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Friday, December 20th, 2013

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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