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Here's a Bunch of Old "Satellite TV" Sketches from 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien'

Late Night with Conan O'Brien was home to countless weird and wonderful sketches during its run on NBC from 1993-2009, and over the past week a YouTube user has been uploading old clips of the recurring "Satellite TV" segment, in which O'Brien would share with the audience some of the stranger channels picked up by 30 Rockefeller's giant satellite dish. Comfort your pre-Thanksgiving dread with the above clip from the "Peanut Suicide Channel," then click through to watch "Potato Judge Channel," "Camp Michael McDonald Channel," and more. READ MORE

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Scott and Reggie Consult with Comic Book Expert Kevin Smith on 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

Ahead of this Friday's new episode of Comedy Bang! Bang!, IFC released the above sneak peek featuring Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts showing guest Kevin Smith the most priceless comic books they own. Who would've thought that a first edition copy of The Adventures of Scotty Man would have a monetary value under $0?

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Joel McHale Is Developing an E! Show About Mean Internet Comments

Joel McHaleJoel McHale is currently working on a new show for E! all about the snarky world of internet comments. Deadline reports that the network has given a pilot order to an untitled show hosted by comedian Michael Kosta that will "focus on deconstructing the often snarky comments on popular websites." McHale will serve as executive producer on the pilot alongside Kosta and The Soup showrunner K.P. Anderson, making it McHale's first project to get a green light from his overall development deal with E!, which extended his contract as host of The Soup through 2016.

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Watch "Def TED Talks," a Cut 'SNL' Sketch by Michael Che and Bryan Tucker

NBC uploaded a sketch this week called "Def TED Talks" that was cut from the latest episode of SNL hosted by Cameron Diaz, which was written by Michael Che and Bryan Tucker and features Diaz and a ton of cast members in a Def Jam/TED Talks mashup show hosted by Jay Pharoah as Russell Simmons. Considering how great last week's cut sketch "Tweet" was, by the end of this season we might have a whole episode's worth of delightfully weird and creative sketches that didn't make it to live air.

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Saturday Night's Children: Tina Fey (2000-2006)

tina_fey_2Saturday Night Live has been home to over a hundred cast members throughout the past 39 years. In our column Saturday Night’s Children, we present the history, talent, and best sketches of one SNL cast member every other week for your viewing, learning, and laughing pleasure.

After three and a half years and over 120 SNL cast member profiles, it's time to end this column the way it began — by highlighting one of my favorite women to ever call SNL home. She's best known for her time on SNL and 30 Rock, but for America's many young women who consider themselves awkward, frumpy comedy nerds, Tina Fey's impact and inspiration as a trailblazing creator extends far beyond her TV and movie credits.

Born in 1970, Elizabeth Stamatina Fey grew up in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia. She developed an early interest in comedy staying up late on Saturdays to watch episodes of SNL and SCTV, and during her middle and high school years, Fey — an honor student and self-described "supernerd" — was in the drama club, tennis team, singing groups, and the school newspaper, where she served as a co-editor and anonymously wrote a recurring satirical column. Speaking in an interview with The Believer, Fey explained her high school yearbook prediction that she'd be "very, very fat" in ten years: "I was just trying to cover my bases. If I did turn out to be a pudgy loser, I'd be able to say, 'See, I told you.'"

With a comedy career in mind, Fey graduated from the University of Virginia in 1992 with a degree in drama and moved to Chicago, where she worked a day job at the Evanston YMCA while taking improv classes at night at The Second City under legendary teacher Del Close. Through the esteemed Chicago theatre she also first met talents like Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Adam McKay, and Scott Adsit, and she eventually earned a spot on the SC touring company. Fey's quick wit and improv skills soon caught the attention of SNL's Lorne Michaels, and Fey was officially hired as a writer in 1997. While SC alum Adam McKay was co-head writer at the time (alongside Tim Herlihy), Fey would take over the job herself just two years later for SNL's landmark 25th season, making her the first female head writer in the show's history. READ MORE

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Canceled ABC Comedy 'Selfie' Is Heading to Hulu

selfie-promo-11While ABC's new comedy Cristela just got a full season order, the recently canceled Selfie has found a home to air its remaining episodes. According to THR, Selfie's six unaired episodes will stream on Hulu, Hulu Plus, and ABC.com. The first unaired episode (and eighth overall) "Traumatic Party Stress Disorder" was released today, while the remaining episodes are set to be released on the streaming platforms once per week over the next five weeks. Head over to ABC.com to check out the first post-cancellation episode.

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Freshman Sitcom 'Cristela' Gets a Full Season Order from ABC

cristelaIt's not all bad news for new television comedies this year. Deadline reports that new multi-cam comedy and surprise hit Cristela starring standup Cristela Alonzo has been given a nine-episode pickup by ABC, bringing its debut season order from 13 episodes to a full 22-episode season. Cristela joins Black-ish as the only ABC comedy to earn a full order this season. Over at NBC, David Caspe's new comedy Marry Me also got an additional five-episode order from the network, but it's uncertain yet whether the series will eventually expand from 18 to 22 episodes.

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Here's the Final Trailer for Seth Rogen and James Franco's 'The Interview'

After angering North Korea, making some big edits, and getting a later premiere date, Seth Rogen and James Franco's latest film The Interview now has a final trailer. Unlike the previous sneak peeks, this time around there seems to be a lot less anti-Kim Jong-un sentiment and a lot more — direct quote — "I think he's not a bad guy!" Hopefully the real Kim Jong-un keeps his promise and watches the movie when it's out — not for the catchy Katy Perry songs but to watch "the desperation of the US government and American society" play out onscreen.

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Amy Sedaris Updates David Letterman on Her Pet Rabbit Tina

Here's a clip from Late Show regular Amy Sedaris's visit with Letterman last night, in which she grills the late night host about his recent decision to get a second dog and updates him on her destructive rabbit Tina, who is apparently about the size of "an Italian meatloaf or maybe a small roasting chicken."

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Aasif Mandvi Tells Seth Meyers How He Got Hired on 'The Daily Show'

Aasif Mandvi was a guest on last night's Late Night, where he told Seth Meyers about some of the more stereotypically Indian roles he's auditioned for (a bunch of doctors and a snake charmer) as well as what his parents thought when he was hired as Daily Show's "Senior Muslim Correspondent." Watch more from the interview below: READ MORE

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Paul F. Tompkins and Marc Evan Jackson Talk Future Tripping, Improv, and More on 'Speakeasy'

Here's the latest episode of Paul F. Tompkins's web series Speakeasy with Thrilling Adventure Hour, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Parks and Recreation's Marc Evan Jackson, who chats with Tompkins at length about how he got his start in improv, how he approaches auditions, and how he learned to "lose the embarrassment of failure." It's a great episode full of solid advice for aspiring improvisers and actors alike, especially coming from a guy who grew up with no aspirations to be a TV star.

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Sarah Silverman Teaches Kids Some Comedy Basics

Sarah Silverman was recently a guest on the Kevin Nealon-hosted web series Laugh Lessons, where she sits down with impressionable children to answer some of comedy's most important questions: How should a comedian shake hands with people? Is poop or pee funnier? What are some solid comedian names? What is courtesy laughter? Thanks to her years of experience, Silverman leaves no question unanswered. (via The Huffington Post)

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Comedy Central Is Developing a 'TripTank' Spin-Off 'Jeff & Some Aliens'

jeff_and_some_aliensComedy Central's animated show TripTank might get its own spin-off series. THR reports that the network is currently developing a spin-off from duo Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli that will be an animated series based on their TripTank series Jeff & Some Aliens, which follows Jeff (Brett Gelman) and "three extraterrestrials who are sent to Earth to study the world's most average guy to evaluate whether humanity and the planet should be destroyed." TripTank executive producers Alex Bulkey and Corey Campondonico will also serve as EPs on the spin-off. Additionally, Donnelly and Minoli have a second animated/live-action hybrid in development at CC called The Amazing Danny, which "puts viewers inside the mind of a lovable schlub in his mid-20s." The duo will serve as writers, directors, and executive producers on both projects.

Check out a few clips from Jeff & Some Aliens below: READ MORE

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Nick Offerman\'s One-Man Show \'American Ham\' Premieres on Netflix December 12th

offerman_americanhamNick Offerman's one-man show is coming to Netflix next month. According to a Twitter update by Offerman, the film — titled American Ham — is set to premiere on Netflix Friday, December 12th. The show was filmed at Town Hall in New York City and "features music and anecdotes on oral sex techniques." Click through to watch Offerman sing a song on Conan about everything he learned at Sundance this year. READ MORE