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Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!) sits down with Paul F Tompkins to talk about Georgia peaches, the craft of acting, stage combat, and Comedy Bang! Bang!.


I really like what Mike Costa is doing with God Is Dead since Hickman left.

I really like what Mike Costa is doing with God Is Dead since Hickman left.


On tonight’s new Review, Forrest reviews racism, making a sex tape and hunting.

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Comedy Central Expanding Key & Peele Episode Order, Develops Animated Spinoff


Key & Peele has seemingly filled that staple sketch show that Comedy Central has been looking for after Chappelle’s Show came to an abrupt end. They’ve hit a nice intersection in being wildly popular online, but as well as a TV series.

So, very wisely, Comedy Central is giving them an actual full season order of 22 episodes and is working on an animated spin-off of Vandaveon & Mike



James Adomian as Kyle Kinane reading from Rorschach’s Journal

James Adomian was in Yacht Rock as Vincent Price, and Kyle Kinane was in a bunch of shows, so why not.


We know it’s been less than 24 hours since the finale of True Detective, but we already have the scoop on season two. And season three…and seasons four, five, six…

Overall, the 288 companies in the study paid a mere 19.4 percent of their profits in corporate income taxes—far below the 35 percent rate on the books that Republican politicians use to incessantly complain that U.S. corporations are overtaxed.
The unwillingness of companies to fork over their fair share has consequences for all of us—especially in these hard times of fiscal cliffs and sequestrations. The 288 profitable corporations studied by Citizens for Tax Justice enjoyed tax subsidies to the tune of a whopping $362 billion from 2008 to 2012. This is $362 billion that could have been instead spent on education, health care, and social services for the betterment of all of us.
And with all this tax-dodging, the burden of running the federal treasury has shifted to you and me.
“Corporate taxes paid for more than a quarter of federal outlays in the 1950s and a fifth in the 1960s,” says the report. “In fiscal 2012, corporate taxes paid for a mere 7 percent of the federal government’s expenses.”
One of the more interesting revelations in the report is how corporations are masters at using arcane breaks to avoid paying any taxes at all. Take the deduction that companies get on stock options, in which they’re able to subtract from their taxes the difference between the amount employees pay for a company’s shares and the face value. Facebook used this one deduction to avoid paying any federal income tax at all in 2012 on a billion dollars of profit.