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Friday, February 8th, 2013

This Week in Comedy: 'Community' Returns, 'Comedy Bang Bang' Gets Renewed, and Chris Pratt is a Marvel Superhero

-Community is back! We talked to departed creator Dan Harmon and season premiere writer Andy Bobrow, looked at highlights from the writers' Reddit AMA, and checked out how season 4 is faring with the new regime.

-Chris Pratt is going to be a Marvel superhero in Guardians of the Galaxy.

-IFC picked up Comedy Bang Bang for a giant, 20-episode season.

-Kristen Wiig officially signed on for Anchorman 2.

-Delocated will end with a special season finale.

-From across the pond: Monty Python is reuniting for Terry Jones's new sci-fi movie, and the Alan Partridge movie finally started filming.

-We gave you a guide to the NYC comedy scene.

-A patent troll case is putting the entire podcast community in danger.

-This week in Matthew Perry: we checked in with Go On mid-season and looked at an Onion writer's fake Studio 60 oral history.

-We found the humor in cancer; talked to comic novelist Teddy Wayne; and revisited It's Garry Shandling's ShowPatrice O'Neal's final 2011 special Elephant in the Room, Brian Doyle Murray's short-lived SNL careerthe lost works of Sledge Hammer! creator Alan Spencer, and a failed pilot called The Adventures of Superpup.

-We recommend the week's best podcasts.


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

Funny Or Die – "Smooth: The TV Show with Matchbox 20"

Bobby Chicago – "Eugene Hitler"

Matthew Frost – "Fashion Film"

UCB Comedy – "Black Superheroes"

Captain Hippo – "The Worst Pick-Up Lines"

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