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Friday, June 20th, 2014

This Week in Comedy: 'Louie' and 'Playing House' Wrap Up Their Seasons

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

-Playing House and Louie both aired their season finales. We reviewed at Playing House's first season and Louie's more experimental fourth season.

-Ian Edwards talked to us about releasing his debut standup album through Conan O'Brien's Team Coco Records.

-Maya Rudolph joined The Nestan upcoming film also starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, written by longtime SNL writer Paul Pell.

-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 AnatomyInside 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.

-Standup Jared Logan talked to us about growing up in the South, his web series, and taking part in the standup concert film A Night at Whiplash.

-We recommended the week's best podcasts, the Twitter feed of Whitmer Thomas, and went behind the scenes of web series The Residuals with its creators.


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)

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