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A Look Inside the Weird World of Tim and Eric’s Abso Lutely Prods.

11 June 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As film majors at Temple U., future Abso Lutely Prods. co-founders Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (aka “Tim and Eric”) were already on the fast track to becoming a comic force with which to be reckoned.

“We kind of bonded, started making videos together, and made up these fake funny bands,” recalls Wareheim, biting into a sandwich on lunch break. “On the weekends, Tim and I would get cameras and just fuck around and use the film school as a place to learn how to edit and all that kind of silly stuff. Our school was very serious, but Tim and I didn’t do the normal thing. Everyone else would make these projects on how to be an art director or whatever and Tim and I would make a video making fun of those people. And the professors gave us an A. They loved it.”

The two graduated, came to L. »

- Malina Saval

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Adult Swim's New Slate Features Mike Tyson, Jack McBrayer, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (Video)

9 May 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Adult Swim announced a new slate featuring Mike Tyson, “30 Rock” veteran Jack McBrayer, and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Other new shows bring Aaron McGruder (“The Boondocks”), and Tim Heidicker & Eric Wareheim (“Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!”) back into the Adult Swim fold. The network's returning original series are “Aqua TV Show Show,” “Black Dynamite,” “The Boondocks,” “Childrens Hospital,” “China, Il,” “The Eric Andre Show,” “The Heart, She Holler,” “Hot Package,” “Infomercials,” “Loiter Squad,” “Newsreaders,” “Robot Chicken,” “Rick and Morty,” “Squidbillies,” “Superjail!,” “The Venture Bros.” and “Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell.” Also read: Adult Swim Jumps »

- Jason Hughes

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Comedy: Hannibal Buress On His New Comedy Central Special 'Live From Chicago,' Colorado Pot Laws

26 March 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Hannibal Buress, the stand-up comedian and former writer for NBC's Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, recently sat down with Uinterview at SXSW to discuss his upcoming special Live from Chicago, airing on Comedy Central March 29.

Buress, who is best recognized from his numerous appearances on late night talk shows, has recently taken roles on a few well-known TV programs, often playing himself or a version of himself in FX's Louie, Comedy Central's The Awkward Comedy Show and Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show.

Buress discussed his upcoming special, including some previews of his material. "I talk about drinking, I talk about traveling, I talk about clothes, I talk about food, I talk about traveling," Buress told Uinterview. "I really hit it. I hit everything and there's something for you. There's something for everybody."

Buress even gave his opinion on the new marijuana laws in Colorado. "Good for them! »

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'The First Non-Almost Billionaire Comic': Q&A With Hannibal Buress

26 March 2014 11:34 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Hannibal Buress is having a bit of a he's-everywhere moment right now. The former Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock writer can be found as the sidekick on Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show and as love interest Lincoln on Comedy Central’s Broad City, in addition to providing voices for two animated series: FX's Chozen and Adult Swim's China, Il. New Yorkers can see Buress hosting his own weekly stand-up show most Sunday nights at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, and in May, he’ll appear as a »

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Turner’s Adult Swim Block Expands To 8 Pm

3 February 2014 11:17 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Already a force to be reckoned with in late-night, Turner’s Adult Swim is making a big play in primetime. Currently airing from 9 Pt to 6 Am, Adult Swim will add an extra hour to start at 8 Pm effective March 31. In part to offset the loss of an hour to Adult Swim, Cartoon Network will be introducing a new portfolio of original content online at and other branded digital platforms. In another change for Turner’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media portfolio of networks, Boomerang, the 24-hour commercial-free channel airing classic cartoons, will be introducing ads. Related: Adult Swim’s ‘The Eric Andre Show’ Renewed For Third Season The new 8-9 hour of Adult Swim will kick off with back-to-back reruns of King of the Hill, leading to The Cleveland Show reruns at 9 Pm. Adult Swim, best known for such animated/live-action originals as Robot Chicken, Childrens Hospital and Rick and Morty, »


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James Van Der Beek & Wife Welcome Baby No. 3

26 January 2014 2:39 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Former Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek and his wife Kimberly have announced the arrival of their third child!

"Outnumbered by kids, outnumbered by girls, outlandishly grateful and thrilled... Watch out world, Vdb baby #3 made her debut last night :)" Van Der Beek tweeted on Sunday about the birth of a baby girl.  

Related: Van Der Beek Guest Stars on The Eric Andre Show

The actor's rep confirmed the news to People magazine, revealing that the baby weighed 7 lbs., 8 oz. No other details, including a name, were released. "Kimberly and little one are doing really well," the rep said.

The couple already has a 22-month son, Joshua, and a 3-year-old daughter, Olivia. »

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2014 Sundance “Trading Cards” Series: #21. Kristin Gore (War Story)

16 January 2014 1:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Eric Lavallee: Name me three of your favorite “2013 discoveries”…

Kristin Gore: The Eric Andre show, Rodriguez, Pulphead by John Jeremiah Sullivan.

Lavallee: Mark’s debut film “Without” was a revelation of sorts here on the site and in the indie sphere. How did you two come to collaborate on this and what special areas did you specialize in apart from what we imagine was giving the female characters a distinct female voice?

Gore: I met Mark through Catherine Keener. She and I worked together in 2008 on Nailed and have been close every since. She introduced me to Mark when they began collaborating on War Story at the end of 2012, and he and I clicked instantly and fell easily and naturally into working together. I loved Without and I believe War Story is an exciting and intriguing leap forward for Mark as a filmmaker. He’s extraordinarily talented, and Catherine »

- Eric Lavallee

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