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Friday, February 28th, 2014

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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