This Week in Comedy: ‘Mr. Show’ Creators Releasing a Book, Wiig and Rogen Join ‘Arrested Development,’ and More
-Bob Odenkirk and David Cross are releasing a book of unproduced scripts in September.
-Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair are making a new show together for USA.
-We gave you a list of books to add to your comedy bookshelf.
-This week in future guest spots: Patton Oswalt is going to guest star on Parks and Rec, Seth Rogen and Kristen Wiig will both be on Arrested Development’s new season, and Justin Timberlake is returning to SNL.
–We unearthed this video of Reggie Watts on Bill Nye the Science Guy in 1998.
-We looked at four comedians’ coming-out stories, Randy Quaid’s year with SNL, 20 great characters from coming of age stories, the lost roles of Seth Rogen, the misstep that was the 1992 Steel Justice pilot, and what could be the end of the war between late night hosts.
-We recommend the week’s best podcasts, which featured Scott Aukerman, Julie Klausner, Jon Glaser, Tom Scharpling, and other people too.
And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:
Rejected Pitches – “Oscar Special”
Medium Friends – “Bubbleville”
Very Mary-Kate – “Instagram”
High Maintenance – “Dinah”
Burning Love – “Back to School”