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Noël Wells and Reggie Watts Sing an Inspirational Song About Princesses

Here's a particularly adorable installment of Reggie Makes Music featuring SNL alum Noël Wells disguised as a six-year old boy who joins Watts on the Comedy Bang! Bang! stage to sing a beautiful song about princesses stuck in castles. Wells is absolutely right — all princesses should know their limits.

This Week in Web Videos: 'The Return of Saturn'

Happy 2015, everybody! Are you feeling reborn? Are you feeling resolute? Are you feeling insatiably horny? Good, me neither. Well, I'm kind of horny but that comes and goes. I'm also inspired after speaking with Abby Holland, writer and creator of The Return of Saturn (mightily directed and edited by Geoffrey Stevens). Motivated by a hard time in her life, Abby turned to creating as a therapeutic outlet…as many artists do. In the process, she achieved what many artists cannot, an honest picture of a life in the throes of crisis. She took a risk in putting her whole self out for the world to see and ended up [...]

Paul F. Tompkins and Clark Duke Talk Robin Williams, Directing, and Croissants

A new episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy arrived today, this time with special guest and current Two and a Half Men regular Clark Duke. Tompkins chats with Duke all about his web series Clark and Michael, his hopes to be a director, working with Robin Williams on A Merry Friggin' Christmas, his love for croissants, and the upcoming sequel to Hot Tub Time Machine.

Paul F. Tompkins and Marc Evan Jackson Talk Future Tripping, Improv, and More on 'Speakeasy'

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy with Thrilling Adventure Hour, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Parks and Recreation's Marc Evan Jackson, who chats with Tompkins at length about how he got his start in improv, how he approaches auditions, and how he learned to "lose the embarrassment of failure." It's a great episode full of solid advice for aspiring improvisers and actors alike, especially coming from a guy who grew up with no aspirations to be a TV star.

JASH's Sarah Silverman-Hosted Variety Show Is Now on Vimeo

Back in April, Xbox decided to get into the comedy game by ordering a variety show pilot from web video collective JASH hosted by Sarah Silverman. Over the summer, however, Microsoft shut down Xbox Entertainment Studios, leaving the JASH pilot and several other series with nowhere to go. Thankfully, Vimeo has come to the rescue and debuted the first episode of the series — titled JASH Presents Rubberhead — via their on-demand streaming service yesterday. Silverman will host each episode, and performers set to show up include Key and Peele, Tim and Eric, Nathan Fielder, John C. Reilly, Seth Rogen, Todd Glass, Natasha Leggero, and more. The [...]

'High Maintenance's Next Three Episodes Premiere on Vimeo February 5th

The second half of High Maintenance's second season is coming to Vimeo next month. EW reports that the next round of three episodes will debut on Vimeo On Demand Thursday, February 5th. "In this new batch of episodes, 'The Guy' is poised to deliver to a new set of clients, all who have vastly different motivations — or lack there of — for smoking weed," a Vimeo rep said on the news, which sounds like we can expect business as usual from Brooklyn's favorite weed dealer. The episodes will be available for $1.99 rentals or bundled into a $7.99 purchase on High Maintenance's Vimeo page. For more on [...]

The Lonely Island Takes Turns on the Mic with Reggie Watts

Here's the latest installment of Comedy Bang! Bang!'s web series Reggie Makes Music featuring Friday's guests The Lonely Island, who all seem a little reluctant to take their turn on the mic but make the best of their very awkward situation. Bonus points to Reggie Watts for wearing the most adorable Christmas sweater of all time.

Dave Hill Reflects on Life, Death, and Funeral Parties

IFC's Comedy Crib released the first installment of a new web series today called Funny People Reading Books featuring Dave Hill reading an excerpt from his 2012 book Tasteful Nudes. In the clip, Hill looks back on his understanding and acceptance of death as a child, which included much more enthusiasm than most kids his age.

Sarah Silverman Teaches Kids Some Comedy Basics

Sarah Silverman was recently a guest on the Kevin Nealon-hosted web series Laugh Lessons, where she sits down with impressionable children to answer some of comedy's most important questions: How should a comedian shake hands with people? Is poop or pee funnier? What are some solid comedian names? What is courtesy laughter? Thanks to her years of experience, Silverman leaves no question unanswered. (via The Huffington Post)

Watch Alec Baldwin and Paula Pell Give Romantic Advice to New Yorkers

Above Average premiered a brand new web series today, and the concept is simple enough: Alec Baldwin's Love Ride follows "internationally recognized relationship expert" Alec Baldwin as he surprises couples with relationship advice in a NYC cab. Thankfully Baldwin gets some help from his "behind the scenes love advisor" Paula Pell for some of his more creative questions. Watch the second episode below:

Crackle Renews Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars' and Announces 'Joe Dirt 2' Cast

Sony's video site Crackle just shared two big updates at TCA. First, Jerry Seinfeld's hit web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has landed a sixth season order, though the guests have not yet been revealed. In other Crackle news, David Spade's 2001 comedy Joe Dirt will debut a sequel called Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser on the streaming platform this summer and include supporting cast Christopher Walken, Dennis Miller, Brittany Daniel, Mark McGrath, and Patrick Warburton. Former SNL head writer Fred Wolf, who wrote the original film, returned to direct and co-write the film with Spade.

Simon Rich Reads Some Math Problems from His Book 'Ant Farm'

Here's the second installment of IFC's web series Funny People Reading Books, this time featuring former SNL writer and creator of the upcoming FXX series Man Seeking Woman Simon Rich, who reads an excerpt from his 2007 book Ant Farm: And Other Desperate Situations. If you enjoy solving math problems, these ones might be a little too depressing for you to figure out.

Chris Hardwick and Reggie Watts Sing a Song About a Lonely Pony

IFC just released the latest installment of Reggie Watts's web series Reggie Makes Music featuring guest Chris Hardwick, who embarks on a two-minute jam with Watts about the one thing in the world that makes everyone happy — ponies. It's clear from watching Hardwick pour out these soulful lyrics that ponies hold a very special place in his heart.

'High Maintenance' and the Art of the Audience Surrogate

With the release of three new episodes last week, High Maintenance went from the one web series you need to be watching to the one web series you still need to be watching. Long-trumpeted by critics of both traditional and new media as the pinnacle of what creators are accomplishing online, High Maintenance returned with three new episodes fully-financed by Vimeo and released under their new original content outfit, Vimeo On Demand.

And what they released was more of the same: character-driven, New York-quirky, sad/funny, length-agnostic short films drawn together by their cross-river view of Manhattan and “The Guy”, co-creator Ben Sinclair’s drug dealing vagabond who waltzes in and out [...]