This Week in Comedy: Fall TV Season Continues
–SNL‘s new season premieres tomorrow. We looked at the biggest transitional seasons in the show’s history and made a list of things looking forward to this season. Nick Rutherford, the lone member of sketch group Good Neighbor who wasn’t hired this year, talked about that experience for the first time.
-Just prior to Breaking Bad‘s finale, we looked at creator Vince Gilligan’s past as a comedy writer.
–Justin Bieber joined Zach Galifianakis on Between Two Ferns for one of the funniest episodes ever.
-Read the advice Louis C.K. gave to an 18-year-old standup in 2005.
-We interviewed Bill Hader about South Park, Eugene Mirman about the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, June Diane Raphael about Ass Backwards, Megan Ganz about Modern Family, Nate Corddry about Mom, and Jon Benjamin about Bob’s Burgers.
-The popular Twitter account @Horse_ebooks is actually a fake “art project” and not a spambot-gone-rogue like we all hoped.
–Fox renewed Bob’s Burgers for a fifth season.
-We questioned why The Simpsons isn’t able to be streamed online.
–Kanye West started a Twitter feud with Jimmy Kimmel.
-Here’s all the interesting comedy stuff that happened at the Emmys, including a big win for The Colbert Report, the 30 Rock‘s final Emmy, and Will Ferrell’s outstanding presenting work.
-Standup Dan Nainan was arrested for punching a mean journalist.
And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:
Eliot’s Sketchpad – “Homeland the Musical” (via Above Average)
Two Guys Named Josh – “Speed Dating” (via MTV Other)
Between Two Ferns – “Justin Bieber” (via Funny or Die)
“Rock and Roll Legends Present: Islands” (via JASH)
Superego – “What Really Happens When Dentists Put You Under Anesthesia” (via Adult Swim)