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Friday, March 1st, 2013

This Week in Comedy: Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock Perform Together, and Pete Holmes Gets a Talk Show

-Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock performed together at New York's Comedy Cellar (twice).

-TBS ordered Pete Holmes's post-Conan talk show.

-We gave you the annotated wisdom of Louis C.K., whose new HBO special, Oh My God, comes out in April.

-Martin Short is in talks to join John Mulaney's Lorne Michaels-produced NBC pilot.

-We talked to Comedy Central's newest stars Ben Hoffman and Nathan Fielder and reviewed their showsThe Ben Show and Nathan for You.

-We dove deep into Boston's comedy scene.

-We collected all the minor details we knew about Anchorman 2, and then John C. Reilly went and joined the cast too.

-We talked to T.J. Miller about televised comedy, Wayne Federman about his film festival, and Charlene Yi about retiring from comedy to focus on music.

-We published an open letter to the ruler of the Zhou Dynasty and looked at Chris Rock's SNL stintthe lost projects of SNL's original head writer Michael O'Donoghue, Dr. Frasier Crane's character arc, the 30 Rock gang's reunion at the Paley Center, and what Jeff Dunham does right.

-All the networks want a Maya Rudolph variety show.

-We recommend the week's best podcasts, which include Mike White on Maron, Paul F. Tompkins as a psychic, and a Nerdist Writer's Panel with Bachelorette writer Leslye Headland.


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

Terrible Babysitters – Episode 3: Mabel

Puddin' – "Reunion" with Robin Williams and Dana Gould

Funny or Die – "Hire Eugene and Kulap for Hawaii Five-O"

Stallin' with Dave Hill – Michael Che (via HuffPo Comedy)

The Grawlix – "While the Cats Are Away…" with Rory Scovel and Sean Patton

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  • Majorly Adama

    these were all horrible videos