Fall Premiere Week in Comedy
-Modern Family and Louis C.K. won a bunch of Emmys.
-We held a roundtable with several leading black comedians about humor in the “post-racial” Obama era.
-We dove deep into Lorne Michaels’s aborted attempts to base a reality show around Saturday Night Live’s casting process.
-We told you the 10 Comedians on Instagram You Should Be Following.
-We followed @MrEmilyHeller on Twitter.
-We explored Chris Elliott’s unaired sketch show Chrissy: Plain and Simple, Myq Kaplan and Micah Sherman’s musical comedy record Please Be Seated, the stand-up documentary Alone Up There, profane British sitcom The Thick of It, the web series “Lady and the Damp,” and Jerry Minor’s short-lived stint on Saturday Night Live.
Here are the Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:
Funny or Die – Harris Wittels’s Humblebrag Book Trailer with the Parks and Rec Cast
UCB Comedy – Haunted by the New Yorker
Vulture – Pop Culture Memory Lane: Casey Wilson’s “Uncomfortable Obsession” with Rent
Jest – Directions for Apple Maps
Funny or Die – Opportunities