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  1. Entertainment

    Loki Shoves A Small Child in this Comedy Central Thor: The Dark World Promo [Video]

    Guys, we're starting to think that Tom Hiddleston really does have a problem where he thinks he's Loki. Seriously, it seems like he'll take literally any opportunity to dress up in the full costume and treat other people with mock-contempt. How much you wanna bet that this commercial spot was his idea? Come on, it totally was.

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  2. Entertainment

    South Park Just Missed Their Deadline For The First Time Ever

    Anyone who's seen the documentary Six Days to Air can tell you that South Park's development schedule is notoriously tight; they often deliver episodes at the very last minute to keep them as current as possible. After 17 seasons it finally backfired on them for the first time, and last night's planned episode had to be postponed.

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  3. Entertainment

    The Nerdist Himself, Chris Hardwick, is Getting a Late-Night Show on Comedy Central

    Staying up an extra half hour after The Colbert Report is getting a little easier. Comedy Central is adding a nightly show hosted by Chris Hardwick to its late-night lineup. If that's not enough to get your attention, the show is being run by The State alumni and Reno 911! creators Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant, and is being produced by Funny or Die.

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  4. Entertainment

    Stop What You’re Doing And Go Follow Mel Brooks On Twitter

    This week Comedy Central is hosting a comedy festival on Twitter. Part of the festival involves an event with Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner hosted by Judd Apatow. As I said last week, during this event Apatow was going to try to convince Brooks to join Twitter, and it looks like it worked. So far he's only tweeted obligatory "This is my first tweet" with a link to the live stream of the event, but Brooks is a comedy genius and I'm really looking forward to what he does with his Twitter account.

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  5. Entertainment

    Days of Futurama Past: Comedy Central Ends The Show’s Run Sep. 4

    Futurama has been cancelled before, but it looks like this time it might really, truly be over. Comedy Central has decided not to order any more episodes of the show, and will just it march slowly to its death on September 4th as it closes out its seventh season. The news will no doubt upset fans, but the show's executive producer David X. Cohen isn't surprised.

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  6. Entertainment

    Comedy Central Will Host #ComedyFest Comedy Festival on Twitter and Vine

    My Twitter feed is a pretty even balance between news sources I trust and comedians I enjoy, but next week it's probably going to lean heavily to the comedy side of things. That's because Comedy Central is hosting a comedy festival on Twitter by having comedians post jokes with the hashtag #ComedyFest and upload short clips to Vine.

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  7. Entertainment

    Make This Happen: Indiegogo Campaign to Create a Nikola Tesla Animated Series

    Two animation and science enthusiasts are trying to make every geek's dreams come true. The guys behind Wood Goblin Studios have an Indiegogo campaign to fund the pilot of a cartoon about Nikola Tesla. To make it even nerdier and more perfect, his sidekick is Mark Twain, and they travel through time battling Thomas Edison, because of course they do. My only question about this cartoon is why doesn't it already exist?

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  8. Entertainment

    Futurama Hits 100th Episode This Thursday

    It's been a rocky road for everyone's favorite soon-to-be-retro-futuristic prime-time cartoon show, what with the cancellation, the network changes, the semi-return, and then the full return. But Futurama is finally coming up on its 100th glorious episode, and, as you can see, someone's planning a party. (The rest of this post contains plot spoilers for this week's upcoming Futurama episode. On the other hand, if you click through, you'll be able to grab a desktop-sized version of the image above. Choose wisely.)

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  9. Tech

    Comedy Central Removes iPhone 4g Joke From Online Futurama Episode

    Sharp eyed (eared?) Roberto Baldwin of MacLife.com caught a bizarre discrepancy between the on-air showing of this week's episode of Futurama, and the one that was posted online afterward: the audio of the final joke of the show was completely removed. The last joke was the only one in the show that was specifically about... uh. Well, I guess it's kind of a punchline, so we'll talk about it after the jump.

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  10. Entertainment

    Preview Futurama‘s Long-Awaited Season 6 Premiere

    Last year, Fox announced that up to 26 additional episodes of Futurama would be produced for Comedy Central, which had then aired the show's most recent fifth season (originally released as four direct-to-DVD movies). With the sixth season finally just around the corner, what are we to expect from the one-hour premiere on June 24th? Comedy Central has posted a preview clip from the episode, in which Professor Farnsworth recounts to the temporarily-amnesiac Fry how their spaceship passed through the Panama Wormhole. The scene then takes a turn toward the meta. Take a gander for yourself below:

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  11. Entertainment

    Futurama Characters, South Park-Style [Pics]

    DeviantARTist Moosecake has done a nice job of reworking the humanoid members of the Futurama crew as South Park characters. (Although as one commenter astutely points out, they're all children. Creepy.) Incidentally, just today, Comedy Central Insider released the first teaser still from the first episode of the much-anticipated Futurama relaunch, which will air on Thursday, June 24th. Spoiler alert: It involves skeletons. Even Scruffy's.

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  12. Entertainment

    South Park Episode 201 Censored after “Threats” over Muhammad Depiction

    Anyone watching South Park last night may have noticed that there were at least a few more audio bleeps than usual, as well as some unfamiliar censorship blocks. That's because, as the New York Times reports, the subject matter is making for some warmer water than South Park Studios is typically used to, thanks in large part to their depiction of the Prophet Muhammad. Last week, South Park aired their 200th episode. Without getting too into the plot details, the episode sent up a number of past storylines and controversies, most notably the depiction of the Islamic Prophet. Bear suits were involved. You get the idea. Though it wasn't the Prophet's first appearance, it was, however, the first time an episode resulted in what are being called death threats toward series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

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  13. Entertainment

    Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert Sign Through 2012 At Comedy Central

    Things you will still be able to count on, for at least a few more years anyway: death, taxes, and The Daily Show covering a presidential election.

    After a fairly tumultuous first half of 2010 in the late night world, one short week after Conan O’Brien announced he will be taking the helm of a cable late night show, Comedy Central’s parent MTV Networks made a move to secure its highest profile talent for another few years. Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will continue hosting their current shows through 2012.

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  14. Entertainment

    The Onion Coming to Comedy Central with Sports Show

    Potentially good news for sports and comedy fanatics: Comedy Central just announced they're picking up the pilot for The Onion Sports Network for a ten-episode run. The series is named after, and based on, the sports section of fake news pioneer The Onion.

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  15. Entertainment

    The Eight Greatest Futurama Minor Characters

    After seven years on TV Ice-Catraz, Futurama is coming back to Comedy Central in June, with 26 episodes on order. Earlier today, comedycentral.com posted a 30-second teaser trailer for the relaunched series which, while it might not send fans into paroxysms of laughter, will at least elicit some nostalgia.

    With that nostalgia lighting our hearts afire, at least until we remember Bender's Game, we thought we'd revisit the eight best minor characters from the original run of Futurama:

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