The half-hour comedy was written by and starred nine CollegeHumor editorial staff members (Ricky Van Veen, Jake Hurwitz, Amir Blumenfeld, Dan Gurewitch, Patrick Cassels, Sarah Schneider, Streeter Seidell, Sam Reich and Jeff Rubin), who played fictionalized versions of themselves. * *
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Actress Allison Williams appeared as Cheryl in two episodes. Competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi appears briefly in the episode Jake and Amir: Kobayashi, where Amir feeds him hot-dogs. Three of The Gregory Brothers appeared in an episode and released an accompanying song featuring Amir on their own YouTube channel. Actor Kumail Nanjiani was featured in four episodes as Jake's brother. Actor Ed Helms appeared in one of the last Jake and Amir episodes, Finale part 5, as Amir's friend Mickey. The series began in May 2007 when Jake and Amir began making sketch comedy videos starring the two of them.
Beginning in 2009, he was in a relationship with Bee Shaffer, the daughter of English fashion journalist Anna Wintour, whom he met after Shaffer became CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen's assistant. The two attended the Webby Awards in 2010, where Hurwitz was awarded for his acting work. They moved to Los Angeles together in 2011, and split up in May 2012. Since around 2013, he has been in a long-term relationship with Jillian Vogel whom he married in August 2018 He has cited the television series Arrested Development and comedian Mitch Hedberg as major influences in his comedy styling. * *
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From 2008, Seth Meyers was the solo host of Weekend Update, before being partnered with Cecily Strong in 2013. After Meyers left for Late Night with Seth Meyers in February 2014, Strong was paired with head writer Colin Jost. However, later that year, she was replaced by writer Michael Che. The cast is divided into two tiers: the more established group of repertory players; and newer, unproven cast members known as featured players, who may eventually be promoted to the repertory stable.
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In his book The Mason Williams FCC Rapport, author Mason Williams states that he pitched an idea to CBS for a television program that featured "video-radio", where disc jockeys would play avant-garde art pieces set to music. CBS rejected the idea, but Williams premiered his own musical composition "Classical Gas" on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, where he was head writer. In 1970, Philadelphia-based disc jockey Bob Whitney created The Now Explosion, a television series filmed in Atlanta and broadcast in syndication to other local television stations throughout the United States.
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The show has featured several guest stars, including CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen, actors and comedians Ben Schwartz and Thomas Middleditch, actresses Allison Williams and Rose McIver, co-workers Streeter Seidell, Emily Axford, Sarah Schneider, Brian K. Murphy, Patrick Cassels, and Dan Gurewitch, The Pete Holmes Show host Pete Holmes, rappers Hoodie Allen and Lil Dicky, singer Alana Haim, Jake's mom Laura Hurwitz, and his brother Micah Hurwitz, all of whom were present for entire episodes, as well as cancer sufferer Ethan Trex and Amir's (at the time) girlfriend Laura, who were only in parts of an episode.
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In 2014, in season 40 of Saturday Night Live, the cast parodied the special, with guest star James Franco as Captain Hook, Cecily Strong as Peter Pan, Kate McKinnon as Wendy, Aidy Bryant as Tonkerbell, Tinkerbell's half-sister who is part housefly and part fairy. A DVD of the special was released on December 16, 2014, through Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The DVD includes the behind-the-scenes special, The Making of Peter Pan Live!. * * Allison Williams as Peter Pan. Christopher Walken as Captain Hook. Taylor Louderman as Wendy Darling. Jake Lucas as John Darling. John Allyn as Michael Darling. Christian Borle as Mr. Smee/George Darling. Kelli O'Hara as Mrs. Darling.
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The show has had several other CollegeHumor writers on it, such as Jake Hurwitz, Amir Blumenfeld, and Dan Gurewitch. * Streeter Seidell on CollegeHumor.com The Old Man and the Seymour – Seidell plays Seymour Plunkett, an orphan who gets adopted by his hormonal deficient uncle (Amir Blumenfeld) after his dad dies. The film won several awards in various film fests. Mental Floss – Seidell writes for the magazine Mental Floss, a bi-monthly magazine that presents facts and trivia in a humorous way.
The series debuted on August 27, 2009 and is hosted by CollegeHumor.com's Amir Blumenfeld and Streeter Seidell. The series is a half-an-hour comedy show that provides footage and commentary for pranks that have been caught on camera and posted to the internet. * Amir Blumenfeld: Blumenfeld is the senior writer for CollegeHumor.com. He also stars in web series, "Jake and Amir" and "Hardly Working". Streeter Seidell: Seidell is the executive editor of CollegeHumor.com and also for the series Streeter Theeter.
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Some of the package's contents were shown, albeit copied from the originals and edited for profanity, on the April 18 edition of NBC Nightly News, with anchor Brian Williams and NBC chief justice correspondent Pete Williams (no relation to Brian) examining the package's contents in the opening moments of the broadcast. On November 29, 2011, a fire alarm went off in the studio a few seconds into the Nightly News Eastern Time Zone broadcast. Despite the false alarm, Brian Williams continued to anchor throughout the entire broadcast. Once the alarm had been turned off, Williams redid the broadcast for the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones, and other select stations.
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Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Adam Driver and Alex Karpovsky co-star as Hannah's circle of friends. Lena Dunham's 2010 second feature, Tiny Furniture—which she wrote, directed and starred in—received positive reviews at festivals as well as awards attention, including Best Narrative Feature at South by Southwest and Best First Screenplay at the 2010 Independent Spirit Awards. The independent film's success earned her the opportunity to collaborate with Judd Apatow for an HBO pilot. Judd Apatow said he was drawn to Dunham's imagination after watching Tiny Furniture, and added that Girls would provide men with an insight into "realistic females."
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Maddow hosts The Rachel Maddow Show, a nightly television show on MSNBC, and serves as the cable network's special event co-anchor alongside Brian Williams. Her syndicated talk radio program of the same name aired on Air America Radio. Maddow holds a bachelor's degree in public policy from Stanford University and a doctorate in political science from Oxford University and is the first openly lesbian anchor to host a major prime-time news program in the United States. Asked about her political views by the Valley Advocate, Maddow replied, "I'm undoubtedly a liberal, which means that I'm in almost total agreement with the Eisenhower-era Republican party platform."
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His work there included Hardly Working and CollegeHumor Originals, as well as the MTV comedy series The CollegeHumor Show, in all of which he was a principal cast member. He studied improvisation at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre under Anthony King, Chris Gethard, Jason Mantzoukas, and Jackie Clarke, among others. As part of the writing staff for HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, he has won four Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series,” and four Writers Guild of America Awards. Dan is the cousin of writer and humorist Nicholas Gurewitch, author of newspaper comic strip The Perry Bible Fellowship. * Dan Gurewitch's blog
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Over its eight-year run, the web series featured a number of guests, including actors Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Ben Schwartz, and Allison Williams. In 2011, CollegeHumor released Jake and Amir: Fired, a thirty-minute special in which Amir is fired and Jake is promoted. The special was CollegeHumor's first paid content, and was available for purchase online or as a DVD. Jake and Amir ended in February 2015 when CollegeHumor released the series' eight-part finale. On October 27, 2016, the pair returned to CollegeHumor for a single episode of Jake and Amir, titled Jake and Amir: Donald Trump, to comment on the 2016 United States presidential election.
In the 2013–2014 season, Cecily Strong joined Meyers as co-anchor. In fall 2009, Meyers co-anchored two episodes of Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday with Poehler. On SNL, Meyers impersonated such figures as John Kerry, Michael Caine, Anderson Cooper, Carrot Top, Prince Charles, Ryan Seacrest, Sean Penn, Stone Phillips, Tobey Maguire, Peyton Manning, Ben Curtis (also known as the Dell Dude), Ty Pennington, Bill Cowher, Brian Williams, Nicollette Sheridan, Wade Robson, Donald Trump, Jr., Tom Cruise, and Kevin Federline.
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The podcast has featured numerous recurring guest appearances; such as Ben Schwartz, who has guested 11 times; Thomas Middleditch, who has guested 8 times; Hoodie Allen, who has guested 4 times; and Allison Williams, who has guested 3 times. On September 16, 2019, the podcast aired its 400th episode. Sam Tabachnik of The Washington Post has written of If I Were You that it exemplifies how Jake and Amir "have their fingers firmly on the pulse of the digital comedy scene," while Kayla Culver of The Concordian likened the podcast to "listening to two best friends having a hilarious conversation on the couch next to you." Megan Batoon hosts this advice podcast.
Schneider attended Wake Forest University—as did CollegeHumor co-founder Ricky Van Veen, although they did not know one another—where she was a member of the University's "Lilting Banshees" student comedy troupe. A mutual friend recommended Schneider to Van Veen, who hired her as a freelance writer in May 2005 to work on the book The CollegeHumor Guide To College. From there she became a full-time writer and the first female permanent employee.
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The dinner was cancelled in 1930 due to the death of former president William Howard Taft; in 1942, following the United States' entry into World War II; and in 1951, over what President Harry S. Truman called the "uncertainty of the world situation". In 1981, Ronald Reagan did not attend because he was recuperating after the attempted assassination the previous month, but he did phone in and told a joke about the shooting. President Donald Trump did not attend the dinners in 2017 and 2018, but indicated in a tweet that he might attend in 2019 since this dinner did not feature a comedian as the featured speaker.
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Vimeo is an ad-free video platform headquartered in New York City, providing free video viewing services as a competitor to YouTube. In 2007, Vimeo became the first video sharing site to support high-definition video. It has launched several products that enable quality video creation at scale, most recently with the launch of Vimeo Stock in fall of 2018. Vimeo is a software as a service (SaaS) business, and offers subscription plans that service various customer segments. Vimeo was founded in November 2004 by Jake Lodwick and Zach Klein. Anjali Sud has been CEO of Vimeo since July 2017.
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