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Watch a Special Edition of 'Billy on the Street' with Martin Short

Last night NBC aired a TV special for their charity event Red Nose Day, and the night included a brand new segment of Billy on the Street with special guest Martin Short. Instead of giving away dollars, this time Billy Eichner and Martin Short are looking for a round of on-the-street charitable donations, and at least one of them is worth it for the anecdote Short shares about working with Chevy Chase.

HBO Orders an Amy Schumer Standup Special Directed by Chris Rock

The wonderful Amy Schumer is officially headed to HBO for her own standup special. The pay-network announced today that it's ordered its first standup special starring Schumer to air later this year, and Chris Rock will serve as director. "Amy is one of the most inspired comics working today, and we hope her first HBO special marks the start of a long and beautiful relationship," said HBO president Michael Lombardo. "This event is even more special because our good friend, the incredibly talented Chris Rock, is directing." The special will tape at the Apollo Theater in New York on May 29th.

'David Letterman: A Life on Television' to Air on CBS May 4th

Before he leaves his longtime post at Late Show on May 20th, David Letterman will be the subject of a 90-minute tribute special on CBS. The network announced today that David Letterman: A Life on Television will air on Monday, May 4th from 9:30-11:00pm with host Ray Romano, who got his first big break on Letterman's show in 1995. Read CBS's full announcement below:

Will Ferrell to Play on Ten Different Baseball Teams in an Upcoming HBO Special

HBO is teaming up with Funny or Die and Major League Baseball for a new special starring Will Ferrell. The pay network announced today that the untitled special will begin filming in Arizona tomorrow during spring training, and Ferrell will honor Bert "Campy" Campaneris by playing every position on the field for ten different teams throughout the day. The special will be dedicated to the fight against cancer through charities like Cancer for College and Stand Up To Cancer and is set to air on HBO later this year. Check out Ferrell's full game schedule below:

Here's the Trailer for Aziz Ansari's New Netflix Standup Special

From writing a book to selling out Madison Square Garden to the final season of Parks and Recreation, Aziz Ansari has been a very busy man this past year. If you weren't in the audience for his Madison Square Garden shows, though, not to worry: Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden hits Netflix this Saturday. For more on Ansari's MSG shows, check out our interview with him from from last year.

Here's the First Teaser for Bill Murray's Netflix Christmas Special

Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola have been working on a Christmas special since last year, and now it finally has a name, home, and very first teaser. A Very Murray Christmas is officially headed to Netflix this December, and George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Miley Cyrus are set to make appearances. Check out the first teaser for the special above.

Adult Swim Announces Pilots and Specials from Jon Daly, Seth Green, Tim and Eric, Jon Glaser, Brad Neely, and More

Ahead of its upfront presentation next week, Adult Swim just revealed its huge slate of upcoming pilots, including a new animated sketch show from China, IL's Brad Neely called TV Sucks, Jon Glaser's Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter, and a '60s golf championship special starring Adam Scott and Jon Daly. In addition, there will be more Tim and Eric's Bedtime Stories and Robot Chicken, a third Dinner special from Brett Gelman, and a children's program parody hosted by Brian Huskey. Check out the full slate below, via The Wrap:

Amy Poehler, George Clooney, and Maya Rudolph Join Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola's Christmas Special

Last year it was announced that Bill Murray was teaming up with Sofia Coppola for an upcoming Christmas TV special, and today THR reports that the project just added a few big stars. According to the report, George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Miley Cyrus will play versions of themselves in the special, which will follow the famously agent-less Murray as "he evades the advances of a shark dying to sign him." The project hasn't officially found a distributor yet, but it already sounds like the weirdest holiday special ever. Coppola told Variety in October that it won't be live and will be "like a [...]

Watch Amy Schumer's Fantastic 'Night of Too Many Stars' Standup Set

Comedy Central's annual charity event Night of Too Many Stars aired last night, and among the celebrity guests was Amy Schumer, who did a brilliant standup set about sexism in Hollywood, what she learned making her movie Trainwreck, and her love and devotion to drinking. Watch some more clips from the special below:

Justin Bieber Gets Egged in His First 'Comedy Central Roast' Promo

The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber airs on Monday, March 30th, and Comedy Central just released the first promo featuring Bieber (shirtless, of course) showing off how well he can take an egging just as well as he can dish it out. As for whether Bieber can take the cruel emotional abuse that insult comics do best, only time will tell.

Comedy Central Announces Its First Live Standup Special Starring Brian Regan

Comedy Central announced today its first-ever live standup special featuring Late Show with David Letterman regular Brian Regan. Brian Regan: Live will air live at 9:00pm on Saturday, September 26th from Radio City Music Hall in New York, making it the network's first push into live standup specials. In the meantime, Regan will make his 28th and final visit to Late Show tonight to announce the news. Check out his very first Letterman standup set from 1995 below:

Inside the Internet Outrage Machine with Jim Norton

After 2012's Please Be Offended and 2013's American Degenerate, standup Jim Norton returns to television tonight with his third Epix special Contextually Inadequate. Filmed at Boston's Somerville Theatre in January, the special dives deep into recent pop culture scandals and their internet backlash aftermaths, covering everything from the demise of Bill Cosby and Donald Sterling to his own personal experience after the firing of his friend and Opie and Anthony Show cohost Anthony Cumia last July. Ahead of Contextually Adequate's premiere, Norton spoke with us about hosting his own show on Vice, the difference between online criticism and outrage, and what projects he has planned for the year ahead.

'SNL's Pete Davidson Joins Comedy Central's 'Roast of Justin Bieber'

SNL cast member Pete Davidson is headed to the Roast of Justin Bieber later this month. The network revealed the news on Twitter today, and Davidson joins previously announced roasters Jeffrey Ross, Natasha Leggero, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Shaquille O'Neal, Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, Martha Stewart, and roastmaster Kevin Hart. The special airs on Comedy Central Monday, March 30th at 10:00pm.

Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero, Martha Stewart, and More Join the 'Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber'

The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber airs at the end of the month, and Comedy Central announced the full lineup of roasters today. It's a mix of regulars, newbies, and the completely absurd: Kevin Hart will serve as roastmaster joined by Jeffrey Ross, Natasha Leggero, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Shaquille O'Neal, Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, and the one and only Martha Stewart. The roast airs on Monday, March 30th at 10:00pm, so get ready for some trademark Martha Stewart burns.