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Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen, John Mulaney, and More Show Up in the Season 3 'Kroll Show' Trailer

Kroll Show's third and final season premieres on Comedy Central January 13th, and in case you missed last night's season preview, the network released a trailer today that includes new and returning Kroll Show friends Jenny Slate, Jon Daly, Amy Poehler, Chelsea Peretti, Seth Rogen, Casey Wilson, Nathan Fielder, Andy Milonakis, and more. Considering Kroll told Vulture yesterday that he "wanted to feel like we were going out with the best work that we've done," it looks like we can expect this season to reach some pretty epic heights.

Nick Kroll Offers Some Advice on Halloween Costumes and Unfriending People in Real Life

The Tonight Show just released a new installment of "Unqualified Advice" featuring Nick Kroll, and it's full of solid advice especially if you're concerned about unfriending someone, choosing a college major, writing a 3,000-word essay in two hours, or becoming a victim of the Freshman 15. Kroll also offers up a Halloween costume suggestion that's equally sexy on both guys and girls.

Sketch Anatomy: John Levenstein Goes Behind the Scenes of 'Kroll Show's "Niece Denise"

Welcome to our new column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite television writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates a successful sketch from the rest.

For this week's installment of Sketch Anatomy we spoke with John Levenstein, who has written for The Life & Times of Tim and Arrested Development (behind AD episodes like "Top Banana" and "Good Grief") and is currently co-creator, writer, and executive producer of Comedy Central's Kroll Show. Levenstein chose to take us behind the scenes of one of [...]

'Kroll Show's Second Season Evolves Into "Sketch-uational Comedy"

As far as character showcases go, it doesn't get much more elaborate than Kroll Show.

When Nick Kroll's sketch series on Comedy Central returned for its second season in January, it was clear that he had set his sights firmly on the pseudo-celebrity culture of reality television, with a lineup of characters inspired by the most despicable monsters that crawled out of the Jersey Shore and Real Housewives muck: the Guido womanizer Bobby Bottleservice, the psychopathic publicists of "PubLIZity," the man-child toilet-baby C-Czar, the self-destructively vain Rich Dicks, etc. But if the first season served to introduce the freakshow, the second season unleashed them out into [...]

Talking to Nick Kroll about ‘Kroll Show’ Season 2 and "Sketch-uational Comedy"

The second season of Kroll Show, which premieres tonight, brings back tons of popular characters from the first season with the return of sketches like “PubLIZity,” “Rich Dicks,” and “Too Much Tuna.” The focus on building characters and telling stories separates Kroll Show from other sketch shows on air, which caused Seth Meyers’ to coin the term “sketch-uational comedy" when discussing the show.The audience becomes invested in the storylines of the characters as the show masterfully connects the sketches together, which will be extra exciting to see this season since Pretty Liz is pregnant and Dr. Armond is arrested for murder. While Nick Kroll himself stars in nearly all of [...]

Nick Kroll Reveals 'Kroll Show's Third Season Will Be Its Last

Sad news for Nick Kroll fans: Kroll Show's third season premieres on Comedy Central January 13th, and in a new interview with Vulture today, Kroll officially announced that the show will end after season 3. Kroll and Comedy Central hadn't planned to end the show until, according to Kroll, "it just became clear that we wrapped up a lot of the stories and characters that we had created, and felt like we had brought a number of them to their natural conclusion. So, as opposed to stringing out more seasons, we wanted to feel like we were going out with the best work that we’ve done."

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Nick Kroll Tells Jimmy Fallon About the Time He Met Bill Murray

On Friday's Tonight Show, guest Nick Kroll told Jimmy Fallon about the time he was lucky enough to meet Bill Murray at an open mic night, which taught him an important lesson about bothering comedy icons while they're relaxing with a drink. On the other hand, Kroll does star in his own Comedy Central show now, so he's living proof that you can bomb at a standup open mic in front of Bill Murray and still make it as a successful funny person.

Watch Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, and More Do a Live Read of the 'Space Jam' Script

Sean O'Connor and Jensen Karp held a live reading of the script to the 1996 Michael Jordan/Looney Tunes movie Space Jam at LA's UCB Theatre last month, and here's a highlight reel from it. The cast for the reading was Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, Seth Green, Ben Schwartz, Danielle Fishel, Ralph Garman, Shelby Fero, Brandon Johnson, Jerrod Carmichael, Melissa Stetton, and Blake Griffin as Michael Jordan, all of whom would be perfect to play the same parts in a Space Jam remake.

Nick Kroll Announces the Third Season Renewal of 'Kroll Show' on 'Late Night'

Near the end of his interview with Seth Meyers, Nick Kroll made the wonderful announcement that his Comedy Central series Kroll Show has been renewed for a third season. Comedy Central may not have been crazy for the whole "cake train" idea, but thankfully they're going to let Kroll and crew spend their budget on bizarre and unexplainable opening sketches for at least one more year.

The 'Kroll Choice Awards' Was the Only Awards Show That Mattered Last Night

Apparently there was some kind of awards show on CBS last night, but it probably wasn't as entertaining as the 39th annual Kroll Choice Awards. To promote the season 2 premiere next Tuesday, Kroll Show made a pile of clips that perfectly take on all the awards show tropes and clichés we've come to expect. Click through to watch all the fake winners and losers.

Nick Kroll, Tim Heidecker, Kaitlin Olson, and Michael Pena Join the 'Vacation' Reboot

The Vacation reboot starring Ed Helms just added four new cast members. Variety reports that Nick Kroll, Tim Heidecker, Kaitlin Olson, and Michael Pena have just joined the cast and will play Four Corners cops, joining previously announced cast Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, and cameos from original Vacation stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. The reboot has been filming in Georgia and New Mexico and will make the directorial debut of Horrible Bosses writers Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. It's currently slated for an October 9, 2015 release.

Watch David Cross Fool Reggie Watts, Jim Gaffigan, Paul Scheer, and Nick Kroll with a Magic Trick

Here's a deleted scene from The Meltdown, in which David Cross fools Reggie Watts, Jim Gaffigan, Paul Scheer, and Nick Kroll with the most amazing card trick ever. How does he do it?

Nick Kroll Stole the Stanley Cup

Here's an April Fool's video Nick Kroll made for the NHL, in which he, Seth Morris, and Charlie Sanders steal the Stanley Cup and hold it for ransom and then eventually get into a bunch of trouble a couple weeks later.

'Kroll Show' Season 2: Good TV Making Fun of Bad TV

The second season of Kroll Show premieres tonight on Comedy Central, and by the looks of things, Nick Kroll has no intention of changing course. When the first season debuted a year ago, the series appeared to be a showcase of Kroll's larger-than-life characters, like Bobby Bottleservice, who at that point had already been pushing his roofie necklace on us in online videos for months. Indeed, his characters were the centerpiece of the show, but rather than growing thin throughout the eight-episode season, they delivered the goods. That's because Kroll's characters don't exist for their own sakes — they're vehicles for the show's bigger target: reality television and the [...]