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Eugene Mirman Makes the Coolest Malt Liquor Ad Ever on 'The Approval Matrix'

brightcove.createExperiences(); Here's a sneak peek at Monday night's episode of SundanceTV's The Approval Matrix, in which host Neal Brennan wonders what happened to being cool and enlists Eugene Mirman to star in a malt liquor ad that updates the smoothness of '80s Colt 45 commercials with today's idea of coolness — a Game of Thrones fan who gets really mad if you rudely take the "Cold 45" he wanted to give to his friend Xavier.

Neal Brennan Is Hosting a Game Show Based on 'NY Mag's Approval Matrix for Sundance

New York magazine's "Approval Matrix" is getting its very own TV show. Chappelle's Show show co-creator Neal Brennan has been hired to host a game show called The Approval Matrix based on the magazine's regular feature, Vulture reports. The six-episode series will air on Sundance TV and is set to premiere in July. The Daily Show's Rory Albanese will produce and write the show, which will feature Brennan being joined by a different panel of comedians for and celebrities for each episode. The Approval Matrix feature has been running in New York magazine weekly since 2004 and was previously adapted into a game show pilot for a different [...]

What's on TV This Week: The Emmys and the Finale of 'Chelsea Lately'

Tonight, Seth Meyers hosts the Primetime Emmy Awards from LA. Emmys will be given to Outstanding Comedy Series, the Best Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series along with Outstanding Writing and Directing for a comedy series, amongst many others. Also this week Chelsea Handler’s show Chelsea Lately comes to a close in a one-hour live finale. Handler will begin a new talk show on Netflix set to premiere in 2016. Tosh.0 is back with new episodes as well as Colbert Report, The Daily Show, and @midnight. In late night, Mike Myers will be on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Check out this week’s full comedy listings below:

From Behind the Scenes to In Front of the Camera with Neal Brennan

With his new gig hosting The Approval Matrix on Sundance TV, Neal Brennan has completed his reverse transformation from behind-the-scenes writer-director to on-camera talent.

Brennan co-created Chappelle’s Show, and for years was a go-to film and television writer and director. Then, about 7 years ago he started to focus on standup, and has since reverse engineered (by traditional Hollywood standards) a performing career, including Comedy Central standup specials and voiceover work for Samsung, and culminating in the new panel TV show he’s hosting. 

Inspired by the famous back page of New York magazine, the new talk show presents Brennan and his panel guests the opportunity to dissect the latest in [...]