This Week in Comedy: Craig Ferguson Is Leaving Late Night, Michael Che Joins ‘The Daily Show’, and More
In case you missed it, here’s all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:
-After nearly a decade behind the desk at the The Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson announced Monday that he’ll be departing at the end of the year. Joel McHale, Aisha Tyler, Michael Ian Black, and more are said to be his potential replacements.
–The Onion announced plans to parody Buzzfeed and Upworthy with a new site, Clickhole.
-Starz ordered two seasons of a Blunt Talk, a comedy created by Bored to Death‘s Jonathan Ames, produced by Seth MacFarlane, and starring Patrick Stewart, Yahoo ordered a comedy called Other Space, the first show Paul Feig’s created since Freaks and Geeks, and Xbox ordered a variety show pilot from JASH.
-Jerrod Carmichael is getting an HBO standup special, which will be the first time he’s ever done standup on TV.
-We dove deep into John Oliver’s other weekly satirical show, The Bugle, and Get a Life co-creator Adam Resnick’s new memoir, Will Not Attend.
-The Kids in the Hall are going on tour for the first time in six years.
–Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has been renewed for six more seasons, Childrens Hospital has been renewed for one more season, and Lisa Kudrow’s cult hit HBO comedy, The Comeback, is coming back for a limited run season.
-We looked back at Ellen DeGeneres and Mitch Hurwitz’s short-lived sitcom The Ellen Show and made a guide to your favorite sitcom writers on Twitter.
And here are your Top Five Web Videos of the Week:
Chicago Rats – “Condo Nights” (via Above Average)
James Adomian – “Jesse Ventura for President?” (via Funny Or Die)
Chronic Gamer Girl – “Stranger Exchanges: Sex in the Park!”
CollegeHumor – “Every YouTube Video Ever”
Dead Kevin – “Moving Out”