A Cancellation-Heavy Week in Comedy
– 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.
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