A Cancellation-Heavy Week in Comedy

– NBC canceled two chimp-centric comedies, Animal Practice and Dane Cook’s Next Caller.

– Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be hosting the Golden Globes, taking awards shows in an exciting new direction that involves the audience staying awake and entertained the whole time.

– In honor of the date Community was originally supposed to premiere, the show’s cast released a delightful new video.

– Adult Swim and a team of ex-Onion writers launched a new website, Thing X.

– Bill Murray crashed a kickball league.

– We dived deep into the world of mobile comedy.

– We examined the tumultuous, 16-year journey to make a movie about Richard Pryor’s life.

– We watched Groucho Marx on Dick Cavett.

– We chatted with NTSF:SD:SUV writers Jonathan Stern and Curtis Gwinn about a story they heard about Kiefer Sutherland watching their show.

– Comedian Mike Lortz wrote about bombing (onstage) in front of the troops in Afghanistan.

– We cast our vote for Icelandic comedy politician Jón Gnarr.

– We reminisced about Finesse Mitchell’s three years on SNL.

– We dug up the comedy of Seba Smith, the first-ever American political humorist.

– We recommended the web series “Other Mothered” and Jared Logan’s Twitter feed.


And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:

Thing X – “Think X” with Paul F. Tompkins

BBC Comedy – “Kinky Sex” with Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan

UCB Comedy – “The Lost Takes: When Harry Met Sally

IFC – “Chris Gethard Does the ‘Ritz Carlton'”

Funny or Die – “Children’s Theater Critic” with Alfred Molina

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