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Comedy Central Launches App Offering Full Seasons of 'Chappelle's Show', 'Broad City', and Tons More

Comedy Central announced today that they've launched a new app offering up access to hundreds of episodes of hit shows and standup. The app, free for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, will offer the most recent season of South Park as well as next-day full episodes of The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and @midnight to all users for free, plus preview episodes of upcoming shows TripTank and Comedy Underground with Dave Attell.

Users who sign in with their cable or satellite provider will get access to nearly 200 episodes of hit Comedy Central shows, including full seasons of Broad City, Workaholics, Kroll Show, Futurama, Review, Trip Tank, [...]

Netflix Will Air 8-Episode Series Created by and Starring Rhys Darby from 'Flight of the Conchords'

THR reports that Netflix will debut a new comedy series called Short Poppies, created by and starring Rhys Darby, who played clueless band manager Murray on Flight of the Conchords.

Short Poppies is a mockumentary about a journalist visiting a small New Zealand town. Darby will play multiple roles, playing the journalist and all of the townsfolk. Netflix will debut the 8-episode series on April 3rd. This is the first time Darby has written and starred in his own project.

Ranking the Internet Friendliness of 7 Comedy Networks

HBO made a bold promotional move this week by putting the first two episodes of Girls' new season up on YouTube for free, allowing even the plebeian non-subscribers an opportunity to take part in a premium TV premiere and contribute to the buzz of the show's return. It's a win-win situation; HBO gets more coverage, and those of us without premium channels — or even a television — get to watch the season premiere without paying a dollar. Like HBO, most networks with hit comedy shows understand the viability of making their content easily available on the internet, but how do some of the most [...]

Seth Meyers's Animated Series 'The Awesomes' Renewed for a Second Season

There are more episodes of Seth Meyers's animated superhero series The Awesomes on the way. Hulu had decided to renew the show for a second season consisting of 10 more episodes, THR reports. Originally developed for MTV, The Awesomes started its 10-episode first season in August. The show, which consistently ranks on Hulu's Top 10 list, was created by Meyers and Mike Shoemaker, who's a producer on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and will produce Meyers's version of Late Night when it starts up in February. The show features the voice talents of Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Taran Killam, Bobby Lee, Ike Barinholtz, Bill Hader, Rachel Dratch, [...]

Watch Trailers for Yahoo!'s Five New Comedy Shows from Jack Black, Ed Helms, and Other People

After getting into the original programming game last year with shows like Ken Marino's Burning Love and Seth Morris's First Dates with Toby Harris, Yahoo! is amping up their comedy lineup with five new shows that are set to debut September 9th. The new shows come from people like Jack Black, Ed Helms, Cheryl Hines, and more, and you can check out trailers for all five of them below:

Amazon Plans a Free Ad-Supported Streaming Service

Amazon.com is changing up its streaming service. Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon is planning to launch a free ad-supported streaming network and will do away with only offering video to members via a $99 a year plan with Amazon Prime.

The new free service will likely feature original content, something that Amazon started getting into last year with the launch of sits first shows Alpha House and Betas. Alpha House was renewed for a second season, while WSJ reports that when it comes to Betas,  Amazon "is unlikely to renew the series for a second season" but they have been talking about producing the show for the [...]

Comedy Central Wisely Puts All of 'Nathan For You' Online for Free

Inspired by the recent surge of publicity Nathan Fielder is getting for his "Dumb Starbucks" stunt, Comedy Central has put the entire first season of Fielder's show Nathan For You online for free on their website, hoping to get new viewers into the show while everyone is talking about Fielder and Dumb Starbucks.

Nathan For You returns for its second season sometime this summer, and the Dumb Starbucks experiment will be the focus of one episode. Fielder is also making a last-minute appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight to discuss Dumb Starbucks.

Amazon's First Shows 'Alpha House' and 'Betas' to Premiere This Month; First 3 Episodes Free

Amazon announced today the premiere dates for its first two original comedies. The John Goodman-starring Alpha House, about a quartet of Washington D.C. senators living together, will debut November 15th. The Silicon Valley startup sitcom Betas, starring Jon Daly, will begin airing November 22nd.

Amazon will make the first three episodes of each show free on Amazon Instant Video on those dates, and roll out one new episode of each on the subscription service in subsequent weeks. The first season of each show is 11 episodes long. Amazon let viewers view and rate their entire slate of pilots they were developing into potential shows, with execs choosing to [...]

Ranking Yahoo's 5 New Comedy Shows, from Worst to First

We're still in the very early days of web TV, with Amazon, Yahoo!, Netflix, and Hulu having emerged as the first generation of high-quality streaming content creators. Yahoo! rebranded its video site "Yahoo! Screen" in 2011 and soon got into the comedy game with Ken Marino and Erica Oyama's Emmy-nominated Burning Love, Seth Morris's First Dates with Toby Harris, and the sketch show Sketchy amongst their first batch of shows.

Today, Yahoo! debuts five new original 10-minute (or less) comedies, including projects from Ed Helms, Jack Black, Cheryl Hines, and more. All 10-12 episodes of each show have been posted today, instead of rolling them out week by week. [...]

Netflix Will Start Making Original Standup Specials

Netflix is getting into the standup special game. "Beyond series, we will be expanding our Originals initiative to include broadly appealing feature documentaries and standup comedy specials," the company announced yesterday in a letter to shareholders. Standup specials are already a huge part of Netflix's streaming service, but so far, they've only showcased specials that were produced via networks like Comedy Central or independently and then sold to Netflix. Comedy Central and HBO now have a new competitor in the standup special game.

Dan Harmon Is Doing a QVC-Style Streaming Garage Sale

Community creator Dan Harmon is hosting a streaming garage sale in the vein of QVC with himself and friends from his podcast Harmontown auctioning off their valuables for charity. The event is happening this Sunday from 6pm to 9pm EST (livestream link), and all of the sales benefit LA-based educational nonprofit 826LA. Items like signed books, DVDs, and posters and items from Harmon and friends' closets will be (or already are) available for purchase.

The 91 Best Comedies Currently Streaming Online

As Netflix original shows such as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards made splashes at the Golden Globes, it’s easy to forget that Netflix started as a movie delivery service. But Netflix, along with Amazon and Hulu, still offers plenty of great comedy movies and TV shows across a range of sub-genres. We sorted through those absurdly specific categories, stoner-pandering straight-to-streaming movies, and frustrating-looking standup specials to compile the best 91 comedies available for streaming across the three services. (This is a guide just to streaming services, so great shows like Eagleheart and The Eric Andre Show which are both available via their network's [...]

Why Is 'The Simpsons' STILL Not Available to Stream Online?

Time called it the the best television show of the 20th century, and Vulture voted it the greatest sitcom ever. It’s the longest-running animated show, sitcom, and scripted primetime TV show in US history. It's won 28 Emmys and last year scored its first Oscar nomination. When its first season was released on DVD, it became the best selling television DVD of all time. At the end of its 25th season, which starts this Sunday on Fox, it will have produced more than 550 episodes.

But look for episodes of The Simpsons online and you’ll come up short. Only the most recent five episodes are available on [...]

Aziz Ansari Is Releasing His New Standup Special Exclusively on Netflix November 1st

Netflix recently announced that they're expanding into original comedy specials, and now, the streaming service is prepping to release its biggest standup special yet: Aziz Ansari's latest, Buried Alive, which debuts exclusively on Netflix November 1st, according to The NY Times.

Ansari's third special, Buried Alive is based on his tour of the same name and he calls it "a lot more mature" than previous specials, focusing on his friends starting families while he lives his life as a comedian avoiding commitment. The special covers similar topics to his recently announced book, albeit with different content/jokes. Ansari, whose previous two specials debuted on Comedy Central and direct-to-fans via his [...]