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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 [...]

Dan Harmon Has More Unkind Words for 'Community' Season 4

Community creator Dan Harmon, who said a bunch of harsh stuff about season four of the show over the summer and instantly apologized, is saying a bunch of harsh stuff about that Harmon-less season again. While he previously compared watching the fourth season to watching his family get raped, he's making analogies between season four and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer this time around. Harmon recently took to a subreddit thread called "Unpopular Opinions About the 'Unpopular Opinions About Community' Thread, upset over a couple people saying season four was bad because of flaws in season three, and started interacting with fans.

Check out the best of [...]

The Best of 'Futurama's David X. Cohen's AMA

In honor of Futurama ending its run on Comedy Central this month, executive producer David X. Cohen took to Reddit yesterday to answer questions from all comers. Here are some of the most interesting tidbits to come out of it.

On the ending of the series:

When Futurama first got cancelled after four seasons on Fox, it was a little more upsetting. Four seasons is a very intermediate amount… not clearly a failure or a success. Most shows get cancelled either several seasons earlier or several later. So we weren't sure how to feel. I guess we decided on "bad".

Now having done seven seasons by our count [...]

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 [...]

Highlights from David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, and Brian Posehn's Reddit AMA

Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, and Brian Posehn have a new book out today called Hollywood Said No!, and they're doing a six-city comedy tour this month to promote the book. The trio went onto Reddit today to do a question-and-answer session to talk about the book and tour. Check out some of their best answers (and none of the worst questions) below:

Highlights from Mitch Hurwitz's Reddit AMA

Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz took to Reddit today to answer "questions, complaints, criticisms, etc." and thank fans for "supporting this crazy casserole of a show." Unsurprisingly, the internet had quite a lot to ask him, on topics ranging from the future of television to his writing process to ostriches. The always-exuberant Hurwitz gave thoughtful answers for more than an hour and half, even hinting that might return for more in the next few weeks. Below are the highlights of his AMA, with some minor spoilers for the fourth season (and major ones for the original seasons.)

On any crazy story lines that never made it into the show:

Believe it [...]

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.

Highlights from Monty Python's Reddit AMA

Following the news that the five living members of Monty Python are reuniting for a show in London next summer, all five participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything this morning, answering questions about their new show, their old material, and each other. Here are a few of the best quotes from Eric Idle, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, and Terry Jones. 

Highlights from Bill Hader's Reddit AMA

Recently-departed SNL cast member Bill Hader sat down for an AMA question-and-answer session on Reddit yesterday to promote The To Do List, a new movie he plays a supporting role in that his wife Maggie Carey wrote/directed. It's a nice, wide-ranging chat set of questions that cover his favorite SNL sketches, writing for South Park, the time he bugged Michael Showalter in public when he was 22, and the one SNL alum he wishes he could collaborate with.

We gathered up all the best moments from the AMA, and you can check them out below: