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The Sketch Group WOMEN Made the Perfect 'Hangover' Sequel

Just a few days after Barack Obama ragged on the Hangover sequels on Between Two Ferns, here's a new video from LA-based sketch group WOMEN (made up of Pat Bishop, Dave Ross, Jake Weisman, and Allen Strickland Williams) called "The Hangover Part IV" that's super funny.

Watch Zach Galifianakis and Ken Jeong Perform Together at an Open Mic in 1998

Here's video of Hangover bros Zach Galifianakis and Ken Jeong performing together during a Los Angeles open mic in 1998. I bet that MC knows how to pronounce "Galifianakis" correctly now (maybe).

Here's the Trailer for 'The Hangover III'

This is the brand-new teaser trailer for The Hangover Part III, which stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Justin Bartha, Heather Graham, John Goodman, and Melissa McCarthy. The movie comes out May 24th and will feature the best giraffe-induced car accident in movie history (so far).

Hit the jump for the poster, which really puts British teen wizards in their place:

‘Ted’ Is the #1 Original R-Rated Comedy Ever; Seth MacFarlane Finally Finds Success

Seth MacFarlane has been waiting around for his big break for a while now. Sure, he has three hit TV shows, is hosting the Oscars, and made the highest-grossing comedy movie of the year, but no one’s really a success in this industry until they’ve written and directed the #1 original R-rated comedy of all-time, worldwide. This past weekend, MacFarlane’s first movie Ted reached an estimated $469 million worldwide gross, surpassing The Hangover, which had $467.5 million, to become the top original R-rated comedy ever. With things finally going Seth MacFarlane’s way, he should have an easier time landing his second movie and getting his agent to return his calls.

Walking Through the History of 'Between Two Ferns' with Scott Aukerman

With the Between Two Ferns: A Fairytale of New York debuting Sunday at 8:30 before the Comedy Awards, I thought it was a perfect time to look back at the Between Two Ferns series. B2F has been incredibly popular, bringing in over 80 million views across the entire series, on Funny or Die alone. Beyond that, whenever a new one is released, it nearly instantly reaches Internet omnipresence.

It's hard to say why exactly the series has had such enduring popularity, as it has maintained relevance for over four years now (which is nearly four zillion years in Internet time or 28 years in dog time). Of course, it's wildly funny and unique [...]

Review Roundup: Critics Like 'Hangover III' Less than the First Two

The third and – as the posters promise – final installment in the The Hangover franchise was released to theaters today, and the reviews have been pretty harsh. As of this writing, the movie has a 25% rating on RottenTomatoes and a 32/100 on Metacritic, making it the worst-reviewed Hangover movie yet (the previous one earned a 34% and 44/100) and the worst-reviewed movie from director Todd Phillips yet.

The Hangover III doesn't copy the "What the hell did we do last night?" plotline from the original like Hangover II does, which is something critics have been complimenting the movie for while not enjoying the direction the story goes [...]

'SNL' Review: Risk Pays Off for Zach Galifianakis

SNL works best when it hits a balance between structure and chaos. As a show that's broadcasted live after only a week of production time, chaos is pre-installed into the system. The show attempts to offset that chaos with as many safety nets as possible: a cast of multitalented actors, a writing staff that can turn out an abundance of material in a pressure-cooker environment, and one of the best crews in television. Over time, some of those safety nets turn into crutches that annoy the hard-core fans: recurring characters, sketches that rely too heavily on celebrity impersonation, talk show formats, etc. So periodically, the show will reintroduce a [...]

'21 & Over' Is the Latest Movie to Ask "What If 'The Hangover' Were About Young People?"

Here's the trailer for 21 & Over, a new comedy written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It's the first movie the duo has directed, but they also wrote (the original draft of) The Hangover, The Change-Up, and, um, Ghosts of Girlfriend's Past. The story follows a trio of college kids out celebrating their most responsible members' 21st birthday right before his medical school entrance exam. It's like The Hangover, but with young people. Or like Project X or Superbad but with slightly older people (and more vomit and racism).

Rachael Harris and Angela Kinsey Team Up for New Fox Comedy 'Dirty Blondes'

Fox just won a multi-network bidding war for a new comedy series starring Rachael Harris (The Hangover) and Angela Kinsey (The Office), Deadline reports. The pilot, Dirty Blondes, will be directed by Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) and written by Stacy Traub (Glee) and is based on Harris and Kinsey’s real-life friendship. The two have known each other for 16 years, since meeting at The Groundlings in Los Angeles in the 1990s. The show follows two ladies who have been friends for a long time and grow closer together after they each get divorced.  Dirty Blondes has a put pilot commitment from Fox, which means the network has to air the first episode [...]

What Does 'Five-Year Engagement's' Box Office Disappointment Suggest About the State of Apatowian Comedies?

Five-Year Engagement earned $11.2 million this weekend, which is nearly half what was being predicted. It's also by far the lowest of the recent era of Apatowian films and it seems to be part of slow falling out of favor for his brand of comedies.

Trailer: Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman in 'Last Vegas,' a Geriatric Version of 'The Hangover'

Here's the trailer for Last Vegas, a new comedy due out in November. Starring Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline as a bunch of old dudes who head to Las Vegas for a bachelor party, it's basically an elderly version of The Hangover. It's shocking that the trailer is completely devoid of Viagra jokes.

Jack Black, Paul Rudd, and Others Passed on 'The Hangover'

The Hollywood Reporter has an oral history of The Hangover movies out today, and, in it, director Todd Phillips reveals some actors who were almost cast in the movie. Before any actors were hired, Paul Rudd and Jack Black both passed on the project (along with others). Lindsay Lohan was considered for the Heather Graham role and "loved the script,"" but she was deemed too young for the character. Phillips reminisced, "Quite honestly, we were writing the brother-in-law as a younger brother they had to take along with them – like a Jonah Hill character instead of Zach [Galifianakis]. " Jake Gyllenhaal and Thomas Haden Church were both considered for the [...]

The Lost Comedy Career of Bill Clinton

Perhaps no political figure in US history (save for George W. Bush) has been the subject of more jokes and ribbing than Bill Clinton. Just from the Lewinsky scandal alone, comedians have generated more material off of Clinton than they have from the antics of far-more ridiculous politicians like Sarah Palin, Dan Quayle, and Richard Nixon, who were basically real-life Saturday Night Live characters to begin with. But beyond being the subject of endless blue dress and "I didn't inhale" jokes, Clinton's proven to be a funny guy himself – for a politician. The former president can land jokes in his speeches, and he has closer ties to the [...]

The Legitimate Documentary that Came Out 'The Hangover'

Awash in the excesses of Las Vegas during the economic crisis, Joseph Garner was working on The Hangover as the assistant to director Todd Phillips. It was there he thought to do the above documentary. Also, it was there he met Zach Galifianakis. Zach decided to help out as an executive producer because: “I really liked the heart of the movie. We are so inundated with films that are loud and over the top I thought, ‘What a nice little film’ … it is a movie that has some real warmth to it.” "Loud and over the top" films? I wonder what The Hangover trilogy star might be referring to…