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Tom Papa Micromanages the Latest Episode of 'Cop Show'

Here's the newest episode of Colin Quinn's Cop Show featuring special guest Tom Papa, who seems more interested in sabotaging the production than focusing on his role. Sorry Mr. Hollywood, but in New York, micromanaging control freaks aren't welcomed with open arms.

Jim Norton Plays a Rat in the Latest Episode of 'Cop Show'

Here's the newest installment of Colin Quinn's web series Cop Show featuring special guest Jim Norton, who plays a rat under interrogation by Quinn and his crew. The interns/writers behind Cop Show are clearly still relying on obvious metaphors to get their point across, but at least the metaphors Michael Che had to deal with were a little less insulting.

Jim Gaffigan Plays a Congolese Warlord in the Latest Episode of Colin Quinn's 'Cop Show'

Here's the latest episode of Colin Quinn's web series Cop Show with special guest Jim Gaffigan, who is about as reluctant to perform his Cop Show role as a Congolese drug warlord (tasked with a bunch of product integration, no less) as hipster drug ring leader Amy Schumer was last week.

'Sound Advice' Is Back with Vanessa Bayer and Weird Al Yankovic

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// Above Average's web series Sound Advice now has a new home on IFC's Comedy Crib, and its latest season premiered today with Janessa Slater (Vanessa Bayer) offering some expert music tips to Weird Al Yankovic. More stars set to meet up with Janessa this season include Chromeo, HAIM, Nick Jonas, Jenny Lewis, Leighton Meester, Sleater-Kinney, The Vamps and more.

Watch the First 'Billy on the Street' of 2015 with Michelle Obama, Big Bird, and Elena

Rejoice, because Billy Eichner is finally back with a special installment on Billy on the Street before it returns for a fourth season on truTV. This time he's brought three big stars with him: Michelle Obama, Big Bird, and the one and only Elena (who recently bought an iPad, it turns out). Eichner leads the three in an educational game of "Ariana Grande or Eating a Carrot?" then harasses a bunch of people on the street with Big Bird's help.

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and Cameron Esposito Talk Standup, Improv, and More on 'Speakeasy'

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins' web series Speakeasy featuring special guest Cameron Esposito, who sits down with Tompkins for a lengthy chat about improv versus standup, her time as a circus ringmaster, coming out of the closet, performing on television for the first time on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and a whole bunch of other fun stuff. And ladies, please stop grabbing Esposito's butt at shows. She's an engaged woman, and the harassment has to stop.

Colin Quinn and Michael Che Fight Over Coffee Metaphors on 'Cop Show'

Here's the latest episode of Colin Quinn's web series Cop Show featuring special guest Michael Che, who plays a rookie cop named Picasso and gets into an argument with Quinn about solving racial problems in America through the classic coffee/cream metaphor. Thanks to the Cop Show interns, there are also a few very on the nose references to Quinn and Che's connection as Weekend Update anchors too.

Paul F. Tompkins and Randall Park Talk 'The Interview,' 'Fresh Off the Boat,' and East/West Coast Rap

Here's the latest episode of Speakeasy with host Paul F. Tompkins, who sits down with Fresh Off the Boat's Randall Park to sip on some Moscow mules and chat about his life, from his post-college "joke rap" band to when he was a Starbucks barista and Wild 'N Out cast member at the same time to playing Kim Jong-un in The Interview to his new TV role on Fresh Off the Boat. Tompkins also gets an exclusive scoop: Park will never, ever play Kim Jong-un again.

Here's the First Episode of Colin Quinn's New Web Series 'Cop Show'

Colin Quinn's new web series Cop Show just premiered its first episode. Directed by The Chris Gethard Show's J.D. Amato and costarring Keith Robinson, Sue Jean Kim, Peter Grosz, and Griffin Newman, Cop Show follows Quinn as he stars in a cheesy Law & Order ripoff that, according to the debut episode, has the reluctant backing of Jerry Seinfeld: "It's not comedy," Quinn reminds him. "This is humor." Jim Gaffigan, Michael Che, and Amy Schumer are all set to show up in future episodes.

Watch Rainn Wilson and Paul F. Tompkins Have a Chat on 'Speakeasy'

Here's the newest episode of Speakeasy with Paul F. Tompkins and special guest Rainn Wilson, who looks back on how he got his start in acting, landing his Six Feet Under role, and of course his over 200 episodes playing Scranton's favorite beet farmer Dwight Schrute on The Office from 2005-2013. Wilson also shares what he learned after directing his first Office episode ("I was not very…how do I put this…nice?"), his thoughts on fear versus control, and his new TV role on Fox's Backstrom.

This Week in Web Videos: 'Happy Town'

Happy Town could've been dead on arrival. Had creator/director/DP/editor/producer/Vitruvian film dude Jon Mayer not turned his passion papers into a passion project, this would've read like just another tale of Millennial ennui in the big city. "Great," every agent would've said. "Do you have anything a little more 'mainstreamy?'" Instead, Mayer worked to bring it off the page and onto MacBook screens the City over. It hasn't achieved tremendous view success and it likely won't. What it has done is demonstrate Mayer's ability to breathe life in to a beautiful tapestry of true, acutely relatable moments, as series star Anu Valia turns the banal into the essential with a [...]

Nick DiPaolo Guest Stars on the Latest Episode of Colin Quinn's 'Cop Show'

Here's the latest episode of Colin Quinn's fantastic new web series Cop Show, which features special guest Nick DiPaolo and a retired NYPD detective hired to work as a consultant on the show. Will Quinn and DiPaolo get through all the super accurate police jargon?

Amy Schumer Plays a Hipster Drug Ring Leader in Colin Quinn's 'Cop Show'

Colin Quinn's fantastic new web series Cop Show premiered last week, and the second episode featuring special guest Amy Schumer was released this afternoon. Schumer plays herself, who is in turn playing the leader of a "female hipster drug gang," albeit a little reluctantly. Hopefully Quinn appreciates the favor.

Megan Amram Shares Some Unexpected Sex Advice from 'Science…For Her!'

IFC posted a new installment of "Funny People Reading Books" today featuring Megan Amram reading an excerpt from her book Science…For Her! that's some unexpected advice about how long to wait after meeting someone to have sex. Maybe one day women will finally learn to stop sabotaging and start caring about each other.