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Friday, February 21st, 2014

This Week in Comedy: Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Premieres


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

-Jimmy Fallon took over as host of The Tonight Show on Monday (watch his first episode here). His first week featured fun appearances from Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Jerry Seinfeld.

-Mel Brooks warmly remembered Sid Caesar on Conan.

-Tina Fey's next movie is an adaptation of the darkly comic memoir The Taliban Shuffle, in which she'll play a journalist in the Middle East.

-Scott Thompson provided the Colbert Report with more Sochi Coverage as Buddy Cole. We then looked at why The Colbert Report should use its correspondents more often.

-We checked out acclaimed comedy writer Jack Handey's lost screenplayHarv the Barbarian.
-Jimmy Kimmel pulled off another YouTube prank, conspiring with a US Olympian to make it look like there was a wolf roving her hotel.

-An alternate version of Anchorman 2 will be released in theaters next week.

-We talked to standup Nate Bargatze about getting started in comedy, Marc Maron, and pilot season.

-Footage of Chris Farley playing his motivational speaker character Matt Foley at Second City before taking it to SNL surfaced.

-We looked back on Seth Meyers's 13 years at SNLWill Ferrell's best late night appearances, and Edward R. Murrow's interview with Sid Caesar.

-A Ride Along sequel has already been greenlit.

-Adam Scott and Scott Aukerman announced the launch of their brand new U2-centric podcast.

-We recommended the twitter feed of standup Solomon Georgio, Bill Stiteler's Vine videos, and the week's best podcasts


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


Funny Or Die – Boy Search – "Chapter 5: Dressing the Part"


Don't You Think? with Jared Logan – "Episode 2: Prisons featuring Leo Allen"


WOMEN – "Silly Time"


CollegeHumor – "Vladimir Putin's Local Olympic Commercial"


The Onion – "SHOCKER: SNL Kills Off Beloved Seth Meyers Character"