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"Lip Sync Battle" Returns with Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, and Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show aired a live post-Super Bowl special last night, and Fallon's hit "Lip Sync Battle" segment returned with guests Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, and a surprise guest near the end. It's hard to tell who won the competition, but Will Ferrell definitely deserves an award for his stellar song choices.

Key and Peele Are Back with Their NFC and AFC Championship Game Picks

Key and Peele are hosting a Super Bowl special on Comedy Central at the end of the month, and this week they're back as NFL commentators Bertram Skilling and Dante Pibb with another round of playoff picks. Check out their predictions for Sunday's Packers vs. Seahawks NFC championship game above, then check out their picks for the Colts vs. Patriots AFC championship game below:

Weird Al Fans Are Petitioning for Him to Perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Between his new album, eight music videos, and #1 spot on the Billboard charts, Weird Al is definitely having a great year, and now fans want to make sure next year is just as big for Yankovic by creating a Change.com petition to have him perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. The petition reads:

For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor. Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views, but it would remain true to the standards and [...]

Stephen Colbert Learns Quarterbackery from Some NFL Pros

As part of his unparalleled Superb Owl XLVIII coverage this week, Stephen Colbert did a two-part "Fallback Position" segment to learn all about championship NFL quarterbackery with former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, quarterback trainer and dreammaker Steve Clarkson, and NFLers Isaac Bruce and Gerald McCoy. Colbert's Super Bowl ring-stealing segment with Gibbs is above, and you can watch him piss off Isaac Bruce for a solid five minutes below.

Tim Heidecker's Fake Bob Dylan Song Sounds Pretty Real

Here's "Running Out the Clock," a fake Bob Dylan song that Tim Heidecker of Tim & Eric fame released in advance of Bob Dylan's fake performance at the Super Bowl halftime show, which is not a real thing that will happen this Sunday. I would actually watch the Super Bowl halftime show this year, though, if Tim Heidecker was planning on charging the stage and grabbing the mic from Beyonce so he could sing this song as Bob Dylan.

'SNL' Review: Finding the Rhythm with J.K. Simmons

From the very beginning, Saturday Night Live was considered "a writer's show." While other variety shows from SNL's early years, like SCTV and The Carol Burnett Show, were driven primarily by the actors (in the latter's case, the actors' intentional breaking), SNL's satirical voice was shaped largely by writers like Michael O'Donoghue, Al Franken, and Tom Davis, however famous their on-screen muses became. The show has gone through various love affairs with stock characters, but ultimately it remains controlled by its writers room, where first-years can pitch a sketch on Monday and see their scripts scrawled out on cue cards on Saturday, even if they don't showcase a cast member. In that regard, SNL stands out from the pack of sketch vehicles for character-actors like [...]

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele Share Their NFL Playoff Picks

Key and Peele are hosting Comedy Central's first-ever Super Bowl special on January 30th at 10:00pm, and to get you pumped they've made two clips as NFL commentators Bertram Skilling and Dante Pibb making their weekend playoff picks ahead of the big game. Watch their predictions for the Ravens vs. Patriots and the Panthers vs. Seahawks, above, then watch Sunday's round of picks below:

Jon Daly Looks Back on His Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Prank

"It … sounds like what they would actually do, if you’re just casually listening to it. If you listen closely, it makes no sense—in an aggressive way. But it’s not far away from it—like if you listen to the Chili Peppers, they are just ding-a-ding-a-ding-a-ding-dong [laughs]. I have respect for them. I hope they weren’t insulted by it. I mean, anytime you’re making fun of someone, that’s a possibility. I think they would agree though that they kind of deserved it. Chad Smith from the Peppers tweeted it out with the message 'hahahaha,' so he liked it … What I wanted was to be invited into the band to sing. [...]

Jon Daly's Red Hot Chili Peppers Super Bowl Prank Is a Thing of Beauty

If you head over to RHCP2014.com, you'll be treated to a stream of the new song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, who are performing at the halftime show of the Super Bowl on Sunday. Or at least that's what you'd think you were listening to if you were unfamiliar with Jon Daly and Zach Galafianakis's Pepper Men RHCP fan club from Comedy Bang! Bang! The song is called "Abracadabralifornia", and it sounds so much like an actual Chili Peppers song that it's kind of uncanny. Daly sang an early version of the song on CBB last March (skip to 24:45 to hear it), but this [...]

Watch Bob Odenkirk, Paul Rudd, and Seth Rogen in a Commercial for a Super Bowl Commercial

Here's Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen pitching ideas for a Samsung Super Bowl ad to Bob Odenkirk in a 60-second teaser for Samsung's upcoming 120-second Super Bowl commercial. I liked it, but I wish there was a 30-second teaser for the teaser I could have watched before committing to watching this 60-second commercial.

Key and Peele Get Ready for the Super Bowl with "East/West Bowl Pro Edition"

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are hosting Comedy Central's first-ever Super Bowl special Friday night, and today they released a clip featuring a brand new installment of their hit Key and Peele "East/West Bowl" sketches, this time for pros only. They brought along some real NFLers with amazing names too like D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Ishmaa'ily Kitchen, and Frostee Rucker.

Key and Peele Are Hosting a Super Bowl Special on Comedy Central

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele just lined up a new gig at Comedy Central. The network announced today that the Key and Peele stars will host its first-ever one-hour Super Bowl sketch special two days before the Super Bowl on January 30th at 10:00pm with an encore airing the following night at 11:00pm. Hopefully the East/West College Bowl guys make at least a few appearances.

'SNL' Review: Melissa McCarthy and a Farewell to Seth Meyers

Some episodes of SNL are bigger than the host. For example, this season's premiere spotlighted the show's record six new cast members, while host Tina Fey shone in serviceable roles, like her pep talk to Cecily Strong in the latter's first time co-hosting Weekend Update. Similarly, last season's finale focused less on Ben Affleck's career comeback than it did on saying goodbye to Bill Hader and Fred Armisen (and Jason Sudeikis, though his departure hadn't been officially announced at that point). It's an awkward position for the host to find him or herself in, because not only do they feel the pressure to satisfy viewers tuning in to [...]

Here Are Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, and Paul Rudd's Super Bowl Ads

In case you missed them yesterday, here are all the Super Bowl commercials starring cool comedy people. The first is Will Ferrell's ad for Old Milwaukee, his second consecutive Super Bowl ad for the beer brand. Like the last one, it only aired locally (in three cities), which is pretty awesome. Hit the jump for Amy Poehler's Super Bowl ad and one starring Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Bob Odenkirk, both of which aired in more than three cities: