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Chris Hardwick Celebrates His Sober Anniversary with Some Photos of "Peter Hardwick"

Earlier this week, @midnight host Chris Hardwick led a game called "Peter Hardwick Facts," which has got to be one of the most enlightened ways for a guy to celebrate 11 years of sobriety — that is, sharing old photos of himself during his rougher drinking years and allowing guests Sara Schaefer, Cash Levy, and T.J. Miller to make fun of them without mercy. (via Huffington Post)

Conan Celebrates 20 Years of Late Night Television

Conan O'Brien is celebrating 20 years as a late night host this year, and in honor of that impressive milestone, he and his team at Conan have acquired some of the best clips from his two decades on the air. Each night this week, the'll be airing montages of classic moments, while extended versions of all the clips will be available on TeamCoco.com for a limited time. There are plenty of fantastic moments to relive, like Conan's trip to Ireland, and below, his attempts to hit on some of the famous actresses who have appeared on his show.

Christopher Guest Teases a Spinal Tap 30th Anniversary Reunion in 2014

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of This Is Spinal Tap's release, and in a new interview, Christopher Guest, teased the possibility of some sort of a reunion in 2014. When asked by The Guardian if there are plans for a Spinal Tap reunion soon, Guest replied, "We get asked to do shows on a regular basis. But what I will say is that we're in the midst of talking about something for next year…" Guest also reflected on all of the things the fake band has accomplished over the last three decades, saying, "Since the film 30 years ago we've gone on tour, playing Wembley, the Albert [...]

'SNL' Will Celebrate 40 Years with a Live Three-Hour Special Next February

Saturday Night Live will be embarking on its 40th season on NBC next year, and according to NYT reporter Bill Carter the occasion will be marked with a live three-hour special next February 15th similar to the 25th anniversary special in 1999. News of the special joins the extended version of the oral history book Live from New York coming out this September as the first two of most likely many tributes to Lorne Michaels's groundbreaking sketch comedy show.

Click through to watch Bill Murray bring back his Nick the Lounge Singer character for the star-studded 25th anniversary show and read the official statement from NBC:

'The Onion' Turns 25 This Week

Fake news juggernaut The Onion turned 25 yesterday. It was 1988 when two college students started the publication as a print newspaper. Now, The Onion is now a comedic institution, boasting a website with multiple sections, various TV projects, several books, the Onion News Network, and various other web videos. Two and a half decades after its inception, The Onion is sharp as ever and a home to some of the sharpest comedy writers around.

The Best Classic Clips from Conan O'Brien's 20th Anniversary on Late Night

Conan O'Brien has been celebrating his 20th anniversary as a late night host this week, and his website Team Coco has been uploading a bunch of classic clips from his stints on Late Night, The Tonight Show, and his current show, Conan. There are dozens of sketches and bits, some of which haven't been available online ever, but they'll only be on the website until November 15th. We weeded through all the Conan 20th anniversary sketches and put all the best ones below, including early work by young comedy luminaries like Bob Odenkirk, Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler, and Louis C.K.

Check out all the best clips below:

Watch Bill Murray's Appearance on David Letterman's 20th Anniversary Show

Bill Murray's appearances on Letterman are always something to look forward to, and last night was no exception. Murray, who was Letterman's first guest on both his shows in 1982 and 1993 respectively, dropped by to celebrate Letterman's 20th anniversary on The Late Show and he pulled out all the stops. Here's Murray's entire 20-minute appearance on the show last night, in which he enters dressed as Liberace, jackhammers open a hole in the stage to retrieve a time capsule from 1993, and caps it off by singing "I Will Always Love You" to Letterman.