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According to Chicago Tribune, actor and comedian Joel McHale will be the featured performer and host of the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner. The event will be attended by members of the media, celebrities, and the U.S. president.

McHale is the star of NBC's comedy "Community" and is the host of E! network's "The Soup." "He's sharp, funny, and just the type of comic who can navigate the unique challenge of our dinner, making fun of Democrats, Republicans and especially the news media," WHCA President and McClatchy Co political editor Steven Thomma said in a statement.

In a Twitter post after the announcement, McHale said: "My material will be equally offensive to all & over within 30 min - just like a Congressional work year."

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The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards took place this weekend and the comedic duo of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey has done it again! Comedic stunts such as "accidentally" mispronouncing Tom Hanks' name and a timely impression of Michael Bay kept the laughter rolling all night. Digg has put together a short highlight reel that nicely sums up the reason we all love these two fantastic comedians.

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Louis C.K. recites the Gettysburg Address with (not so much) grace, and he talks with Jerry Seinfeld about its history and meaning in true Louie style.

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Jeremy Paxman faces off against Russell Brand to discuss his new journalistic venture and his views on politics.

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This short film by Chris Wilson follows a plot that was written with help from the artificial intelligence application Cleverbot.

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Chicago-based comedy group Octavarius presents a compilation of quotes that are unlikely to be said by Gandalf, Thorin and Bilbo Baggins in this short parody of the upcoming film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

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Africa for Norway is a mock PSA campaign launched by the Norwegian Students' and Academics' International Assistance Fund (SAIH) to raise global awareness of Western-centric stereotypes and cliché that often prevail in ads for relief funds in African countries. H/t goes to TheDailyDot.



PSA of the Day is a feature series presenting a variety of notable public service announcements, cautionary messages and even parodies.

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YouTube's comedy sketch duo Brian Firenzi and Maria Del Carmen provide a clever (and sadly, reasonable) answer to why there are little to no music videos playing on MTV these days.

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Jack Black and Kyle Gass continue their Tenacious D comeback with a new (and somewhat Not Safe For Work) video for the song "Low Hangin' Fruit," which serves as a double entendre for sexy times and really, really idiotic business catchphrases (see also: synergy). The D's latest record Rize of the Fenix was released on May 15.

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Although an unfortunate and extremely tragic incident has marred the original title of this film, The Watch (previously Neighborhood Watch), has more in line with Tom Hanks' 1989 movie, The Burbs, inasmuch as it's about a bunch of nosy dudes (Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Richard Ayoade, and Jonah Hill) figuring out all the weirdness going on in their neighborhood. This trailer is Not Safe For Work, btw.

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If you remember MTV during its late 90s/early 00s heyday of awesome shows like Clone High and Undressed, then you might remember their stab at lampooning the boy band craze with their sitcom, 2gether. The remaining living members of the show are reuniting for a Q&A and performance at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, which begs the question, Jon Lovitz has a comedy club?

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If you're feeling nostalgic, wanna see a trainwreck, or you might be a 15 year old girl, then seeing this kid belt out songs from every Blink-182 album in under a minute may be a good way to start your day. Or you might feel ashamed that you find yourself singing along with some of these jams.