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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

This Week in Comedy: Yahoo Saves 'Community'; 'Drunk History' and 'Nathan For You' Return

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

-Yahoo! resurrected Community at the last minute, ordering a 10-episode sixth season expected to premiere next year. Executives are insisting that a Community movie will happen, as well.

-Nathan For You and Drunk History returned to Comedy Central with the premieres of each of their second seasons. We ranked Nathan Fielder's best works from season 1 and interviewed Derek Waters about what to expect this year on Drunk History.

-We examined George Carlin and three other standups who completely reinvented their acts in the middle of their careers.

-Oscar-nominated writer/director Paul Mazursky passed away at 84.

-We interviewed Mike Sacks about his new book of interviews with comedians, Poking a Dead Frog, and excerpted his interview with Adam McKay.

-Nick Cannon is dropping some serious hints that he's been cast as Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic.

-We interviewed Eugene Mirman about standup and his self-titled comedy festival, Harris Wittels and Armen Weitzman about their short film The Badger's Promise, and Audrey Clair and Ashley Elmi about their web series, K&A.

-Melissa McCarthy's new movie Tammy came out and hasn't been doing so great with reviewers.

-FXX ordered 10 episodes of Man Seeking Woman, starring Jay Baruchel and Eric Andre, created by SNL's Simon Rich, and produced by Lorne Michaels.

-Tina Fey is producing and starring in an untitled witch comedy for Disney, but it's not Hocus Pocus 2 as initially reported.

-We recommended the week's best podcasts, including Nathan Fielder's grand return to Comedy Bang! Bang! and Dave Hill telling a crazy story on You Made It Weird.


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


WOMEN – "Come Here"


On Cinema at the Cinema with Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington – "Deliver Us From Evil and Tammy" (via Adult Swim)


Gabe & Max Need Help – "Safety" (via Thundershorts)


The Program – "Visions" (via Funny Or Die)


Sound Advice – NOFX (via Above Average)

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