This Week in Comedy: Andy Daly’s New Show Debuts, ‘The Daily Show’ Adds Jordan Klepper, and More
–The Daily Show hired comedian Jordan Klepper as its first new correspondent in two years.
-We looked back at Chris Elliott’s failed stab at a mainstream family sitcom and prolific SNL writer Jim Downey’s short stint as a cast member on the show.
-TruTV ordered 10 episodes of a sketch show called Friends of the People, starring The Lucas Brothers, Kevin Barnett, Josh Rabinowitz, Jermaine Fowler, Jennifer Bartels, and Lil Rel Howery,
-Conan O’Brien is hosting the 2014 MTV Movie Awards, and we made a videolist of his best non-late night hosting gigs from years past.
-We gathered up a big fat pile of Bill Murray quotes in The Collected Wisdom of Bill Murray.
-Lena Dunham is writing a four-part Archie comics series.
-NBC is pressuring guests to only appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and not other talk shows.
And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:
Phil Jackson – “Black Mad Men – Hummus”
Dead Kevin – “Richard’s Birthday (100th Sketch)”
Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington – “Second Annual On Cinema Oscar Special” (for AdultSwim.com)
Funny Or Die – “NSA on TV”
CollegeHumor – “Photoshop Has Gone Too Far”