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Silverman, Cera Launch Comedy YouTube Channel

You can never have too much funny on the Internet, right?

Well, comedian Sarah Silverman, actor Michael Cera, the sketch duo of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim and rap-comic Reggie Watts are the masterminds behind a new YouTube channel named JASH.

OK, so the actual name of the channel isn’t that funny, which stands for “Just Attitude So Hey.” But the content should be funnier if you’re into experimental comedy.

“We each have pages within Jash, and we each can curate those pages,” Silverman told The Hollywood Reporter at SXSW on Sunday. “This is what we think is funny. It may not be your cup of tea, but there’s no testing involved, there’s no second-guessing of what a 14-year-old boy would like. It’s just a place to do stuff and fail or not fail.”

Producers Daniel Kellison (Jimmy Kimmel Live!)Doug DeLuca (The Man Show) and Mickey Meyer (Epic Rap Battles of History) are also involved in the project.

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Occidental College Enjoying Another Boffo Film Production Year

This is one of the stranger film location substitutions FishbowlLA has come across in quite some time. But apparently, it’s quite normal.

Per an article in the LA Times by Richard Verrier, scenes connected to the Netflix reboot of Arrested Development were shot last week with co-stars Michael Cera and Jason Bateman. Though set at UC Irvine, the sequences were in fact filmed on the Eagle Rock campus of Occidental College. All part of what is turning out to be welcome uptick:

In the last [fiscal] year alone, the 120-acre college has hosted more than 16 productions, up from 11 the prior year, college officials said… The college got a rare opportunity to play itself this spring in the upcoming movie Look of Love with Annette Bening and Ed Harris as an Occidental College art professor.

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New York Times Debates Pros and Cons of Comic-Con

What to make of the upcoming absence from Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego of Warner Bros., Disney, Dreamworks, The Weinstein Co., and possibly even Marvel Entertainment? That’s the question New York Times reporters Brooks Barnes and Michael Cieply tackled in a Sunday piece bound to be chewed over today by a thousand and one movie blogs.

Thanks to the ridiculously high expectations of attendees and this group’s ability to go ape on social media about any disappointment with previewed blockbuster and comic book movie elements, Comic-Con has become an extremely tricky PR proposition. The reporters wonder whether the absence of some of the big studios has anything to do with last year’s push-and-pull, which overwhelmed Sucker Punch, TRON: Legacy, Buried, and a certain Michael Cera flick:

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World was the big alarm. That Universal movie was the belle of last year’s convention, and the studio spent heavily to make it so, draping the entire side of a skyscraper with an ad, for instance. Released just three weeks after the convention, Scott Pilgrim fizzled and the $60 million movie sold just $32 million in tickets.

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‘Conan’ Guest List Revealed, Via Annoying Puppets

Conan O’Brien‘s much anticipated TBS debut is coming up on November 8 and his first week’s worth of guests has finally been released. Since the announcement was made via the horribly unfunny puppets above, we’ll post the lineup for you–just in case you feel like drowning some small animals after the first 15 seconds.

  • Monday, Nov. 8 – First Guest Poll winner, Seth Rogen and musical guest Jack White
  • Tuesday, Nov. 9 – Tom Hanks, Jack McBrayer and musical guest Soundgarden
  • Wednesday, Nov. 10 – Jon Hamm, Charlyne Yi and musical guest Fistful of Mercy
  • Thursday, Nov. 11 – Michael Cera, Julie Bowen and comedian Jon Dore.
  • Conan’s very first guest will be decided by some kind of gimmicky online poll.

    Will Ferrell Tops Forbes’ 10 Most Overpaid Stars

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    According to Forbes, citing the stinker Land of the Lost, Will Ferrell movies earned an average of $3.29 for every dollar he was paid. Compare that with Michael Cera who made the magazine’s “Hollywood’s 10 Best Actors For The Buck” list whose movies earn $102 for each dollar he’s paid.

    The only actress on the list this year is, no surprise Drew Barrymore. And yes, Tom Cruise is number six and Jim Carrey is number ten.

    Read the whole story here.

    Diablo Cody Won’t Cross Picket Lines for Screening of Juno

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    Screenwriter Diablo Cody, aka Brook Busey-Hunt, has declined to attend a FOX screening for her new film, Juno,that would have featured a Q&A afterwards. The comedy was directed by Jason Reitman and stars Ellen Page and Michael Cera.

    Clark and Michael Funnier than On the Lot?

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    Alessandra Stanley, writing in the NY Times, is clearly confused by reality television. Writing about FOX’s new reality show, On the Lot, she lumps Fear Factor (debut in US 2001) and Real World (1992) together, as examples of early days of the genre. No matter, her mistakes are legendary. Anyway, she’s not sure that On The Lot is very compelling. Even though she’s an idiot, she’s right. Tom Shales said so, too.

    Better is CBS’s online, scripted Clark and Michael,about two friends trying to develop a TV show. The series, which will premiere new episodes every Wednesday, features Clark Duke and Michael Cera.