This Week in Comedy: UCB’s Del Close Marathon, Talking to Amy Schumer, and Maria Bamford’s New Web Series
-We talked to Fred Armisen about leaving SNL and diving back into Portlandia.
-We talked to Amy Schumer about her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer.
-We made a guide to this weekend’s Del Close Marathon at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC.
-We interviewed Maria Bamford on her new web series, Ask My Mom!, the guys behind comedy podcast Superego on their new country-rock album, and The Heat writer Katie Dippold. Bamford’s new stand-up album, Ask Me About My New God!, drops July 16.
-Ken Marino and Tim Heidecker joined the cast of Eastbound and Down and Aziz Ansari made beautiful music with Reggie Watts. Look out for Marino, as well as Martin Starr, in the upcoming Veronica Mars movie.
-We checked out David Lynch’s oddball 1992 sitcom Off the Air.
–Gary David Goldberg, creator of Family Ties and Spin City, passed away.
-Don Rickles won the first-ever Friars Club Lifetime Achievement Award.
-The FBI began using Portlandia in training programs.
And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:
Royal Baby Watch with Dave Hill
Camp: Bunk Talk
Never Before, Never Again: Behind the Scenes of Asssscat
Reggie Makes Music: Aziz Ansari
Lady Time: Bad Boys Edition