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Friday, August 22nd, 2014

This Week in Comedy: The 'Simpsons' Marathon Begins

capefeareThe 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

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