A Triumphant Week in Comedy

– After a long summer break, Happy Endings finally returned. The cast and writers held an awesome live show, which you can watch here.

– Louis C.K. is hosting SNL next week, and we looked at his 19-year past with the NBC sketch show.

– Arrested Development guest stars Maria BamfordConan O’Brien, and Andy Richter were revealed.

The Office head honcho Greg Daniels is producing new shows for stars Craig Robinson (for NBC) and Brian Baumgartner (for ABC).

– Brandon T. Jackson was hired to play Axel Foley’s son in the new Beverly Hills Cop TV series.

– Ellen DeGeneres received the Mark Twain Prize.

– We interviewed NTSF:SD:SUV actress Kate Mulgrew, Onion News Network head writer Andy Miara, accomplished playwrights David Wain and Joe Lo TruglioHappy Endings stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Eliza Coupe, and stand-up Sean Patton.

– We watched the Eddie Pepitone documentary The Bitter Buddha.

– We examined Tim & Eric’s awkward interview style

– We all the parts Steve Martin almost played but didn’t.

– We recommended the web short “Bob Wins an Award” and Karen Kilgariff’s Twitter feed.

– We rounded up this week’s best podcasts, including shows like WTF, Comedy Bang Bang, and Best Show on WFMU, with guests like Chris Elliott, Jen Kirkman, and Tim Heidecker.

– We reminisced about Pamela Stephenson’s SNL stint.

– We revisited the comedy of Will Rogers.

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

Funny or Die – “Gungan Style (Gangnam Style Parody)”

College Humor – “Drunk Girl Therapist”

Above Average Network – “The Henkle Factor: The Realest Candidate”

Funny or Die – “Tit Cup”

Harvard Sailing Team – “Intervention: Unfunny Dad”

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