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Watch Reggie Watts's Shot-for-Shot Remake of a Rick Astley Music Video

Released as part of YouTube's Comedy Week, Reggie Watts made this video in which he recreated shot-for-shot the beginning of Rick Astley's 1987 music video for "Never Gonna Give You Up" (aka that Rickroll video). Check out the original below so that you can make a detailed list of inaccuracies and post it in the comments section:

Here Are Reggie Watts's First Two JASH Videos

JASH, a new YouTube channel featuring original content from Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts launched earlier this month, and today, Reggie Watts debuted his first two videos for the channel. The first (above) is a music video for a song called "If You're Fucking, You're Fucking." The second (below) is the first episode of a web series called One Take, in which Watts makes a song based on four different YouTube comments each time. Get ready to have a regular dosage of soundboard musical comedy in your life.

Michael Cera and Sarah Silverman Doing a Live 'Comedy Bang Bang' Sunday to Launch New YouTube Channel

Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts have teamed up to create content for a new YouTube channel called Jash, which is set to launch next week. The five comedians will be kicking things off by sitting down with Scott Aukerman for a live episode of Comedy Bang Bang at the South by Southwest festival, video of which will be streamed live this Sunday at 1pm EST/10am PST at this YouTube link. Feel free to just hang out on that blank YouTube page for the next 40 hours and wait.

SF Sketchfest's 2013 Lineup: 'Portlandia,' 'Childrens Hospital,' Stella, and Maya Rudolph Covering Prince

Long-running Bay Area comedy festival SF Sketchfest just announced its 2013 lineup, and it's pretty impressive roster that includes pretty much everybody in comedy. The event runs from January 24 to February 10, 2013, taking place in 26 different venues in San Francisco. Tickets ranging from $10 to $50 will go on sale at 10:00am PST this Sunday at www.sfsketchfest.com. The lineup is so good it should make any comedy fan who doesn't live near San Francisco go absolutely insane with envy. Highlights include:

  • Tributes to Portlandia and Childrens Hospital with the creators and cast
  • Michael Ian Black, David Wain and Michael Showalter reuniting to perform [...]

Another 10 TV Pilots the Networks Didn't Pick Up

The fall TV season kicked off this week, with NBC being the first of the major networks to launch new shows. It’s really impressive any time a TV show makes it to air because it’s such an arduous process to even get a pilot episode made, let alone getting a show picked up to series. There are so many steps at which things can completely fall apart when developing a TV show that it’s a wonder so many shows get made at all.

Because most networks develop far more pilots than they need, each network has its own back catalogue of rejected shows that never made it to air. [...]

Reggie Watts Has a New Web Series 'Life on the Road'

Here's the first episode of Reggie Watts's new JASH web series, Life on the Road, which documents him on tour. The first episode finds him performing with Police Academy sound SFX whiz Michael Winslow for a meeting of the weird noise-making minds.

Watch Above Average's New Web Series 'The Future with Emily Heller' and Guest Reggie Watts

Above Average, the YouTube channel from Lorne Michaels's company Broadway Video, just debuted a new web series today. It's called The Future and features stand-up Emily Heller giving psychic readings to comedians. Reggie Watts is the guest for the first episode, which was directed by The Lonely Island's Jorma Taccone and explores the subject of feline breast augmentation in-depth.

Watch Reggie Watts on 'Bill Nye the Science Guy' in 1998

Here's a newly-unearthed video of Reggie Watts (of Conan and Comedy Bang Bang fame) performing a parody song on the PBS/Disney kids show Bill Nye the Science Guy from 1998. At the time, Watts was a 25-year-old alternative musician in Seattle. Bill Nye was also filmed in Seattle and would typically use local musicians for the music videos that closed out each episode. This is Watts's earliest known TV credit and precedes anything on his IMDB by nearly a decade. He wouldn't begin performing solo until 2002. Thanks to Splitsider reader Victor Manuel for sending this in!

Conan Did His Show with a Spray Tan and Corn Rows

Conan O'Brien's fans raised over $60,000 dollars for autism research for Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars, so Conan had to make good on his promise to host an episode of his show with a spray tan and cornrows last night. Here's your first glimpse at his horrific new appearance.

It was an exciting episode of the show all-around, with a video of Conan visiting a trendy L.A. tanning salon and appearances from Conan's old pals Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (at the Presidential Debate) and Reggie Watts. More highlights after the jump.

Weird Al and Reggie Watts Jam for Tenacious D to Dance

You might be asking: Why does Weird Al dominate the song like that, basically drowning out the other three guys? But, don't worry, they were actually performing a parody of the classic polka standard "Polka Jam #4." In order to be true to the original, "Polka Jam #Fork" needed to have two fellas holding guitars but not playing them. Also, we apparently missed last week's installment of Reggie Makes Music, which featured smooth jazz artist/Jon Daly character/possessor of no barriers Barry R.

Highlights from Reggie Watts's Reddit AMA

Comedian/musician Reggie Watts is currently filming the second season of IFC's Comedy Bang Bang, and he just released two music videos for the new YouTube channel JASH, which he's collaborating on with Michael Cera, Sarah Silverman, and Tim & Eric. Watts sat down for a question-and-answer session on Reddit yesterday, and here are all the best bits and pieces from it:

On Comedy Bang Bang Season 2:

We're halfway through filming season 2 of Comedy Bang Bang. Scott is one of the smartest, funniest guys I know and it's a pleasure to work with him. We goof around and make bad puns to each other a lot.

[...]

Watch the First Video from Sarah Silverman, Tim & Eric, Reggie Watts, and Michael Cera's YouTube Channel JASH

Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, and Reggie Watts have joined forces to form a comedy collective called JASH that will create content for a new YouTube channel, and here's the trailer for said channel. The JASH gang did a Reddit AMA and a live episode of Comedy Bang Bang yesterday from SXSW to promote the network. The first regular (non-trailer) video is set to launch April 8th. YouTube has been making a big push for original programming over the last couple years, and this is the biggest comedy move the site has made yet by pulling this group of well-known movie and TV stars together. Could [...]

IFC Renews 'Comedy Bang Bang' for a 20-Episode Second Season

IFC announced today that it's renewed the sketch comedy/talk show Comedy Bang Bang for a second season, doubling its first season order for a total of 20 episodes this time around. These 20 episodes will air in two chunks of 10, one in third quarter 2013 and the other in fourth quarter 2013. Production on Season 2 is apparently already happening in LA. Hosted by Scott Aukerman, the man behind the podcast and long-running LA live show of the same name, Comedy Bang Bang, debuted on IFC last summer with a 10-episode season that featured big-name guests (Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, Jon Hamm) and comedy nerd favorites (Paul F. [...]

Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts Are Working on Stuff for a New YouTube Channel

The Hollywood Reporter announced yesterday that Daniel Kellison, creator of The Man Show and ex-producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live, is developing two new YouTube channels, Jash and Video Podcast Network, which are both expected to launch in January. Jash is a comedy network that will feature content from Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts (all of whom have had a great deal of success with web vids in the past), while Video Podcast Network will present – you guessed it – video versions of popular podcasts. Adam Carolla is so far the first and only one to sign onto Video Podcast Network, but [...]