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Friday, August 15th, 2014

This Week in Comedy: Losing a Legend

robinwilliams-The world tragically lost a comedy legend in Robin Williams.

-Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, and Seth Meyers paid tribute to Robin Williams.

-Sam Haft shared a personal story about trying to know Robin Williams.

-We unearthed three sketches of Robin Williams on SCTV in 1982.

-Neal Brennan talked about his transition from behind the scenes to in front of the camera with his new show The Approval Matrix.

-We explored Comedy Central’s graveyard of short-lived sketch shows.

-Netflix announced premiere dates for standup specials from Bill Cosby, Chelsea Peretti, Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr, and Chelsea Handler.

-Matt Albie talked about what it’s like inside Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

-We proved that 37 is objectively the funniest number.

-Seth Rogen’s The Interview will have alterations done before its Christmas release.

-Chris Laker talked to us about the art of holding nothing back.

-Saturday Night’s Children looked at the contributions of Tom Davis who helped launch the careers of stars like Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray.

-We highlighted the 5 Best New Web Videos/Series You Almost Definitely Haven’t Seen, Part II.

-Jake Weisman talked to us about the love of the struggle. He touched on why his successful podcast The Morning After ended, making web sketches with Women, and his standup career.

-We shared how Richard Linklater the director of Dazed and Confused and School of Rock has used naturalism to find comedy that is evident in his new film Boyhood.

-This Week in Comedy Podcasts had the noteworthy episodes that paid tribute to Robin Williams.

-We examined the Marx Brothers’ television appearances.

-Melissa Broder shared with us how comedy and poetry intersect by expounding on three of her favorite tweets.

-We had a video of Rob Riggle sharing the time he bombed in front of Scorsese.

-Chris Hardwick announced @midnight’s renewal through 2015.

-Kurt Braunohler will shoot a pilot for a late night talk show on Comedy Central.

-We had the pilot episode of A to Z a comedy created by Rashida Jones.

-Mike Birbiglia is set to appear in a recurring role on Orange Is the New Black.

-Rod Man the winner of Last Comic Standing performed on The Tonight Show and we had the video.

And here are your top five web videos of the week:

SCTV – Church of Unlimited Credit with Robin Williams

CollegeHumor: "Shipping," the OTP Dating Commercial

On Cinema: 'Let's Be Cops' and 'The Expendables 3'

Goldwater: Third Wednesday

BuzzFeed Yellow: I Did Nothing