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Watch Fred Armisen Try Out to Be Lead Singer of The Flaming Lips

Here's a new Funny Or Die video in which Fred Armisen auditions to take over as lead singer of The Flaming Lips and takes the band through several genres of music. Written by Andy Bush, Jake Fogelnest, and Jake Weisman and directed by Bush, [...]

By Bradford Evans

10 Comedy Podcasts That Would Make Great TV Shows

TV is Dead, Long Live TV. While television is rapidly decaying on the business end of things, simultaneously it is consistently evolving, more artistically challenging and even auteur-friendly, and that is partially thanks to the infiltration [...]

By Roger Cormier

Revisiting the SQUiRT TV Epilogue, Ten Years Later

Jake Fogelnest just posted to a his Tumblr a documentary he made for MTV back in 2005 about restarting SQUiRT TV, the public-access-turned-MTV show he hosted from his bedroom at 14. It features a whole bunch of funny people disappointing Jake, [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Studio 60 Characters’ Twitter Ghostwriters Finally Unveiled

So the New York Times ran an article today about how Twitter is "a virtual workshop" for "performers and writers up and down the comedy food chain." The Times, ladies and gentlemen, is always on the cutting edge of new trends. But amid the [...]

By Hallie Cantor

David Wain’s Porny Inspiration

Jake Fogelnest was on this week's Hype Men podcast, and he talked about an infamous scene in Wet Hot American Summer. This is a pretty amazing story: “The funny thing is, it’s based on a true story. I found out after the fact. I was at Sundance [...]

By Adam Frucci