This Week in Comedy: Losing a Legend

-The world tragically lost a comedy legend in Robin Williams.

-Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, and Seth Meyers paid tribute to Robin Williams.

-Sam Haft shared a personal story about trying to know Robin Williams.

-We unearthed three sketches of Robin Williams on SCTV in 1982.

-Neal Brennan talked about his transition from behind the scenes to in front of the camera with his new show The Approval Matrix.

-We explored Comedy Central’s graveyard of short-lived sketch shows.

-Netflix announced premiere dates for standup specials from Bill Cosby, Chelsea Peretti, Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr, and Chelsea Handler.

This Week in Comedy: Weird Al Hits #1 and 'The Meltdown' Premieres

-Former SNL cast member Gary Kroeger wrote about what it's like to be hired and then fired by the show.

-Seinfeld writer Andy Cowan told us about writing "The Opposite," one of the best Seinfeld episodes ever.

-We dug up Dratch & Fey, Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch's old pre-SNL stage show.

-We examined whether or not being a comedian is a sign of mental illness.

-Remember the time Jerry Seinfeld roasted Tommy Chong on the Playboy Channel? No?

-We looked at the inside story of LA standup mainstay The Meltdown, and talked to hosts Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray about bringing it [...]

This Week in Comedy: Yahoo Saves 'Community'; 'Drunk History' and 'Nathan For You' Return

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

-Yahoo! resurrected Community at the last minute, ordering a 10-episode sixth season expected to premiere next year. Executives are insisting that a Community movie will happen, as well.

-Nathan For You and Drunk History returned to Comedy Central with the premieres of each of their second seasons. We ranked Nathan Fielder's best works from season 1 and interviewed Derek Waters about what to expect this year on Drunk History.

-We examined George Carlin and three other standups who completely reinvented their acts in the middle of [...]

This Week in Comedy: 'The Onion' Unveils Clickhole.com

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

-We take a look inside The Onion's new click-bait-satirizing website Clickhole.

-Comedian and mentor of Tracy Morgan, James 'Jimmy Mack' McNair passed away after a fatal car wreck that also critically injured Ardie Fuqua, Harris Stanton, and Morgan himself.

-Beloved pioneer of British alt comedy, Rik Mayall has passed awayWe remember him fondly.

-Comedy Central renews Inside Amy Schumer and Review, and order two new shows, Idiotsitter and Another Period.

-Dave Chappelle this week made his first late night appearance in six years. Here he is talking to Letterman about Chappelle's Show's sudden end.

-Saturday night, Splitsider will be celebrating [...]

This Week in Comedy: HBO Is Developing a Show Created by and Starring Bill Hader, and 'SNL' Ends Its 39th Season

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

-After the SNL season 39 finale, we created a bunch of guides for the season: We broke down each cast member's contribution, looked at how this season addressed raceranked the episodes, and listed the 24 best sketches.

-A year after leaving SNLBill Hader is set to create and star in his own HBO series.

-After seven months, two seasons, and 73 episodes, TBS canceled The Pete Holmes Show, effective in June.

-We released A Night at Whiplash, the second movie in the Splitsider Presents series. The standup film features sets by Sheng Wang, [...]

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

-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 [...]

This Week in Comedy: Weird Al's Still Got It

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

-Broadway great and 30 Rock scene stealer Elaine Stritch passed away at 89.

-SNL has begun its change-ups for next season: Brooks Wheelan announced that he had been fired from the show, which was quickly followed with the news that John Milhiser, Noel Wells and Nasim Pedrad will also not be returning. SNL [...]

This Week in Comedy: North Korea Declares War on Comedy

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

-North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un declares Seth Rogen and James Franco’s new comedy, The Interview, an ‘Act of War’. Then they launched three missiles.

-Funny or Die releases the lineup for their second ever Oddball Tour — and it’s amazing

-FYI: Amazon is taking comedy series submissions again.

-We check out how the legal marijuana industry is helping to elevate Denver’s comedy scene.

-We take a look at Jason Sudeikis’s long and versatile career on Saturday Night Live.

-Even stranger than the Kim Jong-un/Seth Rogen standoff, here comes David [...]

This Week in Comedy: 'Silicon Valley' and 'Inside Amy Schumer's Wrapped Up Their Seasons

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

-Silicon Valley and Inside Amy Schumer eached aired their season finales. We reviewed Silicon Valley's first year and rounded up the best sketches from this season of Amy Schumer.

-Following the success of Workaholics and Broad CityComedy Central has ordered a pilot from sketch duo BriTANick.

-NYC standup and former SNL writer Michael Che made his debut as a Daily Show correspondent. We interviewed him about his Comedy Central Half Hour, which airs tonight.

-John Oliver's net neutrality segment caused the FCC's comment section to crash.

-The UCB Theatre announced the amazing lineup for the 16th annual Del Close Marathon.

This Week In Comedy: Networks Unveil Their New Fall Schedules

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

-After a massive week of cancellations, the networks announced their final fall schedules, and we made a handy guide to the new lineup of network comedies.

-This next season will be the last for both Parks and Recreation and Two and a Half Men.

-We recommended five great web series you probably haven't seen.

-CBS passed on How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met Your Dad and Comedy Central passed on The Chris Gethard Show.

-We talked to Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts about the new [...]

This Week in Comedy: Successes and Failures

-Mike Birbiglia talked about the importance and power of jokes.

-We broke down Comedy Central’s one-season wonders.

-We highlighted memorable moments from Andy Kindler’s Just For Laughs keynote speech.

-Co-creator of Nathan for You Michael Koman talked about the show's success, and we looked at how the show blows up reality TV. And the Dumb Starbucks episode finally aired, living up to sky-high expectations.

-Saturday Night’s Children looked at Morwenna Banks's shortest SNL stint ever.

-We discovered the social media graveyard of canceled comedies.

-We unearthed a clip of Bill Murray’s 1980 show Bill Murray [...]

The Week In Comedy: The 2014 Emmy Nominations

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

-Here are this year's comedy Emmy nominations.

-Homestar Runner co-creator says he wants to revive the popular web cartoon.

-We talked to Maria Bamford about smaller audiences, international comedy scenes, and how she develops her act.

-The cast and writing staff for NBC's new sketch comedy was revealed.

-Weird Al just released the full track list for his new album Mandatory Fun. We looked back at Weird Al's first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.

-We listed the eight longest-lasting SNL cast [...]

This Week in Comedy: 'Louie' and 'Playing House' Wrap Up Their Seasons

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

-Playing House and Louie both aired their season finales. We reviewed at Playing House's first season and Louie's more experimental fourth season.

-Ian Edwards talked to us about releasing his debut standup album through Conan O'Brien's Team Coco Records.


This Week in Comedy: 'Community' May Return, New Danny McBride Show Announced, and More

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

-Hulu is in talks with Sony to produce a sixth season of Community.

-HBO has ordered 18 episodes of Danny McBride and Jody Hill's Eastbound & Down follow-up Vice Principals, which stars McBride as one of the titular high school administrators.

-We looked back at the time CBS auditioned potential Late Late Show host replacements like Drew Carey, Michael Ian Black, and Aisha Tyler on air back in 2004, and we make the case that they should do it again.

-Kroll Show writer and co-creator John Levenstein took us behind "Niece Denise" in another edition [...]