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Friday, August 22nd, 2014

This Week in Comedy: The 'Simpsons' Marathon Begins

capefeare-The Simpsons marathon kicked off this week on FXX and we had the full schedule.

-We looked at why The Richard Pryor Special deserves a prominent placement in Pryor’s repertoire of greatness.

-The iconic voice of SNL Don Pardo died at 96.

-Alex Honnet and Caitlin Stephan, owners of the Upstairs Gallery in Chicago, shared about its closing and the upcoming independent comedy festival A Jangleheart Circus.

-Co-creator and executive producer of @midnight Alex Blagg explained why Key and Peele’s sketch "Insult Comic" is genius.

-Our Second City archive footage featured Adam McKay and Scott Adsit in their 1995 show Piñata Full of Bees.

-We broke down what happens when The Simpsons becomes dad humor.

-Dana Carvey and Nathan Lane’s awful sitcom was unearthed from the Paley Library and we dissected it for you to quietly laugh at.

-We had the list of Primetime Creative Arts Emmys winners.

-Jerrod Carmichael’s HBO special Love at the Store premieres on October 4th.

-Amy Schumer’s Ice Bucket Challenge video was disgustingly perfect.

-Fox passed on Tina Fey’s pilot Cabot College.

-Trailer Park Boys' new season premieres on Netflix September 5th.

-We had David Letterman’s ten-minute dedication to Robin Williams on The Late Show.

-We had the video of Vanessa Bayer playing a tacky talk show host in Haim’s new music video.

-This Emmy promotional video was written and directed by sketch duo Paulilu and stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

-An astronaut comedy is in the works at ABC based off Chris Hadfield’s memoir.

-The Awesomes got a third season on Hulu.

-We interviewed Kemp Baldwin about his digital comedy Don’t Walk.

-This Week in Comedy Podcasts featured Jermaine Fowler from You Made It Weird, amongst others.

-We had excerpts from the updated Live from New York book that due out September 9th.

-NBC canceled Working the Engels.

-Season 2 of Adam Devine’s House Party will feature Aparna Nancherla, Kurt Braunohler, and Kristen Schaal.

-NBC released a gag real of Parks and Recreation’s sixth season.

-Lorne Michaels is producing a movie starring Taran Killam, Rachael Harris, David Wain, and Bobby Moynihan.

And here are your top five web videos of the week

CollegeHumor: Kinda Racist? Try Diet Racism!

Cannibal Milkshake: Kinder – Finally, Tinder for Kids

Onion Talks: Hypothetically It Would Be Okay To Have Sex With A Robot Dog

Funny or Die: Couples Therapy with Mark Duplass, Ted Danson, and Elisabeth Moss

Modern Comedian: Maria Bamford