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Sketch Anatomy: Going Inside "Shutterbugs" with 'Human Giant's Jason Woliner

Welcome to our column Sketch Anatomy, where we ask some of our favorite television writers to choose any sketch — one they personally wrote or one from history they find particularly hilarious, notable, or underappreciated — to learn from a writer's perspective what separates a successful sketch from the rest.

For this week's installment of Sketch Anatomy we spoke with Jason Woliner, who has written and/or directed for Parks and Recreation, Nathan for You, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends, and Funny or Die and most recently served as executive producer, director, and writer on Adult Swim's Eagleheart. Early in Woliner's [...]

Rob Huebel Will Star in IFC Pilot 'American Storage'

Childrens Hospital's Rob Huebel will star in a new IFC comedy pilot called American Storage, Deadline reports. Based on a 2006 short film starring Steve Carell and David Krumholtz, American Storage follows "the unlikely friendship between a straight-laced employee (newcomer John Karna) at a storage facility and Kurt (Huebel), the eccentric man he discovers living in one of the units like it was an apartment. Kurt steals Internet from next door, pays the lowest rent you could imagine, and basically thinks he’s got life figured out. He’s charming and interesting, and might be a genius or crazy." That last line is basically the perfect description of every television [...]

'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 [...]

Rob Huebel Will Star in a New CBS Pilot with Patrick Warburton

Childrens Hospital and Human Giant star Rob Huebel has a new show in development. Deadline reports that Huebel has been cast as one of the two leads, alongside Patrick Warburton, in a new CBS pilot called Jacked Up. Written by Greg Malins (How I Met Your Mother, Friends) and directed by Fred Savage, the pilot follows a recently retired baseball player named Jack (Warburton) who sets out to find a wife with help from his friend Barry (Huebel), who's divorced and owns a sports bar. Huebel also has a potentially-recurring guest spot lined up in ABC's pilot Bad Management. The Warburton/Huebel pairing sounds like a fun one [...]

The Lost Roles Interview with Rob Huebel

Today's Lost Roles is brought to you by Childrens Hospital, which has its season premiere on Adult Swim tonight at midnight. If you're cool, you'll watch it.

Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and examine the parts they turned down, wanted but didn’t get, and the projects that fell apart altogether. This week, I interviewed Rob Huebel, star of beloved comedy shows like Human Giant and Childrens Hospital (currently kicking off its fourth season) and movies like The Descendants and I Love You, Man. Huebel was nice enough to [...]

Matt Walsh, Rob Corddry, Donald Faison, and Rob Huebel Are Tired of Being That Guy From That Thing

Entertainment Weekly recently put together this PSA from some of Hollywood's finest character actors including Matt Walsh, Rob Corddry, Donald Faison, and Rob Huebel, who have taken a note from Chris Pratt's transition from Parks and Rec regular to smash hit Hollywood superhero and insist that their wait for the spotlight is now over.

Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer Are Turning Their Live Show, Crash Test, Into a TV Special Taped on a Giant Glass Bus

Human Giant duo Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer are turning their long-running live show Crash Test into a TV special, and they're filming it on a 60-foot glass bus with their heads painted on the side of it. Over the weekend, they were filming the special around LA in the bus and inviting fans to come watch the show in various locations via Twitter. Crash Test is a live comedy show that Huebel and Scheer started doing at the UCB Theatre in NYC and brought to LA in 2008, where they've been hosting it ever since.

Check out a photo of the Huebel and Scheer with the big glass [...]

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 [...]

Check Out Rob Huebel's New Adult Swim Infomercial 'Swords, Knives, Very Sharp Objects and Cutlery'

Here's Swords, Knives, Very Sharp Objects and Cutlery, a new Adult Swim special written by and starring Rob Huebel that aired this morning at 4 AM. Huebel plays Dragon Shumway, a Kill Bill-esque samurai character he originated on Adult Swim's NTSF:SD:SUV, now hosting his own QVC-style infomercial where he sells weapons. Oh, and his TV studio is under attack. It's the second faux-infomercial Adult Swim has aired in the wee hours of the morning this year, after Michael Ian Black's You're Whole earlier this month. Hopefully, Adult Swim continues to let funny people do weird stuff at unholy hours of the morning for a long time to come.

The Set of Hell Baby Seems Like the Best Set

Look at those guys – so great, so pretend serious ("Why so serious?" – Joker, R.I.P.). Paul Scheer posted this picture from the New Orleans set of Hell Baby, the Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant written and directed horror comedy. Lennon and Garant play priests called upon to exorcise Rob Corddry and Leslie Bibb's haunted house. Scheer and Huebel probably play cops or strippers or costume salesmen. The cast also includes Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel & Oates) and Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) and generally seems like the best. If you're in New Orleans, please go hang out with them and report back. Scheer recounted on his [...]

IFC Orders News Shows from Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, and Rob Huebel

In addition to renewing Comedy Bang! Bang! and The Birthday Boys this morning, IFC announced today that they've picked up two new series.

The first, American Storage, stars Rob Huebel as a bachelor who starts living in a storage unit and befriends the guy who works there (newcomer John Karna). It was created by Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien, who co-wrote the upcoming Seth Rogen/Zac Efron movie Neighbors and based American Storage on their 2006 short film of the same name. IFC has ordered 8 episodes of the show, which will premiere sometime in 2015.

The second new IFC show is called American Documentary, created by Fred [...]

'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.

ADHD Review: 'Axe Cop' Drools; 'High School USA!' is a Teenaged 'South Park'

Sneak previews of Axe Cop and High School USA! will run Sunday at 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. eastern, respectively, with all due respect, on Fox. The shows will make their official series premieres beginning at 11 p.m. Saturday, July 27th.

Fox's initial raison d'etre was to be the "alternative" to the staid, lame network programming us human beings had foolishly grown accustomed to. While Fox still reaches the youngest viewers among the "big four" channels today, cable has become the home to the more subversive, niche, talked about TV shows. Not coincidentally, cable is also where more and more viewers, and more and more money, are going. This cannot [...]

The Lost Roles Interview with Paul Scheer

Today's Lost Roles is brought to you by Childrens Hospital and NTSF: SD: SUV::, which air on Adult Swim tonight (and every Thursday!) at midnight and 12:15am. You seem like you have discriminating tastes, so I assume you're already planning to watch them.

Lost Roles is a weekly column exploring “what might have been” in movie and TV comedy as we take a different actor, writer, or comedian each week and examine the parts they turned down, wanted but didn’t get, and the projects that fell apart altogether. This week, I interviewed Paul Scheer, star of The League and star/creator of Human Giant and NTSF:SD:SUV::. I recently rang up [...]