Rob Schrab Compiled All of Harris Wittels' Vines into One Video

Yesterday, Sarah Silverman Program co-creator and Community/Parks and Rec director Rob Schrab paid tribute to yet another hilarious side of Harris Wittels by combining all of his Vines into one video. Expect a lot of puns, food, silly accents, and priceless life advice like this gem: "An apple a day keeps the doctors away, which is bad cause what if you get sick? Don't eat apples."


Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero, Martha Stewart, and More Join the 'Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber'

martha_stewartThe Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber airs at the end of the month, and Comedy Central announced the full lineup of roasters today. It's a mix of regulars, newbies, and the completely absurd: Kevin Hart will serve as roastmaster joined by Jeffrey Ross, Natasha Leggero, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Shaquille O'Neal, Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, and the one and only Martha Stewart. The roast airs on Monday, March 30th at 10:00pm, so get ready for some trademark Martha Stewart burns.


Samantha Bee Is Leaving 'The Daily Show' to Star in Her Own TBS Series

samantha_beeThe Daily Show's beloved correspondent couple are now both set to star in their own TBS shows. Not long after Bee's husband Jason Jones announced he was leaving The Daily Show to star in a new TBS family sitcom, today TBS revealed that Bee will also be leaving the show to star in her own weekly satirical series that sounds very similar to her longtime Comedy Central gig. According to a press release, Bee's show is still in early stages of development but "is being planned as a platform for Bee to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues." Both Jones and Bee will serve as executive producers on each other's projects.


Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre Are Developing a Pilot for FX

jenny_slateJenny Slate had a fantastic 2014 thanks to her starring film debut in Obvious Child, and it looks like she finally might get her own TV show. According to Deadline, Slate's regular role on FX's Married has been downgraded to recurring status due to a pilot she's currently developing for the network with Obvious Child writers Elisabeth Holm and Gillian Robespierre, who also directed the film. No details on the pilot have been revealed yet, but with memorable roles on Kroll Show, Parks and Recreation, and Bob's Burgers now under her belt, it's about time Slate got a show of her very own.


Why You Should Be Watching the Wonderfully Bizarre 'Danger 5'

danger_5_castDanger 5, a 2012 Australian action-comedy that finally made its way to the States last month on Netflix, is not only a weird new comedy you should check out, but it's one of the best post-modern sendups of WWII comic books, Sean Connery-era James Bond spy flicks, badly dubbed Japanese monster movies, shoddy Saturday morning puppet shows, '60s swinger cocktail parties, and above all, lurid pulp magazine covers with naked damsels in distress menaced by Nazis and giant mythical creatures. It's a futile endeavor to contextualize Danger 5 with similar films and television shows — there are shades of Team America, Archer, Thunderbirds, The Spoils of Babylon, Austin Powers, and Land of the Lost throughout its debut season — but none of these projects consolidate as many nerdy film and retro comic book stylings together like Danger 5. Its cheesy tone and low-budget exploitation feel make a deceptively haphazard front for what is actually a beautifully cohesive kind of slam-bang creativity, one that proudly wears its cheapness on its sleeve while consistently delivering, time and again, a uniquely warped revisionist history and deadpan humor throughout its six-episode debut season. READ MORE


The Kids in the Hall Are Going on a US Tour This May

kidsinthehallCanadian comedy heroes Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson are touring the US this May. The Kids in the Hall announced today that they're headed to the States after several stops in Toronto in April, and tickets go on sale tomorrow. The US tour kicks off on Friday, May 1st in New York and also makes stops in Durham, Orlando, and Minneapolis, with more dates to be announced soon. For dates and ticket information, head over to the Kids in the Hall tour Ticketmaster page.


This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Scott Adsit Talks '30 Rock' and 'Studio 60' on 'Pop My Culture'

scott_adsitThe comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

Pop My CultureScott Adsit

Pop-My-CultureElizabeth: America, Scott Adsit wants you to raise your standards when it comes to erotic fiction. The 30 Rock and Big Hero 6 star joins Cole and Vanessa to talk about what’s happening lately in pop culture including SNL40 and Fifty Shades of Grey. Vanessa saw the latter and didn’t think it was dirty enough, while Scott seems genuinely puzzled by the whole phenomenon: “Why this? Why not better erotic fiction?” The best parts of the show are Scott talking about his casting experiences, including being spotted by Disney execs at a Celebrity Autobiography show in LA and being called in the next day to read for Big Hero 6. He gets a little choked up talking about the experience of making the movie and what it means to be part of the Disney family. He also tells a story about auditioning for Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (for Matthew Perry’s role) at the same time as he was auditioning for 30 Rock, and eventually having to choose which one to pursue. He also describes his favorite 30 Rock moments which include anyone singing and the episode "Reunion." The show wraps up with Cole, Vanessa, and Scott building the best/worst January movie (a movie set on mars based on Twilight fan fiction) and talking about the first animated move they fell in love with. READ MORE


Here's the Trailer for Aziz Ansari's New Netflix Standup Special

From writing a book to selling out Madison Square Garden to the final season of Parks and Recreation, Aziz Ansari has been a very busy man this past year. If you weren't in the audience for his Madison Square Garden shows, though, not to worry: Aziz Ansari: Live at Madison Square Garden hits Netflix this Saturday. For more on Ansari's MSG shows, check out our interview with him from from last year.


Jordan Klepper Investigates Florida's New Ban on Doctors Discussing Guns with Patients

Florida recently passed legislation that prohibits doctors from discussing gun safety with patients, so The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper headed down to the Sunshine State to investigate. To better understand the ban, Klepper interviews a paranoid second amendment attorney who supports the ban and fears a "Holocaust 2" should doctors know which of their patients own guns, then he consults with a "buzzkill" pediatrician who explains why the law is obviously a terrible idea.


Adam Sandler and Bob Barker Reunite on Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars'

Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars airs this weekend, and the network released a sneak peek today featuring Adam Sandler and Bob Barker reuniting in another glorious Happy Gilmore brawl. Catch the rest of the special on Comedy Central Sunday night at 8:00pm.


Watch Conan O'Brien's Visit to Cuba

Conan's very special episode in Cuba aired last night, making it the first time a US late night host filmed in the country since 1959. Check out O'Brien's opening segment above, then watch the rest of the special below, in which Conan takes Spanish lessons, visits a cigar factory, learns the Cuban rumba, discovers the joy of rum in a box, and plenty more: READ MORE


Read a Beautiful Eulogy for Harris Wittels by His Sister Stephanie

harris_wittelsIt's been nearly two weeks since writer and comedian Harris Wittels tragically died at the age of 30, and since then there's been an outpouring of remembrance from fans and fellow comics who loved Harris for his many comedy contributions. Yesterday, Harris' sister Stephanie Wittels Wachs wrote a beautiful eulogy for him on Medium, and it's a wonderful but heartbreaking look into who Harris was on a personal level with family, friends, and what he was like growing up. Here's an excerpt:

I want to say that we will never get over this loss, that it has ruined our family, torn us apart, and left us all bloody and begging for mercy — that our hearts have left our bodies and will be buried in the ground today right along with him. That there will always be a gaping, painful hole in our family and a feeling that something isn’t right, that no holiday, vacation, meal, or conversation will ever be the same. Harris was my parents’ second child and their only son — my mom’s favorite horror movie watch partner and my dad’s own personal studio executive to whom he would pitch a bottomless pit of show ideas. He was my only brother, my original best friend, and my most trusted confidant. With each other, we always had the freedom to just come as we were when no one was watching — neurotic, obsessive, messy, anxious, sad. There was never any judgment on either side — just unbridled honesty, even when it was hard to stomach.

Read the rest here.


Josh Reads Some Girlfriend Rejection Letters on 'Man Seeking Woman'

The recently renewed Man Seeking Woman returns to FXX night, and this time Josh (Jay Baruchel) has a pile of rejection letters to open from all the girls around the country he "applied" to recently. Watch the rest of the episode on FXX tonight at 10:30pm.


Jim Gaffigan Plays a Congolese Warlord in the Latest Episode of Colin Quinn's 'Cop Show'

Here's the latest episode of Colin Quinn's web series Cop Show with special guest Jim Gaffigan, who is about as reluctant to perform his Cop Show role as a Congolese drug warlord (tasked with a bunch of product integration, no less) as hipster drug ring leader Amy Schumer was last week.