This Week in Comedy: Jimmy Kimmel Moves to 11:30, ’30 Rock’ Winds Down, ‘Arrested Development,’ and More
– Jimmy Kimmel Live moved to 11:35, now directly facing off with Leno and Letterman. Will Ferrell and Ryan Gosling interrupted Kimmel’s second 11:35 show to sell knives on QVC.
– We interviewed Paula Pell about the movies she’s writing and spending 17 years on SNL, Reno 911‘s Tom Lennon about all the big movie and TV parts he almost got, and Jeff Garlin about his new Earwolf podcast By the Way.
– We looked back on Conan O’Brien, Robert Smigel, and Adam West’s spectacular failed TV pilot Lookwell, some great David Bowie comedy (in honor of Bowie’s birthday), Johnny Carson’s final Tonight Show days, and Mike Myers’s stint on SNL.
– Dan Harmon released his first book.
– Funny or Die is expanding into movies.
– We recommended the week’s best podcasts, including ones with Michael Keaton, Aziz Ansari, Judd Apatow, Janeane Garofalo, and Paul Feig.
– Comedy Central picked up a TV show based on Funny or Die’s Drunk History.
– Eddie Pepitone did an insanely committed heckler bit on Conan.
– We follow-Fridayed @MattGoldich.
– We previewed the winter’s new TV comedies.
And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:
Above Average Network – Eliot’s Sketchpad: “Oprah on YouTube”
Funny or Die – “Will Ferrell Congratulates Funny or Die on 5M Twitter Followers”
Thing X – “Think X with Julie Klausner”
The Grawlix Ep. 11 “Three Dummies and a Baby”
College Humor – “My Elf Girlfriend: Sex Talk”