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Friday, September 28th, 2012

Fall Premiere Week in Comedy

-It was fall premiere week as the big four networks all debuted new comedies.

-Modern Family and Louis C.K. won a bunch of Emmys.

-IFC cancelled its quirky game show Bunk.

-We interviewed Irish stand-up David O’Doherty, American stand-ups Gabe Liedman and Demetri Martin, and had Adam Pally and Gil Ozeri from Happy Endings interview each other.

-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

 
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