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David Gordon Green, Director: Interview on The Sound of Young America at South by Southwest

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Bullseye
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David Gordon Green

David Gordon Green from Jesse Thorn on Vimeo.

David Gordon Green is a director. His films have ranged from the touching indie drama George Washington (his debut) to his most recent, the stoner action-comedy Pineapple Express. He's also worked with college friends Jody Hill, Danny McBride and Ben Best on the HBO series Eastbound and Down, and on the upcoming fantasy comedy Your Highness.

He talked with us while visiting South by Southwest for a panel on Eastbound & Down. He discussed the parallels between his more dramatic and more comedic work, how he became a director of Big Movies, and about testing "Your Highness" and "Pineapple Express" for audiences.

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"Weird", the Weird Al Story

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Weird Al finally gets the biopic he deserves, courtesy of Eric Appel.

IFC BLAST OFF

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So I visited the IFC compound in Austin while we were at SxSW. The folks there are big JJGo fans and TSOYA fans, because as our pal Jimmy would say, THEY GET IT.

As if their bizarre and amazing show Food Party wasn't enough to convince you, they just dropped a newsbomb on us... they'll not only be airing The Kids in the Hall's CBC series, they'll also air David Cross' BBC show, plus, perhaps most excitingly, a new show from the folks behind Onion Network News.

If you haven't been watching ONN, it's pretty much lapped the rest of the internet in the "funny video on the internet" department. The head writer is our pal Carol Kolb, who is mega-funny and a WAY COOL lady, and among the staffmembers is our pal Geoff Haggerty of Elephant Larry. Basically, it's so funny that I hate it.

So bully to IFC, who seem to be giving adult swim a run for their money in the "making something interesting and funny and putting it on TV" department.

Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 128: Young Man's Fancy with Chris Hardwick

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Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick of The Nerdist podcast and G4 TV's Web Soup joins Jesse and Jordan to talk about the worldwide waffle crisis, the first robin of spring and more. Plus Judge John Hodgman and the case of "is chili a soup?"

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Standup Comedy: Karen Kilgariff on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Karen Kilgariff

Comedian and writer Karen Kilgariff performs standup comedy on The Sound of Young America. She's been head writer for Ellen, and was a castmember of the sketch comedy series Mr. Show.

This set was recorded at The Sound of Young America Presents: Laugh Night, a benefit for Art Share Los Angeles.

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Girls' Guitar Club

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The short film, starring Karen Kilgariff and Mary-Lynn Rajskub

"Wheel of Carpet Samples" with John Cleese and Jimmy Fallon

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Double banana? Yeah, I like that.

Mike Rowe on QVC

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While we were at SxSW, Nick White, our editor, couldn't shut up about this guy who was on QVC but was kind of making fun of it. Little did I know that the guy in question was Mike Rowe, who now hosts the cable series "Dirty Jobs." Or that the clips entirely merited Nick's incessant prattling. This is a delight.

God's Pottery: Adoption on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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God's Pottery

Jeremiah Smallchild and Gideon Lamb are the award-winning Christian folk duo God's Pottery. They've appeared in clubs across the country and on NBC's Last Comic Standing, and are proud to be sharing important lessons on life with you through the medium of song. This week, their topic is "Adoption," and their song, dedicated to adopted children, is "You're Just As Special as a Normal Child."

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Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis and Ben Stiller

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Ben Stiller: still an under-appreciated straight man.

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