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.
-Comedy Central renewed Broad City for Season 2.
-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.
-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.
-Seth Rogen gave a touching testimony on Alzheimer’s research before a Senate subcommittee.
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)