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Friday, May 30th, 2014

This Week in Comedy: 'Community' May Return, New Danny McBride Show Announced, and More

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

-Hulu is in talks with Sony to produce a sixth season of Community.

-HBO has ordered 18 episodes of Danny McBride and Jody Hill's Eastbound & Down follow-up Vice Principals, which stars McBride as one of the titular high school administrators.

-We looked back at the time CBS auditioned potential Late Late Show host replacements like Drew Carey, Michael Ian Black, and Aisha Tyler on air back in 2004, and we make the case that they should do it again.

-Kroll Show writer and co-creator John Levenstein took us behind "Niece Denise" in another edition of our column Sketch Anatomy.

-Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow responded to Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday's remarks linking their movies and the recent UCSB tragedy. 

-We talked to Janeane Garofalo about her style, her influence, and her complete lack of web presence.

-Here's the line-up for the 2014 iteration of Tenacious D's jam-packed annual comedy gathering, Festival Supreme.

-Prolific comedy writer Adam Resnick sat down with us to talk about Letterman, writing a memoir, and his most embarrassing projects.

-We examined the recent resurgence of comedy records on vinyl.

-We profiled eight SNL cast members who went from the sidelines to success after leaving the show, including Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, and Joan Cusack.

-Web series gem High Maintenance will be getting six more episodes as part of Vimeo's push to enter the world of original programming.

-Here's a look at Amy Poehler's upcoming first book, Yes Please.

-We recommended the web series Studio Heads, the week's best podcasts, and the Twitter feed of Marissa Ross.


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


Funny Or Die – "Norm Macdonald's Inspiring Commencement Speech"


Superego – "General Zod" (Nerdist)


Boy Search – "Season Finale" (Funny Or Die)


"Varietopia with Paul F. Tompkins" – Michael Sheen


The Grawlix – "Moving Buddies"