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Friday, August 8th, 2014

This Week in Comedy: 'The Late Late Show' Gets a New Host

james_corden_lg-James Corden was revealed to be the new host of The Late Late Show, and we put together a video guide to introduce you to him.

-T.J. Miller talked to us about the craft of comedy at Just for Laughs.

-We found that Will Ferrell might play soft-core porn producer Russ Meyer in Russ & Roger Go Beyond.

-That Ghostbusters reboot will have female leads and might be directed by Paul Feig.

-We talked with Michelle Wolf about what it’s like balancing standup and writing for Late Night.

-Pete Davidson explained what it’s like being a rising standup at age 20.

-We unearthed a video of Chris Farley singing his heart out at Second City a year before joining SNL.

-Larry David will star in his own Broadway play, Fish in the Dark.

-Neal Brennan gave an update on Tracy Morgan on Late Night.

-Netflix said that “it’s only a matter of time” before a new season of Arrested Development.

-The Broken Lizard guys are developing a comedy for TBS.

-Greg Poehler’s NBC show ‘Welcome to Sweden’ was renewed for a second season.

-We highlighted the web videos of Matt Evans.

-We dove deep on Comedy Quest, the video game that lets you experience the bleak life of a struggling comic.

-Chris Lilley talked to us about his new HBO show Jonah From Tonga.

-Aaron McGruder’s new show ‘Black Jesus’ sparked controversy but we broke down the long history of comedic messiahs.

-‘This Week in Comedy Podcasts’ Scott Aukerman shared details about ‘Saved By The Bell’ and ‘Sharknado 2.’

-Lonely Island movie is in the works with Judd Apatow.

And now your top five web videos of the week:

CollegeHumor: Don't Make Me Hold Your Baby

Funny or Die: Modern Office with Christina Hendricks

UCB1: Juggalos: Are They a Gang?

BuzzFeed Yellow: What Men Are Really Saying When Catcalling Women

Funny or Die: OK Cupid's Human Experiments