This Week in Comedy: Comedy Central Buys ‘Chris Gethard Show’, Monty Python Reunites, and ‘Variety’ Is Gross

-Comedy Central ordered a pilot of The Chris Gethard Show, and we talked to him about this exciting news.

-Monty Python announced they’re reuniting for a stage show.

-We responded to Variety‘s godawful, despicable review of Sarah Silverman’s new standup special.

-Joel Hodgson is resurrecting MTS3K‘s Turkey Day this year with new interstitials and a curated marathon.

-We interviewed Chris Lilley about his new show Ja’mie: Private School Girl, Jason Woliner and Andrew Weinberg about Eagleheart, Jody Hill about Eastbound & Down, Kyle Kinane about his standup career, The Lucas Brothers about their new Fox ADHD show, and Sarah Silverman about her HBO standup special, which premieres tomorrow.

We looked at the why it’s so hard for others to duplicate the success of The Onion.

-After two seasons, MTV canceled Nikki & Sara Live. Sara Schaefer gave us a look into her comedy past.

-Paul Rudd, John Goodman, and Jimmy Fallon are hosting the last SNL episodes of the year, with Timberlake as musical guest for Fallon’s Christmas show.

-Steve Martin accepted his honorary Oscar, and Martin Short and Tom Hanks both gave great speeches about him.

-We reviewed the fourth and final season of Eastbound & Down, and the ninth and not-final season of It’s Always Sunny.

-We looked back at Tom Lennon and Ben Garants failed NBC pilot, The StripEddie Murphy’s time on SNL, and made a video list of Chris Elliott’s best appearances on Late Night with David Letterman.

-CBS ordered a pilot of the spinoff How I Met Your Dad.

-We recommended the week’s best podcasts and the Twitter feed of Noah Garfinkel.


And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:


The OnionHunger Games: Catching Fire Review


Rachel Bloom – “Chanukah Honey”


Sarah Silverman – “Diva”


JASH – “The Unhealthiest Man in the World (Podtoons #2)”


Funny Or Die – “XBox One vs. $500 Worth of Rice”

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