This Week in Comedy: ’30 Rock’ Ends, ‘Kroll Show’ Gets Renewed, and Amy Poehler’s Writing a Memoir
– Comedy Central renewed Kroll Show for a second season after just two episodes, while CBS renewed How I Met Your Mother for a ninth and final season.
– Amy Poehler is writing an illustrated, non-linear memoir due out sometime in 2014.
– We introduced you to the next wave of comedians on each coast.
– Jonathan Coulton’s Glee ‘cover’ beat all the Glee songs in the charts.
– We took a look at Adam Levine’s turn hosting SNL last week, the endearing goofiness of Mac de Marco’s web videos, Darrell Hammond’s tenure on SNL, the anarchic comedy of Gremlins, the lost roles of Peter Sellers, and @seriouslyemily’s twitter feed. We also noted what 50 star comedians were doing when they were 25 and got a letter from Andi Sharavsky’s anxiety.
– We recommend the week’s best podcasts.
And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:
WOMEN – “Look at Allen”
Modern Comedian – Sara Schaefer
Stallin’ with Dave Hill – John Hodgman
Elephant Larry – “Neti Pot Super Bowl Commercial”
Funny or Die – “Masked Magician Secrets Revealed”