This Week in Comedy: ‘Jeselnik Offensive’ and ‘Totally Biased’ Got the Axe, and Judd Apatow is Making a Movie with Key & Peele

The Jeselnik Offensive and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell were both canceled this week following low ratings.

-NBC has ordered a pilot for a new variety show starring Maya Rudolph, and they’re airing it as a primetime special in February after the Winter Olympics.

Judd Apatow is making a movie with Key and Peele.

NBC has decided to give Last Comic Standing another shot.

-We interviewed Joan Rivers about In Bed with Joan, Natasha Leggero about Tubbin’ with Tash, and Chris Elliot and Maria Thayer about Eagleheart.

-There was another “Andy Kaufman is alive” hoax, apparently organized by his brother, Michael Kaufman.

John Oliver will be hosting a new Daily Show-esque show for HBO.

Comedy Central renewed @midnight for 40 more weeks.

-We profiled director Peter Atencio, the unsung third member of Key & Peele.

FXX bought the rights to rerun The Simpsons in the most expensive syndication deal ever.

-We examined the shifting definition of “offensive” comedy.

-David Cross is guest starring in Community‘s second Dungeons & Dragons episode.

-We looked at the best late night appearances by late night hosts on each other’s shows.

Wes Anderson and Jason Schwartzman made a new short film together.

-We looked at the importance of Totally Biased.

-We recommended the week’s best podcaststhe web series Roger, The Chicken, and the Twitter feed of Bridger Winegar.


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

Small Men – “Security Questions” (UCB Comedy)

Brent Weinbach and Josh Fadem – “Soft Pianist” (JASH)

Alex J. Mann – “Dope Headphones”

Lady Time – “Pyramid Pyramid Scheme” (Funny or Die)

Commentary On – “Running Into an Ex” (Above Average Network)

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