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Judd Apatow, Thomas Lennon, Jim Gaffigan, and More to Guest Host 'Late Late Show' Next Year

Before James Corden takes over as host of The Late Late Show in March, CBS has lined up a bunch of guest hosts to show up between Monday, January 5th and Friday, March 6th. The network announced the lineup today, which includes returning guest hosts Drew Carey and Jim Gaffigan as well as Judd Apatow, Will Arnett, Wayne Brady, Billy Gardell, Sean Hayes, Thomas Lennon, John Mayer, and Kunal Nayyar. CBS has made some great picks — it'll be particularly fun to see Apatow, Gaffigan, and Lennon as late night hosts — but apparently the network couldn't find a single woman to host within two months [...]

Adam Resnick Looks Back on His Days as a 'Letterman' Intern

Here's a clip from Adam Resnick's visit to last night's Late Show, where he reminisces about the days he worked for the show as an intern and a particular errand involving soup that didn't go very well. Watch Resnick read an excerpt from his book Will Not Attend about some heartwarming Disney World memories below:

Scott and Reggie Consult with Comic Book Expert Kevin Smith on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

Ahead of this Friday's new episode of Comedy Bang! Bang!, IFC released the above sneak peek featuring Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts showing guest Kevin Smith the most priceless comic books they own. Who would've thought that a first edition copy of The Adventures of Scotty Man would have a monetary value under $0?

Saturday Night's Children: Tina Fey (2000-2006)

Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 39 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

After three and a half years and over 120 SNL cast member profiles, it's time to end this column the way it began — by highlighting one of my favorite women to ever call SNL home. She's best known for her time on SNL and 30 Rock, but for America's many young women who consider themselves awkward, frumpy comedy nerds, Tina [...]

Freshman Sitcom 'Cristela' Gets a Full Season Order from ABC

It's not all bad news for new television comedies this year. Deadline reports that new multi-cam comedy and surprise hit Cristela starring standup Cristela Alonzo has been given a nine-episode pickup by ABC, bringing its debut season order from 13 episodes to a full 22-episode season. Cristela joins Black-ish as the only ABC comedy to earn a full order this season. Over at NBC, David Caspe's new comedy Marry Me also got an additional five-episode order from the network, but it's uncertain yet whether the series will eventually expand from 18 to 22 episodes.

Sing Along to Classic Thanksgiving Carols with Scott Aukerman, Reggie Watts, and Amber Tamblyn

When it comes to Thanksgiving, the only thing more cherished than turkey are all those classic Thanksgiving carols, and now you can listen to them all on Comedy Bang! Bang!'s latest compilation album. We're talking timeless Thanksgiving tunes like "Football Dads," "Dark Meat," "Let's Hang the Christmas Lights Early," and of course the food-related smash hit "Stuffing (It's Just Bread)."

Jason Sudeikis Stars in a Cut 'SNL' Sketch for "Second Chance Theatre"

Back in March, SNL alum Jason Sudeikis told Seth Meyers all about "Juggling Flyer," one of his favorite sketches that never made it to air. It's been a long wait, but Late Night finally returned with a new installment of "Second Chance Theatre" last night, and with help from Fred Armisen, Mike O'Brien, and some Late Night writers, Sudeikis turned his long lost sketch into a reality.

Joel McHale Is Developing an E! Show About Mean Internet Comments

Joel McHale is currently working on a new show for E! all about the snarky world of internet comments. Deadline reports that the network has given a pilot order to an untitled show hosted by comedian Michael Kosta that will "focus on deconstructing the often snarky comments on popular websites." McHale will serve as executive producer on the pilot alongside Kosta and The Soup showrunner K.P. Anderson, making it McHale's first project to get a green light from his overall development deal with E!, which extended his contract as host of The Soup through 2016.

Canceled ABC Comedy 'Selfie' Is Heading to Hulu

While ABC's new comedy Cristela just got a full season order, the recently canceled Selfie has found a home to air its remaining episodes. According to THR, Selfie's six unaired episodes will stream on Hulu, Hulu Plus, and ABC.com. The first unaired episode (and eighth overall) "Traumatic Party Stress Disorder" was released today, while the remaining episodes are set to be released on the streaming platforms once per week over the next five weeks. Head over to ABC.com to check out the first post-cancellation episode.

Bob Odenkirk on Being an Amateur Standup and the Inevitable Decline of Improv

Bob Odenkirk may be busier than ever, starring in the upcoming Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, but that doesn't mean he's put comedy on the back burner. If anything, he's amped up his comedic output as of late. Odenkirk released his first book A Load of Hooey last month, he's producing and writing for the IFC sketch show The Birthday Boys (currently in its second season), he just got back from a book reading/live comedy tour, and his debut standup album, Amateur Hour, comes out today. Recorded this summer at LA's Nerdist Theater and released by A Special Thing Records, Amateur Hour consists of a standup performance by Odenkirk, as well as a set from [...]

Here's a 'Drunk History' Outtake Featuring Chris Romano from Season 1

The first and second seasons of Comedy Central's hit show Drunk History are now out on DVD, and among the extras are some drunk outtakes and extended scenes including the above clip from the Boston-themed season 1 episode featuring Chris Romano trying, and spectacularly failing, to get through a line. For more on Drunk History, check out our behind-the-scenes interview with creator and host Derek Waters.

Here's a Bunch of Old "Satellite TV" Sketches from 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien'

Late Night with Conan O'Brien was home to countless weird and wonderful sketches during its run on NBC from 1993-2009, and over the past week a YouTube user has been uploading old clips of the recurring "Satellite TV" segment, in which O'Brien would share with the audience some of the stranger channels picked up by 30 Rockefeller's giant satellite dish. Comfort your pre-Thanksgiving dread with the above clip from the "Peanut Suicide Channel," then click through to watch "Potato Judge Channel," "Camp Michael McDonald Channel," and more.

Watch "Def TED Talks," a Cut 'SNL' Sketch by Michael Che and Bryan Tucker

NBC uploaded a sketch this week called "Def TED Talks" that was cut from the latest episode of SNL hosted by Cameron Diaz, which was written by Michael Che and Bryan Tucker and features Diaz and a ton of cast members in a Def Jam/TED Talks mashup show hosted by Jay Pharoah as Russell Simmons. Considering how great last week's cut sketch "Tweet" was, by the end of this season we might have a whole episode's worth of delightfully weird and creative sketches that didn't make it to live air.

How 'The Bernie Mac Show' Changed the Future of the Sitcom

“You know I ain’t lyin!” “America, I tell the truth you can’t say!” “Bust his head til the white meat shows!”

Bernie Mac was already an up-and-coming comedian when he starred in Spike Lee’s Original Kings of Comedy in 2000. Having risen through the ranks by way of Chicago, Mac made a name for himself during the Def Jam comedy years, as one of the funniest and most unflappable comedians on the tour. So by the time he was introduced in Spike Lee’s film, his confidence and persona was on full display.

From word one, he owns the crowd, making light of everything from his sex drive to the disappearance [...]