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Second City's Finest: 31 Clips of Young Comedy Legends Before They Were Famous

Jon Glaser and Scott Adsit bond in wheelchairs, 1995 (Read More)

Tina Fey hosts an NPR show, 1997 (Read More)

Fred Willard plays a centaur (Read More)

Chris Farley and Tim Meadows play Wrigley Field security guards, 1989 (Read More)

Jason Sudeikis as a senator, 2003 (Read More)

Stephen Colbert leads a song medley, 1994 (Read More)

Michael Keaton joins Dave Thomas and Catherine O'Hara, 1988 (Read More)

Chris Farley and Bob Odenkirk as a singing Mount Rushmore, 1990 (Read More)

Steve Carell as a rhyming lumberjack (Read More)

Amy Poehler, Del Close, and Matt Dwyer in RVTV, 1995 (Read More)

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truTV Orders The Grawlix's 'Those Who Can't' to Series

thosewhocant2Denver comedy group The Grawlix is officially headed to truTV. The network announced today that it's given a 10-episode series order to its first scripted comedy from Grawlix, Those Who Can't, which was ordered to pilot in December. The series will follow three Denver high school teachers played by Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl, and Ben Roy, and Eagleheart's Maria Thayer has also been cast as a school librarian. Those Who Can't will debut on truTV sometime next year.

Those Who Can't is the latest in a big comedy push at truTV, which recently ordered a prank show from David Spade, more Billy on the Street, Adam Conover's Adam Ruins Everything, and Shaq's workplace comedy Shaq Inq. For more on Those Who Can't, check out our interview with The Grawlix guys back when it was a pilot at Amazon.

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IFC Cancels 'Garfunkel and Oates' After One Season

garfunkelandoatesRiki Lindhome and Kate Micucci's IFC comedy Garfunkel and Oates is no more. Deadline reports that the network has decided not to renew the freshman musical comedy — which aired its first 10-episode season last year — for a second season. Garfunkel and Oates joins The Birthday Boys in IFC's recent round of comedy cancellations, but don't worry: Lindhome already has a new series, Another Period, in the works at Comedy Central with Natasha Leggero, so expect to see more of this comedy-folk pair on your TV screen in the near future.

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The Season 6 'Community' Trailer Has Arrived

At long last, Community makes its glorious return on Yahoo on Tuesday, March 17th, and the first trailer just dropped. Meta references are made, inmate students are accepted, new cast members are introduced, degrees are given to dogs…and plenty more. Prepare for the dawn of the Age of Yahoo.

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FXX Renews Simon Rich's 'Man Seeking Woman' for a Second Season

manseekingwomanGreat news for fans of SNL alum Simon Rich: FXX announced today that his new comedy starring Jay Baruchel Man Seeking Woman has been renewed for a second, 10-episode season. "Simon Rich has delivered an incredibly smart and original take on the search for love,” FX exec Nick Grad said on the news. "Critics and fans alike have embraced his unique storytelling, [EP] Jon Krisel’s stunning visuals and the brilliant performances of Jay Baruchel, Eric Andre and the rest of the cast that has made Man Seeking Woman one of the best new comedies on television." Rich added: "Working on Man Seeking Woman has been the creative highlight of my life. FXX gave us the freedom to make the show we love and they let us build some truly disgusting monsters."

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Jon Stewart Kicked WWE's Seth Rollins in the Balls Last Night

There's been a war brewing between Jon Stewart and WWE wrestler Seth Rollins over the past month, which started when Rollins publicly insulted Stewart and The Daily Show during a WWE show in Orlando, which led to Stewart posting an ominous video response for Rollins, which led to Rollins crashing the end of last Thursday's Daily Show and challenging Stewart to a fight on Monday Night Raw. Not one to turn down a challenge, Stewart showed up during last night's show and had some harsh words for Rollins not long before delivering a swift kick to the wrestler's balls: "You may be stronger than me, you may be better looking than me, you may be taller than me, you may be able to lift your arms above your shoulders — which I used to be able to do but can't — but let me tell you this: I have something you'll never have, and that's respect." Watch the full clip above.

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Jane Lynch to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot 'Angel from Hell'

jane_lynchJane Lynch just landed another starring TV role. According to Deadline, Lynch has signed on to star in a half-hour CBS comedy pilot called Angel from Hell, which follows Lynch as a "larger-than-life, brassy, and flamboyant" woman named Amy who enters Allison's life and claims to be her guardian angel. The women "form an unlikely friendship, and Allison can’t be sure if Amy is an angel or just nuts." The role of Allison has not yet been cast. Tad Quill (Scrubs, Samantha Who?) will write and executive produce, and Don Scardino (30 Rock, 2 Broke Girls) will direct.

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Aziz Ansari Leads a Live Reading of His Screenplay 'Ghost Plane' on 'Conan'

Here's a clip from Aziz Ansari's visit to last night's Conan, where he decided to bring copies of a screenplay he wrote on Twitter called Ghost Plane to do a live reading with Andy Richter and O'Brien, who graciously agrees to read all the female parts. Watch more from Ansari's interview below:



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Watch Stephen Colbert Talk Comedy and Catholicism with Father James Martin

America's favorite Catholic Stephen Colbert was recently interviewed by Father James Martin for weekly Catholic magazine America, and Colbert reveals everything from what he gave up for Lent to what he'd say to the Pope to his favorite passage from the Bible (to sum it up, it's basically Jesus saying "Dude, chill out"). Colbert even sings some old-school Catholic hymns with Father Martin including "King of Glory," which might give you déjà vu if you're a Strangers with Candy fan:

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Paul F. Tompkins and Randall Park Talk 'The Interview,' 'Fresh Off the Boat,' and East/West Coast Rap

Here's the latest episode of Speakeasy with host Paul F. Tompkins, who sits down with Fresh Off the Boat's Randall Park to sip on some Moscow mules and chat about his life, from his post-college "joke rap" band to when he was a Starbucks barista and Wild 'N Out cast member at the same time to playing Kim Jong-un in The Interview to his new TV role on Fresh Off the Boat. Tompkins also gets an exclusive scoop: Park will never, ever play Kim Jong-un again.

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'Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp' Hits Netflix Friday July 17th

wethotamericansummerNetflix announced a round of premiere dates today, and now you can start your official countdown for the glorious eight-episode return of Wet Hot American Summer, which is officially set to debut on the streaming network Friday, July 17th. In addition to Wet Hot, Netflix also announced premiere dates for three standup specials (Chris D'Elia: Incorrigible on April 17, Jen Kirkman: I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine) on May 22, and What Happened, Miss Simone on June 26th) as well as season 3 of Orange Is the New Black on June 12th.

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Help Chris Gethard Build His New 'TCGS' Set

Chris Gethard is hard at work prepping for The Chris Gethard Show's move to Fusion, and today he posted a new video to YouTube asking fans to help him build the new set for his show. Gethard is going for a very specific vibe for the new set — he's hoping to recreate the carefree fun of his childhood friend Anthony's basement where he spent many afternoons playing Sega Genesis and SNES. With that goal in mind, Gethard wants fans to mail in random items from their basements, which he promises to use in the new TCGS set: "Build our set for us. Let's make it feel authentic — let's make it feel yours by actually putting your old garbage inside it."

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truTV Orders a Reality Prank Show from David Spade

david_spadeDavid Spade is headed to truTV. THR reports that the network has given an eight-episode series order to Fameless, a "faux-reality improv comedy" also described as "half sketch show, half prank show" executive produced by David Spade. Each episode will follow an improv group paired with one unsuspecting contestant as they take on a different reality show genre like game shows, survival competition shows, and home makeovers to examine the lengths each contestant is willing to go for fame. Fameless joins a growing list of original comedy projects at truTV including a workplace comedy starring Shaq, a new season of Billy on the Street, and Adam Conover's Adam Ruins Everything.

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Charlie Rose Tries, and Fails, to Figure Out Larry David

Charlie Rose sat down with Larry David over the weekend to talk about his Broadway debut in Fish in the Dark, and he attempted to understand the "real" Larry David but only got these responses: "Who the hell knows?" and "I'm like everybody else. I'm a jerk." David manages to stay simultaneously uninterested and entertaining throughout the entire interview, in which he pays a visit to his childhood Brooklyn home, junior high school stage, and some of his earliest standup memories. Watch some outtakes from the interview below, in which Rose and his 60 Minutes colleagues look back on interacting with David as if he were some rare and endangered animal spotted in the wild: "It was the most fun thing I've had in a long time. I mean…we went in search of Larry David!"