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Friday, March 14th, 2014

This Week in Comedy: President Obama Visits 'Between Two Ferns'

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

-President Barack Obama was a guest on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifinakis. Here’s how it happened.

-We brought you inside SXSW for the Late Night with Seth Meyers panel and Lena Dunham’s keynote address.

-Louis C.K. will host SNL on March 29th, and Louie season 4 will premiere May 5th.

-Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm are starring in a movie together.
-We looked back at Billy on the Street star Billy Eichner's earlier work.

-Welsh standup comedian Jenny Collier shares her experience of sexism in comedy clubs.

-We talked with standups Jackie Kashian, Hari Kondabolu, and Morgan Murphy.

-Dan Harmon and Mitch Hurwitz are working on a secret new project together.

-In remake news, Tom Lennon will star opposite Matthew Perry in CBS’s Odd Couple pilot, while Jason Sudekis is in talks to star in a Fletch reboot.

-We applied the auteur theory to Kevin Smith.

-A Confederacy of Dunces is being turned into a play.

-We reviewed Jason Bateman's new movie, Bad Words, which he also directed.

-The Big Bang Theory gets a triple season renewal. Fox and CBS renew several shows as well.

-We recommended the Twitter feed of Joelle Boucai, the web series Ramsey Has a Time Machine, and the week’s best podcasts.


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

Between Two Ferns – "Barack Obama" (Funny Or Die)

WOMEN – "The Hangover Part IV"

Connor Ratliff – "@Ratliff2016GOLD Olympic Interview with Actual Journalist Sal Gentile"

On Cinema – "Muppets Most Wanted"

Funny Or Die – "This is the Scene from the New Veronica Mars Movie with the Kickstarter Backers in it!"