This Week in Comedy: RIP Sam Simon

samsimonThe Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon died at 59 this week. A documentary on his life, Rebel with a Cause: The Sam Simon Story, airs Sunday on Fusion.

-With this week’s news that a jury awarded Marvin Gaye’s family millions of dollars for “Blurred Lines”, we asked why joke stealing isn’t considered anywhere near as serious an offense.

-Chris Hemsworth brought a little Aussie swagger to SNL, and we broke down the best and worst sketches of the night.

-We looked at how Bob Odenkirk keeps the integrity of ideas at the forefront in his career.

-Reportedly, Sony is developing an all-male Ghostbusters reboot called Ghost Corps from Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd. We don’t know why either.

We talked to basketball-loving LA standup Mo Welch.

-It was announced that Zoolander 2 will hit theaters Feb. 12, 2016.

-We dove deep into Seinfeld‘s groundbreaking bottle episode that took place in a parking garage.

We talked to Ariana Lenarsky about Twitter and using “lol” as punctuation.

-We watched Mel Brooks’ short-lived Robin Hood sitcom.

Monty Python: The Meaning of Live will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

-Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert brought Fabio to Life in this week’s Second City Archives.

-This week in web videos featured comedy duo Take Loser Bar’s episode Just Add Water.

– A rare 1969 Joan Rivers album will be re-released next month.

-We took you inside an all-female, sex-positive comedy show that brought comedians and porn stars together.

And here are your top five web videos of the week:

CollegeHumor – Our Big “The Dress” Sketch

Funny or Die – Office Space with Michael Bolton

Weird Things to Say in an Open Office

UCB1 – Tattoo Trauma: Think Before You Ink

Nerdist – Easy Brains Oven

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