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This Week In Web Videos: B1G Ten Trash Talk

There's like one month a year when I don't feel like a total misfit: late July/early August. Hockey fans have forgotten all about the Cup, we're weeks and weeks past the NBA Finals, and Sunday afternoon football is a distant fleck. Sure, baseball's happening but, as long as you don't live across the street from Yankees Stadium or the Green Giant, few people seem to give a fly ball fuck and, if they do, they're comparatively quiet about it. This is my time. It's when I feel good about humanity, about our collective ability to discuss things other than balls being thrown for money. But bliss is fleeting and [...]

Lena Dunham Gives Fans Advice in Her New Web Series 'Ask Lena'

To help promote her new book Not That Kind of Girl, Lena Dunham has launched a brand new web series called Ask Lena, which includes plenty of advice on writing, sex, feminism, OCD, loud people, and more. Watch Dunham give a fan some advice about writing from life experience above, then click through to watch her field some more sensitive questions:

This Week in Web Videos: A Model Young Republican

People who go to Harvard are very funny. Always. 100 percent of the time. Whether they mean to be (Lampoon) or not (pastels most of the Western world struggles to classify). Tyler Hall means to be, but he has a great appreciation for those who don't, folks who put together GOP propaganda pieces like this. And like any good Harvard comedy man, he knows how to do two things: 1. recognize the delightfully absurd bits of everyday life and 2. turn those into a really incisive piece that checks both the entertainment and social commentary boxes. He also probably knows how to make a group of people [...]

'The New York Times' Profiles 'High Maintenance,' 'Sound Advice,' and More

"Using this anthology structure, the show captures a wide swath of personalities, and while they include a cross-dressing father, a self-described asexual who does magic tricks and a homeless woman who dates for shelter, High Maintenance is not predictably quirky. It’s humane, superbly acted (by many unfamiliar faces) and as blasé about eccentricity as, well, a born New Yorker. Sometimes this style can turn into a gushing love letter to the city, depicted as a benign playground for grown-ups with no serious consequences. But the visual ambition here complements this sunny mood and makes you forgive it."

- Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld's web series High Maintenance gets some [...]

This Week in Web Videos: 'Business Work'

It's a tale as old as time. Irish boy comes to America, chasing a dream of becoming a forensic pathologist. Boy realizes that being a forensic pathologist is terrifying. Boy becomes involved with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Boy discovers that he's got a new dream: being a comedian. Boy who prepared all his life for an entirely different career path finds out he's really gifted at being funny. Boy creates smart web series. Boy does interview with Splitsider — the first step on his path to becoming a household name. How many times have we heard that one, right? Oh. No times? No times. Well, now we've heard it [...]

Abbi and Ilana Smoke Joints and Give Birth on 'Hack Into Broad City'

Here's a brand new installment of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's web series Hack Into Broad City, in which the ladies toke on joints, have a baby together, and engage in a very brief discussion about basic bitches.

Vanessa Bayer Puts Puss n Boots in Their Place on 'Sound Advice'

"Janessa Slater" is back with an all new episode of Sound Advice with musical guest Puss n Boots, which proves to be the perfect opportunity for Slater to show off her Jewel impression with the band and share her very own Sunday Night Football song.

Check Out Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's Web Series 'Hack Into Broad City'

While you're waiting for Broad City's season 2 premiere to get here, Glazer and Jacobson have started a brand new web series on Comedy Central called Hack Into Broad City, and the first episode dropped today. It's a serious look at the technological and cultural ideas and exchanges the world shares in all thanks to the power of cereal.

This Week in Web Videos: Why Starbucks Spells Your Name Wrong

Since yesterday afternoon, the Internet has been alight with Paul Gale. Every viral video round up you can find features the YouTube impresario's newest joint: "Why Starbucks Spells Your Name Wrong," and, TBH, all the hype kind of made me want to ignore it. Not because it's not good, but because I like the idea that this column is largely a mouthpiece for comedy underdogs and Gale — still a bootstrapper in the broad, Hollywood sense — is no stranger to million+ view videos or subscriber counts in the tens of thousands. Then I remembered the Paul Gale of (fairly recent) days gone by, the Paul Gale [...]

Paul F. Tompkins and Bob Saget Talk Standup, Chumbawamba, 'Die Hard,' and More

Here's the latest installment of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy with guest Bob Saget, who talks at length with Tompkins about how he got started as a standup, the relationship between comedy and death, his love for Chumbawamba, and a graphic story from his youth involving a fish smoking a cigarette.

Paul F. Tompkins and John Mulaney Talk 'SNL,' Shirtless Commercial Auditions, and More

While you're waiting for the series premiere of Mulaney this Sunday, here's the newest installment of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy with special guest John Mulaney, who talks with Tompkins about his attempts at "adult talk" as a child, his time as an SNL writer, the power of the phrase "my wife," the pressure of creating and starring in a show called Mulaney, his shirtless Starburst commercial audition, and much more.

Abbi and Ilana Talk 'Alex Mack,' Gum Chewing, and More in 'Hack Into Broad City'

Here's the second episode of Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer's new web series Hack Into Broad City, in which Abbi cleans her fridge, Ilana cleans a pair of fake boobs, arguments about gum are had, and classic Nickelodeon shows are appreciated. Check out the first episode here if you missed it.

Harry Shearer to Play Richard Nixon in an Upcoming Web Series

Here's a preview of Nixon's The One, an upcoming web series starring Harry Shearer as the one and only Richard Nixon reenacting a real-life conversation with Henry Kissinger played by Henry Goodman. Nixon's The One will premiere its six-episode run October 21st on My Damn Channel and is the result of Shearer and his Nixon historian co-writer going through hours of Nixon's secret White House tapes "that reveal the unintentional, cringe-worthy absurdity of Nixon's presidency." Check out another preview below:

Here's the First Episode of Nerdist's New Series 'The Adventures of The Sweet Electric'

Nerdist unveiled a brand new series this week called The Adventures of The Sweet Electric, and you can check out the first episode above. Written, directed, and starring Liam Lynch (writer/director of Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny and director of The Sarah Silverman Program and We Are Miracles), Sweet Electric follows the "interstellar adventures of the futuristic robot band The Sweet Electric" and is described as "part The Monkees, part Hard Day's Night, and part MTV's The Young Ones."