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Amy Schumer Plays a Hipster Drug Ring Leader in Colin Quinn's 'Cop Show'

Colin Quinn's fantastic new web series Cop Show premiered last week, and the second episode featuring special guest Amy Schumer was released this afternoon. Schumer plays herself, who is in turn playing the leader of a "female hipster drug gang," albeit a little reluctantly. Hopefully Quinn appreciates the favor.

Megan Amram Shares Some Unexpected Sex Advice from 'Science…For Her!'

IFC posted a new installment of "Funny People Reading Books" today featuring Megan Amram reading an excerpt from her book Science…For Her! that's some unexpected advice about how long to wait after meeting someone to have sex. Maybe one day women will finally learn to stop sabotaging and start caring about each other.

The End, and Beginning, of 'Jake and Amir'

About eight years ago, two boys with a dream and some spare time after work started making short, funny web videos. Those boys were Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld and their little web series, Jake and Amir, grew to become one of CollegeHumor's longest running series, amassing more than half a billion views over some 750 episodes. This week marks the first of the final eight Jake and Amir episodes. I talked to the duo about the evolution of the series, the final countdown, a possible TV series and their plans for the future.

Looking back over the life of the series, what are some of the benchmarks where [...]

Colin Quinn's New Web Series 'Cop Show' Premieres on February 18th

Colin Quinn has a new web series premiering later this month. According to The New York Times, Quinn will star in an eight-episode series called Cop Show, a satire following the production of crime drama shows in New York City. The weekly series will be available starting February 18th on LStudio.com and includes appearances from Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Che, and Amy Schumer. Longtime Chris Gethard Show writer/director J.D. Amato directed all eight episodes.

The Final Eight Episodes of 'Jake and Amir' Debut Next Month

Jake Hurwitz and Amir Blumenfeld's hit CollegeHumor web series Jake and Amir is ending next month. Hurwitz and Blumenfeld revealed the news in a new video posted yesterday, in which they announce that the final eight episodes of Jake and Amir are set to debut on Tuesday, February 17th. Jake and Amir is one of CollegeHumor's longest-running series since it premiered in 2007, and in 2013 it was developed as a potential TBS series with executive producer Ed Helms.

'Sound Advice' Is Back with Vanessa Bayer and Weird Al Yankovic

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// Above Average's web series Sound Advice now has a new home on IFC's Comedy Crib, and its latest season premiered today with Janessa Slater (Vanessa Bayer) offering some expert music tips to Weird Al Yankovic. More stars set to meet up with Janessa this season include Chromeo, HAIM, Nick Jonas, Jenny Lewis, Leighton Meester, Sleater-Kinney, The Vamps and more.

Watch the First 'Billy on the Street' of 2015 with Michelle Obama, Big Bird, and Elena

Rejoice, because Billy Eichner is finally back with a special installment on Billy on the Street before it returns for a fourth season on truTV. This time he's brought three big stars with him: Michelle Obama, Big Bird, and the one and only Elena (who recently bought an iPad, it turns out). Eichner leads the three in an educational game of "Ariana Grande or Eating a Carrot?" then harasses a bunch of people on the street with Big Bird's help.

'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee': The Web Series I Want to Hate but Can't

“This is a slinky, sexy 1969 Jaguar XKE Series 2 E-Type convertible in opalescent blue,” Jerry Seinfeld says. He’s on his way to pick up Sarah Silverman in Los Angeles, for a season two episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. “Enzo Ferrari once described this as, ‘The most beautiful car ever designed,’” he continues.

Moments later, Seinfeld pulls up to greet Silverman. “This is the car I picked,” he says, standing proudly next to the shiny antique machinery he’s acquired for the day. He’s wearing a blazer, blue jeans, and sneakers — iconic comedian attire — and he almost appears anxious as he waits for Silverman’s approval. As Silverman [...]

Check Out the Latest Trailer for Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair's 'High Maintenance'

Web series-turned-Vimeo On Demand hit High Maintenance is back for a new round of episodes on February 5th, and Vimeo just released a new trailer. For more on High Maintenance, check out our interview with creators Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair and our review of the last three episodes.

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.

Here's the First Episode of Colin Quinn's New Web Series 'Cop Show'

Colin Quinn's new web series Cop Show just premiered its first episode. Directed by The Chris Gethard Show's J.D. Amato and costarring Keith Robinson, Sue Jean Kim, Peter Grosz, and Griffin Newman, Cop Show follows Quinn as he stars in a cheesy Law & Order ripoff that, according to the debut episode, has the reluctant backing of Jerry Seinfeld: "It's not comedy," Quinn reminds him. "This is humor." Jim Gaffigan, Michael Che, and Amy Schumer are all set to show up in future episodes.

Watch Rainn Wilson and Paul F. Tompkins Have a Chat on 'Speakeasy'

Here's the newest episode of Speakeasy with Paul F. Tompkins and special guest Rainn Wilson, who looks back on how he got his start in acting, landing his Six Feet Under role, and of course his over 200 episodes playing Scranton's favorite beet farmer Dwight Schrute on The Office from 2005-2013. Wilson also shares what he learned after directing his first Office episode ("I was not very…how do I put this…nice?"), his thoughts on fear versus control, and his new TV role on Fox's Backstrom.

Three New Episodes of 'High Maintenance' Premiere on Vimeo Today

Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair's hit web series High Maintenance premiered three brand new episodes on Vimeo today. Titled "Sufjan," "Esme," and "Sabrina," the episodes are currently available on Vimeo On Demand for $1.99 each or $7.99 for all the episodes in the new season. Check out our review of the High Maintenance's last three episodes here.

CC:Studios Adds Five New Series from Matt Braunger, Rich Fulcher, and More

Comedy Central's digital production wing CC:Studios just announced five new projects. According to THR, the network has added series from Rich Fulcher, Matt Braunger, David Angelo, Sean O'Connor, Taylor Orci, and Jared Nigro to debut in the near future. "I am sincerely proud of how our team has established CC Studios as an appealing destination for established and emerging comedy content creators,” said Comedy Central president Kent Alterman on the news.

Here's a look at the projects set to debut on CC:Studios: