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Friday, October 26th, 2012

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"