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Friday, July 11th, 2014

The Week In Comedy: The 2014 Emmy Nominations

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

-Here are this year's comedy Emmy nominations.

-Homestar Runner co-creator says he wants to revive the popular web cartoon.

-We talked to Maria Bamford about smaller audiences, international comedy scenes, and how she develops her act.

-The cast and writing staff for NBC's new sketch comedy was revealed.

-Weird Al just released the full track list for his new album Mandatory Fun. We looked back at Weird Al's first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

-We listed the eight longest-lasting SNL cast member tenures, and profiled each of them.

-We talked to Nathan Fielder about fascinating people, social awkwardness, and taking 'Nathan for You' abroad.

-In another edition of "Sketch Anatomy," Jimmy Kimmel Live! writer Jeff Loveness dissects The Lonely Island's The 'Bu.

-We took a look at Annie Hall and Woody Allen's experimental visual film style.

-We talked to tonight's Comedy Central Half Hour comedians Rachel Feinstein and Damien Lemon, and Kurt Metzger about his Comedy Central hour special.

-Tom Lennon and Ben Garant look back at Reno 911! and a possible distant-future reunion.

-IFC orders a Spoils of Babylon sequel called The Spoils Before Dying.

-We recommended the week's best podcasts, the web series The Amazing Gayl Pile, and the Twitter feed of Emily Blotnick.


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


"The Onion Reviews Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"


The Program – "Part Two: Powerless" (via Funny Or Die)


On CinemaDawn of the Planet of the Apes and And So It Goes (via Adult Swim)


Gabe & Max Need Help – "Episode 3: Trust" (via Thundershorts)


Mr. Popular – "Episode 5" (via Above Average)

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