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.
-Norm Macdonald launched a video podcast.
-We collected the annotated wisdom of Dan Harmon.
-Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo will cameo in the new Vacation movie, starring Ed Helms an Beverly D’Angelo.
-Julie Klausner’s young adult novel Art Girls Are Easy is coming out May 7th.
-We recommended the Twitter feed of comedian Matt Koff, this 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”