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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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Magician David Blaine Thanks Shira Lazar for the ‘Electrified’ Boost

Remember that crazy “Electrified” stunt David Blaine put himself through last fall above New York City’s Pier 54? Attending CES for the first time to publicize a related documentary made in partnership with Intel and VICE, Blaine sat down with What’s Trending‘s Shira Lazar to itemize some of the biggest challenges of what he has said is his final endurance stunt.

It turns out there was a special connection between Lazar and Blaine with regards to the stunt. It was her idea to send down to the location the aptly named musician Reggie Watts.

“We were in LA doing a Google Plus hangout with him while he was doing the stunt in New York,” Lazar tells FishbowlLA. “We knew Intel wanted to get musicians to join in and we knew we needed to get someone who was fun, Web centric and had their own performance art style. We reached out to Reggie and he was available, so he showed up on site in New York City that day. It ended up being a perfect alignment.”

As Blaine tells Lazar in the clip above: “Reggie was so incredible. As soon as he started playing, it was like all of the pain went away and the rest of the stunt got easier.”

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