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Come Celebrate the Release of 'A Night at Whiplash' This Friday with an Amazing Lineup of Comedians

We're celebrating the recent release of A Night at Whiplash this Friday night at The Bell House in Brooklyn. The lineup is pretty badass: Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Michael Che, Aparna Nancherla, Jared Logan, and a dance piece by Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. Even better? For the $20 price of admission you'll get a code for a free download of A Night at Whiplash. That's a lot of great comedy for not all that much money.

The show kicks off at 8pm this Friday night, and you can buy your tickets right here. See you on Friday!

'Archer' Season 5 Ditches Espionage for the Better

The best thing about Archer being an animated show is that anything is possible. We've seen the ISIS gang travel across the world, fight pirates in space, and adventure beneath the sea. It makes sense, then, that for the new season Adam Reed would create a premise in which he could continue being outrageous and stretch the limits of his illustrated imaginations.

After four seasons of spy hijinks, the writers "got bored" and created drastic change for their characters. The once respected super-spies have been operating without the consent of the government (and betrayed the government, but hey, as Sterling Archer says, "Potato, patreason") and are turning to drug dealing [...]

Jon Benjamin Demonstrates How to Be a Professional Voice Actor

Voice actor extraordinaire Jon Benjamin has been one of the most prominent talents in his field for years now, voicing major characters on Bob's Burgers, Archer, Home Movies, and more. Now, we finally get to see how he manages to achieve such a high level of voiceover perfection: torturing his engineers.

Jon Benjamin Is America's (or England's?) Worst Father, Maybe

In the above video, Jon Benjamin explains that he has been speaking to his son only in a British accent since he was four months old. His son is now nine and has no idea his dad is not British. This is probably a bit. Yet, maybe it isn't. When you watch it, it's hard not to think, "Only a crazy person would do this." But doesn't Jon Benjamin seem like a crazy person? Yes, yes he does. Have you ever seen The Prestige? It's just like that but comedic and with fake British accents. Wait, The Prestige had fake British accents – it is EXACTLY like The Prestige.

Saddle Up For Jon Benjamin Has A Van

It's going to be hard to watch Comedy Central's Jon Benjamin Has a Van, without imagining it's Sterling Archer traveling across the United States reporting on fake human interest stories. Which he would definitely not do, seeing as how it might involve interacting with ugly, stupid people. Says the his new show's site, "Jon Benjamin takes you for a ride in this new inventive, irreverent and hilarious narrative/fake news magazine comedy show, Jon Benjamin Has a Van. Every week Jon brings you fresh and unique takes on stories from all across America. Each show is a new adventure where Jon unwittingly becomes part of a story he's investigating." [...]

'2001: A Space Odyssey' Is Way Better with Jon Benjamin as the Voice of HAL

Here's a scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey, with Archer and Bob's Burgers voice actor Jon Benjamin as the voice of HAL the computer. The video comes from Late Night Basement, a live Brooklyn comedy show hosted by Chris Rose at which Benjamin was a guest. Hopefully at some point, Jon Benjamin is able to record the entire HAL audio track so that it can be edited into 2001 and that will just be the version everyone watches from now on.

Jon Benjamin Discusses His 'Worst Gig Ever'

Here's the first episode of Worst Gig Ever, a web series from YouTube's channel Official Comedy, that's a video version of Mike Pace and Geoff Garlock's podcast of the same name. Their guest for the web series debut is Jon Benjamin, who has all sorts of terrible stories about past jobs including one about a prison-release co-worker who makes porn with his cousin.

Jon Benjamin "Legtimately Annoyed" by His Fellow 'Bob's Burgers' Cast Members

“I am legitimately annoyed by the other [Bob's Burgers] actors a huge part of the time… Recording sessions for [creator] Loren [Bouchard]’s shows can run six, seven hours, which doesn’t sound like a huge deal — everybody works that long — but when you’re in a recording booth it’s suffocating. So in a weird way he has created this family dynamic, which is like, ‘God, I wish Kristen Schaal would stop eating that fucking rice cake thing she’s always eating. It’s so annoying. And Eugene Mirman, I wish he would get off his iPad and stop tweeting for five minutes so he can do his fucking lines. And John Roberts is [...]

10 Promising TV Series That Weren’t Picked Up

Every year, TV networks horde up pilots for potential new shows and then whittle this group down to a few programs that actually make it to air. While it's often the case that these passed-over pilots are rejected for good reasons, there have been tons of high-profile projects from respected comedy auteurs to get shot down by trigger-happy network brass (especially at Fox!). Let's take a look at some of the comedy series that almost were, and how they could have changed the careers of those involved and the face of television as we know it.

The Forgotten Legacy of The Jenny McCarthy Show

We didn’t know it at the time, but the 90s have turned out to be a critical formative era for many of today’s most popular comedians. The short-lived Dana Carvey Show featured a murder's row of then-unknowns who have since gone on to great success, including Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Louis CK. Before that, MTV brought us The State, whose members have gone onto populate projects like Reno 911, Stella, Wet Hot American Summer and Role Models. And before that, the critically adored but commercially ignored The Ben Stiller Show provided the first big break for young comedians like Janeane Garofalo, David Cross and Bob Odenkirk. But there [...]

Comedy Central Will Air 'Archer' Reruns Starting Next Year

There's going to be a lot more Archer on TV in 2015. Comedy Central has obtained off-network syndication rights to the FX series and will start airing reruns of it in May 2015, Deadline reports. Comedy Central previously signed a similar deal to air reruns of FX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Archer reruns will also be airing on FX's sister channel FXX, who has exclusive rights to reairing the show after midnight while Comedy Central has rights to airing it before midnight. By this time next year, Archer will be airing on three different networks: FXX, Comedy Central, and FX, who recently ordered two more seasons [...]

Talking to Jon Benjamin About 'Bob's Burgers', Voicing Animated Characters and Crying in the Shower

Bob Belcher and his restaurant may be cursed with an unlucky streak, but even before the fourth season premieres this Sunday, Fox has already renewd Bob's Burgers for a fifth. While portraying a dysfunctional, blue-collar family struggling to stay afloat, the show has successfully challenged Seth MacFarlane's hegemony in the world of animated primetime comedy while attracting a growing fanbase. While the Belcher family continues to struggle, Bob's Burgers continues to grow.

Jon Benjamin, the voice behind  protagonist Bob Belcher, has been lauded for his hilarously gruff dead pan which has brought to life many animated leading men such as Sterling Archer in FX's [...]

Fun Fun Fun Fest Has a Funny Funny Funny Comedy Line-Up

What a great trend it has been for music festivals to include comedians. Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest, which this year runs from November 2-4, is one such example. This year's festival will include performances from Hannibal Buress, Wyatt Cenac, Tig Notaro, Eugene Mirman and more. It's perfect for that certain person who wants to pregame for Refused's Swedish Socialist hardcore by listening to David Cross crack some jokes. Check out the full comedy stage line-up below. Yes, it includes a Weird Al Tribute Band:

Jon Benjamin Has a Van and a Bunch of Other Shows, Too

You know someone’s having a great run when you ask them about their new television show and they don’t know which show you’re talking about.

Writer, performer and producer Jon Benjamin is a long-time fixture on the New York comedy scene, and if you’ve watched an animated sitcom in the last 12 years, chances are you’ve seen his work there as well. He provides the voice of the titular characters in the FX spy spoof, Archer, for which we was nominated for an Emmy, as well as the Fox sitcom, Bob’s Burgers. You’ll also recognize his rasp as the voice of Ben Katz in Dr. Katz and Jason and [...]