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Check out Sarah Silverman's failed NBC pilot -- VIDEO

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“This isn’t like, ‘Can you believe they didn’t pick this up?!'” Sarah Silverman says by way of introduction in the following video. “It’s like, ‘They probably did the right thing, but we liked the show.'”

Maybe you’ll like it too. The proposed series, Susan 313, starred Silverman as Susan Farrow, a recently single woman moving back into her old apartment building. The cast includes comedy bigwigs like famed standup Tig Notaro, actress/Casey Wilson’s writing partner June Diane Raphael, and Harris Wittels, the Parks and Recreation writer who coined the term “humblebrag.” Also, Jeff Goldblum is there! Also, what is perhaps a Wreck-It Ralph reference within the show’s first minute! Wait, why wasn’t this thing picked up again?

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Kanye West feuds with Jimmy Kimmel on Twitter

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International buffoon and INFREQUENT ALL-CAPS TWITTER USER KANYE WEST is freaking out against Jimmy Kimmel right now on Twitter. Mr. Kardashian is upset about a segment from Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live (embedded below) that used child actors to spoof Kanye’s recent crazytown BBC interview.

It’s somewhat painful to read, but I’ve found my new favorite hashtag: #NODISRESPECTTOBENAFFLECK

Big-time NSFW content — updated with Kimmel’s on-air reaction — ahead. READ FULL STORY

Emmys 2013: Neil Patrick Harris cuts loose in 'The Number in the Middle of the Show' -- VIDEO

And there it is.

EW knew host Neil Patrick Harris wouldn’t open tonight’s show with a big, splashy musical number. (How did we know? Because he told us so.) Still, we couldn’t help hoping that he’d still strap on his dancing shoes at some point — and finally, at the midpoint of tonight’s telecast, NPH did just that.

The song, appropriately enough, was called “The Number in the Middle of the Show.” And while it was definitely “fairly arbitrary” — NPH’s words, not ours — the bit still deserves points for getting Harris moving — as well as for pairing him with pinch-hitters Nathan Fillion and Sarah Silverman. Watch their shenanigans below:

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Sarah Silverman pays tribute to her late dog (and sometime co-star) Duck


Sarah Silverman might be fresh off roasting James Franco, but she has a sensitive side too, as evidenced by the “obituary type thing” she posted Wednesday for her late dog Duck, who was put down over the weekend.

The comedian’s fans are very familiar with the chihuahua-pug mix, who appeared as her dog Doug on Comedy Central’s The Sarah Silverman Program. Silverman adopted Duck, who was estimated to be around 19 when he died, 14 years ago from a no-kill shelter in Van Nuys, California.

“Recently … he stopped eating or drinking,” she wrote in the heartfelt post. “He was skin and bones and so weak. I couldn’t figure out this hunger strike. Duck had never been political before. And then, over the weekend, I knew. It was time to let him go.”

Duck was put to sleep with Sarah by his side, and she remembered him as her “longest relationship,” “constant companion,” and “best friend.”

See Duck in the opening credits for The Sarah Silverman Program below:
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Check out 10 now-famous comedians in their early days of stand-up

Patton Oswalt posted a clip on Twitter of his first acting gig at the tender age of 19. The seasoned actor-comedian may not totally appreciate the look back at his performing roots — a faux stand-up routine that doubles as an educational video on college loans — but fans and viewers are sure to be amused by not just the look back at the then-baby-faced Oswalt but also the totally outrageous early 90s fashion. Every comedian started somewhere — often on a dark stage in awesomely dated clothes.

Watch his set below and check out the stand-up routines (and the fashions!) from some of your favorite comedians. (Some  videos may be NSFW due to explicit language.) READ FULL STORY

'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' season 2 react: Jerry Seinfeld rides again with Sarah Silverman, David Letterman

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The most risky thing about Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee is the length. Each installment is just the right size to feel like a tedious waste of time if the jokes or chatter don’t land. The first two episodes of the second season avoid being weak cups of Jerry, although one offers a better jolt than the other.

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Jerry Seinfeld's 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' returns with Sarah Silverman, David Letterman, and lots of caffeine

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Back in the summer of 2012, one of comedy’s biggest names found a new home for himself: the Internet. And now he’s back for more.

On Thursday afternoon, Jerry Seinfeld — the man synonymous with sponge-worthiness, close talkers, and pretty much any television comedy catchphrase in the late ’90s — will unveil the first episode of the new season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. The show’s title is very literal: Each episode pairs Seinfeld with another comedian, puts them in a cool old car, and features a conversation over caffeinated beverages.

The concept is simple, but the results are often thrilling. (And also award-winning.) The first season saw episodes featuring Larry David, Ricky Gervais, Mel Brooks, Colin Quinn, and Michael Richards, and each one featured revelatory chats about the nature of comedy, a subject Seinfeld finds endlessly fascinating. “Comedians never fail to get to this subject of, ‘How do you do this?’ or ‘What’s it like for you?’ or ‘What are you dealing with?'” Seinfeld told EW in a recent conversation. “So in almost every one of these shows, in fact I have to eventually say every single one at some point, these two people get to that.”

This season’s premiere, which will be available on Crackle and on the show’s official website at noon Thursday, features Sarah Silverman. Other guests this time around include David Letterman, Chris Rock, and Seth Meyers. Check out the preview of the new season below.
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Seth Meyers to replace Jimmy Fallon? Meh. How about one of these funny ladies instead?

Don’t get us wrong — we’ve got no beef with Seth Meyers. His wry delivery is perfect for Saturday Night Live‘s Weekend Update, and he’s written plenty of classic sketches, including last fall’s masterful Louie/Lincoln parody.

But when word broke that NBC will supposedly bring in Meyers to host Late Night once Jimmy Fallon decamps for The Tonight Show, we couldn’t help meeting the news with a noncommittal shrug. Sure, he’d be a fine man for the job, and God knows SNL could use some new blood in its writers room. At the same time, though, wouldn’t it be nice if NBC didn’t pick a man to do this job?

While cable has its share of female-fronted late night talk shows — E!’s Chelsea Lately, Bravo’s Kathy, MTV’s fledgling Nikki & Sara Live – the networks haven’t featured a lady late night host since The Wanda Sykes Show crashed and burned on Fox in 2010. Among the Big Three networks alone, the record is even worse; there’s never been a late night chat show hosted solely by a woman on ABC, NBC, or CBS, though Joy Behar was one of The Midnight Hour‘s rotating hosts in 1990.

Simply put, that is ridiculous. And here are 10 funny women we’d like to see make history in Jimmy Fallon’s old seat.

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Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim & Eric, and Reggie Watts form JASH Internet network

Warn your friends now: You’ll soon be forwarding them even more viral videos. Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, and Reggie Watts have joined forces to launch JASH, an Internet network for original content that, according to the mission statement, will offer its comedic partners complete creative autonomy. Watch a tease below. READ FULL STORY

Joan Rivers snuggles up with Sarah Silverman on her new web series -- VIDEO

“I was told that you died like 10 years ago and that you’re totally animatronic,” Sarah Silverman joked on the debut of Joan Rivers’ new web series In Bed With Joan. “I don’t know who’s working this but it’s amazing! I’m right up close and it looks real.”

Silverman instantly got comfortable for the interview, snuggling under the covers. “I want the full mommy experience,” she confessed.

Expect some great talk about writing jokes, but Silverman isn’t quite sure Rivers’ show is going to work out. When Rivers asked Silverman if she was depressed, she responded, without missing a beat, “I’m depressed seeing this set. I’m depressed seeing where my hero is at. That’s depressing. I’m no longer like really dreaming about a future.”

Watch the full 25-minute webisode below:  READ FULL STORY

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