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Watch Jon Glaser and Scott Adsit Bond in Wheelchairs at Second City in 1995

Welcome to The Second City Archives, in which we post an exclusive clip each week of some of comedy's biggest superstars performing early in their careers on the legendary Chicago stage. Second City has generously given us a glimpse into their extensive archive of live performances, and over the coming weeks we'll be sharing some rare and retro comedy never before seen on the web.

This week's clip comes from Second City's famous 1995 revue Piñata Full of Bees from ensemble performers Adam McKay, Scott Adsit, Rachel Dratch, Scott Allman, Jenna Jolovitz, and Jon Glaser. In the above sketch "Wheelchairs," Glaser and Adsit play two friends in a wheelchair [...]

Jon Glaser Will Star in and Create the Adult Swim Pilot 'Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter'

Jon Glaser is making another show for Adult Swim. Variety reports that he's creating and starring in a pilot for the network called Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter. The show follows Neon Joe, a man with a mysterious past who fights werewolves in the town of Garrity, Vermont (aka "B&B Town, USA!"). Paul Rudd and Delocated's Steve Cirbus also appear in the pilot.

Glaser went on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in costume as the character last year, but we assumed it was a joke. Here's how he described the show to Vulture:

It’s about a guy that wears neon but he also hates werewolves … He wears [...]

Jon Glaser and Catherine O’Hara Join the Next 'Greatest Event in Television History'

The third installment of Adam Scott's The Greatest Event in Television History will debut on Nov. 7 on Adult Swim, and while the title of the new episode hasn't officially been released, Entertainment Weekly has some intriguing tidbits. We now know Catherine O’Hara and Jon Glaser will join Scott in his latest shot-by-shot remake of a classic TV show's opening sequence. Chelsea Peretti and Kathryn Hahn were previously announced. Adult Swim also released this family portrait from the show, which gives some clues for classic TV fans, and seems to confirm Vulture's guess from this summer.

Scott's Greatest Events have become instant classics, but he's already announced that there will only be [...]

9 Funny People Who Direct Great Music Videos

Quick history lesson: if a music video was funny in the 1980s, it was probably completely unintentional. In the first half of the decade, the ridiculously low production values provided all of the humor, and in the second half, it was the unabashed bombastic elements that made you laugh. Weird Al, the Beastie Boys and their pie throwing antics, and weirdly enough Phil Collins' meta work were some exceptions to that, and helped lighten up the art form in the nineties, when directors like Spike Jonze presented artists in innovative and fun ways. In the mid-nineties comedic actors began to be cast in videos1, notably in [...]

Talking to Jon Glaser About 'Parks and Rec,' 'Girls,' and the 'Delocated' Finale

It's probably going to be a while 'til we see another show like Delocated.

The Adult Swim live-action series comes to an end tonight after three seasons of somehow making accessible a show about a Russian mob target in the witness protection program who moves to New York City to become a reality star. Delocated seamlessly blends avant-garde with lowbrow – the perfect middle ground between a network sitcom and Tim and Eric.

At the center of the absurdity is “Jon,” a suburban tool who wears a ski mask at all times to protect his identity. Based on a character by series creator and star Jon Glaser, “Jon” put [...]

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!

Amy Poehler and Jon Glaser Duet on "Summer Nights"

Here's a preview for tonights Parks and Rec, in which Leslie Knope and Councilman Jamm duet to "Summer Nights" from Grease at a karaoke event. Hopefully, the episode is just 30 minutes of Amy Poehler and Jon Glaser doing karaoke together.

The 20 Best Characters From Conan O'Brien's Late Night Shows

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the first episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, a show that was famously predicted to be nothing more than a brief moment in the spotlight for some tall, pasty comedy writer. Instead, O'Brien sat behind the Late Night desk for sixteen years, playing the straight man against many surrealistic, strange, and/or just plain extremely silly characters in a response to the caustic, ironic, too-cool-for-school David Letterman years. O'Brien, original executive producer Robert Smigel, and a comedy hall of fame inaugural writing staff that included the names C.K., Odenkirk, and Stamatopoulos opted to build their Late Night show as an intelligent, possibly blatantly [...]

So Long, 'Delocated'

"It's not a silly comedy anymore. It's a silly drama."

As Delocated star and creator Jon Glaser points out, you can’t really describe his show any better than Sergei’s line in the first episode of the show’s second season. So it makes sense that Delocated, which ended its three seasons with a half-hour finale last night, went out in dramatic fashion.

(Spoilers ahead!)

It didn’t start out that way; at least it didn’t seem to start out that way. Season 1 was more light-hearted and goofy for goofy’s sake. Though Delocated has always been about a Russian mob target in the witness protection program who moves to New [...]

Jon Glaser on Being One of the Last Comedians Left in New York

"It’s weird. I mean, I bumped into Michael Showalter on the subway and we were having that discussion and came up with the funny idea of some type of show or web series about the last remaining few people in New York like me, him, you, H. Jon Benjamin. Even some people we have talked about have already moved to L.A. in the last few months … We had a funny idea for a show called Stayin Put!"

- Jon Glaser talking to Eugene Mirman for Vulture about being two of the last 15 comedians who still live in New York.

A Reunion and a New Sketch from 'Late Night with Conan's Writers

Well, the Paley Center has been temporarily closed due to repairs (it's reopened now) so instead of dipping into the archives, today we head over to the gross Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn to Littlefield, home of Scott Rogowsky's weekly live talk show "Running Late." On April 30th, 2014, his show hosted three former writers from Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Andy Blitz, Jon Glaser, and Brian McCann, to reminisce, watch some clips, and perform a new, original sketch for the audience gathered there that evening. Luckily, the cameras were rolling and these videos can be enjoyed by everyone, including the people who didn't walk past the world's most disgusting canal [...]

Watch the Latest 'Greatest Event In Television History'

The third installment of Adam Scott's The Greatest Event in Television History ran last night on Adult Swim – a shot-by-shot remake of the opening credits of 80's not-quite-classic sitcom Too Close for Comfort. As we already knew, it starred Scott, Catherine O’Hara, Jon Glaser, Chelsea Peretti, and Kathryn Hahn; it also featured Jason Mantzoukas, Seth Morris, Paul Scheer, and Jon Hamm. Be sure to check out Vulture's side-by-side look at the original and remakes of the opening of Too Close for Comfort.

Scott has already announced that there will only be one more special of The Greatest Event – the next will air on January 23, 2014. He told Splitsider [...]

Human Giant Fires T-Shirt Guns at Audience (Then Sits Down for Panel Discussion)

The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 150,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)

In the past I’ve covered a number of panel discussions held at the Paley Center for New Media ranging from 30 Rock to [...]

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Delocated' Seasons 1 and 2

For the past few years Delocated has existed as one of the stranger live action shows on Adult Swim (but always in good company). Jon Glaser's creation ended its third season last April and returns tonight for a special series finale. Although the show will be missed, you can relive the first two seasons with Delocated: The Complete Seasons One and Two on DVD. Watch, enjoy, and celebrate the fact that a guy in a ski mask with a voice modulator exploiting his family's situation in the Witness Protection Program for reality TV got to be a real comedy show.