This Week in Comedy: ‘The Best Show on WFMU’ Says Goodbye

The Best Show on WFMU ended its 13-year run, and we talked with host and professional chump-steamroller Tom Scharpling about the last days of the show.

SNL producers chose 11 black female performers as finalists to be the show’s new cast member.

-A group of ex-Onion writers known as Wild Aggressive Dog made a hilarious fake college infomercial for Adult Swim.

-We interviewed Bo Burnham about his new special and fame, Will Forte about Macgruber 2 and his new movie Nebraska, Brody Stevens about his new Comedy Central show, and Mike Lawrence about his beginnings as a standup.

-Paul Rudd will star in Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man movie.

-Sketch duo BriTANick is writing, directing, and starring in a movie, and CollegeHumor sketch duo Jake and Amir are developing a show with TBS.

-Netflix removed most of its massive SNL library. We tried to figure out why, and they were real cagey about it.

-We looked back at the most recent season of South Park, and made a video list of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake’s best moments together.

David Koechner is creating and staring in a new NBC sketch comedy pilot,

Bo Burnham released his new standup special, and Above Average premiered its new web series Hudson Valley Ballers from James Anderson and Paula Pell.

Rob Delaney is starring in a comedy pilot with Sharon Horgan.

Michael Ian Black has been cast in Jim Gaffigan’s new show on CBS .

CNN wants Jay Leno for some inconceivable reason.

-We recommended the week’s best podcasts, the web series Bill Weiner: High School Guidance Counselor, and the Twitter feed of .

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

Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis – “Happy Holidays Edition” (Funny or Die)

Puddin’ – “A Puddin’ Christmas”

Hudson Valley Ballers – “Best Friends” (Above Average)

Worst Gig Ever – “Max Silvestri Analyzes the Worst Jokes Ever” (Official Comedy)

Rob Delaney – “Duck Dynasty Butthole Logic”

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