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Friday, June 6th, 2014

This Week in Comedy: 'Silicon Valley' and 'Inside Amy Schumer's Wrapped Up Their Seasons

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

-Silicon Valley and Inside Amy Schumer eached aired their season finales. We reviewed Silicon Valley's first year and rounded up the best sketches from this season of Amy Schumer.

-Following the success of Workaholics and Broad CityComedy Central has ordered a pilot from sketch duo BriTANick.

-NYC standup and former SNL writer Michael Che made his debut as a Daily Show correspondent. We interviewed him about his Comedy Central Half Hour, which airs tonight.

-John Oliver's net neutrality segment caused the FCC's comment section to crash.

-The UCB Theatre announced the amazing lineup for the 16th annual Del Close Marathon.

-We got some more details on what to expect from The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore.

-We took a look at the roots of comedic filmmaking by examining the visual direction of Chaplin and Keaton.

-We profiled Kristen Wiig's pre- and post-Saturday Night Live years, as well as her meteoric rise on the show itself.

-For its 30th anniversary, Ghostbusters is getting a theatrical re-release.

-We made a list of 11 excellent modern comedy duos, including the Broad City ladies and Key & Peele.

-Amy Poehler shared some more information on what to expect from her upcoming first book, Yes Please.

-We talked to comedian and physical therapy doctorate recipient Chris Distefano about his upcoming Half Hour, and what it takes to be a great stand-up.

-Kumail Nanjiani launched a podcast that will analyze every episode of The X-Files, one at a time.

-We recommended this week's best podcasts, including Morgan Freeman's podcast debut on Nerdist, and the Twitter feed of Eli Yudin.


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


Todd Glass – "Was It Better Back in the Day?" (via Funny Or Die)


WOMEN – "Soulmates"


CollegeHumor – "The Hottest Lesbian Kiss Ever"


Funny Or Die – "Amazon's New Product Revealed"


Ilana Glazer's Chronic Gamer Girl – "DEATH: THE FINAL FINALE!"