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This Week in Comedy: Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-CBS quickly announced that Stephen Colbert is taking over for David Letterman as host of Late Show in 2015. Now that The Colbert Report is set to end in December, we looked at Comedy Central's options for the soon-to-be open 11:30 time slot.

-Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are going to star as sisters in SNL writer Paula Pell's upcoming feature The [...]

This Week in Comedy: IFC Made a Lot of Exciting Decisions

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-IFC renewed The Birthday Boys and Comedy Bang! Bang! for another season each, with The Birthday Boys' new season consisting of 10 episodes and Comedy Bang! Bang!'s consisting of a whopping 40.

-IFC also ordered two new shows, one starring Rob Huebel and another created by Seth Meyers, Bill Hader, and Fred Armisen that will feature Hader and Armisen in recurring roles.

-Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie) [...]

This Week in Comedy: Remembering Harold Ramis

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-Comedy legend Harold Ramis passed away at the age of 69. We took a look at his extensive SCTV legacy and gathered up remembrances and reactions from all of his comedy peers and everyone who followed in his footsteps.

-Late Night with Seth Meyers premiered

-Comedy Central renewed Broad City for Season 2.

co-creator Mike Schur believes the next season might be its last. First lady Michelle Obama is slated to guest star on the current season's one-hour finale.

-Wes Anderson made a fully-animated version of his movie The Grand [...]

This Week in Comedy: NBC's Late Night Transition Begins

-NBC's 2014 late night transition has begun as Jay Leno did his final episode, ending with an emotional goodbye. We made a videolist of Jay Leno Tonight Show milestones.

-Leno rivals Jimmy Kimmel and Conan O'Brien counterprogrammed his final show with the return of Matt Damon and a Walking Dead theme episode with the whole cast, respectively. It didn't put a dent in Leno's ratings though as he scored his biggest audience since 1998.

-NBC canceled its new comedy The Michael J. Fox Show.

-Jerry Seinfeld weighed in on diversity in comedy and started a lot of Facebook arguments.

-We interviewed Beauty [...]

This Week in Comedy: Amy Poehler and Tina Fey Were Great Hosts Again; Galifianakis and C.K. Team Up

- Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the Golden Globes and absolutely killed it once again.

- Louis C.K. and Zach Galifianakis are writing a pilot for FX together for Galifianakis to star in.

- We interviewed Kroll Show star Nick KrollArcher creator Adam Reed, and Patton Oswalt.

- We ran a deep investigative report into the internet friendliness of the different TV networks.

- We analyzed season 2 of Kroll Show, the new FX comedy Chozen, the game changing 5th season of Archer, and the return of HBO's Girls.

This Week in Comedy: 'HIMYM' Ends and David Letterman Announces His Retirement

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-David Letterman announced that he's retiring from late night in 2015 after 35 years of hosting TV shows and being one of the most influential hosts in the history of late night TV.

-We made a list of who we think are the top candidates to replace David Letterman. A report says that Stephen Colbert is the network's top choice and that he wants the job.

-As if losing David Letterman isn't enough for CBS in one week, the network said goodbye to How I Met Your Mother after [...]

This Week in Comedy: President Obama Visits 'Between Two Ferns'

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-President Barack Obama was a guest on Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifinakis. Here’s how it happened.

-We brought you inside SXSW for the Late Night with Seth Meyers panel and Lena Dunham’s keynote address.

-Louis C.K. will host SNL on March 29th, and Louie season 4 will premiere May 5th.

-Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm are starring in a movie together.

This Week in Comedy: Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' Premieres

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-Jimmy Fallon took over as host of The Tonight Show on Monday (watch his first episode here). His first week featured fun appearances from Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Jerry Seinfeld.

-Mel Brooks warmly remembered Sid Caesar on Conan.

-Tina Fey's next movie is an adaptation of the darkly comic memoir The Taliban Shuffle, in which she'll play a journalist in the Middle East.

-Scott Thompson provided the Colbert Report with more Sochi Coverage as Buddy Cole. We then looked at why The Colbert Report should use its correspondents more often.

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This Week in Comedy: Louis C.K. Releases His First Movie

- This week Louis C.K. released his 1997 film Tomorrow Night, which we then reviewed. In other Louis news, he announced that he'll be releasing Todd Barry's new standup special on his website.

- There was a Full House reunion, and a Seinfeld reunion is happening "very soon."

- We interviewed standups Colin Quinn and Beth Stelling as well as podcasters Hayes Davenport and Sean Clements.

- We checked in on the current season of Bob's Burgers and liked what we saw.

This Week in Comedy: 'SNL' Addresses Diversity Criticism with Three New Hires

-SNL responded to criticism over its lack of diversity by adding a black female cast member, Sasheer Zamata, and two black female writers, LaKendra Tookes and Leslie JonesWe also looked into how SNL has done so far this year and examined the show's recent diversity push.

-The new season of Archer is about Archer and company leaving spying behind to become cocaine dealers in Latin America.

-We interviewed Tracey Wigfield about writing for The Mindy Project and 30 Rock and Dave Hill about his new radio show on WFMU.

-Parks and Recreation celebrated its 100th episode, and we ran a deep investigative report into [...]

This Week in Comedy: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', 'Broad City', 'Kroll Show', and 'Girls' Wrap Up Their Current Seasons

In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-We reviewed the first seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Broad City, the second season of Kroll Show, and the third season of Girls, all of which ended this week.

-Nothing's official yet, but plans are underway for a sixth season and a movie for Community.

-AMC is getting into comedy, offering development deals to Wyatt Cenac, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, and Kevin Smith.

-We interviewed Fred Armisen about Portlandia, Hannibal Buress about his new Comedy Central standup special, Matt Walsh about the upcoming season of Veep, and [...]

This Week in Comedy: Andy Daly's New Show Debuts, 'The Daily Show' Adds Jordan Klepper, and More

-Andy Daly's new show Review premiered on Comedy Central. We reviewed the show and interviewed Daly about it.

-The Daily Show hired comedian Jordan Klepper as its first new correspondent in two years.

-FX renewed Archer for two more Seasons 6 and 7, and Comedy Central renewed Kroll Show for Season 3.

-Bob's Burgers is putting out a music album.

-We interviewed Cole Bolton about being The Onion's new editor and Joe Mande about his new standup mixtape, writing for Parks and Rec, and buying a million Twitter followers.

-We looked back at Chris Elliott's failed [...]

This Week in Comedy: Comedy Luminary Sid Caesar Passes Away

-The legendary Sid Caesar dies at 91.

-Fred Armisen will be the bandleader for Late Night with Seth Meyers.

-NBC unveiled the full lineup for the first week of both The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers.

-Nathan Fielder revealed he was behind the whole "Dumb Starbucks" thing.

-Fox ordered a new sitcom created by and starring Will Forte.

-We checked out Amazon's three new comedy pilots, Mozart in the Jungle, The Rebels, and Transparent.

-HBO announced the premiere date and title of John Oliver's new talk show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and ordered a new [...]

This Week in Comedy: Colin Jost Joins 'Weekend Update' and 'Broad City' Premieres

- It was announced this week that SNL head writer Colin Jost will be replacing Seth Meyers as Weekend Update co-anchor on March 1st. Meyers's last SNL will be February 1st. To familiarize yourself with Jost's work, here's a videolist we made.

- The Greatest Event in Television History aired its last installment, with Adam Scott and Paul Rudd starring in a remake of the opening credits of Bosom Buddies.

- Comedy Central's new show, Broad City, premiered. We interviewed its stars/creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson and reviewed the show.

- We also interviewed the Workaholics guys, and Spoils of Babylon co-creator Matt [...]