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Friday, November 9th, 2012

An Electiony Week in Comedy

- Barack Obama won re-election, just like South Park predicted.

- The Daily Show, Colbert, Conan, Key & Peele, and The Chris Gethard Show all covered the election.

- Newly-re-elected Joe Biden is coming to Parks and Recreation. Unfortunately, he won't be squaring off with Ron Swanson.

- Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader are making another movie together.

- Michael Ian Black debuted his new 4AM Adult Swim infomercial parody You're Here.

- Maria Bamford is releasing a new stand-up special, recorded in her living room in front of only her parents.

- We rounded up 13 great stand-up comedy bits about Star Wars.

- We interviewed comedian of comedy Maria Bamford, stand-up Jerrod Carmichael, and Happy Endings stars Elisha Cuthbert and Zachary Knighton.

- We ranked 50 Top comedy writer/directors and the 16 greatest HBO comedies (sorry, Arli$$!).

- We investigated the world's most challenging (and youngest) poker player.

- We explored Bill Clinton's close calls with comedic acting.

- We looked at how accurate NTSF:SD:SUV's depiction of San Diego is.

- We suggested you #FF @BugBucket and watch the web series "Lizzie and Ali, A (Mostly) True Story."

- We rounded up the week's best podcasts, including Pauly Shore's appearance on Marc Maron.

- We gave NBC's Animal Practice a post-mortem.

- We reminisced about Jeff Richards's two-and-a-half seasons on SNL.

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

The Gregory Brothers – "Romney Sings Concession"

Funny or Die – "Cleve Dixon Ep. 1: A Murder of Crows with the Pride of Lions"

Thing X – "On Cinema at the Cinema"

The Onion – "Onion Talks: What Is the Biggest Rock?"

Funny or Die – "All Star Bowling Trick Shots"

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