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Required Viewing: The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail

Making it’s debut tonight after a special Meltdown edition of @Midnight on Comedy Central is the brand new comedy series The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail.  Shot at Meltdown Comics in Los Angeles, this new weekly series is hosted by Jonah Ray (Jonah Raydio, The Nerdist podcasts) and Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley).

The first episode features stand-up performances from Steve Agee, David Koechner, Neal Brennan and Moshe Kasher, with Jonah and Kumail serving as your comedy masters of ceremony (MC Jonah and MC Kumail, may I suggest?).

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Coming Soon: Simpsons World

When FXX announced a while ago that they would be airing all 552 episodes of The Simpsons in chronological order this August, I got excited. Clear the DVR storage! I immediately thought. Like most people my age, I have watched The Simpsons since its 1989 debut and have had my adolescence (and sense of humor) shaped by the series.

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Required Viewing: Zach Galifianakis

Two of the films that are released on DVD today, the raunchy R-rated comedy The Hangover and Disney’s family friendly G-Force, couldn’t be more different from each other, and yet they both have one thing in common… comedian Zach Galifianakis.

The first time I ever took notice of Zach Galifianakis, he was performing his original style of stand-up comedy on an episode of Late Night with Conan O’Brien back in 2001 or 2002. I knew instantly that he was one of the funniest comedians that I had ever seen, and he would probably one day become a huge star. That finally happened when The Hangover was released in theaters earlier this year. Many people had probably never appreciated him before that, even though he’s been making his way through TV shows (Boston Common, Tru Calling, Late World With Zach) and mediocre films (Bubble Boy, Out Cold) for years now. Better film roles have been coming recently, including bit parts in Into The Wild and Up In The Air. Continue reading