• In which Kyle Kinane remembers when he opened for a racist ventriloquist (Animated video)

    It’s Hump Day, and that means it’s time for another episode of Stand Down, the A.V. Club’s weekly animation series, wherein comedians tell a story about how horrendous their career’s used to be. Today’s subject is Kyle Kinane, who tells about the time he was opening for a racist ventriloquist “who was not Jeff Dunham.” We especially like the attention to detail near the end when Kinane vaguely mentions his

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    Tig Notaro remembers getting fired from a comedy show, almost dying (Animation)

    Each week, we’ve been featuring a new episode of Stand Down, the A.V. Club’s new animated series, wherein a comedian tells a story about a terrible time in their career. This week, Tig Notaro tells a chilling story of onstage bombing and near death. It’s not for the faint of heart. Check it out below and pass it on! Check out past episodes, featuring Maria Bamford, Jimmy Pardo, Reggie Watts

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    New season of Archer will include a Bob’s Burgers crossover!

    You know H. Jon Benjamin (aka Jon Benjamin); he voices the main characters on two of television’s funniest animated shows– Fox’s Bob’s Burgers and FX’s Archer. And now, Benjamin promises that the two characters, who couldn’t have less in common — Archer being a not-so-smooth playboy spy and Bob Belcher being a sweaty familyman and grill cook — are going to be crossing paths, soon. Bob and his wife will

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    Watch Eddie Pepitone open up to Marc Maron in this animation from The Bitter Buddha

    The documentary about Eddie Pepitone, The Bitter Buddha, doesn’t come out till later this year but the Internet has blessed us with this animated clip from the film featuring Pepitone and Marc Maron. In the clip, Pepitone tells an endearing anecdote about growing up around an intense-about-everything father. The story is paired with a comic book like animation that looks like it came from a book Fantagraphics published. Check it

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    Comedian offers comedy club etiquette animation, in light of recent incidents (Video)

    In light of a series of recent comedy club mishaps (Tosh, Pescatelli, Griffin) which went down in large part (in my opinion) because of people’s horribly inaccurate expectations of a comedy show, comedian Adam Ray took it upon himself to educate. And after watching the below animation, I can say he’s done an outstanding job. Check out the video, animated by Colin McCall and written by Ray, below. And please,

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    One time, Reggie Watts was pelted with pennies (Animation)

    In the third installment of the A.V. Club’s weekly series Stand Down, wherein a well-loved comedian relates a story about a time they totally ate shit, Reggie Watts digs up a terrible memory born in Philadelphia. Check it out below! You can check out previous episodes with Maria Bamford and Patton Oswalt.

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    New ‘Brickleberry’ preview from Comedy Central shows many animated animals doing stuff

    On Sept. 25, Comedy Central will premiere Brickleberry, the new animated series from creators Roger Black and Waco O’Guin and executive producer Daniel Tosh. The series follows “the antics of a group of dysfunctional park rangers tasked with saving their fledgling national park from closure.” And it’s got a pretty impressive voice cast: Kaitlin Olson, David Herman, Jerry Minor, and Tosh himself all star. Tosh has been showing brief (very,

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    Maria Bamford recounts teary experience at morning zoo radio show (Animation)

    In the second installment of the AV Club’s weekly animated series, Stand Down (where comedians tell a story about one of their lowest career points), we find Maria Bamford recounting a terrible experience with a morning zoo-type radio program. You can watch the first episode of Stand Down, featuring Patton Oswalt, here.

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    The Simpsons comic books now available for iPad and iPhone

    Less than a month after wrapping up the 34-year run of his comic strip Life in Hell, Matt Groening proves that he’s not turning his back on the comic world. Fans of The Simpsons might be excited to hear about the new partnership between the digital comics platform comiXology and Groening’s Bongo Comics. Together they’re bringing The Simpsons comic book app to the iPad and iPhone. The partnership was announced

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    How magic helped save Patton Oswalt’s comedy career (Animated video)

    In a new weekly series just launched by the AV Club, stand-up comedians tell stories about their worst career moments– and each tale gets a sweet animated treatment. The first one stars the mighty Patton Oswalt. We won’t spoil it, but it has to do with popcorn jokes, a makeshift stage and a very special man. Check it out.

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    Watch Adam Carolla’s pilot based on his ‘Crank Yankers’ character Birchum

    If you’re not still super mad at Adam Carolla for his recent controversial comments regarding women in comedy, you might like to check out the pilot for Birchum, which has just made its way onto the Internet. The titular character – a grouchy woodworking teacher who longs for the days where “other kids’ dads could hit you,” dates way back to Crank Yankers. A spin-off show was announced last year,

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    Futurama recap: The Thief of Baghead

    In The Thief of Baghead, Bender finds a new hobby in photography and sets out to capture a photograph of the greatest actor on the planet, Langdon Cobb, who managed to earn the title as Earth’s most respected actor without ever showing his face. That’s right– Langdon, bag over his head and all, is more beloved than even Calculon, the hammy All My Circuits star. Calculon refuses to accept that

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    Matt Groening and David X. Cohen will host live video chat about Futurama

    On July 11, the Futurama team will be doing their first ever live-stream chat, immediately following the premiere of the fifth episode of the new season, “Zapp Dingbat.” Matt Groening, along with executive producer David X. Cohen and voice actors Billy West, John DiMaggio and Maurice LaMarche will discuss the new episode and preview the next, “The Butterjunk Effect,” and fans will be free to ask the crew questions about

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    Futurama recap: ‘Decision 3012’ pits Richard Nixon’s head against Sen. Travers

    When we last left the Planet Express crew, they were grappling with a global apocalypse. Luckily in the end, Earth spun safely on, as the planet Mars floated off into oblivion. This week, the people of Earth are set with the task of choosing their president for the next four years. Up until now, Richard Nixon’s head has served as president, along with the headless Spiro Agnew. Nixon and Agnew

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    Futurama season 7 premiere recap: ‘The Bots and the Bees’ and ‘A Farewell to Arms’

    After nine long months Futurama returned to Comedy Central last night, but before we get into that, allow me to offer a very quick recap of the last season. Ready? The crew dies in the first episode, we discover that Bender is only alive because of Hermes and the Professor is only alive because of Zoidberg; the sewer mutants revolt, Fry, Professor and Bender travel the entire course of time,

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