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Friday, August 29th, 2014

This Week in Comedy: Summer's End

poehler-emmysLouis 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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