This Week in Comedy: Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, and a Sketch Show from The Birthday Boys
-NBC is allegedly grooming Howard Stern to replace Jimmy Fallon when the time comes.
-Martin Short and Elliot Gould signed onto John Mulaney’s NBC pilot, Ed Helms will star in a reboot of the National Lampoon’s Vacation franchise, and Harrison Ford joined the cast of Anchorman 2.
–It’s Always Sunny‘s Glenn Howerton is soliciting scripts on twitter.
-We examined the exhaustion of various late night hosts.
-We ran a suggestion for a new Monday Night Football song, looked at the third season of Portlandia, the widespread success of Larry the Cable Guy, Vine videos from James Urbaniak and Matt Braunger, a fortunately cancelled backdoor Brady Bunch pilot, performers who used comedy to overcome addiction, and the lost projects of Adam McKay.
-We recommeded the week’s best podcasts, which include Mitch Hurwitz, Nick Kroll, and the first Superego of 2013.
And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:
Funny or Die – “The Postal Service Auditions” (Written/Directed by Tom Scharpling)
Puddin’ – “Anne Hathaway”
WOMEN – “5 Secrets”
Complex – Episode 5
Terrible Babysitters – Episode 4