Two young men are planning their band’s first show. After their first song, they’ll shout to the audience: “We haven’t even started yet! That stuff is bullshit! You guys are idiots for even liking that! I can’t believe you guys clapped for that, you’re idiots! Here’s the real song! Faggots!”
“Nirvana the Band” follows a band called Nirvana the Band (no relation), made of piano genius Jay McCarrol and musically untalented Matt Johnson. The band has never played a show, they’ve never really rehearsed, and when they get turned down by the first venue they call, they spend the rest of the ten-episode show trying to trick the [...]
In the immortal words of Biggie Smalls, “Here’s another one.” A great effing web series, that is. A web series that I’m head over heels in love with in a way that defies all of love’s boundaries and conventions, in both the platonic and sexual realms. Not that I want to have sex with this week’s series. I’m not saying that. What I am saying is: The feelings of respect and admiration that Ingrid Jungermann’s hilariously poignant F to 7th has inspired in me, have had a transcendent effect. During the 30 minutes I spent watching the show, I was transported to a world of identity crisis, crippling neuroses, and botched [...]
Modern Comedian, an excellent documentary web series following a different comedian each episode, is set to debut its third season tomorrow. Here's a trailer for the show, featuring highlights from all three seasons. The series is directed by Scott Moran and distributed by PBS Digital. The first episode of the season will follow stand-up/writer Phil Hanley, with one about Jim Gaffigan coming next week. Moran tells us, "You can expect some big names and some surprises, one of whom isn't even a comedian but a guy who had an amazing encounter with a very famously crazy comedian in the '70s." Any guesses as to who that "famously crazy" [...]
Here's Jason Mantzoukas on the web series Boy's Minute for Amy Poehler's YouTube channel Smart Girls, teaching young boys how to make a French press cup of coffee. It features just as much swearing as a how-to video directed at kids should.
Here's Community star Alison Brie on the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's excellent web series Speakeasy. Tompkins talks to her about GIFs, Dungeons & Dragons, Nathan Fillion, her cover band, Community, Mad Men, and tons of others stuff that's fun to talk to Alison Brie about.
Here's the latest episode of Scott Moran's excellent documentary web series Modern Comedian. This one follows comedian and father of five Jim Gaffigan, mainly focusing on how those two parts of his life don't fit each other at all.
Here's the first episode of the comedy documentary web series Modern Comedian's third season. This episode follows stand-up Phil Hanley, focusing on his beginnings in comedy and his love of crowd work. Up next week on Modern Comedian is Jim Gaffigan, which should be fun too but will probably feature less crowd work.
Here's the inaugural episode of The ArScheerio Paul Show, Paul Scheer's new web series for the YouTube channel JASH that involves him recreating interviews from The Arsenio Hall Show. First up is the infamous Bill Clinton appearance, with Scheer playing Arsenio and Will Arnett as Clinton. Scheer called it "one of the weirdest things I've ever done," but you can decide for yourself where this falls in the Paul Scheer weirdness spectrum.
IFC's new show Maron starts next Friday, and in conjunction with it, they've launched a new web series called Maron in Space that sees comedian James Adomian (Comedy Bang Bang, Last Comic Standing) as Marc Maron, piloting a spacecraft with a crew and a bunch of cats onboard. All five episodes debuted online this morning. The first one's above, and the rest are embedded below. Created by Adomian and comedian John Roy, Maron in Space was directed by Chris VanArtsdalen and Jefferson Dutton from The Birthday Boys. The last episode features a surprise guest star that's impossible to guess.
Since debuting last year, the Yahoo web series Burning Love has quickly grown into not just one of the best comedies on the internet but one of the best comedies anywhere – web, movies, TV. Centered on a reality dating show, BurningLove masterfully mocks all the vapid, fame-hungry weirdos who populate America's reality shows, while also expertly satirizing the reality shows themselves.
Burning Love was created by Erica Oyama, a comedy writer who's previously penned scripts for Childrens Hospital and David Wain's web series Wainy Days, and directed by Oyama's husband, Ken Marino of The State and Party Down fame. With Burning Love's third season having just kicked off, I had [...]
A new season of Jerry Seinfeld's web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is right around the corner. The series, which premiered last year on Sony's digital network Crackle, features Seinfeld and a different comedian friend each week shooting the shit while they drive around in his fancy sports cars to get coffee. Last season featured guests like Larry David, Carl Reiner & Mel Brooks, and Alec Baldwin. Crackle announced today that Season 2 of the series will premiere sometime this summer and will consist of a whopping 24 episodes. Seinfeld's guests this time around will include David Letterman, Chris Rock, Don Rickles, and Sarah Silverman, who is [...]
Here's the first episode of Reggie Watts's new JASH web series, Life on the Road, which documents him on tour. The first episode finds him performing with Police Academy sound SFX whiz Michael Winslow for a meeting of the weird noise-making minds.
Here's the first episode of Steve & Brandon Think They Sold a Show, a new Comedy Central web series starring Steve Agee (Sarah Silverman Program) and Brandon Johnson (NTSF:SD:SUV). Created by also starring Michael Busch and JC Coccoli, the show follows Agee and Johnson as a fictional sketch comedy duo who think they sold a show to Comedy Central due to an intern's mistake. I'm pretty sure that's how Mind of Mencia got on the air.
The excellent web series High Maintenance, which we profiled earlier this year, is back with three new episodes that premiered over the weekend. Created by husband and wife team Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld, High Maintenance follows a weed delivery guy (Sinclair) dropping off marijuana for a different New Yorker each week (each episode stands on its own, so no need to start from the beginning). Here's the first new episode, featuring comedian Hannibal Buress. The rest are available here.
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