This Week in Comedy: Comedy Luminary Sid Caesar Passes Away
-The legendary Sid Caesar dies at 91.
-Fred Armisen will be the bandleader for Late Night with Seth Meyers.
-Nathan Fielder revealed he was behind the whole “Dumb Starbucks” thing.
-We checked out Amazon’s three new comedy pilots, Mozart in the Jungle, The Rebels, and Transparent.
-HBO announced the premiere date and title of John Oliver’s new talk show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and ordered a new comedy series starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins and another starring Dwayne Johnson and Rob Corddry.
-Comedy Central gave us an exclusive look at the list of comedians getting half-hour specials this year, including Kurt Braunohler, Chris Gethard, and more.
-Bill Murray gave PBS’s Charlie Rose a candid, hour-long interview.
-Jerry Seinfeld accused The Lego Movie of plagiarizing a joke he made in a web-only credit card commercial 10 years ago.
-Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions adds female-centric label, “Gloria Sanchez.”
-Scott Thompson’s fabulous The Kids in the Hall character Buddy Cole served as Stephen Colbert’s Olympics correspondent twice this week on The Colbert Report. Thompson also released three short films.
-Earwolf adds Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter’s show, Topics, to their podcast network. We also reviewed Andy Daly’s new podcast, The Andy Daly Podcast Pilot Project, and liked what we heard.
And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:
Nathan Fielder – “Dumb Starbucks”
Elephant Larry – “Masturbation Psychic”
The Onion – “The Onion Reviews RoboCop”
Modern Comedian – “Episode 28: Nick Thune”
CollegeHumor – “Why Engagement Rings Are a Scam”