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Season 3 of 'Key & Peele' Is Thankfully More of the Same

Key & Peele returns tonight at 10:30 p.m. eastern on Comedy Central.

With Comedy Bang! Bang! at the beginning of their month-long hiatus, it’s much safer to write that when Key & Peele returns tonight for the premiere of their third season, they will be doing so as the funniest sketch comedy show currently on television. With former MadTV stars Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele co-writing on the series and providing career-transforming comedic performances in front of the camera, and UCB founding member Ian Roberts and Jay Martel sharing the showrunner position, K & P has consistently produced really funny, instantly popular, well-written, and pretty-to-look-at episodes. The show is virtually flawless, because for any sketch with a premise whose joke doesn’t land right away, there’s always a turn that can change your perception immediately. Other sketch shows do this, but Key & Peele’s twists are particularly effective. And of course if that fails, the sketch will soon be over, no harm done. READ MORE

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We're Still Waiting For 'The Mindy Project' to Become Great

The Mindy Project airs Tuesdays at 9:30 p.m. eastern on Fox. The season premiere is tonight, but you can watch it online sooner than that.

The Mindy Project premiered one year ago as a sitcom that attempted to bring a romcom to the small screen, focusing on Mindy Lahiri, an OB-GYN obsessed with romcoms. The show attempted to balance the screen time between Mindy’s personal life with her friends and paramours and the assorted weirdos and/or jerks with whom she shares an office. But as early as the third episode, changes were being made, and by the middle of the season, Anna Camp, Stephen Toblowsky, Tommy Dewey, and Amanda Setton were gone, and one character (Beverly) that they spent half of an episode getting rid of abruptly returned to stay. After that, friends from the outside world would pop up every so often claiming to be Mindy’s friends, but mostly we find ourselves following Mindy and the Shulman & Associates (still named as such despite Toblowsky being the retired Shulman in question) staff around LA masquerading as NYC, bumping into and getting into miscellaneous adventures with the cool, comedy-industry-approved guest star of the week. The tighter focus was a step in the right direction, and with each episode towards the season finale, the episodes seemed to get funnier and less weirdly convoluted and clunky, but still not to the level that a lot of us probably unfairly expected. READ MORE

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The 20 Best Characters From Conan O'Brien's Late Night Shows

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the first episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, a show that was famously predicted to be nothing more than a brief moment in the spotlight for some tall, pasty comedy writer. Instead, O'Brien sat behind the Late Night desk for sixteen years, playing the straight man against many surrealistic, strange, and/or just plain extremely silly characters in a response to the caustic, ironic, too-cool-for-school David Letterman years. O'Brien, original executive producer Robert Smigel, and a comedy hall of fame inaugural writing staff that included the names C.K., Odenkirk, and Stamatopoulos opted to build their Late Night show as an intelligent, possibly blatantly Dadaesque1 celebration of nonsense, which by 2009 helped carry Conan to The Tonight Show for…a brief moment in the spotlight (it was a whole big thing not worth mentioning). Now firmly entrenched and given free creative reign at TBS on Conan, O'Brien can celebrate twenty years on television today with a steady paycheck and some peace of mind, free to enjoy the following list of the twenty best characters from Late Night, The Tonight Show, and Conan while sipping a delicious beverage from his Eisenhower mug. READ MORE

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Follow Friday: @Pete_Schultz

Everybody fancies themselves as some sort of wizard that can conjure up laughter by a few strokes of a keyboard, but only a few tweeters are truly worthy enough to have all of their witticisms transmitted to you, the ever busy comedy fan trying to navigate through an increasingly congested internet. Every Friday we'll make your life a little bit easier by introducing you to an individual that you might not know about who consistently makes us laugh and momentarily forget that other days of the week exist.

(If you're reading this from an RSS feed, jump on over to the website where you can actually view the tweets for an optimal level of enjoyment.)

Peter Schultz (@Pete_Schultz), is an SNL Weekend Update writer and UCB person that has entertained twitter folk with a slew of funny tweets. It's time to find out more about Peter.

He can never really enjoy the Game of Thrones books.

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Cataloging the Worst, Most Amoral Things the 'Always Sunny' Gang Has Ever Done

With Dennis, Mac, Charlie, Dee, and that Frank free to continue gallivanting around Philadelphia on the shiny brand new network FXX starting tonight, it's time to look back at the absolute worst things The Gang at It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia has ever done. While it's been fun and humorous to enjoy their antics over the years, sometimes you have to wonder if it was all worth it. (It probably was.) READ MORE

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Vine 5 Film Festival: Yeah!

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

This past week on Vine there was some positivity; a tragic, contemporary death; a loud opinion; another example of poor elevator etiquette; and possibly the funniest Disney feature ever made. READ MORE

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Talking to W. Kamau Bell About Becoming the Host of a Daily Show, 'The Daily Show', and Forgettable Meals

After a year airing once a week, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell will make its debut tomorrow night as the brand new FXX network's nightly news commentary/comedy program. Kamau and I talked about how he and his staff are preparing for the drastic change in workload, how he feels he is doing as a television host, and if there will be more Lindy West/Jim Norton debates in the future.

Well, first of all, congrats on the 130-episode order.

Thank you.

How did you hear that news?

(Laughs.) It's funny actually — me and Chris Rock, the other executive producer…I mean the Chris Rock who's one of the greatest comedians of all-time, just to be clear—- were invited out to dinner with John Landgraf and one of the other presidents of FX, Eric Schrier. We went out to dinner and they talked for awhile about the idea that they wanted a… they were hoping that Totally Biased could be like a daily show. Not The Daily Show, I mean they probably want that too but we can't do that. They wanted a daily show and they also knew that I had never done this before and there was no staff in place for this kind of thing so that we'd have to grow into it. At that point we had done 20 episodes? I felt like that was the point where they felt like they had 'seen enough.' In a good way, not the bad way. 'We've seen enough.' I guess they wanted to be sure they could announce it in time to help launch FXX. I knew they were, but I thought we'd have to wait until the end of this (second) cycle but I think they had seen enough and they were able to do a whole launch of FXX.

So they told you over dinner with Chris Rock?

Yes. (Laughs.) Over a very expensive New York fancy dinner. I was like, 'I don't know what this is but I'll eat it if there's good news.'

Did you ever find out what you were eating?

I'm sure they told me at the time but there was a lot of stuff going through my head at that moment. But I don't remember. (Laughs.) READ MORE

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Follow Friday: @ImLaurenMcGuire (Lauren McGuire)

Everybody fancies themselves as some sort of wizard that can conjure up laughter by a few strokes of a keyboard, but only a few tweeters are truly worthy enough to have all of their witticisms transmitted to you, the ever busy comedy fan trying to navigate through an increasingly congested internet. Every Friday we'll make your life a little bit easier by introducing you to an individual that you might not know about who consistently makes us laugh and momentarily forget that other days of the week exist.

(If you're reading this from an RSS feed, jump on over to the website where you can actually view the tweets for an optimal level of enjoyment.)

Lauren McGuire (@ImLaurenMcGuire), is a sketch writer at the UCB and for John Moe's Wits show. She was kind enough to take some time out of her day to give us some background info on some of her funniest tweets.

"My boyfriend’s sister gave me a bunch of fancy face lotions for some holiday or another and I thought it was so funny that they make separate lotions for different times of the day, as if your face is going to know the difference. And when you look at the back labels, both products have the EXACT same ingredients. It’s just one of those weird marketing tricks they use to sell you twice as much shit. God forbid you use day lotion after 5pm and your whole face explodes off of your body." READ MORE

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'Late Show with David Letterman's Most Memorable Moments, Year by Year

After NBC chose Jay Leno to become the new host of The Tonight Show, David Letterman launched Late Show with David Letterman on August 30, 1993, changing the late night television landscape forever. On the verge of becoming the longest tenured host in late night history next year, Letterman has proven that his ironic and cantankerous sense of humor could work and be allowed to evolve at the earlier hour. While he continues to believe that he is living in his shadow, he's the contemporary equivalent of what Johnny Carson used to be, the standard and implied influence for all current and fast approaching late night talk show hosts.

To celebrate the show's twentieth anniversary, here are memorable moments from each of the first twenty years of the show's existence, in chronological order. Events important to the comedy world take precedence over celebrities misbehaving, for reasons that should be obvious. READ MORE

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Vine 5 Film Festival: Selling Out In a Buyer's Market

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

This past week on Vine found an aspiring sellout selling out, a glimpse into our spoiled future, dueling bed riffs, a horrific camping injury, and a new way to recap old TV shows. READ MORE

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Follow Friday: @RobWhisman

Everybody fancies themselves as some sort of wizard that can conjure up laughter by a few strokes of a keyboard, but only a few tweeters are truly worthy enough to have all of their witticisms transmitted to you, the ever busy comedy fan trying to navigate through an increasingly congested internet. Every Friday we'll make your life a little bit easier by introducing you to an individual that you might not know about who consistently makes us laugh and momentarily forget that other days of the week exist.

(If you're reading this from an RSS feed, jump on over to the website where you can actually view the tweets for an optimal level of enjoyment.)

Rob Whisman (@RobWhisman), is a humorous tweeter that was kind enough to revisit his past and reminisce on what he was thinking when he composed some of his funniest material.

"This sort of happened, roles reversed, with my ex-girlfriend Stephanie actually. Except instead of Paul Blart: Mall Cop it was Erin Brockovich and instead of Metallica's Master of Puppets it was her admitting she cheated with a guy named Brandon." READ MORE

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Vine 5 Film Festival: We Are All Somebody's Cousin

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

It was at the beginning of this very summer of two thousand thirteen Anno Domini when we all wondered why Kanye was asking for croissants in such an aggressive tone, yet all people want to talk about now, less than two months later, are cronuts. In a blink of an eye, the word "literally" has become not misused by literally millions of idiots. Vine is a part of life, and as such is just as quick to change. Not even one week ago, several Viners occupied themselves with their own remixes of the Mackelmore song "Same Love", each humorously discussing what they were up to in their third grade. By yesterday however, the backlash had begun, the meme deemed passé. It is good to see the app police itself – even though the "Same Love" videos weren't nearly as discomforting as the Smack Cam meme, they were also getting to be too unjustifiably popular.

Outside of false reminiscence of better times, this week on Vine featured a man's uncomfortableness is expressed through song, a woman finding herself in an endless loop, a 7-foot-tall fellow taking a tumble, you causing a lot of trouble, and a banana making an unfortunate slip. READ MORE

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Follow Friday: @BornFeral (Megan Beth Koester)

Everybody fancies themselves as some sort of wizard that can conjure up laughter by a few strokes of a keyboard, but only a few tweeters are truly worthy enough to have all of their witticisms transmitted to you, the ever busy comedy fan trying to navigate through an increasingly congested internet. Every Friday we'll make your life a little bit easier by introducing you to an individual that you might not know about who consistently makes us laugh and momentarily forget that other days of the week exist.

(If you're reading this from an RSS feed, jump on over to the website where you can actually view the tweets for an optimal level of enjoyment.)

Megan Beth Koester (@bornferal), is a writer and stand-up comedian who took the time to talk about the possibly true stories behind some of her funniest tweets.

"When I turn my TV on, I want to see The Patty Duke Show. Or The People's Court. Anything else incenses me. Especially when it involves lionizing the inbred future leader of a rapidly crumbling empire." READ MORE

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Vine 5 Film Festival: (A Clever Way To Say That Aaron Paul Is In This)

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

Your RSS feed might be difficult and not show the videos, but trust us – they are there.

This week on Vine a man got over his parkour friends having more fun than he is, yet another person pissed off Jesse Pinkman, dogs broke their silence about the work of our shadow government, a kind fellow likes your necklace, and a former, presumed but totally not dead high school basketball coach is touchingly remembered. READ MORE