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'The New Yorker' Profiles Eugene Mirman's Live Version of 'StarTalk'

"Throughout the show, these jokes created pauses for laughter, welcome little breaks in the onslaught of science, that allowed our brains to track, like undersea robots, the terrain that was laid before us. When Nye asked Gallo a high-minded question about the ages of ice and of water and their relation to the origin of life on Earth, Mirman said, 'Yeah—where did life begin? Just curious.' He added, 'And don’t say a really cool garden.'"

- from The New Yorker's new piece all about Eugene Mirman and Bill Nye doing a live version of Neil deGrasse Tyson's Nerdist web series StarTalk, which combines comedian guests with science experts.

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and Dan Harmon Chat About All Things Dan Harmon-Related

Here's the latest installment of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy featuring Dan Harmon, who chats with Tompkins all about dropping out of college, when he was a "cocoon of dandruff and long sweater sleeves" starting out in standup, the birth of Channel 101, working on The Sarah Silverman Program, and of course his work as the "mad scientist" behind Community.

Brett Gelman Gets in Bed with Joan Rivers for a Chat

Here's the newest installment of In Bed With Joan with guest Brett Gelman, in which he and Joan chat about everything from UCB to his Funny or Die character Mr. Celebrity to a very special bar mitzvah gift he got as a kid.

Vanessa Bayer Tries to Stir Up Drama Between the Haim Sisters

Here's the latest installment of Vanessa Bayer's Above Average web series Sound Advice with Haim, in which she gives Este some new bass face suggestions and tries to rile up drama over Danielle not showing up to participate in the interview.

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and John Hodgman Have a Delightful Chat

Here's a 20-minute conversation between Paul F. Tompkins and John Hodgman, two of the classiest gentlemen in comedy, who are chatting as a part of Tompkins's web interview show Speakeasy. Tompkins and Hodgman's insightful conversation dives deep into Hodgman's early days as a literary agent and how he transitioned into being an author himself.

Paul Scheer Is Hosting an Interactive Improv Sketch Show for CC:Studios

Comedy Central's digital wing CC:Studios has greenlit a new improv sketch show that will take audience suggestions via Twitter. Titled CC: Social Scene, the six-episode series is hosted by Paul Scheer and features improv performers from both The Groundlings (Lee Newton, H. Michael Croner) and UCB (Lilan Bowden, Jacob Womack, Jeff Sloniker, Barak Hardley), who improvise scenes based on Twitter suggestions using the hashtag #CCSocialScene. CC: Social Scene will debut a new episode each week, and you can catch the first installment "Worst Breakup Lines" below:

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 [...]

Watch Kurt Braunohler Jet Ski the Mississippi in the Trailer for 'Roustabout'

Here's the trailer for Kurt Braunohler's new Comedy Central web series Roustabout, which found him jet skiing from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money to send food to Africa and hanging out with a bunch of cool comedians along the way.

Maria Bamford and Melinda Hill's Debtors Anonymous Group Explores Powerlessness

In the second episode of their new Funny or Die web series The Program, Maria Bamford and Melinda Hill help lead their Debtors Anonymous group through acknowledging their own powerlessness as well as weekly donations, triggers, DA's rule against crosstalk, and how different they are from those rowdy AA types down the hall.

Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington Return with a New Season of 'On Cinema'

Here's the season five premiere of Adult Swim's On Cinema at the Cinema, Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington's insightful movie review web series. In this installment, they catch up on a bunch of summer movies and spend most of the time talking about Blues Brothers and Blues Brothers 2000.

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."

This Week in Web Videos: 'The Comedy Nut '

Created by Gregg Zehentner (The Nut, himself), Pat Stango, and Clayton Gumbert, The Comedy Nut doesn’t seem to be much of a novel undertaking at first glance. A weird interviewer makes straight men feel sort of uncomfortable — that’s our premise, and it’s one that everyone from Martin Short's Jiminy Glick to Zach Galifianikis’s morose cynic in Between Two Ferns are very familiar with. What makes The Comedy Nut unique is a subtle lampooning of the trope we’ve all come to know and love.

'Homestar Runner' Is Coming Back, Maybe This Fall

Homestar Runner may be making a comeback. Matt Chapman, co-creator of the early 2000s flash animated web series, revealed this week on the podcast The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, that he has plans to revive the series. Chapman did a new Homestar cartoon on April Fool's Day, the first since the series stopped in 2010. Here's what he had to say on Jeff Rubin's podcast:

Our goal — we did that [April Fool's] thing as sort of a test to get back into doing it. We'd love to start making things again … It depends on how whole-hog we go, if we give Strong Bad a Twitter or [...]

Alia Shawkat Gets Some Psychic Post-Murder Advice from Emily Heller

Here's the latest episode of Above Average's ongoing web series The Future with Emily Heller, in which celebrity guest Alia Shawkat seems to have done something horrible involving a bloody knife that she insists is not her fault.