This Week in Comedy: ‘Louie’ and ‘Playing House’ Wrap Up Their Seasons
In case you missed it, here’s all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:
–Ian Edwards talked to us about releasing his debut standup album through Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco Records.
-Ben Stiller says he’s “actively” working on the Zoolander sequel.
-We looked at how comedy podcasts including The X-Files Files, Mission Log, and Go Bayside! are creating a new type of TV criticism.
-In the latest installment of Sketch Anatomy, Inside Amy Schumer writer Emily Altman breaks down the sketch “Mom Computer Therapy.”
-We broke down the season 3 writing staff of Mr. Show for our new column Writing Staff Breakdown.
-Jerry Seinfeld sang a theme song for the new season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and it’s unbelievable in every way.
-We interviewed Yannis Pappas about his upcoming episode of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour.
-Chelsea Handler inked a deal with Netflix for a new talk show, hour standup special, and four docu-comedy specials.
–Steven Wright discussed his 35-year standup career and being a consulting producer for Louie.
-AMC ordered a second season of Bob Odenkirk’s Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul before the first even airs.
-We discovered that some SNL cast member biographies have some fascinating hidden facts in them.
And here are your Top Five Web Videos of the Week:
Funny Or Die – “Rick Perry on Homosexuality”
The Onion – “Who’s Fucking?: Josh and Debra”
Vanessa Bayer’s Sound Advice – “TV on the Radio”
Superego – “God’s Crazy Monsters” (via Nerdist)
Pocketwatch – “Gun Violence Sympathy Cards” (via UCBComedy)