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Friday, April 19th, 2013

This Week in Comedy: Patton Oswalt, A 'Simpsons' Writers Roundtable, and Funny or Die's First Movie

-Patton Oswalt, Amy Poehler, Craig Ferguson, and Jon Stewart all delivered poignant responses to the tragedy in Boston.

-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.

-We talked to Burning Love creator Erica Oyama and Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell star Craig Rowin.

-Pitch Perfect 2 is official and will be released in 2015.

-Weird Science is being remade into an R-rated movie.

-We remembered Jonathan Winters.

-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.

-We looked at Everybody Loves Raymond's best qualities, the web series Pigeon Pick Up Artist, how divorce has affected different comedians, and the failed Garbage Pail Kids cartoon series.

-We recommended the week's best podcastsbest Vine videos, and Dominic Dierkes's Twitter feed.


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)

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