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Abbi and Ilana of 'Broad City' riff on classic Nickelodeon and gum

Yes, Comedy Central’s Broad City—the show that Girls would be, if Girls were funny—still isn’t returning until January 2015. The good news: In the meantime, you can whet your appetite for all things Abbi and Ilana with their new webseries, Hack into Broad City—which is basically the show itself, shortened and boiled down to its most essential elements (Abbi, Ilana, weed, friendship).

In the series’ second episode, premiering exclusively on EW.com, the broads do some housework (Abbi’s cleaning out her fridge; Ilana is… cleaning a pair of boobs?) and chat about everything from old spinach to Alex Mack to how gross gum is. Like, as a concept. Watch it here:  READ FULL STORY

Key and Peele fight off alien invaders in season 4 premiere clip

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele have made a habit out of going big in the season premieres of Key & Peele—last season’s Les Miserables sketch being no exception. This year, it seems the comedy duo has decided to take on an alien apocalypse in the first episode.

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Watch 'Key & Peele' characters come together in 'Where You At' music video

Comedy Central’s Key & Peele has debuted a number of memorable characters over its first three seasons, but few are more memorable than Luther, President Obama’s anger translator. He and the president are taking a break from their regular addresses to the American people, however, to premiere “Where You At,” an exclusive new music video that brings some of Key & Peele‘s favorites together for the first time.

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Comedy Central orders animated pilot based on @DadBoner Twitter feed

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Comedy Central is beefing up its animation slate with a pilot order for an animated project based on the popular @DadBoner Twitter feed and the subsequent book it spawned, Power Moves: Livin’ The American Dream, USA Style.

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Comedy Central renews '@midnight'

The Hashtag Wars will rage on for at least another year.

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Comedy Central renews 'Inside Amy Schumer,' 'Review,' and 'Trip Tank,' picks up 2 new series

Amy Schumer can begin sketching out a third season of her series: Comedy Central announced Monday that it had renewed sketch comedy Inside Amy Schumer, along with second season go-aheads for Andy Daly’s Review and the animated series TripTank. All three shows will return with new episodes sometime next year.

The network also gave series orders to a pair of comedies, Another Period and Idiotsitter, which will premiere in 2015. Set at the turn of last century, Another Period stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome as two sisters from a fabulously wealthy family in Newport, R.I., who “care only about how they look, what parties they attend and becoming famous, which is a lot harder in 1902.” The show’s executive producers include Ben Stiller and Jeremy Konner, the co-creator of Drunk History. The pilot also features such celebrities as Michael Ian Black, Jason Ritter, Tom Lennon, Bret Gelman, and Paget Brewster.

Idiotsitter chronicles the adventures of a straitlaced woman (Charlotte Newhouse) who is tapped to babysit a ridiculously rich “womanchild” (Jillian Bell) who is under house arrest in her father’s mansion. The show, which did a six-episode run as Comedy Central digital series, was created by Newhouse and Bell.

 

 

Watch Dave Attell riff on pothead arrests, cheesesteak perils in new Comedy Central special -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Dave Attell is making his R-rated way back to Comedy Central with a new stand-up special — and more. The underrated stand-up vet and former Insomniac host hits the stage(s) in Road Work, a one-hour special that is culled from gigs in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Minneapolis, New Brunswick, N.J., and Chicopee, Mass. Road Work boasts a lo-fi, guerrilla vibe and even features some camerawork by audience members. “This is the new normal. I’m broke,” Attell quips to EW, adding: “I’m a club comic and I just didn’t want to do a special that’s in a big theater. I wanted to do it kind of like I do the comedy itself — on the road, in clubs — and that’s a cool look. It’s refreshing.” And it sounds like Attell will be working in his creatively crude sweet spot. “I’m going to hit all the numbers — porn, drinking jokes, and more porn,” he says. “It is a win-win.” READ FULL STORY

Comedy Central orders pilot from 'Happy Endings' creator, writers

Happy Endings creator David Caspe is finding more joy in pilot season.

He has received his third pilot order, this time from Comedy Central, which has signed up for Duty, a single-camera cop comedy to be executive produced by Caspe and written by ex-Happy Endings scribes Matthew Libman and Daniel Libman. There will be a Happy connection onscreen, too: The show follows a former football stud named Kyle (Ugly Americans‘ Mike O’Gorman) who returns to his hometown after hitting hard times and joins the police force opposite his childhood best friend, Lonnie (Brooklyn Nine-Nine scribe Gil Ozeri, who previously wrote for Happy Endings). Kyle will also match wits with his ex-girlfriend (Draft Day‘s Laura Steinel). READ FULL STORY

'Inside Amy Schumer' creator and star: Five reasons to watch season 2

So, why should you tune in to the second season of Inside Amy Schumer, which premieres Tuesday night on Comedy Central? Simple: “You’ll laugh for 30 minutes,” Schumer tells EW. “I would say only watch it if you enjoy laughing.”

Point taken. When pressed, though, the sketch show’s creator and star did come up with a few more specific highlights — including season 2’s greatest guest stars (Paul Giamatti!), targets (Aaron Sorkin!), interviewees (a phone sex operator!), and, perhaps most importantly, its effect on Schumer’s own desirability. (Though clearly, that’s not the word she uses.)

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'Key & Peele': Expanded season 4 and a potential animated spinoff announced

Comedy Central just gave Keegan Michael-Key and Jordan Peele a very “nooice” deal.

The stars of Key & Peele are developing an animated spinoff for the network, featuring their Critiquer’s Corner characters Vandaveon and Mike, while also seeing season 4 of their sketch comedy series expanded to 22 episodes.

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New 'Daily Show' correspondent Jordan Klepper on joining the team: Audition to on-air in four days

In the Daily Show world, you can go from nervous pre-audition jitters to filming a segment for the show in the span of just four days. That was the case for the newest addition to the Daily Show team, Jordan Klepper, who debuted on the satirical news show Monday, replacing longtime correspondent John Oliver.

“I auditioned on Thursday and I got the news then that I would be starting on Monday,” Klepper explained to EW today in his first interview since joining the show. “They said, ‘Bring your suit, just in case,’ and I’m glad I did, because I wore my one suit on air that night. It was really quick. They had a piece that fit and everybody is so pro here I could kind of slide in and work with the writers and figure out how to make this thing work in just a few  hours.” READ FULL STORY

'The Daily Show' adds Jordan Klepper as new correspondent

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Upright Citizens Brigade performer Jordan Klepper has been tapped as a correspondent for The Daily Show.

Klepper will be making his first appearance Monday night, reporting “live” from Ukraine. He joins fellow correspondents Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Aasif Mandvi, and Jessica Williams.

Klepper joins the show following John Oliver’s departure last November for his new HBO series Last Week Tonight With John Oliver premiering April 27.

The Daily Show airs Monday through Thursday at 11 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.

'Inside Amy Schumer' season 2 trailer: 'This slut is not ashamed' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

“If you have an erection lasting longer than four hours” … call Amy Schumer.

EW has an exclusive look at the season 2 trailer for Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, which comes chock full of makeouts, shots, Cinderella fantasies, and celebrity guest appearances. From sitting in an electric chair to kissing Josh Charles, it’s safe to say that Schumer’s going to be busy this season.

Watch the exclusive trailer below:

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