A Renewed Week in Comedy

– NBC renewed 30 Rock, Community, Parks & Recreation, The Office, Up All Night, Whitney and picked up SO many new sitcoms.

– FOX renewed Family Guy, American Dad, and Bob’s Burgers and picked up a new series from Mindy Kaling and How I Met Your Mother’s creators.

Cougar Town avoided cancellation by moving to TBS.

– ABC renewed Happy Endings, Modern Family, Suburgatory, and The Middle.

– We, and Stephen Colbert, sadly said goodbye to Maurice Sendak.

– We found true improv moments in films.

– We chatted with Eagleheart’s creators Michael Koman, Andrew Weinberg, and Jason Woliner.

– We caught up with Conan’s former announcer Joel Godard.

– We spoke to Negin Farsad about The Muslims Are Coming documentary.

– We asked you to join The Splitsider Comedy Book Club.

– We talked to the Sklar Brothers about their new show, podcast, and standup.

– We laughed with, not, at laugh track.

– We uncovered the lost roles of Amy Poehler.

– We followed @KenJennings on Twitter.

– We combed the archives and found The Johnny Carson Show, the other one.

– We did some landscaping with mom.

– We went on tour with the Comedians of Comedy.

– We remembered Laura Kightlinger’s brief and unhappy time on SNL.

– We properly ordered the Ernest Movies.

– We found the unexpected comedy in Mark Trail.

– We pitted Roseanne against Donna Reed in a mom battle.

And now, without delay,your  top five comedy videos of the week:

Mike Birbiglia – “Fresh Air 2”

7 Minutes in Heaven – “Olivia Wilde”

“The Roadie with Danny McBride”

“Rejected Pitches: Citizen Kane”

John Milhiser – “Owen Wilson’s Toy Chest”

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