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The Season 5 'Comedians in Cars' Trailer Features Amy Schumer, Fred Armisen, Jimmy Fallon, Kevin Hart, and Bill Burr

Jerry Seinfeld's web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee returns with a brand new season on November 6th, and Crackle released the first trailer today featuring Amy Schumer, Fred Armisen, Jimmy Fallon (on a boat), Kevin Hart, and Bill Burr chugging a cigar much like Crackle president Dick Corcoran last week.

Watch Hari Kondabolu in 'NYT's New Web Series 'Off Color'

The New York Times debuted a new web series today called Off Color featuring "several artists of color who use humor to make social statements about the sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious ways that race plays out in America today." Check out the first episode starring standup Hari Kondabolu above, which includes an appearance by W. Kamau Bell and a look at how, in Kondalu's words, he's learned to "recycle pain."

Brad Pitt and Louis C.K. Go 'Between Two Ferns' with Zach Galifianakis

Funny or Die just released a brand new installment of Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis, this time featuring the very uninterested Brad Pitt. Pitt's interview has references to everything from his charity work to Benjamin Button to George Clooney, not to mention an extremely short standup performance by Louis C.K.

Marcel the Shell Experiences His Very First Thunderstorm

It's a big week for fans of Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp's tiny creation Marcel the Shell. Not only is there a new book called Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I've Ever Been out tomorrow, but today they released a brand new video featuring Marcel as he talks about deodorant, the "idiots of the sea," and his plant allergies while experiencing his very first thunderstorm. Check out the first two Marcel the Shell videos here and here.

Abbi and Ilana Lay Down Some Beats in 'Hack Into Broad City'

Here's the latest episode of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's ongoing web series Hack Into Broad City featuring the ladies throwing some beats down Stomp-style using the humble makeshift instruments in their bedrooms. It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.

Issa Rae Explains Her Comedy Mission in 'NYT' Web Series 'Off Color'

Here's another installment of NYT's new web series Off Color highlighting Issa Rae, the creator and star of The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl who channeled her frustrations with the lack of black characters on television into creating and producing more of the content she wants to see in the mainstream: "We're doing great things, but there's still a desire for acknowledgement. And until that happens in some major way that's outside of slave movies and slave shows and reality shows, then I won't be satisfied."

Rob Riggle and Paul F. Tompkins Talk 'SNL,' UCB, and the Marine Corps

Here's the latest installment of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy with guest Rob Riggle, who chats with Tompkins all about his favorite comedies as a kid, his time as a pilot in the Marine Corps, falling in love with UCB, his trainwreck audition for the NBC sitcom Joey, and the sobering advice Will Ferrell gave him when he joined the cast of SNL.

This Week In Web Videos: 'The Middle Ages'

I made my first comedy video just over three years ago. Watching it again just now, a few things are apparent. Thing one: The script holds up. I wrote it in a UCB sketch 101 class and it still makes me laugh. Thing two (shitty sound) and three (my bad acting) make me cringe but I'm still really glad I did it and I'm really glad it's forever online. It started me down a path that's led to doing something I love: making more, gradually better videos, and watching it every once in a while reminds me of the transformative power of filming something you created.

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Amy Sedaris to Star as a PR Boss in Web Series 'Seriously Distracted'

THR reports that Above Average has teamed up with entertainment/lifestyle news site PopSugar to produce a brand new web series with Amy Sedaris set to star. Titled Seriously Distracted, the series follows Sedaris as JD LeGrand, "the head of New York publicity firm LeGrand PR. Although the firm is one celebrity client away from making it big, LeGrand's employees are constantly distracted by their pop culture obsessions, which range from Tinder and Scandal to James Franco and SoulCycle." The project makes PopSugar's first attempt at scripted comedy — a move inspired by the company's discussions with Above Average about potentially collaborating on a "female-driven comedy" together. Seriously [...]

Paul F. Tompkins and Ed Helms Talk 'SNL,' 'The Daily Show,' 'The Office,' and More

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy with guest Ed Helms, who chats with Tompkins at length about his love for SNL, transitioning from standup to improv, auditioning for voiceover work full-time, and his experience on The Daily Show, The Office, and the Hangover movies.

Christopher Meloni to Star in Digital Series 'Beef' with Michael Cera, Lizzy Caplan, and More

Law & Order: SVU star Christopher Meloni has teamed up with Paramount for a new digital series set in a butcher shop called Beef, and you can check out the series trailer above. The mock reality show will follow Meloni's character Lou as he "acts as judge and jury for anyone in the neighborhood who has 'beef' with someone." The series is set to include a ton of comedy guests like Lizzy Caplan, Joe Lo Truglio, Thomas Lennon, and Michael Ian Black and will premiere on November 11th on VOD via iTunes, Vudu, and more.

Jerry Seinfeld Meets with the President of Crackle in This 'Comedians in Cars' Teaser

Jerry Seinfeld's Crackle web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee returns with a new round of episodes on November 6th with guests like Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, and Fred Armisen, and today the streaming network released a tense teaser video featuring Seinfeld's old TV neighbor Michael Richards as the cigar-sucking Crackle president Dick Corcoran.

Amy Sedaris Gives Tinder a Try on 'Seriously Distracted'

Above Average and PopSugar's new web series Seriously Distracted premiered its first two episodes today, and you can watch Amy Sedaris's debut as PR boss JD LeGrand above. LeGrand's first attempt to find a date on Tinder unfortunately results in a "Freudian swipe," but hopefully she'll find a way to recover from the humiliation. Watch the first episode with Orange Is the New Black star Kimiko Glenn below, then catch new episodes on Above Average every Tuesday at 11:00am.

Andy Milonakis Cooks Up Some Golden Pig Fried Rice on 'Fat Prince'

Vice debuted a new cooking web series starring Andy Milonakis today called Fat Prince, and in the first episode he cooks alongside famed chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (and later, professional taste tester David Koechner) using super fancy ingredients like pig ears, 23-carat gold leaf, Spam, and Rice-A-Roni. Be warned that this video contains graphic details regarding the fate of Wilbur from Charlotte's Web and some violent anti-vegan threats, but if you're a carnivore it'll probably make you want to try some crispy pig ears stat.