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Throwing a House Party with Adam Devine

Part sitcom, part standup showcase, Adam Devine’s House Party might be difficult to describe, but it’s a fun hybrid.

Mensch that he is, Devine created the show in part to give the up-and-coming comedians who perform on it a chance to display their acting chops. The show features short written scenes interspersed between standup sets, and for many of performers Adam Devine's House Party is their television debut.

Season one was set in a gaudy Los Angeles mansion, but in Season two the party has moved down to New Orleans for even more debauchery.

I recently had the chance to talk to Devine about the upcoming season, his love of [...]

Watch the 'Workaholics' Guys' Season 4 'Game of Thrones' Audition Reel

Now this is Game of Thrones as I understand it — incest, boobs, meat puns, fighting, boobs, characters named Dong Dangletaint — but I think the Workaholics crew really brings that feminism-awareness, anti-gratuitous nudity scene angle that the real series is incapable of pulling off. Plus those are some great puns.

Comedy Central Renews 'Adam DeVine's House Party' for Season 2

Comedy Central has renewed its newest standup show, Adam DeVine's House Party. The network has given a second season order to the series, which debuted on October 24th. The new season will be eight episodes and will premiere in 2014. Hosted by Workaholics star/co-creator Adam DeVine, House Party is a standup showcase with a narrative element that features three comedians each episode. "What’s cool about the new generation of standups is they’re making internet videos, and they’re doing improv, and a lot of them are, across the board, really funny people," DeVine told us in an interview last month. "I kind of wanted to do something that showcases their [...]

Talking to Adam DeVine About 'Workaholics', His New Show, and the Joys of Voicing a Cartoon Slice of Pizza

While one would think there's not much left for somebody to accomplish after popularizing the phrase “tight butthole,” Adam DeVine's career is only just getting started. After launching into the comedy spotlight on the hit Comedy Central sitcom Workaholics – which he co-created with fellow Mail Order Comedy members Blake Anderson, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck – DeVine has since landed roles on Community and Modern Family, appeared in a couple commercials, and had a memorable turn as egomaniac Bumper in the a capella musical comedy Pitch Perfect.

DeVine even managed to find enough time away from writing and filming the upcoming fourth season of Workaholics to host his [...]

Talking to Erik Griffin About 'The Half Hour', 'Workaholics', and Visual Comedy

For the past 15 years, Comedy Central’s half hour specials have showcased the future stars of standup. Looking back, the early years of Comedy Central Presents included memorable sets from the likes of Mitch Hedberg, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Dane Cook and dozens more. Re-branded The Half Hour in 2012, the series continues to feature the best up-and-coming comics in the country.

For many comedians, it’s that history that makes doing a half hour special so significant. While a half hour may once have been a comic’s first major exposure, comedians now have many ways to build an audience. Almost everyone who taped a special this year does non-standup comedy as well, branching [...]

Watch Seth Rogen and Zac Efron Vibe It Out with the 'Workaholics' Guys

Here's a new clip from Workaholics, in which Seth Rogen and Zac Efron interview to become the guys' new cubicle neighbor (to promote their movie Neighbors because synergy). Rogen gets a little annoyed after Efron spends the whole interview sucking up, and unsurprisingly the winner gets chosen solely for their finest masculine physical attribute.

Talking to the 'Workaholics' Guys About the New Season

Since premiering in 2011, Workaholics has picked up more and more steam as one of today's most smartly written shows starring some of TV's dumbest characters. Beyond the writing though, the secret ingredient to Workaholics is the real-life friendship between creators/writers/directors/producers Adam DeVine, Anders Holm, and Blake Anderson – a chemistry that earned them a double-season renewal last year. Ahead of tonight's Season 4 premiere, we talked with the Workaholics gang about how their show has evolved, how they come up with fresh ideas, and their extended thoughts on Justin Bieber.

This Week in Comedy: A Movie from the 'Workaholics' Guys, and Damon Wayans Jr. Returns to 'New Girl'

-Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are producing a movie that the guys from Workaholics will write and star in.

-Damon Wayans Jr. returned to New Girl for the first time since the pilot, and he'll be staying for the rest of season three.

-Here's a big old pile of quotes from Tina Fey.

-Adam Scott's latest Greatest Event in Television History special aired, taking on the Too Close for Comfort opening credits this time with help from Catherine O'Hara, Jon Hamm, Kathryn Hahn, and more.

-We looked at Go to Hell, Mike Piazza, the baseball movie from Ben Stiller and Mike Piazza that was never made.

-We interviewed Jason Mantzoukas about The [...]

Adam DeVine from 'Workaholics' to Be a Recurring Guest Star on 'Modern Family'

Following appearances on Community and Arrested Development, Workaholics star/co-creator Adam DeVine is set to guest star on another big TV comedy: Modern Family. Vulture reports that DeVine will appear in several episodes of the ABC sitcom's upcoming fifth season, playing a nanny hired by Jay (Ed O'Neill) and Gloria (Sofia Vegara). In addition to his busy movie and TV schedule, DeVine recently shot a new Comedy Central standup show, Adam DeVine's House Party, that features 24 of his favorite comedians – spread across eight episodes – performing at a big party at his mansion.

'Workaholics' Star Adam DeVine Is Hosting a New Stand-Up Show for Comedy Central

Comedy Central has a new stand-up series on the way. Titled Adam DeVine's House Party, the show will be hosted by comedian Adam DeVine, who also stars in the hit show Workaholics for the network. Comedy Central has yet to officially announce Adam DeVine's House Party, but they've begun advertising live tapings via Facebook that'll be taking place in LA over the next two weeks, beginning today. The show will be a mix of stand-up and narrative sketches hosted from a house party in the backyard of DeVine's mansion. House Party will become Comedy Central's fourth current stand-up series, joining John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show, [...]

Talking to Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse About Their Comedy Central Web Series 'Idiotsitter'

Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse’s Comedy Central web series Idiotsitter wraps up this week, with the series possibly seeing its odd couple of Gene, a super rich, under-house-arrest woman-child, and Billie, her uptight GED tutor, becoming friends, celebrating Gene getting her ankle monitor off, or burning down Gene’s mansion. The web series showcases Bell and Newhouse’s talents as writers and performers, adding to the two Groundlings’ growing credits. Bell and Newhouse sold a pitch of an arranged marriage comedy last year to MGM, and Bell has popped up in several high-profile comedies like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Bridesmaids, as well as in Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master (apparently he’s [...]

Watch the 'Workaholics' Guys Sing an Ode to Best Friends

The Workaholics guys stopped by Conan last night, and after a bit of a spat involving Adam DeVine's role in Pitch Perfect and beautiful singing voice, the trio worked worked out their problems through the above musical ode to friendship.

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Are Producing a Movie with the 'Workaholics' Guys

Seth Rogen's production company Point Grey is teaming up with legendary producer Scott Rudin to produce a movie that will star Workaholics' stars Anders Holm, Adam DeVine and Blake Anderson. Holm will write the script, and Workaholics co-creator and co-star Kyle Newachack will direct, but the film will be entirely unrelated to their Comedy Central show. Point Grey is made up of Rogen, his frequent co-writer Evan Goldberg and their producer partner James Weaver. Holm, DeVine, Anderson and Newachack have worked together for years as part of the sketch troupe Mail Order Comedy.

DeVine gave these details about the upcoming film to Splitsider a couple weeks ago:

Yeah, we’ve written a script that [...]

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Workaholics' Season 3

The slackers of TelAmeriCorp are back with the third season of Workaholics, available on DVD and Blu-Ray this week! Season three of the hit Comedy Central sitcom follows the continued non-adventures of Blake, Adam, and 'Ders as they get a surprise visit from Anders' father, fall in love with a webcam girl, and drop acid for the first time. The special twenty-episode season includes guest appearances from Tim Heidecker, Alex Borstein, Tom Green, Lori-Beth Denberg (!), Robert Englund, Jordan Peele, and Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of The Black Keys. Don't be so butthurt, get weird with Workaholics: Season Three on DVD and Blu-Ray!