In case you missed it, here's all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:
-We reviewed the latest seasons of Parks and Recreation and Archer, both of which wrapped up this week.
-Will Hines gave a strong defense of the practical implications of improv.
-We reviewed Brett Gelman's new Adult Swim special, Dinner with Friends with Brett Gelman and Friends.
-We took a look at Rick and Morty, Bob's Burgers, and American Dad!
, three cartoons in three different stages of life.
-Time magazine unveiled this year's list of the 100 most influential people, and Key and Peele made the cut.
-USA uploaded the pilot to Lennon Parham [...]
Former Parks and Recreation star Paul Schneider, who played Pawnee city planner Mark Brendanawicz in the show's first two seasons, did an interview with Screencrush shedding some light on his exit from the show and whether he'll ever come back as a guest star as co-creator Mike Schur has suggested.
"That experience was very strange for me," said Schneider reflecting on Parks and Rec. "I signed up for a specific character that was changed in mid-season. And it became a character with a lot less to do. And, all of a sudden, I was kind of confused and kind of having a lot less to do." When [...]
Bo Burnham guest starred on last week's episode of Parks and Recreation as super-American country singer Chipp McCapp, and here's a music video for his song, "Beautiful Like My Mom (Support the Troops)" that's sure to replace the national anthem in a few years.
"First of all, those overnight ratings are very silly, and we all need to stop reporting them and caring about them … Obviously, what matters is how networks can make money from ratings, but this is the system we have invented, where you can watch episodes of most shows on many different platforms at your absolute leisure, and yet we are still using a system that measures only the people who watched it the second it aired. It's like measuring album sales based on who bought the album within ten minutes of its release."
-Mike Schur, co-creator of Parks and Recreation and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, to Hitfix on how meaningless overnight [...]
Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza has booked her next movie role. She'll be playing the female lead in Ned Rifle, the long-awaited dark comedy from writer/director Hal Hartley, Variety reports. Ned Rifle is the third and final chapter in Hartley's Henry Fool trilogy, which began with 1997's Henry Fool and continued with 2007's Fay Grim. The movie was funded by a Kickstarter campaign last year.
Here's Hartley describing the plot:
In this swiftly paced conclusion, Henry and Fay's son, Ned, played by Liam Aiken, turns 18 and leaves a witness protection program. ("Rifle" is his maternal grandmother's maiden name—he's incognito). His mom has spent the last [...]