed on to star in My Blind Brother, an upcoming film by Sophie Goodhart based on her 2003 short film of the same name. Scott will play "a handsome man who gets all the women and is the perfect athlete–even though he’s blind," Kroll will play "his less handsome brother, whose role in life is to serve as his brother’s eyes," and Slate will play a young woman who both brothers fall for. Production on the film starts in Ohio this May, and The Bounty Hunter's [...]

Jenny Slate Returns as Niece Denise in Tomorrow Night's 'Kroll Show'

Here's a sneak peek of this week's Kroll Show, which includes the return of everyone's favorite awkward little girl Niece Denise as she turns to Nash Rickey for some help with a birthday party bully. The full episode airs tomorrow night at 10:30pm.

Jenny Slate and Jimmy Fallon Look Back on '7th Floor West'

Before she joined the cast of SNL, Jenny Slate got her first big television gig on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon's ongoing The Hills parody 7th Floor West, and on Friday's Tonight Show the two looked back on the series and the first time Slate very nervously met Fallon. Click through to watch Slate's "Unqualified Advice" segment, in which she has a particularly great tip about cheap roommates.

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.

Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre Are Developing a Pilot for FX

Jenny Slate had a fantastic 2014 thanks to her starring film debut in Obvious Child, and it looks like she finally might get her own TV show. According to Deadline, Slate's regular role on FX's Married has been downgraded to recurring status due to a pilot she's currently developing for the network with Obvious Child writers Elisabeth Holm and Gillian Robespierre, who also directed the film. No details on the pilot have been revealed yet, but with memorable roles on Kroll Show, Parks and Recreation, and Bob's Burgers now under her belt, it's about time Slate got a show of her very own.

Marcel the Shell Experiences His Very First Thunderstorm

It's a big week for fans of Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp's tiny creation Marcel the Shell. Not only is there a new book called Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been out tomorrow, but today they released a brand new video featuring Marcel as he talks about deodorant, the "idiots of the sea," and his plant allergies while experiencing his very first thunderstorm. Check out the first two Marcel the Shell videos here and here.

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 [...]

Farley Gets Her Own Makeover Show on Tomorrow Night's 'Kroll Show'

Here's a sneak peek of tomorrow's brand new episode of Kroll Show, in which Farley (Chelsea Peretti) finally gets her moment in the spotlight when she lands her very own fashion makeover show Look Like Dis. Her first fashion-challenged guest is attorney Ruth Diamond Phillips (Jenny Slate), who seems extremely eager to get Look Like Dis'd by the best. Catch the full episode tomorrow night at 10:30pm.

Jenny Slate Sings as Marcel the Shell on 'Late Show'

Jenny Slate has a brand new Marcel the Shell book coming out next week, and during last night's Late Show she explained Marcel's origins to Letterman and even sang a sad little song in character called "My Mother Got Lost in the Rug."

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 [...]