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Thank You For Financing My Diss Track, by Erik Cofer

Mom, Dad, I feel like it's finally time for me to come clean about my latest project. You remember that $20,000 you loaned me six months ago? Well, it wasn't for "paying off gambling debt" like I claimed. The money actually financed a studio-quality recording in which I mercilessly rip the both of you to shreds over sonic layers of flawlessly-mixed hip-hop. In the music community, we call this a "diss track."

Before you rush to judgment, let me just say that this isn't about you. Not entirely, at least. I also recorded diss tracks to my landlord, my former landlords, some guy at Dairy Queen who [...]

James Franco and Seth Rogen Remade Kanye West's "Bound 2" Video

Here's a shot-for-shot remake of the Kanye West music video "Bound 2" that James Franco and Seth Rogen made while filming their new movie, The Interview. Franco is playing West and Rogen is playing Kim Kardashian, which is pretty perfect casting. Check out the original video below:

Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel Are Gonna Have It Out Tonight

Kanye West wil be stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight, presumably to settle the Twitter feud the two found themselves in a couple weeks ago. It all stemmed from a parody video that Kimmel made about an interview West did with the BBC, which apparently annoyed the rapper. Kimmel addressed the appearance on last night's show.

Kanye and I had a disagreement a couple of weeks ago, and it got a little bit out of hand. Tomorrow night, we will sit down and discuss it like normal people do — on television. It’ll just be us, and Dr. Phil. And neither of us is leaving until this government shutdown gets [...]

Kanye West Loved Hanging Out With Dave Chapelle

Dave Chappelle's time on the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival tour has been eventful, but at least we're all getting some good stories out of it. The latest is his account of working with Kanye West back in 2004, when West made his first TV appearance on Chappelle's Show. According to Chapelle, West got a phone call while they were watching upcoming sketches from the show. "This is when I knew he was gonna be famous," Chappelle said. "He answers the phone, he goes, 'Hello. Huh? What? Uh uh, I can't. I can't. Cause, I'm at Dave Chappelle's show watching sketches that nobody's ever seen before.' And then he says, [...]

Kanye West's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Pilot Was Pre-tty, Pre-tty Fascinating

One week after a clip of Kanye West's failed HBO comedy pilot was discovered hiding in plain sight and subsequently taken down by the TV network that purports to not be TV, Wyatt Cenac decided to answer the call and be a hero, screening the episode in its entirety at his weekly Night Train show at Littlefield in Gowanus. I was fortunate enough to be in the audience to watch one of the most fascinating failed pilots of all time.

Seth Meyers Shows an 'SNL' Sketch Idea Kanye West Had in 2007 on 'Late Night'

Kanye West has a reputation for coming across a little on the arrogant side in interviews, and Seth Meyers came to Late Night prepared with proof that Mr. Yeezus doesn't take himself as seriously as the world thinks by showing a 2007 sketch idea he had when he was a musical guest on SNL. Click through for more from the interview.

'SNL' Review: Applause for Lady Gaga

In case you hadn't noticed, there have been a lot more music stars on SNL lately. Not merely performing as musical guests or popping up in a sketch here or there, as we've seen on the show every week, but pop stars getting booked as host in addition to their musical guest gig. What was once a rare event with triple threats like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake occasionally pulling double duty in the early 2000s (and once by Paul Simon in 1976) has now become a fairly common practice. The last three seasons have seen hosts + musical guests Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Bruno [...]

Jimmy Kimmel Found Himself in a Twitter Feud with Kanye West

Jimmy Kimmel last night addressed the Twitter feud he suddenly found himself in with Kanye West, who was furious at Kimmel after he spoofed a recent West interview on his show Wednesday. That video, plus all of their quasi-Twitter war (West refused to include Kimmel's handle in his tweets) are below:

Watch Jay Pharoah's Kanye West Parody "I Am a Dog"

Here's "I Am a Dog," a new parody of Kanye West's "I Am A God" written by and starring SNL's Jay Pharoah and released via Lorne Michaels's production company's YouTube channel, Above Average. It's pretty shocking they didn't just air this as part of Saturday Night Live.

Watch a Clip from Kanye West's Failed 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'-Esque HBO Pilot

In 2007, Kanye West starred in a comedy pilot following a fictionalized version of his life that was modeled after Curb Your Enthusiasm. He even had longtime Curb/Seinfeld producer Larry Charles working on the show as a writer/producer alongside fellow producers Kanye West and Rick Rubin, but HBO opted not to pick it up. The pilot for the untitled series has gone unseen until this week, when this clip from the pilot, featuring Kanye West visiting a Make a Wish child, was discovered on YouTube. Here's Charles talking about the show five years ago:

"What Kanye West said to me the first time, he said, ‘I'm the black [...]

Amy Poehler, Kanye West, Joe Biden, and More Will Be Seth Meyers's First Guests

Late Night with Seth Meyers is premiering on NBC on Monday, February 24th, and the show just announced the list of guests for its first week. Here's the full list:

Mon., Feb. 24: Amy Poehler, Vice President Joe Biden and musical guest A Great Big World.

Tues., Feb. 25: Kanye West and author Robyn Doolittle (Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story).

Wed., Feb. 26: Kelly Ripa, Brad Paisley and musical guest Brad Paisley.

Thurs., Feb. 27: Lena Dunham, Anthony Mackie and musical guest John Mayer Trio.

Fri., Feb. 28: Ian McKellen & Patrick Stewart, Sophia Bush and comedian Michael Che.

Meyers said a year ago that he wanted his former "Weekend Update" co-anchor [...]

Kanye and Kimmel Talked Things Out Last Night

Last night, Kanye West came by Jimmy Kimmel Live so the two men could talk out their beef. If you missed it, Kanye went on a bit of a twitter rampage after Kimmel did a video spoofing an interview he did on the radio in which he was represented by a child. You know, a totally normal and relatable reason for two guys to get into a fight. The first part of the interview is above, the rest is below.

Talking to Wyatt Cenac About 'The Daily Show', Writing for 'King of the Hill', and What's Next for Him

Since leaving The Daily Show at the end of last year, comedian Wyatt Cenac has been keeping busy with a variety of new projects. He's been hosting the popular New York standup show Night Train, filmed a role in the upcoming David Cross-directed movie Hits, and has been developing TV projects of his own. I recently had the chance to chat with Wyatt Cenac about Kanye West's Curb Your Enthusiasm pilot that he starred in and recently screened at Night Train, writing for King of the Hill, and why he decided to leave The Daily Show.

Vine 5 Film Festival: Absolutely No Lemons

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

This week on Vine the parallels between Kanye West and Cookie Monster finally revealed themselves, midwives that barely passed their mmidwife take home exam were put to the test, pimps got the love they deserve, the lemon people [...]