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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 [...]

9 Comedy Pilots We Hope Get Picked Up This Year

Next week, the TV networks are set to unveil their new fall lineups, officially announcing which shows are coming back and which new shows will get to see the light of day. Networks always develop a ton of pilots, only choosing a few to go to series, and Deadline reports that execs at all the networks are "very happy" with their comedy pilots this time around.  With shows from Rebel Wilson, Andy Samberg, and John Mulaney in the mix, there are a lot of high-profile comedy pilots this season, and we whittled them down to nine shows that we hope make it through the pilot season gauntlet. And just [...]

Kristen Schaal Joins June Diane Raphael and Jenny Slate in ABC's 'Pulling'

ABC's adaptation of the British series Pulling is now vying with Andy Samberg's cop show for the title of "Most Anticipated Comedy Pilot of 2013." Deadline reports that Kristen Schaal has joined the cast to play one of the three female leads, along with two other super funny actresses/writers, June Diane Raphael and Jenny Slate, who were previously announced. Schaal will be playing the role of Louise vacated by Mandy Moore, and yes, her character here has the same name as the Bob's Burgers character she voices.. Based on the UK sitcom of the same name starring and co-created by Sharon Horgan, ABC's Pulling pilot [...]

'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 and Gabe Liedman Bring Back 'Bestie X Bestie' for Funny Or Die

After nearly a year and a half away, best friends and comedy partners Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman brought back their web series Bestie X Bestie for a new episode for Funny Or Die's digital magazine The Occasional. Hopefully, there are more of these on the way, as the two are still really spontaneously funny together.

Jason Jones, Jenny Slate, and Martin Mull Will Star in Different Pilots

Pilot season 2013 continues, as all the networks are scrambling to cast actors in their potential new fall shows. The Daily Show's Jason Jones has been cast in the ABC multi-camera pilot, Divorce: A Love Story, Deadline reports. He'll star opposite Andrea Anders (Better Off Ted) as a divorced couple who are awful together but even worse apart. In October, Jones sold a show that he wrote and would have starred in to Fox with Steve Carell producing, but Fox didn't commission a pilot. The Divorce pilot won't conflict with Jones's Daily Show duties, but if ABC orders the show to series, he'll leave The Daily Show just like Steve [...]

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:

NYC's Big Terrific Celebrates Its Fifth Anniversary Tomorrow

Influential NYC stand-up show Big Terrific is celebrating its fifth anniversary tomorrow with a big ol' show featuring Pete Holmes, Nick Turner, the return of co-host Gabe Liedman, and surprise guests (co-host Jenny Slate will make an appearance via video because she's busy filming a pilot with Kristen Schaal and June Diane Raphael). Time Out New York has a fun interview with Slate, Liedman, and their fellow co-host Max Silvestri that you should totally read if you can't make it to the show like Jenny Slate (probably with a much worse excuse).