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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 Web Videos: 'The Amazing Gayl Pile'

Casting ain’t easy, but it’s necessary: wise words spoken by…no one in particular, but felt deep down in the heart cockles of everyone who’s ever produced any piece of performance art. Strong writing is nothing without human vessels to bring those words to life. This is especially true in faux-reality content that lives and dies on characters who must inhabit a world much closer to the messiness of actual life than the delicately crafted chaos in most TV and film. When creators need real, they usually mine the improv set. Few have the cojones to stake their project’s success on a bunch of randos solicited on Craigslist, but The [...]

This Week In Web Videos: 'With Friends Like These'

The digital age of entertainment is no longer “on the horizon” or “about to break” or whatever other stupid phrase any number of automaton trends bloggers vomited out over the past three years. It’s here. Ask Reed Hastings, ask Kevin Spacey, ask Jeff Bezos, and… Mr. Hulu. We no longer watch TV. We watch content. That means two important things. First, the term “web series” is useless. Second, we, as independent producers, have to start upping our game. Created by and starring Christopher Graves and TJ Del Reno, With Friends Like These is an interesting foray into the world of intricately narrative, highly produced content built for a new [...]

Tom Lennon Runs a Christian Monster Museum in This New 'Superego' Video

Here's the latest video the comedy group/podcast Superego made for Nerdist, in which Tom Lennon voices a Christian man who runs a kids' museum called "God's Crazy Monsters," showing off frightening creatures created by God like dinosaurs, Rachel Maddow, and Toothful Jesus.

Judy Greer Plays a Rom-Com Best Friend in This New Funny Or Die Sketch

Judy Greer (Arrested Development, Archer) has played the thankless best friend part in romantic comedies like 13 Going on 30 and 27 Dresses, but now, in this new Funny Or Die sketch, she's playing the same rom-com best friend but finally gets to show her side of the story.

This Week in Web Videos: 'The Comedy Nut '

Created by Gregg Zehentner (The Nut, himself), Pat Stango, and Clayton Gumbert, The Comedy Nut doesn’t seem to be much of a novel undertaking at first glance. A weird interviewer makes straight men feel sort of uncomfortable — that’s our premise, and it’s one that everyone from Martin Short's Jiminy Glick to Zach Galifianikis’s morose cynic in Between Two Ferns are very familiar with. What makes The Comedy Nut unique is a subtle lampooning of the trope we’ve all come to know and love.

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: '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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'The Book of Mormon' Visits 'South Park' in This Animated "Hello!" Video

Here's a fun South Park-style animated video set to the tune of "Hello!" from Trey Parker and Matt Stone's Book of Mormon musical made by a fan of both productions. Note that Wendy is not impressed. (via)

Funny or Die Releases Uzo Aduba's Impressive 'OITNB' Audition Tape

For fans of Orange Is the New Black who have already powered through the new season, here's one way to ease your withdrawal — a new Funny or Die video featuring Uzo Aduba, better known as "Crazy Eyes," auditioning for every other role except the one she was born to play.

Dov Charney and Terry Richardson Choose 'America's Next Sick Fuck' for Funny Or Die

Here's a new Funny Or Die video about Dov Charney (Rich Fulcher) and Terry Richardson's (Moshe Kasher) new reality show, America's Next Sick Fuck, in which they seek out the world's greatest demented perverts and Steve Agee delivers a chameleon-like performance as Larry Flynt.

This Week In Web Videos: 'K&A'

I’m supposed to write things that are at least marginally insightful about the world of web video. That’s part of the whole “column” deal, you see, because insights qualify my words as a “review” and not just a verbal fire hydrant of fandom. While I have plenty of professional things to say about K&A — created by Katie Shannon and Katie Thompson and starring Audrey Claire and Ashley Elmi — like how its leads are perfectly paired improv dynamos, how it looks better than most indie films with 50 times the budget and is rife with cool and fresh storytelling accents that help us segue from [...]

James Adomian Plays Backpedaling Homophobe Rick Perry in a New Funny or Die Video

Texas Governor Rick Perry recently made headlines for comparing homosexuality to alcoholism, and in this new Funny or Die video, Perry (played by James Adomian) faces a crowd of gay men who take his comparison to a whole new level.

'Key and Peele's Phil Jackson Is "Mr. Popular"

Here's a the debut episode of Mr. Popular, a new web series from Above Average that was created by and stars Key and Peele writer and Chris Gethard Show alum Phil Augusta Jackson. New episodes of the six-episode series drop every Thursday, starring Jackson as a popular guy who confidently dances down the street to funk music while silently greeting his friends.