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This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Jason Mantzoukas Plays Plato and Paul Scheer Makes the Rounds

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Who Charted – Kurt Braunohler

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Paul Scheer's TED Talk Tackles the Controversial Honey-as-Dipping-Sauce Issue

Paul Scheer teamed up with Conan to put together a TED Talk in which he tackles some of the most important issues of our day: whatever crowdsourced microfunding is, living your best life while asleep, and why people dip chicken fingers into honey. All with the help of one of those stupid headset mics, which everybody knows make you look way smarter.

Would You Want to Be Roasted? Asking Bill Hader, Paul Scheer, Pete Holmes, and More

With last night's James Franco roast falling more in the tradition of classic roasts, we at Splitsider feel there's reason to be optimistic that upcoming Comedy Central's roasts will be fun, personal affairs rather than mean-spirited skewerings of unlikeable reality show stars. With that in mind, we decided to ask some of our favorite comedians and actors if they would be interested in being roasted, who they would want up on dais, and what faults of theirs would be put on display. Here's what they had to say:

Watch 7 New Episodes of Paul Scheer's Arsenio Hall Homage, Featuring Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, and Others

In April, Paul Scheer launched a new web series called The ArScheerio Paul Show, in which he and a guest perform improvised reenactments of a classic Arsenio Hall Show moment each episode, via the YouTube comedy channel JASH. JASH released seven new episodes episodes today, and here's one of them, featuring Adam Pally as Rosie O'Donnell and Alison Brie as Madonna.

Check out the other six videos below, in which ArScheerio Paul's guests are Seth Rogen as Gary Coleman, June Diane Raphael as Andrew Dice Clay, Nick Kroll as Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kevin Smith as Gladys Portugues, Max Greenfield as Vanilla Ice, Eric Andre as Flavor Flav, Rob Huebel [...]

Watch Paul Scheer and Will Arnett Recreate an Episode of 'The Arsenio Hall Show'

Here's the inaugural episode of The ArScheerio Paul Show, Paul Scheer's new web series for the YouTube channel JASH that involves him recreating interviews from The Arsenio Hall Show. First up is the infamous Bill Clinton appearance, with Scheer playing Arsenio and Will Arnett as Clinton. Scheer called it "one of the weirdest things I've ever done," but you can decide for yourself where this falls in the Paul Scheer weirdness spectrum.

This Week in Comedy: A Whole Lot of Ron Burgundy and Amy Poehler

-Will Ferrell made SEVENTY Dodge ads as Ron Burgundy. Seriously, seventy.

-Adult Swim has two pilots premiering this month: Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories, and Flithy Sexy Teen$ from Paul Scheer.

-In honor of next Friday's premiere of The Birthday Boys on IFC, we looked at their best web videos.

-NBC bought a Swedish sitcom from Amy Poehler and her brother. Poehler also gave a wonderful speech about the importance of charity and her work with the Worldwide Orphans Foundation.

-We interviewed Marc Maron about his new special, Mark Normand about standup, Hannibal Buress about The Eric Andre Show, and Tom Lennon about Sean Saves the World.

-We [...]

Paul Scheer Sells a Family Comedy to ABC

Paul Scheer may be adding network sitcom creator to his resume soon. THR reports that Scheer, star of NTSF:SD:SUV and The League, has sold a family comedy to ABC that the network is developing for the 2014-15 season. A single camera comedy, the untitled project will be written and produced by Scheer, with Will Gluck (The Michael J. Fox Show), Dylan Morgan and Josh Siegal (30 Rock). The show follows a couple trying to keep their relationship together while dealing with their parents, their parents' spouses, and their kids. Scheer currently has no plans to star in the show, if it goes to series.

Watch Andre and Trixie's Wedding Invitation from 'The League'

Here's a new promo for The League, which debuts its fifth season on FX's new sister channel FXX September 4th, that doubles for a wedding invitation video from Andre (Paul Scheer) and Trixie (Jayma Mays) and triples as the coolest wedding invitation video of all time.

'Children's Hospital' Just Goes Up and Moves to Japan; 'NTSF:SD:SUV' Stays at Home

Children's Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV air Thursday nights at midnight and 12:15 a.m. Eastern on Adult Swim. By Thursday I mean really early Friday mornings.

Back in the good old days, before season four of Community was all we complained about, there was season three of Community to complain about. Dan Harmon had watched The Wire the previous summer and gave his show an overarching narrative, with the idea that every episode had to be watched in order to best understand the motivations of the characters and to better appreciate the jokes. The meticulous planning ultimately produced some great stuff at times, and abrupt, forgettable conclusions to some subplots at [...]

Paul Scheer's First Comic Book 'Aliens vs. Parker' Is Out Today

Paul Scheer, of NTSF, The League, and Human Giant fame, wrote his first comic book, and it's out today. Called Aliens vs. Parker, Scheer co-authored the four issue comic miniseries with Nick Giovannetti, a comedy writer who's worked for MTV and Adult Swim. Aliens vs. Parker is a comedic sci-fi story that follows a group of slacker video game players, working for a space delivery service, who have to put their video games away to fight for their lives on a mysterious planet. You can pick up the first issue of the digital comic for $3.99 on Comixology right now. Scheer originally conceived of the story as [...]

Adult Swim Is Airing Pilots from Tim & Eric and Paul Scheer This Month

Adult Swim announced that they'll be airing a couple of pilots from Adult Swim stars later this month. The first, Filthy Sexy Teen$, is a riff on Pretty Little Liars created by Paul Scheer and his NTSF:SD:SUV compatriots Jonathan Stern and Curtis Gwinn. Adult Swim hasn't ordered the pilot to series yet, but they're airing the pilot, which stars Marshall Allman, Hannah Kasulka, Steven Yeun, Johnny Pemberton, Casey Wilson, and Chris Parnell, on Thursday, October 10th at 12:15am.

The other Adult Swim pilot airing this month is for Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories, a Twilight Zone-esque anthology series created by and starring Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim that has [...]

Talking to Paul Scheer About 'The League', 'NTSF', the Genius of Arsenio Hall, and More

Paul Scheer must be the comedic actor everyone can agree on because as of publication he’s appeared in shows on the following networks: MTV, Fox, Comedy Central, IFC, Adult Swim, NBC, FX, E!, HBO, ABC and Starz.

Sure, some of those are blink-and-you’ll-miss-him bit parts, but there are also plenty of starring roles, including his portrayal of Dr. Andre Nowzick on FX’s The League, as well as Trent Hauser on Adult Swim’s NTSF:SD:SUV, a show he also created.

Like many of today’s TV comedy regulars, Scheer got his start at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. It’s become the norm for UCB talent to appear in [...]

This Week In Web Videos: 'Jean Claude Van Damme on the ArScheerio Paul Show'

It’s Wednesday, ya’ll, and that means you’re in for a web video treat! Actually, it means you’re in for a bunch of them, assuming you haven’t perused the recently launched YouTube comedy factory, Jash. If you have, you know why I’m so excited. Oh baby, it’s good. Featuring original content from some of the biggest names in comedy (Sarah Silverman, Tim and Eric, Reggie Watts!), it’s what all web video should be. And with only 25,000 subscribers and 46 videos to date, you’ve got the chance to jump in on the ground floor. I suggest getting your feet wet with Paul Scheer’s The ArScheerio Paul Show (recently covered [...]

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 [...]