This Week in Comedy: Summer’s End
-We had an inside look at the return of Superego with Matt Gourley, Jeremy Carter, Mark McConville, and Paul F. Tompkins.
-We discussed whether or not Modern Family really is the best-directed comedy on TV.
-Janet Varney shared what she’s learned from interviewing women in entertainment on her Nerdist podcast The JV Club and why you should keep your childlike enthusiasm.
-We dug up the many one-season sitcoms and news parodies of Comedy Central.
–Saturday Night’s Children featured Alan Zweibel, writer of famous SNL characters like Belushi’s Samurai and Gilda Radner’s Weekend Update regulars Emily Litella and Roseanne Roseannadanna.
-Scottish comic Daniel Sloss talked about the art of telling critics to piss off.
-Our exclusive Second City Archives video this week had Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert singing the Obvious Song together in 1993.
-This Week in Web Videos highlighted Lily Du and David Craig’s Fruiting 101.
-Our comedy podcast team picked the exceptional and noteworthy podcasts of the week and Natasha Lyonne was picked for How Was Your Week along with many others.
-Netflix renewed BoJack Horseman days after its premiere.
-Chelsea Handler said goodbye on her Chelsea Lately finale.
–Ask a Grown Woman, a web series by Rookie, had serious advice from SNL cast member Sasheer Zamata.
-Jimmy Kimmel had Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow acting out Friends fan fiction.
-Weezer’s front man Rivers Cuomo is having a comedy developed by Fox about his life.
-If you didn’t get enough Simpsons during the FXX marathon, don’t worry: FXX will keep running episodes nearly non-stop after the marathon.
And here are your top five web videos of the week:
WOMEN – Driving
The Onion – GOP Maintains Solid Hold On Youth That Already Look Like Old Men
Pocketwatch – Stalked by an Ad
Funny or Die – Cop vs. Black Guy
Above Average – Tim’s Cousin Was on the News