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Check Out Scott Thompson's Short Film 'The Immigrant' with Dave Foley, Michael Cera, Margaret Cho, and Will Forte

If the two Buddy Cole Colbert Report segments weren't enough Scott Thompson goodness for you this week, here's a new short he wrote and stars in called The Immigrant about a Canadian comedian named Bob London who gets deported then tries to smuggle himself back to Hollywood via the US/Mexico border. Dave Foley plays Thompson's former cult comedy show cast mate Tim Terry, and Michael Cera, Margaret Cho, and Will Forte play themselves in the short, which includes plenty of heavy-handed references to Thompson's glory days on The Kids in the Hall. Thompson also made two other shorts 4 Pounds and 52, which you can watch below:

'Kroll Show' Season 2: Good TV Making Fun of Bad TV

The second season of Kroll Show premieres tonight on Comedy Central, and by the looks of things, Nick Kroll has no intention of changing course. When the first season debuted a year ago, the series appeared to be a showcase of Kroll's larger-than-life characters, like Bobby Bottleservice, who at that point had already been pushing his roofie necklace on us in online videos for months. Indeed, his characters were the centerpiece of the show, but rather than growing thin throughout the eight-episode season, they delivered the goods. That's because Kroll's characters don't exist for their own sakes — they're vehicles for the show's bigger target: reality television and the [...]

Talking to Will Forte About 'Nebraska', 'MacGruber 2', and Never-Aired 'SNL' Sketches

Will Forte is a busy man. Upon leaving SNL in 2010, he starred in MacGruber, a film that received mixed reviews but is nonetheless considered a cult classic in many circles. He has also played recurring roles in numerous shows, among them the buffalo-straddling Ted Turner on Conan, the cross-dressing Paul L'Astnamé on 30 Rock (for which he was nominated for an Emmy), and voicing various characters on The Cleveland Show. His most recent project has been Nebraska, a celebrated indie comedy directed by Alexander Payne, in which he plays David Grant, a man who escorts his elderly father (played by Bruce Dern) on a road trip to claim [...]

Former 'Letterman' Writer Will Forte Returns to 'Letterman'

Will Forte, who briefly wrote for The Late Show with David Letterman, came back to the show last night as a guest to promote his new movie, Nebraska. This was Forte's second appearance on the show since he became a well-known actor, and David Letterman showed an old clip of the two of them together in a sketch from the late '90s — or as Letterman disgustingly calls it, "a skit."

Fox Buys a Doomsday Sitcom from Will Forte

Former Saturday Night Live star Will Forte has sold a pilot to Fox, according to Deadline. Forte is currently set to write and executive produce The Last Man On Earth, a single-camera show about "two strangers who must overcome their differences and work together to ensure the survival of the human race." There's no word yet on whether he'll appear on the show. He'll be producing it alongside Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who it was announced yesterday had sold another pilot to Fox with producer Johnny Depp.

Fox Orders 'Last Man on Earth', Created by and Starring Will Forte, to Series

Fox has given a series order to Last Man on Earth, a single-camera comedy created by and starring Will Forte, the network announced today. The show follows two strangers after the apocalypse who must put aside their differences to ensure the survival of the human race.

Last Man on Earth is being executive produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who are also directing the pilot episode and had a big hit this weekend with their latest film, The Lego Movie. Lord and Miller first worked with Forte on their cult hit 2002 MTV animated comedy Clone High, and they have since used him as a voice actor in [...]

Kristen Wiig Is In for the 'MacGruber' Sequel

The idea of a sequel to Will Forte's cult hit SNL spinoff film MacGruber is definitely a hypothetical thing at this point, but his co-star Kristen Wiig said in a recent interview that she's interested in reprising her role for MacGruber 2, if it ever gets off the ground. Talking to Collider to promote The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Wiig says she's "hoping" the movie gets made and "Last I heard, they're working on a script, so I'm in … I loved making that movie."

Will Forte has been talking about making a sequel for a while now and told us recently that he's yet to get started [...]

Will Forte's Ted Turner Vows Revenge on Will Forte

Will Forte was on Conan last night, so naturally we were treated to an appearance by his buffalo-riding Ted Turner, which is always a delight. Ted has it out for Forte, whose offensive impression of him is only softened by his rugged good looks.

Alexander Payne Likes That Comedians Don't "Wallow in Heavy-osity"

""I've found that in the past I'm often drawn to people with good comic timing to perform in dramatic parts," the director said. "Because they're not going to drag it — they're not going to wallow in heavy-osity."

Director Alexander Payne on why he casts comedians like Will Forte and Bob Odenkirk in dramatic roles. The two appear in Payne's upcoming drama, Nebraska.

Watch the Trailer for Will Forte's Dramatic Debut in Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska'

Here's the brand new trailer for Nebraska, director Alexander Payne's upcoming movie that stars Will Forte in his dramatic debut. Forte stars as a guy taking a cross-country trip with his father (Bruce Dern) so his dad can claim a million-dollar sweepstakes prize. Stacy Keach and Bob Odenkirk also star. Nebraska debuted at the Cannes Film Festival this summer to mostly-positive reviews, but it comes to theaters for us non-fancy French film festival attendees on November 22nd.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller Are Down for a 'Clone High' Movie

When Will Forte fielded Reddit AMA questions back in December, he addressed the idea of a reunion of the short-lived animated MTV series Clone High, saying "I hope one day we'll get another crack at Clone High so we can answer these unresolved questions. I loved that show and thought it ended too soon!" Now, Clone High co-creators Phil Lord and Chris Miller have added to that sentiment in a recent interview with Grantland:

Would you ever consider doing a [Clone High] movie?

Lord: We’ve been talking about it a little bit. We would just have to convince Viacom that it was worth reopening that world.

Miller: [...]

Highlights from Will Forte's Reddit AMA

Will Forte dropped by Reddit on Friday for an AMA to promote his new film Nebraska, and he answered plenty of interesting questions about SNL, the MacGruber sequel, Tim and Eric, Clone High, and more. Here are some of Forte's best responses from the thread, from the names of the Jon Bovi guys to his advice for aspiring comedic writers.

On his SNL audition:

I did Tim Calhoun, a speed reader, a prison guard that yelled at people and another thing I used to do at the Groundlings Theater (perhaps my favorite sketch I've ever done) called the Gold Man — I'm one of those Gold Men on [...]

Will Forte Pitched Jimmy Fallon a New 'Tonight Show' Theme Song

Will Forte was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, and before he joined Jimmy on the couch, he pitched a potential new theme song for Jimmy Fallon's version of The Tonight Show, which will air live from North Korea once a year and be only two minutes long. Below, check out the rest of Will's interview, where he talks about his new film Nebraska and even gets to do a little more singing.

'Comedy Bang! Bang!' Has the Most Amazingly Star-Studded Crew

Comedy Bang! Bang! returns again next week with the second half of its season, and host Scott Aukerman thought it was about time we got to meet some of the show's inimitable celebrity crew. Sometimes, show business really is glamorous.