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Friday, August 29th, 2014

This Week in Comedy: Summer's End

poehler-emmys-Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, and The Colbert Report won Emmys while Amy Poehler was snubbed for the 11th time.

-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.

-We had an interview with Alex Edelman, the 25-year-old comic from New York who won the Best Newcomer Award at Edinburgh Fringe.

-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.

-The Richard Pryor biopic will star Mike Epps.

-Netflix renewed BoJack Horseman days after its premiere.

-Chelsea Handler said goodbye on her Chelsea Lately finale.

-We had the clip of Vanessa Bayer’s public meltdown while interviewing Sara Bareilles on Above Average’s new episode Sound Advice.

-Ask a Grown Woman, a web series by Rookie, had serious advice from SNL cast member Sasheer Zamata.

-FX ordered Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K.’s show Baskets to series.

-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.

-UCB alum Alison Rich was hired as a writer for SNL's 40th season.

-Amazon released pilots up for consideration on Amazon Instant Video that include comedies by Whit Stillman, Jay Chandrasekhar, and Steven Soderberg.

-We had the trailer for Rosewater — Jon Stewart’s directorial debut film.

-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

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