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The Walsh Brothers' Comedy Central Web Series Returns

Last year, Comedy Central premiered The Walsh Bros. Great and Secret Comedy Show, a web series from the LA-based sibling comedy duo of the same name, and here's the premiere of the show's second season, which, so far, involves them ruining waaayy more childrens' birthday parties.

Watch Scott Aukerman and Paul F. Tompkins Have a Chat on 'Speakeasy'

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web chat show Speakeasy, with guest Scott Aukerman, host of Comedy Bang! Bang! and, like Tompkins, a former writer for Mr. Show. It's fun to see these two talk with Tompkins out of character, after having heard/seen him hilariously play so many people that aren't himself on Comedy Bang! Bang! and it results in a conversation that's just as funny as any time these two are in the same room together.

Here's the Latest Episode of the Web Series 'High Maintenance'

High Maintenance, Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld's web series that we profiled last year, returns with a new episode this week. The show, following a weed dealer (Sinclair) in New York, d

How Barack Obama Ended Up on 'Between Two Ferns'

This morning, Funny Or Die released an episode of Zach Galifianakis's web series Between Two Ferns featuring Barack Obama as the special guest. Variety has the story on how this ended up happening.

Basically, the White House wanted to get young Americans to sign up for health insurance before a March 31st headline. Last summer, Obama attended a meeting with White House advisers and a bunch of movie/TV people about how to use Hollywood to spread the word about health care reform. Funny Or Die President of Production Mike Farah was at said meeting and pitched the idea of Obama doing Between Two Ferns there, but didn't discuss [...]

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and Gillian Jacobs Have a Chat

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web chat show Speakeasy, and his guest this time around is Community's Gillian Jacobs. As always with Speakeasy, it's a lively and engaging conversation that doesn't feel stale and pre-planned like a lot of TV interviews do, and Jacobs delves into some fun parts of her past, including her unusual start as a child actor, being on probation at Juilliard, and being oblivious to Community's frequent pop culture references.

Watch Chris Gethard on Jared Logan's Talk Show

Standup Jared Logan recently launched a web talk show called Don't You Think?, and here's the latest episode, featuring guest Chris Gethard and a discussion about bullying that teaches Logan a valuable, heartwarming lesson.

Watch the First and Only Episode of Jake Weisman's Web Series 'Chit Chat', with Guest Rory Scovel

Last year, comedian Jake Weisman (WOMEN) set out to host an interview show called Chit Chat. Here's the first episode, with guest Rory Scovel. As you'll see, this, unfortunately, turned out to be the last episode, as well.

Kumail Nanjiani Plays the Unmarketable Dhalsim in 'Street Fighter Red Tape'

In the newest installment of Pete Holmes's Street Fighter-themed web series, Kumail Nanjiani plays the slow and stretchy Indian yogi Dhalsim, who Holmes calls out for being completely unmarketable and a walking contradiction who doesn't even know what yoga is.

President Barack Obama Does 'Between Two Ferns' with Zach Galifianakis

Here's the newest installment of Between Two Ferns that Funny or Die released today, which features President Obama trying to plug healthcare.gov while taking in all kinds of question topics from Zach Galifianakis, from pardoning turkeys to same-sex divorce to spider bites to birth certificates to what he plans to do with the whole North Ikea situation. Obama also shares some strong opinions about Bradley Cooper and the Hangover movies.

'SNL's Sasheer Zamata Channels Peggy Olson in "Black Mad Men"

While we wait for Sasheer Zamata to get more screen time on SNL, here's the first episode of a new web series she's in called "Black Mad Men" written by Key and Peele's Phil Augusta Jackson and directed by Morgan Evans. Along with Jackson, Anthony Appruzzese, and Shaun Diston, Zamata plays a very Peggy-like ad exec in a scene spun off from Don Draper's famous Kodak Carousel or Lucky Strike "It's Toasted" pitches from Mad Men. The only difference on "Black Mad Men" is that Zamata and team are trying to convince their white client that Luke's Hummus is the key to unlocking true racial harmony through its irresistible [...]

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and Jim Rash Have a Conversation on 'Speakeasy'

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's interview web series Speakeasy, and his guest this time around is Oscar-winning screenwriter and Community actor Jim Rash. It's a fun run-through of Rash's career, including the history of his writing partnership with Nat Faxon, the horrifying origins of his Twitter name, and the trajectory of his ridiculous Community character.

Jon Daly Turns Dumb Joke Prompts to Comic Gold on 'Set List'

Here's the newest episode of the improvised standup series Set List featuring Kroll Show's Jon Daly, who has to riff on pun prompts like "blow jog" and "of corpse" then turns into a very ditzy "pretty pretty pretty pretty comedienne" alter ego whose entire family died in a triple murder-suicide all thanks to the concept of escalators.

Talking to Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse About Their Comedy Central Web Series 'Idiotsitter'

Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse’s Comedy Central web series Idiotsitter wraps up this week, with the series possibly seeing its odd couple of Gene, a super rich, under-house-arrest woman-child, and Billie, her uptight GED tutor, becoming friends, celebrating Gene getting her ankle monitor off, or burning down Gene’s mansion. The web series showcases Bell and Newhouse’s talents as writers and performers, adding to the two Groundlings’ growing credits. Bell and Newhouse sold a pitch of an arranged marriage comedy last year to MGM, and Bell has popped up in several high-profile comedies like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Bridesmaids, as well as in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master (apparently he’s [...]

Here's a Look at Three Web Series Premiering on Above Average Next Week

Here's the trailer for the second season of Commentary On, an Above Average web series full of mental TMI from Jared Lapidus and James McCarthy of Reverse Cowboys. Click through to check out the trailers for two new series Above Average has also added to its lineup to premiere next week, including one about helping idiots understand smart-people things and another about a cross-dressing chimpanzee.