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Andy Milonakis Cooks Up Some Golden Pig Fried Rice on 'Fat Prince'

Vice debuted a new cooking web series starring Andy Milonakis today called Fat Prince, and in the first episode he cooks alongside famed chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (and later, professional taste tester David Koechner) using super fancy ingredients like pig ears, 23-carat gold leaf, Spam, and Rice-A-Roni. Be warned that this video contains graphic details regarding the fate of Wilbur from Charlotte's Web and some violent anti-vegan threats, but if you're a carnivore it'll probably make you want to try some crispy pig ears stat.

Here's How Maria Bamford Writes a Joke

"In Houston, Texas, when it is 90 degrees in April, take a paper and pen from your Holiday Inn hotel room and begin walking along the freeway and through an industrial park. Talk to yourself, out loud, about anything that generates emotion—a fight with your sister, your cat’s belly, deviled eggs. Write down—on your now sweaty pad of paper—whatever words come to mind. Reach your destination, an abandoned mall with a dollar store, and buy a giant pink hat. Walk back to the hotel with the hat on and rehearse what you have just written. This should take about two hours, if you stop for a water and a Diet [...]

Tom Green on 'Freddy Got Fingered': "We're Gonna Make Our Fucking Movie and We Don't Give a Fuck"

"That’s not the way Hollywood works. They buy things and then they change it. The corporations and executives take young talent that’s interesting, bring them in, and then make their movie with them. Not make some kid from Canada’s movie. It’s some kid from Canada in their movie. They were going to make it a cookie-cutter studio movie, and I said no. I had an opportunity to make a movie. We’re gonna make our fucking movie and we don’t give a fuck."

-Tom Green reminiscing about Freddy Got Fingered in a lengthy and interesting interview on the movie for Vice.

This Jon Glaser Interview Is Physically Painful But Not for the Reason You Think

It begins as just another interview with Jon Glaser of Delocated, who drinks some beers with paper wings and talks about the benefits of writing and performing on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Once Glaser gets into the limitations of playing a character whose face is concealed and how season 3 will see Jon training to go pro as a basketball player, however, his charming anecdotes about his son are all but impossible to pay attention to because the interviewer is simultaneously getting a tattoo of an ambiguously angry pheasant. I want an interview with this interviewer. Possible questions: How were you still asking questions and not grimacing [...]

Let Rob Delaney Explain the Debt Ceiling Negotiations to You

Rob Delaney's grand metaphor for the debt ceiling negotiations is the only political analysis you need.

Watch the Premiere of VICE's 'The Jim Norton Show'

VICE.com's new talk show The Jim Norton Show premiered today with guests Mike Tyson and Dana White, and you can catch the first part of the episode above. "I want this to feel different than other talk shows feel. I'm not going to out-Fallon Jimmy Fallon," Norton says early in the episode. "I'm not going to be able to get celebrities to do fun things with me and get seven million views. My idea of a fun viral celebrity video would be to fill a bag with shit and smash Nancy Grace in the face with it."

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. [...]

'Vice's Harry Cheadle Tries Out Being Louis C.K.

In the second episode of his Vice web series, All-Around Losing, columnist Harry Cheadle tries out stand-up comedy for the first time in New York's rough open mic scene. Cheadle's quest takes him to places like Cha Cha's Cafe and Bar, where the Hawaiian shirt-clad owner, a man named Cha Cha, demonstrates his own comedy prowess outside. Cha Cha has finally found a way to combine beloved comedy topics like racism and "I can't get laid" into one clever, tight joke. By the end of his journey, Cheadle soon learns that being Louis C.K. is harder than it looks, and that C.K.'s opening credits are much easier to recreate [...]

The Year's Best Humor Writing 2011

It's a good thing I enjoy humor because, if I had to estimate, I'd put the number of humor pieces I've read this year somewhere in the low thousands. As a fan — and as someone who's numb to the embarrassment that comes with laughing aloud while riding public transportation — I imagine I'd have read some fraction of these just for fun. But as someone who’s had the privilege of editing Splitsider's Humor Section for the past nine months and compiling the list below (who am I kidding? tl;dr), I’ve been overwhelmed in the best way possible by the volume and quality of the humorists populating the [...]

Neil Hamburger's Anti-AXE Art Contest That AXE Tried to Kill

Neil Hamburger writes a column for Vice Magazine, as do some other comedians, such as Rob Delaney. One of his more recent pieces pertained to AXE body spray, which you may know from its ubiquitous advertising featuring sexy ladies who will do anything for a shlub who smells like a frathouse medicine cabinet. Well, apparently AXE wasn't so hot on the piece, which contained gems such as this: AXE’s master chemist seems to be developing their various fragrances by dumping varying amounts of Hawaiian Punch and/or Country Time Lemonade into the trough-style urinals at Dodger Stadium during the top of the 9th inning—the end product an amalgam resulting [...]

Jim Norton Is Getting a Late Night Show on VICE.com

VICE announced today that they're giving a late night web show to comedian Jim Norton. The Jim Norton Show will debut on VICE.com on Wednesday, July 23rd. The program will have a loose, unstructured feel and it will feature a monologue, in-depth interviews, and standup performances, all shot in front of a live audience. Mike Tyson, Dana White, and drug dealer Freeway Rick Ross are lined up to be guests. "I wanted to do a talk show that reminded me of the old school ones I loved as a kid, without all the fake enthusiasm and sound bite-driven conversations," Norton said. "I also wanted to do a monologue that [...]

Cameron Esposito Answers the Age-Old Question "What's It Like to Be a Woman in Comedy?"

As part of her ongoing A.V. Club column, standup Cameron Esposito has a new feature out today called "What It's Like to Be a Woman in Comedy" that addresses issues females face in the standup world, why the overload of white male comics should embrace the idea of more diverse lineups, why the word "comedienne" is just awful, and why the question of being a woman in comedy often goes unanswered. Here's an excerpt from the piece:

To be a woman in comedy is to be pitted against the only other female comic in the city you came up in for every booking in town and to never [...]

Rob Delaney Talks About Being Rob Delaney and Says "Cop" 80 Times

This is your chance to watch Rob "Some Have Termed, King of Twitter" Delaney take one of his 140-character comedy bombs and explain exactly what he was thinking to such detail that the Tweet is hardly funny anymore. He also takes a giant bite out of a sandwich and admits to not killing people. His advice for new Tweeters is to use the words "cop" and "asshole" until you're blue in face or asshole, you cop.

Mike Judge On Bringing Back Beavis And Butt-Head

Mike Judge talked to Vice about the journey of bringing Beavis and Butt-Head back to the small screen, addressing concerns that the pairs' taste in rock T-shirts and music videos will now be a little dated:

…even at the time in ’92, I remember people at MTV would say that AC/DC and Metallica were old references. They were like, “Maybe it should be Nirvana or Pearl Jam or something else, you know?” It was already unhip to begin with, but to me it’s more like a state of mind than a cultural reference to a particular time period, even though there are some specific references. So it’s about [...]