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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.

Watch the Trailer for Nick Kroll's 'Thansgivukkah' Movie

Here's a fake movie trailer for Funny or Die that stars Nick Kroll as a guy trying to celebrate Thanksgiving and Hanukkah on the same day with two different families. It's written by Dan Klein, directed by Andy Bush, and stars Penny Marshall, Fred Willard, Kumail Nannjiani, Andrée Vermeulen, and Fred Melamed.

'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Has the Most Amazingly Star-Studded Crew

Comedy Bang! Bang! returns again next week with the second half of its season, and host Scott Aukerman thought it was about time we got to meet some of the show's inimitable celebrity crew. Sometimes, show business really is glamorous.

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 [...]

'Kroll Show' Season 2 Guests Include Katy Perry, Will Forte, and More

Comedy Central announced a bunch of guest stars for the upcoming second season of Kroll Show today. Katy Perry, Will Forte, Craig Robinson, Pete Holmes, Jordan Peele, Jon Heder, and Bill Burr will all be popping up on the show, alongside returning guests Chelsea Peretti, Adam Pally, Nathan Fielder, John Mulaney, Andy Daly, Jason Mantzoukas, Jenny Slate, Jon Daly, and Andy Milonakis. As we reported previously, Kroll Show season 2 starts up Tuesday, January 14th at 10:30pm. The new season will be 11 episodes long, three more than last year.

Nick Kroll Talks 'Kroll Show' Season 2 with Seth Meyers

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If you two characters named Liz, and one of them goes by the nickname "Pretty Liz," does that necessarily make the other one "Ugly [...]

John Mulaney and Nick Kroll Made Some Pretty Great Bear Jokes on 'The Jeselnik Offensive'

Long-time comedy buddies John Mulaney and Nick Kroll were on The Jeselnik Offensive last night — as themselves, not as Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland — and they used some of their time on the panel to talk about bears. If that description alone isn't enough to make you want to watch the clip, I'm not sure what to tell you.

'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 [...]

'Kroll Show' Season 2 Premieres January 14th; 'Inside Amy Schumer' Season 2 Premieres April 1st

Earlier this year, Comedy Central renewed Kroll Show for a second season, and we've learned that Season 2 will be premiering on Tuesday, January 14th. The sketch show's second season will be 10 episodes long, two more than the show was given for its inaugural year.

Inside Amy Schumer will also be returning with new episodes in 2014, with the second season slated to air Tuesday, April 1st, at 10:30pm, Comedy Central announced. The new season of Schumer will also be 10 episodes long and will feature guest stars Paul Giamatti, Parker Posey, Zach Braff, Josh Charles, Janeane Garofalo, Chrissy Teigen, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Artie [...]

Nick Kroll Is Starring in His First Movie

Kroll Show and The League actor Nick Kroll is set to play his first starring role in a movie. THR reports that he's been cast in My Brother's Keeper, an indie comedy-drama to be produced by the Duplass Brothers. The film, which is set to start shooting in January in New York, stars Kroll as a young, self-centered businessman destroys his career on the eve of his company's launch. He then moves in with estranged, pregnant sister (Rose Byrne), her husband (Bobby Cannavale), and their three-year-old nephew (some toddler actor), and begins working as the kid's nanny.

Kroll is producing the movie and also helped come up with [...]