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Jimmy Kimmel's YouTube Hoax Tricked Jimmy Fallon

Last night, Jimmy Kimmel revealed that a viral video in which a woman accidentally lighting herself on fire while twerking was a hoax created by his show, but perhaps the funniest thing about the whole situation is that Kimmel's future late night rival Jimmy Fallon played the video during his monologue Friday night. In the above clip, start at 2:35 to see Fallon playing the fake Kimmel video and giggling and joking about it with his audience.

Watch the Debut Episode of Tim Heidecker's YouTube Cooking Show

Here's the first episode of Tim Heidecker's YouTube cooking show, Tim's Kitchen Tips, with guest Eric Wareheim. You'd barely know it was sponsored by Pitzman's Mustard.

The Gregory Brothers Give Charles Ramsey the Auto-Tune Treatment

Musical comedy entity the Gregory Brothers have already built a song around news footage of newly-minted abduction case hero/internet celebrity Charles Ramsey, and it's possibly catchier than their famed "Bed Intruder" song.

Watch Sarah Silverman's First JASH Video

Here's Sarah Silverman's first video for JASH, the new YouTube channel she's creating original content for alongside Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts. Entitled "Sarah Silverman is NOT not a Racist," it stars her and her sister/Sarah Silverman Program costar Laura Silverman. The video is supert short, clocking in at only 28 seconds (or five Vines).

Above Average Launches a New Sketch Series Starring Eliot Glazer

Here's the first episode of a new sketch series from the Above Average Network called Eliot's Sketchpad and starring comedian Eliot Glazer, whom you may know as the star and writer of the web series It Gets Betterish or as an Assistant Editor at Vulture. The first one just debuted today, and it stars Glazer as Oprah, recreating famous viral videos with her friend Gayle. Above Average is the YouTube channel from Lorne Michaels's production company Broadway Video, which also produces SNL, 30 Rock, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Portlandia, and everything else you love. New episodes of Eliot's Sketchpad drop each Thursday, and SNL's Kate McKinnon will appear in [...]

Jimmy Kimmel Reveals a Video of a Twerking Girl Catching on Fire Was a Hoax, and He Was Behind It

Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel revealed that his show was responsible for creating an internet video known as "Worst Twerk Fail EVER - Girl Catches Fire!," in which a woman is dancing for the camera but falls on a bunch of candles and lights her pants on fire. The video racked up over 9.5 million hits in just a week, but Kimmel and his crew made it with stuntwoman Daphne Avalon. This isn't the first time a comedian has done something like this. Last year, Comedy Central's Nathan Fielder made a hoax video of a pig rescuing a baby goat from drowning that also proved very popular [...]

Watch the '5 Second Films' Team's Four-Hour Live Show

In order to raise money for their crowdfunded full-length feature film Dude Bro Party Massacre 3, the folks behind 5 Second Films hosted a live streaming four-hour music and comedy show on YouTube yesterday. Here's the whole thing, in case you have four hours to fill or something.

YouTube Is Launching a Comedy Week with Seth Rogen, Ed Helms, and More

YouTube announced today that they'll be holding their first ever "comedy week" next month. The event will feature performers Vince Vaughn, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Ed Helms, Garfunkel & Oates, and Norm Macdonald in a week of stand-up, sketches, music, and live performances. It'll take place the week of May 19th to the 25th, kicking off that Sunday with a live variety show running 90-120 minutes. Silverman and Cera are currently working to create content for the new YouTube comedy channel JASH, while Norm Macdonald hosts a show on YouTube's Video Podcast Network. YouTube's comedy week will be run by Daniel Kellison, who oversees both JASH [...]

Ricky Gervais Signs a Deal to Make Original YouTube Content

Ricky Gervais just signed a deal with ChannelFlip, a UK online video company that runs over 140 million YouTube channels, to produce his own content that will be released via his YouTube channel, Deadline reports. Gervais will be releasing  "sketches, filmed podcasts & behind the scenes antics and interviews from the forthcoming The Muppets… Again." The first official video will be The Office Revisted, a new short film starring Gervais his old character David Brent that will debut on BBC and online tomorrow. Hopefully, the YouTube channel won't feature as much mocking of disabled people as the rest of Gervais's work..

Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts Are Working on Stuff for a New YouTube Channel

The Hollywood Reporter announced yesterday that Daniel Kellison, creator of The Man Show and ex-producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live, is developing two new YouTube channels, Jash and Video Podcast Network, which are both expected to launch in January. Jash is a comedy network that will feature content from Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts (all of whom have had a great deal of success with web vids in the past), while Video Podcast Network will present – you guessed it – video versions of popular podcasts. Adam Carolla is so far the first and only one to sign onto Video Podcast Network, but [...]

This Kyle Mooney Video Is Great

Here's the latest video from comedian Kyle Mooney, in which he plays Southern California surfer named Todd who's grappling with a depression that no tall can or blunt can cure.

Watch a Trailer for YouTube's Comedy Week

YouTube is holding its first-ever comedy week from May 19 to 25th, and they got Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson, Jake & Amir, the Gregory Brothers, and a bunch of people I'm not familiar with together to film this promo. They're not in this promo, but Vince Vaughn, Seth Rogen, Michael Cera, Ed Helms, Garfunkel & Oates, and Norm Macdonald will also be participating in the event, a week of stand-up, sketches, music, and live performances, to finally bring some comedy to the serious, serious video site.

Here Are Reggie Watts's First Two JASH Videos

JASH, a new YouTube channel featuring original content from Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts launched earlier this month, and today, Reggie Watts debuted his first two videos for the channel. The first (above) is a music video for a song called "If You're Fucking, You're Fucking." The second (below) is the first episode of a web series called One Take, in which Watts makes a song based on four different YouTube comments each time. Get ready to have a regular dosage of soundboard musical comedy in your life.

Watch a New Sketch BriTANicK Made for the Above Average Network

Last year, Above Average began partnering with internet sketch groups to commission new videos, and here's the first Above Average video from the network's partner BriTANicK. Other Above Average partners include sketch groups Paulilu, Magic Hugs, and Bobby Chicago, who have each made an original video for the YouTube channel and helped Lorne Michaels to make his iron grip on the comedy world even stronger.