This Week in Comedy: ‘Anchorman 2,’ A ‘Freaks and Geeks’ Reunion, Senator Stephen Colbert, and More
– Kristen Wiig might be playing Brick Tamland’s wife in Anchorman 2.
– The Freaks and Geeks cast reunited.
– Scott Aukerman’s Los Angeles stand-up show Comedy Bang Bang ended its 10-year run with a night full of comedy superstars.
– The Grammy Award nominees for Best Comedy Album were announced and overlooked a lot of great stuff.
– Dennis Perrin looked back on the life of his friend, longtime SNL writer Tom Davis.
– Mike Judge is making an HBO show.
– Vanity Fair released its Judd Apatow-edited comedy issue, which is full of excellent stuff.
– We analyzed the Oscar odds of this year’s comedies.
– We looked back at Dana Carvey’s stint on SNL, the Graham Chapman documentary A Liar’s Autobiography, a Louis C.K. interview from the archives, CBS’s short-lived sitcom Partners, and all the movie parts Chris Farley almost played but didn’t.
– We recommended the week’s best podcasts.
– We Follow Fridayed @AaronFullerton.
And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:
Funny or Die – “California’s Lost Gold with Huell Howser”
Elephant Larry – Elephant Larry’s Treehouse, Season 2, Episode 4
College Humor – “Look at This Instagram (Nickelback Parody)”
Adam Sacks – “Manic Pixie Prostitute”
Vice – All-Around Losing, Episode 2