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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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