An Independent Week in Comedy

– Andy Griffith passed away at age 86.

Eastbound & Down is getting a surprise fourth season.

– Seth Meyers might step down at SNL to co-host Live with Kelly.

– Childish Gambino released a mixtape featuring Tina Fey.

– We watched The Delmonic Interviews and heard from the improv guru Del Close.

– We looked at the evolution of Cracked.com

– We remembered Kevin Nealon’s pumped up time on SNL.

-We looked at the 8 promising series Comedy Central passed on this year.

– We followed @MikeDrucker on Twitter.

– We analyzed the “New Woody Allen Trailer” web video.

– We went into the archives and watched a conversation between Matt Groening and David Silverman about The Simpsons.

– We noticed the recent lengthening of Onion headlines.

And now the tippity top five comedy videos of the week:

Jeremiah McDonald – “A Conversation With My 12 Year Old Self”

College Humor – “Call Me Maybe Parody”

The Assistant – “Lasik”

Denis Leary – “Kiss My A$$”

Front Desk – “Author featuring Miriam Tolan”

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