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.

-Modern Family‘s Cam and Mitch might get married and Freaks and Geeks creator Paul Feig might return to TV.

-Comedy Central’s new series, Drunk History, and Tim Heidecker’s new web series, Tim’s Kitchen Tips, both premiered, and Bo Burnham’s MTV series, Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous, got cancelled.

-We defended Dane Cook, dug up some dirt on John Landis’ Trading Places, and buried NBC’s The Michael Richards Show.

-We checked out David Lynch’s oddball 1992 sitcom Off the Air.

Gary David Goldberg, creator of Family Ties and Spin City, passed away.

-We reviewed season two of Veep, recalled Bill Murray’s best Letterman appearances, and apologized for our major screw-up.

-Marlon Wayans announced Whatthefunny.com and Jim Gaffigan signed a new book deal.

-Don Rickles won the first-ever Friars Club Lifetime Achievement Award.

-The FBI began using Portlandia in training programs.

-We recommended the week’s best podcasts, the week’s best Vine videos, and this short documentary on Asssscat.


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

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