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This Week in Comedy: Harry Shearer May or May Not Be Leaving 'The Simpsons'

Harry Shearer announced that he is leaving The Simpsons after 26 seasons, but there's still a chance he could sign on for another couple seasons.

-We went inside The Nightly Show with head writer Robin Thede.

Hulu ordered a 26-episode fourth season of The Mindy Project.

-We watched an early Late Show episode in which Letterman "took the show to Tokyo."

-Marc Maron took us on set of his IFC show Maron.

We talked to writer Kay Cannon about Pitch Perfect 2.

-We took a look at the new Netflix series Grace and Frankie.

-We went back in time to remember the [...]

This Week in Comedy: The Next Wave 2015

-We talked to the experts and compiled our list of the best up-and-coming comics in New York, Los Angeles, and other cities.

-A dozen Native American actors walked off the set of Adam Sandler’s new movie this week thanks to some truly awful jokes.

-Louis C.K. and Reese Witherspoon are set to be the final hosts of SNL’s season 40.

We reviewed Paul Feig's new sci-fi comedy Other Space , currently streaming on Yahoo! Screen.

We had a conversation with director/screenwriter/producer/actor/enigma Tommy Wiseau.

Jon Stewart explained why he's leaving The Daily Show.

-We dove into the completely insane world of [...]

This Week in Comedy: The 'Mr. Show' Reunion Is a Go

Netflix ordered a new sketch series, With Bob and David, from Mr. Show creators Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. It tapes its live portions in LA later this month.

-Trevor Noah was named the next host of The Daily Show.

-After 18 years, writer/performer Brian Stack said goodbye to Conan. He's headed back to New York to write for Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

-James Corden has quickly made his Late Late Show into one of the best shows on late night.

-We're pretty sure we discovered the most plagiarized joke of all time.

-We reviewed Saturday's excellent Dwayne Johnson-hosted SNL.

This Week in Comedy: RIP Sam Simon

The Simpsons co-creator Sam Simon died at 59 this week. A documentary on his life, Rebel with a Cause: The Sam Simon Story, airs Sunday on Fusion.

-With this week's news that a jury awarded Marvin Gaye's family millions of dollars for "Blurred Lines", we asked why joke stealing isn't considered anywhere near as serious an offense.

-Chris Hemsworth brought a little Aussie swagger to SNL, and we broke down the best and worst sketches of the night.

-We looked at how Bob Odenkirk keeps the integrity of ideas at the forefront in his career.

-Reportedly, Sony is developing an all-male Ghostbusters reboot [...]

This Week in Comedy: RIP Harris Wittels

-Harris Wittels, standup and writer/co-executive producer of Parks and Recreation, was tragically found dead at age 30.

-The stars came home for the SNL 40th anniversary special and we had the best and worst moments of the night.

-We caught up with Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson about season 1 of Broad City.

Norm Macdonald’s recap of Celebrity Jeopardy and #SNL40 is an absolute must-read.

-We talked Hot Tub Time Machine 2 with Rob Corddry, and oh yeah, he also taught us to meditate.

-We went inside the new comedy The Jack and Triumph Show with Jack McBrayer.

This Week in Comedy: Amy Schumer's '12 Angry Men' Parody Blows Up the Internet

-We explained why 12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer was so perfect.

-Check out the list of comedians getting Comedy Central Half Hour specials in 2015.

-We explored how the clever hook can kill a sitcom.

We reviewed The Nightly Show and how it found its voice in its Baltimore coverage.

-We reviewed the Scarlett Johansson-hosted SNL.

This Week in Comedy: Live Shows for the 'Mr. Show' Reunion Bring It Ever Closer

We got exclusive photos from the secret rehearsal show of With Bob and David, the Mr. Show reunion coming to Netflix.

-With Denver's thriving comedy scene currently experiencing an exodus to LA, we investigated how mid-sized cities handle the inevitable move west.

-It was announced that on May 2, Scarlett Johansson will be hosting SNL.

-We reviewed the SNL where Taraji P. Henson saved the day, almost.

-Matt Walsh gave us an inside look at the humanity of Veep.

-It was announced that Letterman’s final Late Show guests will include Bill Murray, Tina Fey, and Steve Martin.

-Paul F. Tompkins talked to us about [...]

This Week in Comedy: 'Super Troopers 2' Is a Go

-Broken Lizard launched an Indiegogo Campaign this week to make Super Troopers 2 and it reached its $2M goal within a day.

-We got a behind the scenes look at the secret technology that makes The Daily Show and Last Week Tonight work.

-Chris Tucker's long-awaited standup special, Chris Tucker Live, premieres on Netflix Friday, July 10.

-We went inside the big-time ambitions of Big Time in Hollywood, FL.

-Taraji P. Henson and Michael Keaton are set to host SNL in April.

-We took a look at Sealab 2021’s super stripped-down bottle episode "Fusebox."

-We unearthed the rare, out-of-print comedy albums of Albert Brooks.

This Week in Comedy: 'The Last Man on Earth' Is Here

We talked to Will Forte about the wonderful Last Man on Earth.

-We looked at what it's like working at SNL in the age of instant, widespread feedback.

-We discussed philosophy and spirituality with Eddie Pepitone.

-We watched "The Conversation", Mad About You's super bold bottle episode.

-IFC canceled Garfunkel and Oates after one season.

This Week in Comedy: 'SNL' Celebrates 40 Years

-It’s an end of an era as Jon Stewart announced this week he’s leaving The Daily Show.

-The SNL 40th anniversary special added 30 more minutes.

-We shared 40 of our favorite underappreciated SNL sketches.

-We broke down why the satire we need now is all the satire that's on right now.

-Margaret Cho gave us her take on turning pain into comedy.

-Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi took us inside the world of vampires, gangs, and Avian Puns.

-We took a look at how Sure Thing is helping Austin’s comedy scene explode.

-Brett Gelman exposed his dark side and talked about his [...]

This Week in Comedy: 'The Last Man on Earth' Ends Season 1

-We reviewed the somewhat uneven first season of The Last Man on Earth .

-We looked into how improv helps television’s best comedy writers.

Every single episode of Seinfeld is coming to Hulu this June.

-We talked to Tom Green about how he uses the internet to find his audience.

We talked to Nate Bargatze about his new hour-long standup special, Full Time Magic.

We talked to the co-host of the White Guy Talk Show, Saurin Choksi.

This Week in Comedy: RIP Stan Freberg

-Comedy legend Stan Freberg died at age 88.

-Silicon Valley premieres Sunday on HBO, and Zach Woods talked with us about the intricacies of playing awkward characters.

-Michael Keaton rang in Easter Weekend with a bang on SNL, and we had the highs and lows of the night.

Justin Willman talked to us about the intersection of comedy and magic and his comedy special Sleight of Mouth.

We talked to Giulia Rozzi about the art of making comedy that’s true to yourself.

This Week in Comedy: 'Community' Is Back

Dan Harmon spoke with us about the sixth season of Community, which debuted on Yahoo! Screen this week.

-Watch Sarah Silverman’s tribute to Harris Wittels.

We dove deep into the in-progress documentary Tickling Giants, which focusses on Bassem Youssef, "Egypt’s Jon Stewart," and his crusade for freedom of expression.

-We unearthed the Johnny Carson comeback special that never was.

We talked to Sara Schaefer about her new comedy album Chrysalis.

-The 2015 Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival announced its lineup.

This Week in Comedy: 'Parks and Rec' Says Goodbye

Parks and Recreation ended its wonderful run, and we took a look at the idealism that defined the show and how it transcended its mockumentary roots.

-We remembered Harris Wittels by compiling some of our favorite Wittels podcast appearances.

Chunklet magazine issued a long-out-of print seven-minute prank call dubbed "The Corporate Office" by Bob Schriner this week, and we took a look at why it's one of the greatest prank calls of all time.

-We looked at Community’s meta knockout of a bottle episode.

-It was announced that Chris Hemsworth will host SNL on March 7th.

-Second City Archives unearthed a 20-year-old Amy Poehler pilot featuring [...]