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Friday, March 8th, 2013

This Week in Comedy: Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, and a Sketch Show from The Birthday Boys

-IFC ordered a sketch show from The Birthday Boys produced by Bob Odenkirk and Ben Stiller.

-Jon Stewart is taking the summer off from The Daily Show to direct his first movie, a geopolitical drama.

-NBC is allegedly grooming Howard Stern to replace Jimmy Fallon when the time comes.

-We talked to Jon Glaser about the end of DelocatedPete Holmes about his new TBS late night showHoward Kremer about Who Charted? and his new album, and Jesse Thorn about his deal with NPR.

-We gave you the ten SNL hosts we'd like to have back and the ten first-time hosts we'd like to see.

-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

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