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Friday, March 7th, 2014

This Week in Comedy: Andy Daly's New Show Debuts, 'The Daily Show' Adds Jordan Klepper, and More

-Andy Daly's new show Review premiered on Comedy Central. We reviewed the show and interviewed Daly about it.

-The Daily Show hired comedian Jordan Klepper as its first new correspondent in two years.

-FX renewed Archer for two more Seasons 6 and 7, and Comedy Central renewed Kroll Show for Season 3.

-Bob's Burgers is putting out a music album.

-We interviewed Cole Bolton about being The Onion's new editor and Joe Mande about his new standup mixtape, writing for Parks and Rec, and buying a million Twitter followers.

-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,

-We dissected Late Night with Seth Meyers's first week on the air.

-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 made a wishlist for How I Met Your Mother's final episodes.

-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.

-We recommended the week's best podcasts and the Twitter feed of comedy writer Frank Lesser.


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"