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CollegeHumor Is Making a New Late Night Show for MTV, 'Middle of the Night Show'


Big Breakfast, CollegeHumor's production company, has just had its first TV series picked up by MTV. Middle of the Night Show is a late night show that'll be (co-)hosted by CH's Brian Murphy and is based on CH's "Midnight Talk Show Prank" video from 2011. Here's how they describe the premise:

Middle of the Night Show is a fast-paced reimagining of the late-night comedy talk show that brings it out of the studio and onto the streets of New York City. Each night the show’s crew and live band crash the bedroom of an unsuspecting celebrity who is forced to host a talk show on the spot without any preparation and on very little sleep. CollegeHumor's Brian Murphy serves as the celebrity's co-host and guide throughout the evening.

No word yet on when it'll premiere.

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Justin Willman and Doug Benson Blew Some Minds Doing Magic Tricks at a Pot Dispensary


Here's a clip from tonight's Justin Willman Comedy Central special, Sleight of Mind, in which the comedian/magician truly blows some very stoned minds at a pot dispensary. Check out our full interview with Willman here for more about the special and how he wrangled up these eager magic fans.

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Is Hosting 'SNL' on March 28th

therock-fannypackNBC has just announced that the next episode of SNL, airing on March 28th, will be hosted by Dwayne Johnson, known to some as The Rock and others as That Guy With the Hilarious Old Picture of Him Wearing a Turtleneck and a Fannypack. The musical guest will be George Ezra.

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Check Out the First Trailer for 'Happyish', Showtime's New Steve Coogan Comedy


Here's the first trailer for Happyish, the new Showtime comedy starring Steve Coogan that was initially supposed to star the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Coogan plays Thom Payne, a "44-year-old guy whose world is thrown into disarray when his wunderkind boss arrives and forces Thom to take a good look at his life." He's joined by Kathryn Hahn, Bradley Whitford and guests including Ellen Barkin and Carrie Preston. It premieres on April 26th.

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Selina Meyer Is the President We Deserve in the Season 4 'Veep' Trailer


Lots of people have been enjoying the insane, imaginary presidency of Frank Underwood on House of Cards since the new season debuted last week, but we all know who the best fake president is: Selina Meyer. And in this new trailer for the upcoming fourth season of Veep, we get to see her in action. The new season premieres Sunday, April 12 at 10:30PM on HBO.

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Watch Kyle Kinane Perform Standup in a Soundproof Room


Seven Minutes in Purgatory is a new standup show put together by Matt Byrne and Ian Abramson in which standups perform in a soundproof room, while the audience watches in a separate room. "The idea is to see what happens when comedians have nothing to respond to," Byrne says. It's a pretty fun concept, with great results. Above, check out a recent show from UCB Sunset in LA in which Kyle Kinane learns what it's like to do standup without knowing how the audience is reacting at all. "I think I like it better this way," he says at one point, "because then you can't tell what jokes suck, so your self-esteem can stay even." And isn't that what's important?

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Watch Brendon Walsh's Harrowing Police Story From His 'Late Late Show' Set


Brendon Walsh did a standup set on last night's Drew Carey-hosted Late Late Show, in which he talked about the problems you have when you drive a classic car and the night he was pulled over by two different cops while hiding weed in his sock. To be fair to him, there's really no other convenient place to hide a half-sandwich bag filled with weed.

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Jessica Williams Got Trapped in Ferguson


Last night on The Daily Show, Jessica Williams looked at the Ferguson Police Department's habits of handing out citations for pretty much anything. She didn't fare as well there as Jason Jones for some weird reason.

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Adam Sandler Talked Chris Farley's Intense Eating Habits on 'Conan'


Adam Sandler swung by Conan last night, and he talked about his early days on SNL and notable meals with Michael Keaton and Chris Farley. Unsurprisingly, Farley could really put some food away.

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'Community's Rob Schrab Is Directing the 'Lego Movie' Sequel

lego_batmanVariety reports that the sequel to the wonderful, Oscar-snubbed Lego Movie has its director: Community's Rob Schrab. Seeing as the previous directors, Chris Miller and Phil Lord (who are returning to write the script), also came from an excellent TV background with Clone High, and with the level of meta-ness that both The Lego Movie and Community share, it's an inspired choice. It'll be Schrab's first feature, but he's directed tons of comedic television, including episodes of Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project, Workaholics, and Childrens Hospital. All very exciting! But there's gonna be a bit of a wait — the sequel isn't due until 2018.

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Jon Stewart Is Leaving 'The Daily Show'

jon stewart daily showAccording to folks in the audience of tonight's taping of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart announced today that he's leaving the anchor chair that he's occupied there since 1999. It's not clear when he'll be leaving (Comedy Central has confirmed that it'll be "later this year"), what he'll be doing next, or who will replace him behind the desk.

With Stephen Colbert having just ended his run with The Colbert Report, this represents a total changing of the guard for Comedy Central's long-dominant late night block. With Larry Wilmore settling in at 11:30 with The Nightly Show and John Oliver having just kicked off season two of This Week Tonight over on HBO, it'll be interesting to see who Comedy Central picks to fill Stewart's literally small but figuratively huge shoes.

Stewart recently took a leave of absence from the show in order to direct his first movie, Rosewater. He may be looking to do more work behind the camera in this next stage of his career.

Here's Comedy Central's official statement:

For the better part of the last two decades, we have had the incredible honor and privilege of working with Jon Stewart. His comedic brilliance is second to none. Jon has been at the heart of Comedy Central, championing and nurturing the best talent in the industry, in front of and behind the camera. Through his unique voice and vision, The Daily Show has become a cultural touchstone for millions of fans and an unparalleled platform for political comedy that will endure for years to come. Jon will remain at the helm of The Daily Show until later this year. He is a comic genius, generous with his time and talent, and will always be a part of the Comedy Central family.

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Check Out the First Teaser Trailer for 'Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp'


The limited series prequel to Wet Hot American Summer that's shooting now and coming to Netflix this summer has its first teaser trailer, which also confirms that yes, pretty much every single person from the original is returning to Camp Firewood.

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Here's Your New 'Ghostbusters' Cast: Wiig, McCarthy, Jones, and McKinnon

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The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters reboot has its cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Negotiations are still ongoing, but it appears that this is pretty close to a done deal, with shooting scheduled to take place this summer in New York.

While McCarthy and Wiig were heavily rumored to be in the cast, other names such as Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence were being thrown around as well. As for the vibe of the movie, which is being written by The Heat writer Katie Dippold, Feig has said that he wants it to be "really scary." We'll see! If it actually shoots this summer, it should be out sometime next year.

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Woody Allen Is Creating an Original Series for Amazon

woodyallenFresh off its Golden Globe win for Transparent, Amazon's just made a big announcement about its next original series project: Woody Allen will be writing and directing his first TV series ever for them. There's no synopsis or even a name for the show yet, with Allen saying "I don’t know how I got into this. I have no ideas and I’m not sure where to begin. My guess is that [Amazon Studios VP] Roy Price will regret this." It's not clear when the series will be released, but when it is it'll be available exclusively on Amazon's streaming video service.