Going beyond “Washington” with the online cartoons of Brad Neely

Brad Neely has written for South Park, headed up the Adult Swim series China, IL, and courted the wrath of Warner Bros. by recording Wizard People, Dear Reader, a gleefully crass alternate soundtrack to Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone. Yet for all those credits, the Internet at large will likely best remember…

Smoothly set sail to the early days of web video with Yacht Rock

Founded in the early ’00s by Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab, L.A.’s monthly short-film showcase Channel 101 has served as an early launch pad for a slew of comedic talent, including the members of The Lonely Island. But while Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone’s teen-soap parody The ’Bu was one of the most…

Adventure Time’s creator goes online for poignant outer-space nonsense

Before it was basic cable’s best animated mindfuck disguised as a children’s series, Adventure Time was an Internet phenomenon. While Pendleton Ward and Frederator Studios struggled to sell a network on the exploits of Finn the human and Jake the dog, the original Adventure Time short racked up thousands of…

Watch Neil Patrick Harris get felt up in Neil’s Puppet Dreams

Located at the intersection of three objects of geek affection—puppets, Neil Patrick Harris, and Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist website—Neil’s Puppet Dreams purports to present the felt-and-fur fantasies of the actor behind Barney Stinson and Dr. Horrible. The series is the latest extension of the “parental discretion…