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Max Weinberg and Conan O'Brien Have a Glorious Late Night Reunion

It's been nearly five years since Max Weinberg left his post as Conan O'Brien's late night drummer, but thanks to a mishap with current Conan drummer James Wormworth falling down an abandoned mine shaft, last night Weinberg got the perfect opportunity reunite with his old friend.

'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report' Will Air Live Episodes on Election Night

Election Day is right around the corner, and Comedy Central announced today that they'll be celebrating with live episodes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Both episodes will air during their usual time slots and have equally amazing names for their special election coverage — The Daily Show with Jon Stewart's "Democalypse 2014: America Remembers It Forgot to Vote" and The Colbert Report's "Midterms '014: Detour to Gridlock: An Exciting Thing That I Am Totally Interested In– Wait! Don't Change the Channel. Look at This Video of a Duckling Following a Cat Dressed Like a Shark Riding a Roomba! '014!" Chairman of the Republican National Committee [...]

Bob Odenkirk on 'Better Call Saul': "It's a Total Drama, Man"

AMC's Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul premieres on the network in February, and in a recent interview with THR, star Bob Odenkirk cleared up any confusion about where on the series will tilt on the comedy/drama scale. The original concept for Better Call Saul was a half-hour comedy, but Odenkirk says it quickly turned into an hourlong drama: "It's a total drama, man. It's 85 percent drama, 15 percent comedy." Head over to THR to read the rest of the interview, which includes Odenkirk's thoughts on writing for SNL, Get a Life, and the one network note Mr. Show got from HBO during its run [...]

Amy Poehler Shares Her 'Parks and Rec' Finale Fantasy on 'Late Show'

Here's a clip from Amy Poehler's visit to last night's Late Show, where she confesses to being a little worried about how she'll act when the Parks and Rec cast and crew tape the series finale episode and tells Letterman that after the show she plans to "take a little time and digest this great experience." Watch more from Poehler's interview below:

Neil Patrick Harris to Host a Weekly Variety Show for NBC

NBC is adding another weekly show called Saturday Night. Vulture reports that the network has teamed up with actor and next year's Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris to head up an American adaptation of the UK variety show Saturday Night Takeaway that will tape in Harris's home base of New York City. "As I watched the show, I couldn't stop smiling. Now that I've seen many seasons, my face hurts. It's a game changer," said Harris on the news. "Nothing like this has been done before, and it's unique structure fits right into my random skill set. I can't wait to roll up my sleeves and have [...]

Chris Rock and Bobby Moynihan Bond Over Prince in These 'SNL' Promos

Ahead of the premiere of his new film Top Five, Chris Rock returns to host SNL this week for the first time since 1996 with musical guest Prince, and NBC just released the first promo reel featuring Rock and Bobby Moynihan wandering outside 30 Rock at night and talking all things Prince. It all makes sense considering that Prince has an eight-minute jam session planned for Saturday night.

LogoTV to Debut a Pop Culture/News Show 'The Straight Out Report' Next Week

LogoTV just added a new comedy series that will cover news and pop culture from the perspectives of both a gay and straight host. Called The Straight Out Report, the series stars Stephen Guarino (Happy Endings, Marry Me) and Mike E. Winfield (Late Show with David Letterman, The Office) and was created by Adam de la Peña, who wrote for The Man Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Crank Yankers and co-starred in the 2003 Comedy Central cult hit I'm with Busey. The Straight Out Report will debut on LogoTV on November 7th at 9:00pm. Check out the series teaser below:

The Weird and Wonderful World of Maria Bamford

Back in August, the web series Modern Comedian debuted an episode featuring standup Maria Bamford wherein she candidly breaks down her struggles with bipolar disorder and delivers a hilarious walkthrough of her favorite website Crazymeds.us. Lit by nothing but the glow of her computer screen, Bamford reads a panic attack-inducing list of side effects for one of her meds — including "instant old age," inability to drink alcohol, tooth loss, confusion, baldness, and dry skin — before bursting into laughter then telling the camera: "I don't mind losing a little hair. And, again, the tradeoff is pretty awesome."

In this little moment lies the true magic of [...]

What's on TV This Week: Halloween Episodes Ahoy

This week on TV we've got a few more fall premieres as well as a whole slew of Halloween-themed episodes. The fourth season of 2 Broke Girls airs tonight and Thursday CBS starts its new lineup. Two and a Half Men premieres its 12th season and is sandwiched between a new episode of The Big Bang Theory and the series premiere of The McCarthys. The week finishes up with a Jimmy Kimmel Live Halloween special on Friday featuring Andy Samberg and Rosie Perez, and on Saturday Chris Rock hosts SNL.

In late night, Amy Poehler visits Meyers and Letterman. Letterman also has guests Jim Carrey and Brian Regan while Fallon [...]

'Friends of the People': A New Sketch Show Finds Its Voice

Since truTV greenlighted Friends of the People, their new sketch comedy show set to anchor the network’s crossover into original comedic programming, the storyline that’s occasionally popped up is that the series’ inception came to fruition after the In Living Color reboot ultimately did not reboot. However, FOTP is not a revised version of the scrapped ILC series.

The grain of truth in that narrative is that three of FOTP’s cast members, Jermaine Fowler, Jennifer Bartels, and Lil Rel Howery, were set to star in the ILC revival and that’s where they met. That’s it. What did happen is Fowler, Bartels, and Rel realized they had chemistry and that they [...]

Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers Talk Weekend Update and the First Time They Met on 'Late Night'

Amy Poehler visited her old friend Seth Meyers last night, and the two looked back on the week Meyers had to anchor Weekend Update solo due to Poehler's completely inconsiderate decision to give birth to her first son. Watch more from Poehler's interview — where she claims to have no memory of meeting Meyers for the first and second times — below:

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck Are Producing a Fox Comedy from '30 Rock' Alum Colleen McGuinness

Another former 30 Rock writer just landed a new comedy on a major network. Following last week's report that former 30 Rock writers/co-executive producers Josh Siegal and Dylan are developing a witch-themed comedy for NBC, today The Wrap reports that Fox has ordered a script for a half-hour comedy from Colleen McGuinness, who wrote for 30 Rock's sixth and seventh seasons. The untitled show will focus on "a 25-year-old woman who works at a frozen yogurt shop and whose life is going nowhere – until she discovers she is telekinetic." The series has some superstar backing from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, who will serve as co-executive [...]

Check Out 'The Daily Show's New Texas-Themed Opening Titles

The Daily Show kicked off its week in Austin, Texas last night, and the show began with the above Western-inspired opening title sequence featuring the Daily Show news team and some special guests. Watch more from the episode below:

The Season 10 'It's Always Sunny' Trailer Shoots the Gang into Space

Ahead of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's return to FXX in January, the network released the season 10 trailer today that reimagines the Gang as a team of heroic astronauts who get shot into space.