This Week in Comedy: Patton Oswalt, A ‘Simpsons’ Writers Roundtable, and Funny or Die’s First Movie
-Speaking of Patton Oswalt, he delivered an excellent filibuster on his dream Star Wars sequel on the set of Parks and Rec.
-Conan O’Brien brought together a bunch of the best Simpsons writers for a roundtable discussion.
-Funny or Die released its first full-length movie iSteve.
–Pitch Perfect 2 is official and will be released in 2015.
-Weird Science is being remade into an R-rated movie.
-We made a list of comedians who almost became SNL cast members from 1975-1995.
-Amazon released 8 original comedy pilots, including ones from The Onion, John Goodman, and a Zombieland show.
-We ran a piece on one man’s unique idea for zombies.
-Stand-up Ari Shaffir delivered a four-hour lecture onstage at The Comedy Store featuring helpful advice for young comedians.
And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:
CollegeHumor – “Batman vs. the Penguin”
The Morning After – “Not the Girl” (via Above Average)
Speakeasy with Paul F. Tompkins – “Alison Brie” (via Made Man)
Tim & Eric’s Go Pro Show – “Episode 1” (via JASH)
Push and Believe with Brody Stevens – “Nikki Glaser” (via Comedy Central)