• Will Ferrell spent a lot of time on ‘Conan’ talking about many things (Videos)

    Will Ferrell stopped by Conan last night to promote The Campaign (in theaters Aug. 10) and give his opinion on like, every current event happening right now. Specifically, Russian gymnasts crying in the Olympics and Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s messy break up. He also talks about meeting George W. Bush back when he was governor and how the prez didn’t know who Ferrell was. There’s plenty of sass in

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    John Goodman is Colonel Sanders, takes down Chick-Fil-A (Video)

    Ever wonder what KFC puts in their fried chicken to make it so tasty? This Funny or Die exclusive reveals the secret ingredient is…gayness. Lots of it. And Bette Midler. Don’t believe me? Watch the video with Colonel Sanders (John Goodman) himself. It all makes sense. Chick-Fil-A, it’s your move now. KFC Loves Gays with John Goodman from John Goodman

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    Watch a preview from Ricky Gervais’ new Web series with Karl Pilkington

    Karl Pilkington (An Idiot Abroad) gives what Ricky Gervais calls “the worst English lesson ever” in this clip for Gervais’ new Web series, Learn English with Ricky Gervais. The first episode launches Aug. 14 for free on iTunes. But for now, you can relearn some of the language with Professor Pilkington. Lesson 1: Did you know there are a lot of English words that sound the same but are spelled

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    Former ‘Community’ showrunner Dan Harmon inks deal with CBS

    Although Dan Harmon’s firing from NBC’s Community was a real shit show, Harmon’s got two script deals under his belt now– a previously announced deal with Fox and now a new one with CBS. There’s not much solidified in terms of what either scripts are going to be about but networks have been after Harmon and his ability to cultivate cult-like audiences (Community, The Sarah Silverman Program) since NBC freed

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    Lewis Black will take political stand-up show ‘Running on Empty’ to Broadway

    Lewis Black will bring his stand-up show, Running on Empty, to Broadway this October, the follow-up to Black’s 2004 show Black on Broadway. Running on Empty will focus on politics and the upcoming election. It will run from Oct. 9 to 14 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. “Smack in the middle of another election year, so what better time” to return to Broadway, he said in a statement. “Why Broadway?

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    Saturday Night Live election specials will air in September

    Saturday Night Live will reboot its primetime election specials, which we saw last election season four years ago, this September. Bob Greenblatt, NBC’s chairman made the announcement this morning at the executive meeting of the Television Critics Association (TCAs). The specials will air on NBC on the last two Thursdays of the month, Sept. 20 and 27. NBC made this possible by pushing back the season premiere of 30 Rock

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    Tim Heidecker launches preemptive musical strike on Bob Dylan (Video)

    Hearing news of Bob Dylan’s 14-minute song about the Titanic on his upcoming album, The Tempest, Tim Heidecker (of Tim and Eric fame) set out to one up the living legend. Now, we have a 15-minute song about the Titanic, a video, and a weird Bob Dylan impression. Heidecker wrote on his Tumblr: “I wrote this song to see if I could beat the Master to it. I can’t wait

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    Stephen Merchant lands pilot deal with HBO

    HBO has picked up Hello Ladies, a pilot from Stephen Merchant, co-creator with Ricky Gervais of the British The Office. The would star Merchant as an Englishman who has relocated to Los Angeles in hopes of joining the ranks of the rich, famous and beautiful. The problem, however, is that group of folks see no room for our protagonist in their clique. Merchant’s character is focused on finding the woman of

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    Viacom and DirecTV strike a deal, though DirecTV still seems a bit annoyed

    Dear, DirecTV subscribers: You no longer need to switch cable providers to watch your favorite Comedy Central, MTV, and Nickelodeon shows. Today Viacom and DirecTV made peace and struck a deal. You may remember the two companies have been fighting over how much DirecTV would pay Viacom for their channels. Before today’s deal, Viacom received about $500 million in payment from DirecTV. The cable provider spends around $10 billion a

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    Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis throw out first pitch, eat pizza at Cubs game (Video)

    This week, The Campaign stars Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell started off the Chicago Cubs/Florida Marlins game at Wrigley Field with a first pitch and first pizza– the duo split a deep dish with Cubs pitcher, Ryan Dempster. I would be concerned about eating something so heavy before an athletic event but from what I understand about baseball you don’t have to move too much, especially if you’re the pitcher.

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    Nick Kroll takes on Chick-Fil-A in ‘Kroll Show’ teaser sketch (Video)

    Although Nick Kroll’s upcoming sketch show, Kroll Show, doesn’t premiere on Comedy Central until next year, you can check out this sketch that dropped today– a super topical commercial for Chick-Fil-A. I mean, Chikk-Klub. In the video, the fast food chain is endorsed by non-racist customers who are willing to stomach the restaurant’s bigotry in exchange for a good ol’ chicken sandwich. Now that’s some real American apathy. Seems pretty

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    Marc Maron will return to public radio for a second season of WTF

    WTF With Marc Maron returns to public radio this month for a second season– and we couldn’t be happier for. Naturally, wider distribution on a more accessible medium means more listeners will get to tune into his show. PRX is presenting the series of six episodes nationwide on stations like WNYC in New York and WBEZ in Chicago. The format for the public radio shows are a little different than

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    Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis poke fun at political process with 11-city promo tour

    Yesterday Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell hit the dusty old campaign trail, kicking off an 11 city whistle-stop tour to promote Jay Roach’s upcoming comedy, The Campaign, in which both play bumbling political candidates in North Carolina. The two proceeded to broadcast their political agendas at The Grove in Los Angeles, in character, standing at podiums adorned with their character names’ Marty Huggins (Galifianakis) and Cam Brody (Ferrell). The Hollywood

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    Comedy Central teams up with KFC for David Koechner web series (Video)

    KFC and Comedy Central have teamed up for an original Web series and contest, which has been titled Growing Up And Getting Out. The series follows comedian Michael Palascak as a 20-something who moves back in with his parents after graduating college, much like 85 percent of his classmates. (I hope you didn’t hear my heavy sigh through this article or last night’s fried chicken dinner, now cold, as I

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    Watch all 13 episodes of ‘Burning Love’ here!

    Attention, American citizens, housewives, trashy television watchers everywhere: hunky bachelor Mark Orlando did it! He did what mini reality series Burning Love set out for him to do– he found himself a wife! Yes, America, rejoice, and hey! Hold the press, USA Today– some people aren’t all caught up yet. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, Burning Love is a reality show spoof starring Ken

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