Watch the Producer's Cut of the 'Parks and Recreation' Series Finale
by Megh Wright In case Tuesday night's Parks and Recreation series finale didn't give you enough closure, NBC uploaded the full 53-minute producer's cut that includes a deleted scene with Jean-Ralphio and Mona-Lisa, which Ben Schwartz shared on Tumblr yesterday along with a wonderful farewell messag... [Read More]
Scenes from a 1995 TV pilot starring Del Close, Amy Poehler and Matt Dwyer: RVTV
Before Parks and Recreation, before SNL, before the Upright Citizens Brigade set up shop in New York City, Amy Poehler was a fresh-faced college grad studying with the rogue improv mastermind Del Close and performing with The Second City. In 1995, Poehler and Close starred together in a pilot called... [Read More]
This New Music Video Featuring Harris Wittels Is Pretty Wonderful
by Megh Wright Harris Wittels wasn't just a standup, writer/producer, and frequent podcaster — he was also one-third of the band Don't Stop or We'll Die alongside comedians Paul Rust and Michael Cassady. JASH uploaded their new music video today for "Lisa," and it features Natasha Leggero, Tig... [Read More]
Danny Pudi to Star in NBC Pilot 'Strange Calls'
by Megh Wright Community's Danny Pudi might return to NBC soon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pudi has signed on to star in NBC's adaptation of Australian comedy-horror series Strange Calls, which the network ordered to pilot last month. Pudi will play Toby, "an affable but down on his luck y... [Read More]
Two Weeks of Laughter Therapy
by Maria Yagoda According to one of my more observant friends, I am not a human but a robot with a pretty solid sense of how humans behave. She’s gathered some compelling evidence: I almost never experience thirst or seek out water, and when I do, I’ll make a grand show of it to keep up... [Read More]
Ilana's Masturbation Session Gets Sabotaged on Next Week's 'Broad City'
by Megh Wright Broad City has been pumping out nothing but excellence this season, and Comedy Central uploaded a sneak peek of next week's episode today that confirms the trend is far from over. This time we get an exclusive glimpse into Ilana's masturbation rituals, only this time she finds an unex... [Read More]
Amy Schumer is a hipster drug ring leader on the latest episode of “Cop Show”
Last week, Colin Quinn’s great new web series Cop Show made its premiere. Now, the second episode has hit the web and features Amy Schumer who is playing herself, who portrays the leader of a female hipster drug gang who wants artisanal cookies and drinks PBR. Yep, everything checks out. Amy S... [Read More]
How 'Parks and Rec' Transcended its Mockumentary Roots
by Brad Becker-Parton NBC’s Parks and Recreation ended its seven-season run Tuesday night and will go down as undoubtedly my favorite sitcom of its era. Created as a spinoff of The Office by writers Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, the first season mostly mimicked that mockumentary style and ev... [Read More]
How I Used Twitter to Spy on My Fans, by Iliza Shlesinger
When Iliza Shlesinger released her latest stand-up special, Freezing Hot, on Netflix a month ago, the former Last Comic Standing winner decided to employ Twitter hashtags as fleeting graphics onscreen alongside her routines. Sure, she'd like to be a trending topic as much as the next comedian. But s... [Read More]
Kurt Braunohler on Late Night with Seth Meyers
Kurt Braunohler began his stand-up performance on Wednesday's Late Night with Seth Meyers by revealing a facet of his sexual behavior, which might scare off potential girlfriends and wives except for the fact that he just scored himself a new wife. So never you mind about that. On the other hand, Br... [Read More]