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This Week in Comedy: The 'Simpsons' Marathon Begins

The Simpsons marathon kicked off this week on FXX and we had the full schedule.

-We looked at why The Richard Pryor Special deserves a prominent placement in Pryor’s repertoire of greatness.

-The iconic voice of SNL Don Pardo died at 96.

-Alex Honnet and Caitlin Stephan, owners of the Upstairs Gallery in Chicago, shared about its closing and the upcoming independent comedy festival A Jangleheart Circus.

-Co-creator and executive producer of @midnight Alex Blagg explained why Key and Peele’s sketch "Insult Comic" is genius.

-Our Second City archive footage featured Adam McKay and Scott Adsit in their 1995 show Piñata Full of Bees.

-We broke [...]

This Week in Comedy: The Dave Chappelle Incident and David Letterman's 20th Anniversary

-Dave Chappelle walked off stage after dealing with a bad audience during a stop on the Funny or Die tour in Hartford, Connecticut.

-David Letterman celebrated his 20th anniversary on CBS's The Late Show, and his first-ever guest, Bill Murray, stopped by for another amazing appearance on the show. We picked the best moments from Letterman's 20 years on The Late Show, one from every year.

-Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have been invited to host the Golden Globes again.

Here's a list of the best videos from sketch comedy group Good Neighbor, who were recently hired by SNL.

-Mitch Hurwitz says he wants to make the Arrested Development movie next, then [...]

A Week of Crossovers: Woody Allen and Louis C.K., 'The Simpsons' and 'Family Guy'

Woody Allen and Louis C.K. want to make a buddy movie together, and The Simpsons and Family Guy are set to go face to face too, in a crossover episode of Family Guy airing in 2014.

-Chicago comedian Claire Mulaney, younger sister of John Mulaney, has joined Saturday Night Live's writing staff for the upcoming season.

-We interviewed prolific SNL writer Jack Handey about his novel The Stench of Honololu, Anthony Jeselnik about The Jeselnik Offensive, and Brian Posehn about his new CD/DVD and plans for Mr. Show's 20th anniversary.

The Chris Gethard Show reached 100 episodes, and Gethard looked back on his favorite [...]

A Controversial Week in Comedy

– Jim Gaffigan self-released his comedy special online for $5.

Daniel Tosh has started a disgusting, awful YouTube trend that needs to be stopped.

Ricky Gervais took some heat about Derek and wasn’t too happy about it.

The Office might reboot itself in the wake of cast uncertainty.

– We talked to Chris Elliott about Eagleheart and being generally the best.

– We determined that The State is the Wu-Tang Clan of Comedy.

A Pretty Fun Week of Comedy

-We extensively previewed the fall season's upcoming TV and movie offerings.

We talked to Patton Oswalt, and ran an exclusive track from his upcoming standup album.

-We talked about whether or not Whitney will be able to survive its god-awful print and billboard ad campaign.

-We made the argument that Derrick Comedy's Mystery Team deserves cult classic status.

-Fox is considering launching a 24/7 all-Simpsons channel. Woo hoo!

This Week in Comedy: Colin Jost Joins 'Weekend Update' and 'Broad City' Premieres

– It was announced this week that SNL head writer Colin Jost will be replacing Seth Meyers as Weekend Update co-anchor on March 1st. Meyers's last SNL will be February 1st. To familiarize yourself with Jost's work, here's a videolist we made.

The Greatest Event in Television History aired its last installment, with Adam Scott and Paul Rudd starring in a remake of the opening credits of Bosom Buddies.

– Comedy Central's new show, Broad City, premiered. We interviewed its stars/creators Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson and reviewed the show.

– We also interviewed the Workaholics guys, and Spoils of Babylon co-creator Matt [...]

This Week in Comedy: John Oliver's Final 'Daily Show' as Host and Tina Fey's New TV Projects

-John Oliver hosted his final Daily Show (for now). In honor of this, we listed our favorite moments from the Brit's time as interim-host. Jon Stewart returns with the show's next new episode on September 3rd.

-Tina Fey has two new shows in the works. One is a workplace comedy for NBC. The other is a comedy [...]

A Hot Week in Comedy

-The outgoing head writer for the Onion News Network walked us through her five favorite videos that they ever made.

Adam Carrolla was a real prick.

-We looked at Charlie Kaufman's episodes of Get a Life and Ned and Stacey.

That's My Boy tanked.

-We checked out the British TV special that helped spawn Monty Python.

-We looked at Ben Stiller's very short time on SNL.

-We rounded up some clips of Steve Carell before he was famous.

A Contentious Week in Comedy

-We gathered up 10 of Mr. Show's best commercial parodies.

-A rumor emerged that Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg are all leaving SNL at the end of the season.

-It was announced that both Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels are on board for Dumb and Dumber 2.

-We gathered up Larry David's almost-lost sketches from ABC's Fridays, its short-lived SNL competitor.

-We looked at the lost roles of Dave Chappelle.

-We ranked Fox's 25 best comedies in honor of the network's 25th anniversary.

A Prepared and Well-Stocked Week of Comedy

-We revisited and defended David Letterman's notorious 1995 Oscar hosting performance.

-An audience member admitted to raping someone in a monologue at the UCB Theatre's Del Close Marathon, and we talked about what comedy's responsibility is to such awfulness.

-We talked to the Campaign Legal Center about what the Colbert Super PAC means for the future of campaign fundraising and advertising.

Our road trip with Kyle Kinane came to an end.

-Jimmy Fallon's upcoming SNL hosting gig was eerily predicted nearly to the day on a 1998 episode.

-We looked at the wonderful movies of Commedia all'italiana.

This Week in Comedy: 'SNL' Auditions Two Dozen Black Women for the Cast, Will Add One or Two in January

-After months of diversity criticism, SNL held auditions on both coasts consisting entirely of black female performers. Lorne Michaels said one, or possibly two, will be added to the cast in January.

-Premiere dates were announced for a ton of shows, including Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Jan. 2)Broad City (Jan. 22), Workaholics (Jan. 22)Portlandia (Feb. 27), and Andy Daly's Review (Feb. 27).

-Remakes of Naked Gun (with Ed Helms) and The Odd Couple (with Matthew Perry) are in the works.

-We interviewed Key & Peele showrunners Ian Roberts and Jay Martel, writer and standup Dana Gould, and published an old archived interview with George Carlin, and Anchorman 2 star David Koechner.

-Prince [...]

This Week in Comedy: Donald Glover's New Show and a Pee-Wee Herman Movie Update

-Now that he's leaving Community midway through the season, Donald Glover's next project is writing, producing, and starring in a new comedy about musicians for FX.

-Paul Reubens says he has a director, funding, and finished script for a new Pee-Wee Herman movie and expects to shoot in 2014.

-Daft Punk canceled on Stephen Colbert, but he made a great "Get Lucky" music video without them.

-Speaking of music videos, Mumford & Sons' latest features Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis, and Will Forte playing them, complete with beards and banjos.

-We interviewed Borat and Bruno co-writer [...]

A Pranked Week in Comedy

– All ten new Arrested Development episodes will premiere on Netflix at the same time.

SNL Headwriter Seth Meyers announced The Awesomes is coming to Hulu and Alone for the Holidays is coming to Christmastime movie theaters.

– A mysterious "Mr. Peepers" script was found in California and then the writer was revealed.

– We scoured the vaults and looked at Peter Sellers local TV work.

– We listed the complete Dan Harmon Channel 101 Canon.

– We spoke to Timothy Simons about starring in Veep.

– We talked to Scott Jacobson about the brilliant program for The Daily [...]

A Reactionary Week in Comedy

– We really aren't jealous of Dakota Fanning.

– We reviewed John Warner's The Funny Man.

– We wondered whether Whitney Cummings is really revolutionarily sexy.

– We explained how your favorite sketch groups got their names.

– We looked back on Almost Live!'s contributions to sketch and science.

– We investigated the humor of The X-Files.