This Week in Comedy: Chevy Chase, Maria Bamford, Key & Peele, Rob Huebel, and More
– Maria Bamford released her new stand-up special, recorded in her living room with her parents as the only audience members.
– Comedy Central picked up Key & Peele for a third season, FX renewed Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and Brand X with Russell Brand for second seasons, and MTV canceled the US version of The Inbetweeners.
– Longtime Conan writer Brian McCann was hired as the head writer for Nikki Glaser and Sara Schaefer’s upcoming MTV show.
– Anchorman John Beard will be back for Arrested Development season 4 and says the show’s better than ever.
– Rob Huebel made a fake QVC weapon/cutlery infomercial that aired on Adult Swim at 4AM.
– America really did try to blow up the moon (in 1958) like that old Mr. Show sketch.
– Some guy made a Marc Maron action figure.
– Jon Hamm is gonna star in his very own comedy movie.
– Community fans will finally have their own convention, Communicon.
– Another stand-up got heckled by somebody and then found cocaine on them.
– We dissected the new chapters of R. Kelly’s Trapped in the Closet.
– We posted an original comedy piece, “Don’t Even Think About It” by Alex Pearson.
– We watched a doc about America’s first comedy club, Warm Beer Lousy Food.
– We looked back on the week’s new comedy podcasts, which featured appearances by Mel Brooks, Judd Apatow, and the Wayans Brothers.
– We Follow Fridayed @JohnRoderick.
And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:
Dan Klein – “Fruit Reviews: Apple”
Above Average Network – “Old Girl”
Modern Comedian – “Sean Patton”
Funny or Die – “Captain Planet 2”
Nerdist – “Write Now! With Jimmy Pardo – Episode 5 with Moshe Kasher”