This Week In Comedy: Networks Unveil Their New Fall Schedules
In case you missed it, here’s all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:
-After a massive week of cancellations, the networks announced their final fall schedules, and we made a handy guide to the new lineup of network comedies.
-We recommended five great web series you probably haven’t seen.
-We talked to Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts about the new season of Comedy Bang! Bang!, standup Brian Regan about road tours and warm-up comedians, and NYC comedian Jacqueline Novak about her debut standup album, Quality Notions.
-Norm Macdonald wrote a missive on Twitter about working on Roseanne, and the dismissive nature of labeling a comedian as “difficult.” Roseanne Barr spoke out as well on behind-the-scenes sexism on her show.
–Lorne Michaels’s Above Average is teaming up with UCB Comedy to create and host brand new sketch videos online.
-Conan O’Brien renewed his contract with TBS through 2018.
-We recommended the week’s best podcasts.
And here are your Top Five Web Videos of the Week:
CollegeHumor – “Pat Cassels vs. Mark Zuckerberg”
Funny Or Die – “Human Code: Sleep/Water”
Big Grande – “Queen”
Perfect Week – “The Perfect Monday” (via JASH)
Nerdist – “Thomas Lennon Is the Godzilla Lawyer”