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Alan Partridge Set to Release Autobiography

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Aha! Fictional character Alan Partridge will soon release an "autobiography" recounting the many sad, funny and ridiculous adventures surrounding his increasingly desperate efforts to find success as a television and radio chat show host. Bearing the suitably immodest title of I, Partridge: We Need to Talk about Alan, the book was actually written by Partridge's creators, actor Steve Coogan and director Armando Iannucci, and will be released on September 29th.

Here's a clip of Coogan, in character as Partridge, discussing the book.


Backwash

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From Crackle: Val and Jonesy

On this week's JJGO!, our hosts chat with Joshua Malina and discuss his zany, madcap web series "Backwash". As such, I thought you might enjoy checking out the first episode of that series, as introduced by Jon Hamm.

You're welcome.

You can find the other equally hilarious episodes on Crackle.com.

Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain

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Kevin Hart's film "Laugh at My Pain" will be out in theaters this Friday, September 9th. This preview is my favorite from the movie so far. If only because I enjoy seeing mimes argue about Twitter.

Due to the fairly random insertion of a naked behind at the end, this is NSFW.

St. Vincent: Cruel

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A sweet yet haunting late-night listen. St. Vincent was on Letterman last week singing "Cruel" from her new album, "Strange Mercy", which is set for release on Sept. 13th. If you want to hear more, you can stream the album now on NPR.org.

Tina Fey in Conversation with Steve Martin

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I've come to believe that we'll never successfully book Tina Fey on The Sound, but this will have to do. Tina Fey in conversation with Steve Martin, from earlier this year in Los Angeles.

Steven Wright on SNL in 1985

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Hulu recently posted this clip of Steven Wright performing on SNL in 1985 - which is also the year when Wright released his first album, the classic I Have a Pony. It's rather fun to watch the early broadcasts of a style that would become so influential over the following decade. Also: I love staying in to sip coffee and watch stand-up with you. Going outside is too risky. I don't want to get poison ivy on my brain.

Joe Wong on Letterman

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It's stand-up Saturday morning again!

Here's Joe Wong's recent appearance on Letterman. Remember, kids: No means no. Except when it means nitric oxide.

The Daily Show Correspondents Explain Our Political Parties

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I always go through withdrawal when The Daily Show is on hiatus. Last week, however, the show's correspondent team (John Oliver, Jason Jones, Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac and Aasif Mandvi) provided a soothing relief for my deprivation in the form of a web series that purports to explain the core philosophies underlying various political parties and movements, including the Democrats, Republicans, Socialists and Tea Partiers. It really hit the spot.

The Daily Show returns to its regular schedule this evening.






Nick Kroll Offers Sound Advice on Social Networking

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Nick Kroll has some excellent advice to offer on the proper use of Facebook, Twitter and texting. His article in this month's Details magazine includes tips that we would like to see everyone adopt, such as:

"2. Don't give me constant updates of where you are eating or shopping. The only person who cares about that is your stalker, and the real joy for him is the hunt."

Also, "10. Let's take it easy on the hashtags, folks. It's fun to build on others' ideas, but the long-hashtag-as-a-punchline needs to be well thought out. And, BTW, capitalize the first letter of each new word. #AmIRightLadiesWhoAmIKiddingNoOneWillReadThisArticleImSoDesperatelyAloneWhatShouldITweetNext"

Kroll has also integrated this expertise into his stand-up material. His first DVD, "Nick Kroll: Thank You Very Cool", will come out on September 13th and includes this terrific bit from his Comedy Central special on award-worthy texting.


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Marina Franklin on Craig Ferguson

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More Saturday stand-up! I liked this recent set by Marina Franklin on Craig Ferguson. Probably the best luge pun ever.

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