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Jon Stewart Says He Felt "Somewhat Herculean" Making Stephen Colbert Break Character on 'The Daily Show'

"My greatest joys on the show were trying to make Stephen break, or the other correspondents. Because you felt as though you had accomplished something somewhat Herculean. It's not easy to tickle those folks, but when it happens, you savor it."

- Jon Stewart looks back on making Stephen Colbert break character on The Daily Show in his Reddit AMA earlier today.

The Best of Nathan Fielder's Reddit AMA

Nathan for You star Nathan Fielder did a Reddit AMA with fans yesterday that's full of great responses on everything from how he keeps a straight face while filming the show to what it felt like to be called a "wizard of loneliness" by the private detective last season: "As mean as that was, I thought that was incredibly poetic for a guy like him. Very unexpected. But I guess there are many sides to all of us."

Click through to read some of Fielder's best responses from yesterday's AMA.

Scott Thompson Describes a Cut 'Kids in the Hall' Sketch About Big Packages

"Yes, one called 'Baskets' by me and Kevin. We were reporters with enormous genitals who worked for a newspaper that was only concerned with issues affecting the big packages community. It took place at a press conference. Bruce was the politician, Dave was his saxophone playing wife and Mark was Peter Allan the Australian singer/songwriter for some reason."

- Scott Thompson in his Friday Reddit AMA, in which he describes his favorite cut Kids in the Hall sketch and also teases about a possible Buddy Cole movie idea.

Matt Damon Approves of Matt Damon in 'Team America: World Police'

"I thought it was brilliant! I mean, I never understood it, and then I heard an interview with them and they said the puppet came in looking kind of mentally deficient and they didn’t have time to change it, so they just made me someone who could really only say his own name. All the comedy they’re doing is really next-level stuff. Also, I liked being included as a person who was against the Iraq war."

- Matt Damon's best response from his Reddit AMA yesterday, in which a fan asks him for his opinion on Matt Stone and Trey Parker's portrayal of him in Team America: World Police.

Highlights from Will Forte's Reddit AMA

Will Forte dropped by Reddit on Friday for an AMA to promote his new film Nebraska, and he answered plenty of interesting questions about SNL, the MacGruber sequel, Tim and Eric, Clone High, and more. Here are some of Forte's best responses from the thread, from the names of the Jon Bovi guys to his advice for aspiring comedic writers.

On his SNL audition:

I did Tim Calhoun, a speed reader, a prison guard that yelled at people and another thing I used to do at the Groundlings Theater (perhaps my favorite sketch I've ever done) called the Gold Man — I'm one of those Gold Men on [...]

Nick Offerman Shares Some Profound Shower Thoughts

Here's a new video Mashable made with Nick Offerman, in which the Parks and Rec star is tasked with reciting some of the many beautiful epiphanies found on Reddit's r/ShowerThoughts. The result is as genius, hilarious, and manly as you'd expect.

Jenny Slate Reflects on Her 'SNL' Days

"You know, SNL was a challenge for me, mostly because of how I treated myself. Everyone was very kind to me, but if there was one thing I would change, I would ask people to stop saying that 'now is the time for women in comedy' because it's rude to all of the women who came before us, patronizing to those of us doing it, and backwards in general. Comedy comes from my nature, not my gender!"

- Jenny Slate opens up about her SNL days in a recent Reddit AMA.

Joe Mande Did the First-Ever Reddit Ask Me Nothing

While promoting his new standup mixtape Bitchface, comedian and Parks and Rec writer Joe Mande went on Reddit, and instead of doing an "Ask Me Anything," he did an "Ask Me Nothing" where he encouraged people to not ask questions and refused to answer questions if he got them.

Check out a collection of the best non-responses below:

Will Ferrell's First Reddit AMA Was All Jokes

SNL legend and comedy film superstar Will Ferrell dropped by Reddit for his first AMA with fans this afternoon to support the charity Cancer for College. Ferrell's responses were predictably silly and hilarious, ranging from wisecracks about Pearl from "The Landlord" to Ferrell jumping over to random Reddit posts to comment on a photograph of Vladimir Putin cuddling with a leopard, how fiber optic cables work, and why red-handed people are more likely to commit crimes. While the AMA leans more toward the entertaining than the insightful, Ferrell still had a few things to say about his SNL days and whether or not [...]

'Conan' Writer Scott Gairdner Responded to a Weird Reddit Question About One of His Videos with Hilarious Lies

Earlier this week, a Reddit user posted a weird series of questions about "The Sex Offender Shuffle," a comedy video Scott Gairdner (Conan, Funny or Die) made in 2009. The Reddit user asked a bunch of questions under the impression that the video, a faux-'80s video of a group of sex offenders legally required to perform a "Super Bowl Shuffle"-esque song and dance about their crimes, is real:

[AMA Request] Cast Member from the Sex Offender Shuffle 

My 5 Questions: Why does this video exist, considering the trouble it must've been to create in the 80's? Who was this video made for? How did you obtain this position as [...]

The Best of Weird Al's Reddit AMA

To coincide with the release of his new album Mandatory Fun, "Weird Al" Yankovic did a question and answer session on Reddit, which was full of funny and interesting responses. Yankovic delves into a whole slew of different topics about his career, like how making song parodies is different now than it was 30 years ago, a studio's plans to "make him their new Woody Allen" in the '80s, and why Mandatory Fun might be his final album.

Click through to read some of Yankovic's best responses from yesterday's AMA:

50 Cent Insists He Knows What a Grapefruit Is Despite Aziz Ansari's Claims

"my grandma used to get me grapefruit juice as a kid. he’s a comedian. Ima have his ass whoop if he keeps saying that lol"

- 50 Cent delivers the perfect response to Aziz Ansari's grapefruit soda story about him, via his Reddit AMA yesterday.

Aziz Ansari Turns to Reddit for Help with His New Book

In August, Aziz Ansari signed a deal to write his first book, an untitled semi-academic tome about "the basic issues facing a single person—whom we meet, how we meet them, and what happens next—have been radically altered by new technologies." Today, Ansari announced that he created a subreddit section on the website Reddit to start conversations to help him research the book via personal stories from Reddit users.

The subreddit, called "Modern Romantics," features a bunch of questions from Ansari (like "Has anyone broken up or gotten into a huge fight with a partner based on something you saw on their phone or computer?" and "Has anyone [...]

The Best of Bill Murray's Surprise Reddit AMA from Friday

When it seemed like all the news had run out on Friday night, Bill Murray showed up on Reddit for a surprise AMA to promote his new film Monuments Men. But his responses weren't run-of-the-mill promotional plugs — Murray gave a handful of honest and thoughtful answers about everything from Groundhog Day to his opinion of the current SNL cast to the whereabouts of his former deaf/mute assistant, not to mention a hilariously lengthy explanation of how the whole Garfield thing went down. It's an interesting read and candid glimpse into the ever-elusive comedy legend; click through to read some of Murray's most interesting responses.