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Friday, March 29th, 2013

This Week in Comedy: FX's New Channel, Lorne Michaels's Peabody, and Norm Macdonald's Podcast

-FX is launching an all-comedy channel in September called FXX, led by It's Always Sunny and The League.

-Lorne Michaels, Girls, Louie, D.L. Hughley's Comedy Central special,  all won Peabody Awards.

-We picked 9 potential Weekend Update hosts if Seth Meyers leaves to host Late Night

-Norm Macdonald launched a video podcast.

-We collected the annotated wisdom of Dan Harmon.

-We previewed Mike Sacks's sequel to And Here's the Kicker.

-Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo will cameo in the new Vacation movie, starring Ed Helms an Beverly D'Angelo.

-We examined the delightfully quick dialogue of Happy Endings10 actors who came close to starring in A Confederacy of Dunces, and the unfair reputation of Rosie O'Donnell.

-Julie Klausner's young adult novel Art Girls Are Easy is coming out May 7th.

-We looked back on David Letterman's 1988 "Camera Night" show, the SNL career of Dean Edwards, and ABC's 2006 failed sitcom Emily's Reasons Why Not, which was canceled after a single episode.

-We published an apology letter from a plastic surgery clinic in the midst of some repairs.

-We recommended the Twitter feed of comedian Matt Koffthis week's best Vine videos, and the week's best comedy podcasts, which include Jon Hamm on You Made it Weird, Patton Oswalt joining Brian Posehn for Nerd Poker, and the first episode of new video podcast Norm Macdonald Live.


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

Matt Oswalt – "Pre Dawn Show"

Funny or Die – "Anna Kendrick Goes K-Pop"

CollegeHumor – "Chris Brown's Publicist"

Sex Surrogates – Episode 1

UCB Comedy – "Bees"