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Listen to Scott Aukerman, David Wain, Tom Scharpling, and More Cover 'The Super Bowl Shuffle'

Radio host Sean Cannon assembled an all-star team of celebrities to record a new version of sports novelty song "The Super Bowl Shuffle" for the charity Reading Is Fundamental. The cover track features comedians Scott Aukerman, David Wain, Tom Scharpling, Kyle Kinane, and Dave Hill, and non-comedy people Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Tim Harrington (Les Savy Fav), Honus Honus (Man Man), John Roderick (The Long Winters), pro wrestler Colt Cabana, and internet celebrity cat Lil Bub.

Listen to the new version of "Super Bowl Shuffle" below:

Listen to Robin Thicke and Ron Burgundy's Duet Off the 'Anchorman 2' Soundtrack

The Anchorman 2 soundtrack is due out December 17th, and here's the first track from it, a cover of Christopher Cross's "Ride Like the Wind" performed by Robin Thicke and Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy. There's also a music video for Burgundy and Thicke's cover of the song in the works, but you'll just have to imagine what they look like singing this together for now.

'Anchorman 2' Is Chasing an Oscar Nomination for Best Original Song

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues happens to be coming out right during awards season, and the studio behind the movie is actually campaigning for a "Best Original Song" Oscar nomination. Check out Paramount's "For Your Consideration" site to hear "Doby," a funny, overblown song from Anchorman 2 that Will Ferrell sings with backup from a childrens' choir. Ferrell and McKay co-wrote the song with the movie's composers, John Nau and Andrew Feltenstein. An Oscar nomination for the comedic song wouldn't be too surprising as the comedy Ted was nominated for "Best Original Song" last year and The Muppets won the category the year before.

Anchorman 2's soundtrack [...]

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 Birthday Boys Have a Great Music Video for You

Here's "Keepin' the Beat," a sketch from this Friday's episode of IFC's new sketch show The Birthday Boys. It's a music video for an alt-rock band called Ghosts and Harvests, and it's pretty great.

Here's a Song from Bo Burnham's New Special, Written from the Perspective of God

Comedian Bo Burnham is releasing his new special, what., on Tuesday (the 17th) for free on Youtube, and here's the first song from it. It's called "From God's Perspective," and it's a pretty perfect song for Christmastime.

Tig Notaro, Stephen Colbert, and More Earn Grammy Nominations

The 2014 Grammy nominations were announced on Friday night, and that includes a couple comedy categories. Tig Notaro scored a nomination for Best Comedy Album for her release Live, which was recorded last August and involved her discussing her recent breast cancer diagnosis and other recent hardships to much acclaim. The ceremony will be held January 26th in LA. Here's the full list of comedy nominees:

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling) America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't - Stephen Colbert Carrie And Me – Carol Burnett Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls – David Sedaris Still Foolin' 'Em - Billy Crystal Best Comedy [...]

Watch the 'Anchorman 2' Cast Sing "Afternoon Delight"

From Anchorman 2's Australian premiere, here's Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner singing "Afternoon Delight." Nearly 10 years later, it still sounds so surprisingly good for an a cappella song from a group of comedians.

Watch Sarah Silverman's New Music Video "Diva"

Sarah Silverman has a new standup special, We Are Miracles, premiering this Saturday on HBO, and she premiered a video for the song that closes the special, "Diva," on JASH today. It comes with helpful karaoke lyrics on screen, but I wouldn't commit to singing along in public until you see you where it goes.

Watch Reggie Watts Dance with Yoko Ono in Her Music Video "Bad Dancer"

Here's Yoko Ono and her Plastic Ono Band's new music video, "Bad Dancer," which features comedian Reggie Watts and Jimmy Fallon bandleader Questlove dancing alongside her in addition to Ad Rock & Mike D, Ani Taj & Dance Cartel, Greg Saunier, Heems, Josh Fox, Justin Vivian Bond, Roberta Flack, Yuka Honda & Miho Hatori, and of course, Ira Glass.

Prince to Make His Sitcom Debut on 'New Girl'

Prince is doing his first sitcom. He'll be guest starring as himself on New Girl's upcoming post-Super Bowl episode, airing on February 2nd, according to a report on a funk music site. The report claims that Prince is a New Girl fan and reached out to the show. The episode will find Zooey Deschanel and company attending one of Prince's notorious, star-studded house parties. This will be Prince's first time on a TV sitcom and, hopefully, not his last.

Eugene Mirman, Ira Glass, and Yo La Tengo Star in a Music Video for a Cool New Comedy/Music Album

Here's "Toymageddon," the first video from the upcoming comedy and music album, 2776. The album, from The Daily Show's Rob Kutner and the Levinson brothers, tells the story of America's past, present, and future with all proceeds going to the childrens charity OneKid OneWorld. The 2776 album is set for release on the 4th of July next year, and it features appearances from a whole slew of amazing people, including Will Forte, Ed Helms, Paul F. Tompkins, Maria Bamford, Patrick Stewart, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Andrew W.K., Martha Plimpton, The Sklar Brothers, Simon Helberg, Jonathan Katz, and more.

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:

Reggie Watts Brought the 80s Back on 'Conan'

Reggie Watts performed his new song "Information" on Conan last night, alongside a full dance troupe who had just arrived from the mid-80s. It's a little strange to see Watts perform without his trademark loop pedal, but he's certainly keeping it interesting.