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Beck Bennett Seduces Kate McKinnon in the Latest Episode of 'Notary Publix'

Here's the latest episode of Kate McKinnon and her sister Emily Lynne's Above Average web series Notary Publix featuring Beck Bennett, who plays a handsome notary sent to seduce Gina with some not very romantic motives. As usual, the episode includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look with master actors Ashlaheigh Braun-Samuels and Kulie Bishop.

Watch the Trailer for Comedy Dynamics' New Standup Series 'Coming to the Stage'

Comedy Dynamics has a new standup series premiering on VOD next month called Coming to the Stage, and today they're premiering the very first trailer. Hosted by Dan Levy, the six-episode series takes a closer look at 12 up-and-coming standups from around the country and hits streaming platforms like Hulu, Roku, Amazon Prime, and iOS on Wednesday, May 6th.

Behold the Final Eight Episodes of CollegeHumor's 'Jake and Amir'

After eight years on CollegeHumor, Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld's hit web series Jake and Amir released the final installment of its eight-part series finale today. "We have an eight-episode story that we're looking forward to telling," Blumenfeld told us in February. "We didn't want to do some big, crazy thing that didn't feel like Jake and Amir. We wanted to end it with episodes that felt like every other episode." Check out Part 1 above, then watch the rest below:

Tom Papa Micromanages the Latest Episode of 'Cop Show'

Here's the newest episode of Colin Quinn's Cop Show featuring special guest Tom Papa, who seems more interested in sabotaging the production than focusing on his role. Sorry Mr. Hollywood, but in New York, micromanaging control freaks aren't welcomed with open arms.

Jim Norton Plays a Rat in the Latest Episode of 'Cop Show'

Here's the newest installment of Colin Quinn's web series Cop Show featuring special guest Jim Norton, who plays a rat under interrogation by Quinn and his crew. The interns/writers behind Cop Show are clearly still relying on obvious metaphors to get their point across, but at least the metaphors Michael Che had to deal with were a little less insulting.

HBO Orders Six New Episodes of 'High Maintenance'

First it was a web series, then it was Vimeo's first original show, and now, Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair's hit comedy High Maintenance is headed to HBO. According to Dave Itzkoff at The New York Times, the pay network has picked up six new episodes of High Maintenance. A premiere date hasn't been revealed yet, but could we ask for better 4/20 news than this? For more on the series, check out our interview with Blichfeld and Sinclair and complete review of the latest season.

UPDATE: HBO will also air the previous 19 episodes of High Maintenance on HBO, HBO NOW, and HBO GO [...]

Vanessa Bayer Gets Super Canadian with Chromeo on 'Sound Advice'

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brightcove.createExperiences();Here's the latest installment of Vanessa Bayer's web series Sound Advice featuring "funky-romantic" Canadian duo Chromeo. The guys are very encouraging when it comes to Bayer's attempts at speaking French, but when she tries to speak fluent Canadian, they're not aboot to take that kind of abuse.

Watch Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne's New Web Series 'Notary Publix'

Sisters Kate McKinnon and Emily Lynne are the creators and stars of the newest Above Average web series Notary Publix, and the first of the series' six episodes premiered today. Starring the sisters as notaries Gina and Theresa Fra Diavolo, the premiere features Aidy Bryant as their bitter rival Erin Oatmeal as well as a special behind-the-scenes look with Ashlaheigh Braun-Samuels and Kulie Bishop. McKinnon's SNL buddies Beck Bennett, Jay Pharoah, and Paula Pell are all slated to make appearances in the coming weeks.

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and Cameron Esposito Talk Standup, Improv, and More on 'Speakeasy'

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins' web series Speakeasy featuring special guest Cameron Esposito, who sits down with Tompkins for a lengthy chat about improv versus standup, her time as a circus ringmaster, coming out of the closet, performing on television for the first time on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and a whole bunch of other fun stuff. And ladies, please stop grabbing Esposito's butt at shows. She's an engaged woman, and the harassment has to stop.

Colin Quinn and Michael Che Fight Over Coffee Metaphors on 'Cop Show'

Here's the latest episode of Colin Quinn's web series Cop Show featuring special guest Michael Che, who plays a rookie cop named Picasso and gets into an argument with Quinn about solving racial problems in America through the classic coffee/cream metaphor. Thanks to the Cop Show interns, there are also a few very on the nose references to Quinn and Che's connection as Weekend Update anchors too.

Yannis Pappas Couldn't Be a Professional Athlete, So He's Making Comedy About Them Instead

When describing a move from New York to Miami, comedian Yannis Pappas said, “I had a New York body. I was thirty pounds heavier. My body looked like yogurt with hair on it. I looked like a middle relief pitcher for the Kansas City Royals.” Sports references like these come easy for Pappas, a former wannabe pro athlete turned standup, who has been honing his specific brand of humor for some 15 years. Pappas' current role as the host of AOL's new sports-centric daily comedy series 2 Point Lead is a perfect marriage of his rabid love of sports and his razor sharp wit. I talked to Pappas [...]

Paul F. Tompkins and Andy Daly Talk 'Review,' Podcasting, and More on 'Speakeasy'

Here's a brand new installment of Speakeasy featuring Paul F. Tompkins's IRL friend Andy Daly, who talks with Tompkins all about his Comedy Central series Review, juggling his career and family (he thankfully hasn't missed any of his kids' birthdays yet), his love for VH1's Behind the Music, and the "chilling darkness" of his many characters from The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project, which he confirms is returning for a second season soon.

Giulia Rozzi and the Art of Making Comedy That's True to Yourself

Giulia Rozzi is a true comedic factotum — a jack of all trades — who has a well-developed talent, crucial in comedy, for making virtually any story extremely relatable. But beyond being merely relatable, Rozzi's humor is often deeply cathartic. In fact, she has so passionately explored the cleansing nature of comedy that she even had the honor of delivering a TEDx talk on the subject.

She has already run two successful solo shows: Stupid Foreigners (which examined her experience growing up in a fairly stereotypical Italian household) and Bad Bride (which explores the finer points of monogamy, love, and especially her own divorce and ultimate perspectives on [...]

This Week in Web Videos: 'Happy Town'

Happy Town could've been dead on arrival. Had creator/director/DP/editor/producer/Vitruvian film dude Jon Mayer not turned his passion papers into a passion project, this would've read like just another tale of Millennial ennui in the big city. "Great," every agent would've said. "Do you have anything a little more 'mainstreamy?'" Instead, Mayer worked to bring it off the page and onto MacBook screens the City over. It hasn't achieved tremendous view success and it likely won't. What it has done is demonstrate Mayer's ability to breathe life in to a beautiful tapestry of true, acutely relatable moments, as series star Anu Valia turns the banal into the essential with a [...]