This Week in Comedy: Remembering Harold Ramis

In case you missed it, here’s all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-Comedy legend Harold Ramis passed away at the age of 69. We took a look at his extensive SCTV legacy and gathered up remembrances and reactions from all of his comedy peers and everyone who followed in his footsteps.

Late Night with Seth Meyers premiered

-Comedy Central renewed Broad City for Season 2.

co-creator Mike Schur believes the next season might be its last. First lady Michelle Obama is slated to guest star on the current season’s one-hour finale.

-Wes Anderson made a fully-animated version of his movie The Grand Budapest Hotel before filming the actual movie.

-Adam McKay says he and Will Ferrell are done with sequels; there won’t be an Anchorman 3 or a Step Brothers 2.

-We talked to Jessica Williams about being a Daily Show correspondent, Michael Ian Black and Michael Showalter about their podcast Topics, and Becky Yamamoto about her web series Uninspired.

-Season 4 of Portlandia premiered this week, and we examined how the show has transformed from quirky underdog to comedy mainstay.

-Eugene Mirman got a couple of silly petitions onto the White House website.

-We looked back at the Late Night debuts of Letterman, Conan, and Fallon, as well as Jack Paar’s run of The Tonight Show.

-Seth Rogen gave a touching testimony on Alzheimer’s research before a Senate subcommittee.

-We examined why personality is key at the “Weekend Update” desk and what makes The Lego Movie such a success.

-We recommended the Twitter feed of sketch writer Christine Nangle, and the week’s best podcasts.

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

Rory Scovel and MOCAtv – “Everywhere At Once”

Nerve – “Pubes”

Boy Search – “Chapter 6: Name that Band” (via Funny or Die)

Everyday Scandal – “Olivia Pope, The Baby Whisperer” (via Above Average)

Idiotsitter – “Episode 1: The Interview” (via Comedy Central)

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