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Watch a New Trailer for 'Neighbors' Starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron


Here's a brand new red band trailer for Seth Rogen and Zac Efron's new movie, Neighbors, which comes out May 9th, has been receiving rave reviews, and most importantly, features Hannibal Buress as a cop.

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Watch a Two-Minute Time Lapse Video of an 'SNL' Taping


SNL just released this cool time lapse video, showing all the moving pieces in Studio 8H during an SNL taping by speeding the video up really fast. It's from this weekend's Anna Kendrick episode, in case you want to try to sync up the audio of that episode to 50 times its usual speed while you watch this.

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Christopher Evan Welch, one of the stars of HBO's new series Silicon Valley, tragically passed away four months ago, and Vulture has an excellent piece reflecting on his life and his body of work leading up to Silicon Valley, which they deem his "breakout role."

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Conan O'Brien Is Doing a Week of Shows from Comic-Con in 2015

Conan O'Brien is set to become the first late night host to do a week of shows from Comic-Con. The TBS host plans to broadcast his shows from July 8 to July 12, 2015 (yes, that's really far away) from San Diego's Spreckels Theater during the massive annual comic book convention, Deadline reports. O'Brien recently took his show to Dallas last week coinciding with the NCAA championship.

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Here's a Trailer for the New Season of 'Last Comic Standing'


NBC is bringing reality competition Last Comic Standing back this summer, and here's a brand new trailer for the revamped show, featuring host J.B. Smoove, judges Russell Peters, Keenen Ivory Wayans, and Roseanne, and bunch of standups.

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Brett Gelman Has a New Adult Swim Special Premiering April 24th

Adult Swim is set to premiere a new TV special later this month from Brett Gelman and Jason Woliner (Eagleheart), Splitsider has learned. Called Dinner With Friends With Brett Gelman and Friends, the 30-minute special will air Thursday, April 24th, at midnight. Written by Gelman and Woliner and was directed by Woliner, the special stars Gelman as himself, inviting his Hollywood friends over for "a lively night of dining, tasty showbiz chit-chat, and psychological torture." Gelman's dinner guests include Dale Dickey, Gilbert Gottfried, Fred Melamed, Alison Pill, Lance Reddick, and Alex Karpovsky as themselves, and Anthony Atamanuik as Joey Fillipiano.

To whet your appetite, here's the last project Brett Gelman and Jason Woliner made together, "1000 Cats": READ MORE

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Talking to Paul F. Tompkins About 'Speakeasy', Ice-T, and 'Mr. Show's 20th Anniversary

2014 has been a busy year for Paul F. Tompkins so far. He's starring in an ABC sitcom pilot opposite Molly Shannon and hosting the web chat series Speakeasy, Fusion's political puppet show No, You Shut Up!, the podcast/live show Dead Authors, and his Largo live show Varietopia. I recently caught up with Tompkins on the set of Speakeasy to talk about the plethora of projects he has going, being hoodwinked by an Ice-T impersonator, and Mr. Show's upcoming 20th anniversary. READ MORE

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Watch Scott Aukerman and Paul F. Tompkins Have a Chat on 'Speakeasy'


Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web chat show Speakeasy, with guest Scott Aukerman, host of Comedy Bang! Bang! and, like Tompkins, a former writer for Mr. Show. It's fun to see these two talk with Tompkins out of character, after having heard/seen him hilariously play so many people that aren't himself on Comedy Bang! Bang! and it results in a conversation that's just as funny as any time these two are in the same room together.

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Phil Lord and Chris Miller Turned Down Directing 'Ghostbusters III'

Ghostbusters III is hitting more roadblocks. Jeff Sneider at The Wrap is reporting that directing team Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) have turned the project down. Last month, Nikki Finke reported that the duo was in talks for the job, and Sneider says they were the studio's top choice and that the studio is now meeting with other directors.

Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two Ghostbusters movies, was originally set to direct the third, but he stepped down following the death of original Ghostbuster Harold Ramis. With Ghostbusters III once again without a director nearly two decades into its on-and-off-development, the project continues on. READ MORE

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Swedish TV Renews Greg and Amy Poehler's 'Welcome to Sweden' for Season 2

Welcome to Sweden, the Swedish sitcom Amy Poehler is producing that was created by and stars her brother Greg, was renewed  for a second season by Swedish broadcaster TV4 today, Digital Spy reports. The show was such a big hit over there that it was renewed after just two episodes. Season two will consist of 10 episodes, just like the first season.

Welcome to Sweden will make its US premiere on NBC July 10th, airing as a summer series. Depending on how the show does in the ratings in the US, NBC could end up acquiring broadcast rights to the second season, as well. Welcome to Sweden is based on Greg Poehler's experiences falling in love with a Swedish woman and moving back to her home country to live with her. Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Aubrey Plaza, and Gene Simmons guest starred during the first season. READ MORE

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Standup John Pinette Dies at 50

Standup comedian John Pinette tragically passed away this weekend at the age of 50, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Pinette was found dead Saturday afternoon in a Pittsburgh hotel room, where he had been staying for a family function. His death was due to natural causes, as he had been suffering from liver and heart disease. Pinette, whose weight was often the subject of his self-deprecating standup, had recently lost 200 pounds due to a weight loss regimen.

John Pinette began doing standup in the 1980s and was also known for his work as an impressionist and actor. He performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and released multiple albums and specials, including 2011's Still Hungry, which debuted on Comedy Central. Pinette's acting credits include movies like Junior, The Punisher, and Duets, playing the carjack victim in the final episode of Seinfeld, and portraying Edna Turnblad in the musical Hairspray on Broadway. READ MORE

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Watch the First Episode of HBO's 'Silicon Valley' Online Now


Mike Judge's new HBO comedy Silicon Valley premiered last night, and here's the first episode in its entirety, which the network uploaded to YouTube this morning. Starring Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, Zach Woods, and Martin Starr and created by Judge, Dave Krinsky, and John Altschuler, Silicon Valley has been receiving positive reviews so far.

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The 'HIMYM' DVD Will Feature an Alternate "Happy Ending"

How I Met Your Mother's series finale on Monday made a lot of viewers act like babies and whine about it a bunch on the internet, and now, the show's creators are responding with an alternate ending that will be included on the DVD release of the final season, Deadline reports. Fans online got cartoonishly upset about the ending, starting up a dumb petition asking CBS to rewrite and reshoot the finale and a fan-made alternate ending, which went super viral but has since been removed from YouTube due to copyright laws.

The alt ending on the How I Met Your Mother DVD is one that creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas originally contemplated before settling on the controversial one that aired Monday, and it's described as a "happy ending." Said ending does not include any new scenes, it's rather footage from the show edited in a different way.

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Report: Stephen Colbert Is CBS's Top Choice to Take Over for Letterman, and He Wants to Do It

As you've probably heard, David Letterman announced he's retiring from late night in 2015, and succession talk started the second that was announced. Mashable reports today that Stephen Colbert is CBS's top choice to take over Late Show in 2015 and that he is interested in the job, according to their anonymous sources in both Colbert's camp and at CBS. The report says that Colbert hasn't had any formal negotiations with the network and has no agreement in place but that he had engaged with CBS execs about the job prior to Letterman announcing his retirement. "We’re not commenting on any rumors or speculation about succession," a CBS spokesman said, and Comedy Central had no comment. Entertainment blogger Nikki Finke has also cited anonymous sources that Colbert is the top choice.

Mashable's report adds that, although Craig Ferguson has a stipulation in his contract guaranteeing him to inherit Letterman's show (something CBS can buy him out of if they want), Ferguson has "never been seen as the heir apparent" by the network. According to the report, Stephen Colbert's Comedy Central counterpart Jon Stewart was at one point considered to be a candidate, but Stewart, who just took some time off from The Daily Show to direct his first movie, is said to be more interested in pursuing that project and other non-late night show stuff, rather than moving to CBS. READ MORE