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.
–Delocated will end with a special season finale.
-We gave you a guide to the NYC comedy scene.
-A patent troll case is putting the entire podcast community in danger.
-We found the humor in cancer; talked to comic novelist Teddy Wayne; and revisited It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, Patrice O’Neal’s final 2011 special Elephant in the Room, Brian Doyle Murray’s short-lived SNL career, the 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”