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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.

Watch Jon Wurster in a Music Video Jon Glaser Directed for Bob Mould

Here's a new music video for Bob Mould's "Star Machine" that premiered on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon yesterday evening. It stars the very funny Jon Wurster, of Superchunk and The Best Show on WFMU fame, in a crappy wig and was directed by Delocated's Jon Glaser, who is pulling a Tom Scharpling by being a comedian who directs funny music videos with funny people in them for cool musicians.

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.

Jon Glaser Tells Jimmy Fallon About His New Show 'Neon Joe'

Delocated's Jon Glaser went on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in costume as his new character Neon Joe from his upcoming show Neon Joe, which is totally a real thing.

Leslie Knope Has a VERY Exciting New Nemesis

Jon Glaser has joined the cast of Parks and Recreation! He'll play a councilman and local orthodontist who, as Mike Schur tells TVLine: " “basically becomes Leslie’s nemesis. He doesn’t find her interesting or charming at all, and doesn’t care about her bright-eyed, bushy-tailed attitude toward making the town better… He just doesn’t like her.” Doesn't like her!?? Impossible. Well… It's great because it's about time that Leslie met someone who just doesn't buy into her whole thing (so she can vanquish him). It's also great because Jon Glaser is the best.

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 [...]

Adult Swim's 'Delocated' Is Ending Its Run with a Special Series Finale Episode March 7th

Last year, Jon Glaser's witness protection comedy Delocated ended its third season in a way that made a fourth season seem uncertain. Today, Adult Swim announced that the show is ending, and they're airing a one-off special series finale episode next month. Entitled "The Frrt Identity," the finale special is a half-hour long and sees "Jon" waking up on a New York shore, suffering from amnesia. It's sad to see one of the weirdest and funniest shows on TV ending, but it looks like this finale will serve as a nice ending. The episode airs Thursday, March 7th at 12:30am, but you can check out a preview after the [...]