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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: 'Parks and Rec' and 'Archer' End Their Seasons

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 specialDinner 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 [...]

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.

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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 [...]

This Week in Comedy: A Sitcom Cancellation Bloodbath

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

-The major networks started putting together their fall schedules, and in the process, canceled a whole ton of comedies. ABC got rid of Trophy Wife, Mixology, Super Fun Night, The Neighbors, and Suburgatory, NBC axed Community and Growing Up Fisher, and Fox put at end to Dads, Surviving Jack, and Enlisted.

-Louie returned after a year and a half off with two solid episodes. Maron and Comedy Bang! Bang! debuted their new seasons as well.

-Adult Swim ordered a pilot for a werewolf hunter comedy created [...]

This Week in Comedy: 'Community' and 'Rick and Morty' Wrap Up Their Seasons

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

-Both of Dan Harmon's shows, Community and Rick and Morty, aired their season finales. We reviewed both of their seasons.

-Fox is canceling its Saturday night animated block Fox ADHD, but it will continue on the web.

-SNL announced they're airing a 40th anniversary special next February.

-We made a videolist of Conan O'Brien's most memorable remote segments.

-CBS announced that Stephen Colbert will be a guest on Letterman next week.

-We ranked the recent slew of announced reboots and sequels in The Comedy Sequel and Reboot [...]

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: Craig Ferguson Is Leaving Late Night, Michael Che Joins 'The Daily Show', and More

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

-After nearly a decade behind the desk at the The Late Late Show, Craig Ferguson announced Monday that he'll be departing at the end of the year. Joel McHale, Aisha Tyler, Michael Ian Black, and more are said to be his potential replacements.

-The Daily Show hired SNL writer and NYC standup Michael Che as its newest correspondent; he'll start next month. Here's our video guide to some of Che's best work.

-The Onion announced plans to parody Buzzfeed and Upworthy with a new site, Clickhole.

-We interviewed Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham about their new show Playing [...]