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Vanessa Bayer Has a Public Meltdown While Interviewing Sara Bareilles

Above Average released a new episode of Sound Advice today with Sara Bareilles, and it looks like Janessa Slater has finally found her match. Usually the guests on Sound Advice take her constant insults in stride, but Bareilles is not afraid to get edgy with some swear words if she has to.

The 5 Best New Web Videos/Series You Almost Definitely Haven't Seen

We did it once. You guys seemed to dig it. So now, we're doing it again. Ladies and gentleman, Splitsider presents: The 5 Best New Web Videos/Series You Almost Definitely Haven't Seen, Part II. We clicked through pages and pages of Gmails to distill five of the funniest "This Week In Web Videos" submissions and then we grouped them all together here, in a neat little link we hope you'll post absolutely everywhere. Enjoy and, again, post it around, please. That's how this whole thing works.

Elizabeth Banks is Producing a College Dorm-Themed Web Series Called 'Resident Advisors'

Elizabeth Banks is heading up a new comedy web series. The Wrap reports that Banks is co-producing an upcoming comedy called Resident Advisors with her partner Max Handelman for Paramount Digital, which was also behind the Ben Stiller-produced Bachelor parody Burning Love and more recently The Hotwives of Orlando. Resident Advisor will star Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars, Burning Love) and Jamie Chung (The Hangover Part II and III) as a pair of college RAs "who try to contain their students while having fun at the same time." A premiere date for the series has not yet been announced.

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.

Maria Bamford Candidly Explains Her Mental Health Struggles on 'Modern Comedian'

Scott Moran released a new episode of his documentary series Modern Comedian today focusing on standup Maria Bamford, who opens up at length about her struggles with bipolar disorder and the time she had to check herself into a psychiatric ward. It's a powerful, fantastic episode that's well worth the watch, from Bamford's walkthrough of her favorite website CrazyMeds.us to several mentions of her love for Diet Coke. (via The Comedy Bureau)

Vanessa Bayer Advises LeAnn Rimes to Get Into the Rap Game

Janessa Slater is back with a new installment of Above Average's web series Sound Advice, and this time she advises guest LeAnn Rimes to leave country behind for a new career as a white girl rapper. She also reveals her fascinating connection to Baby Jessica.

'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.

Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker's 'The Awesomes' Gets a Third Season on Hulu

Seth Meyers and Late Night producer Mike Shoemaker's superhero-themed animated web series The Awesomes is getting another season. Deadline reports that Hulu has renewed the series for a third season to debut sometime in 2015. Meyers voices the main character Prock while a ton of SNLers have also provided voices for the series, including Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Will Forte, Kate McKinnon, Taran Killam, Kenan Thompson, Emily Spivey, Paula Pell, and Bobby Moynihan. The second season premiered on Hulu earlier this month; click through to watch the first four episodes.

Rob Riggle Relives the Time He Bombed in Front of Martin Scorsese

Rob Riggle participated in a new installment of Tonight Show's ongoing web series "Worst I Ever Bombed," and he's got a painful standup story about opening a charity gala that resulted in Martin Scorsese, in Riggle's words, "looking at me like I'm the biggest turd in America."

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 [...]