What's on TV This Week: 'David Letterman: A Life on Television'

david-lettermanThis week kicks off with Ray Romano taking a walk down memory lane Monday on CBS, when he hosts David Letterman: A Life on Television. The show takes a retrospective look at Letterman's career in television from his days as a weatherman in Indiana to his retirement from the Late Show, which airs May 20. Tuesday on NBC, Undateable is a live one-hour episode, and Fox has the season four finale of New Girl followed by the season one finale of Weird Loners. Also this week, The Big Bang Theory wraps up its eighth season on CBS Thursday, and Saturday, Reese Witherspoon hosts SNL.

In late night, Will Ferrell, Martin Short, Tina Fey, Ray Romano, and Brian Regan stop by Letterman, Jack Black and Jeff Garlin are guests on Fallon, while Adam DeVine is on Kimmel.  Conan welcomes Chris O'Dowd and T.J Miller, Meyers has Chris Distefano and Jack Black, and Corden is visited by Dana Carvey.  @midnight has a ton of comedy's best. This week, Paul F. Tompkins, Grace Helbig, Matt Besser, Dan Harmon, and more are panelists.

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

last_man_on_earth-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. READ MORE


What's on TV This Week: 'Last Man on Earth' Ends Its First Season

thelastmanonearthNew episodes continue this week: Louie, New Girl, Comedy Bang! Bang!, and many more are all new. Also, Last Man on Earth ends its first season Sunday on Fox, and Saturday, Scarlett Johansson hosts SNL.

In late night, Kumail Nanjiani is on Corden, John Cleese, Chelsea Handler, and Phil Hanley stop by Meyers, and Billy Crystal is a guest on Kimmel.  Letterman welcomes Steve Martin while Fallon was Kristen Wiig and Thomas Middleditch.  @midnight is full of guests that include Max Silvestri, Nikki Glaser, Nate Bargatze, and Kevin Pollak.

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This Week in Comedy: The Next Wave 2015

nextwave-ny-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 Womp It Up! with Jessica St. Clair and Lennon Parham.

-We looked at the dark humor of Don Herzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow.

-Bao Nguyen, director of Live From New York! took us behind the scenes of the SNL documentary. READ MORE


What's on TV This Week: 'Inside Amy Schumer' Is Back

amyschumerThis week it's time to go back inside Amy Schumer's world — the new season of Inside Amy Schumer premieres Tuesday on Comedy Central. In the season three opener Schumer meets her heroes, attempts to get birth control, and discusses defecation. On Sunday, Showtime's new series starring Steve Coogan and Kathryn Hahn, Happyish, premieres, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine returns with a new episode on Fox. Also this week, Fresh Off the Boat wraps its first season Tuesday on ABC.

In late night, Kimmel has guest Anthony Anderson, Letterman welcomes Amy Schumer, Paul Rudd, and Jerry Seinfeld while Nate Bargatze, Weird Al, and the members of Monty Python stop by Fallon. Betty White, Joel McHale, and Jason Alexander are on Corden, and Meyers' guests are Kumail Nanjani and Emily Heller.  @midnight has a slew of panelists this week that include Ron Funches, T.J. Miller, Steve Agee, Maria Bamford, Jimmy Pardo, David O'Doherty, Randy and Jason Sklar as well as Randall Park.

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

BOB&DAVID-at-trepany-house_rebecca-aranda-10We 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 being the king of podcasts. READ MORE


What's on TV This Week: Showtime Debuts 'Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro'

This week Sundance is back on Tuesday with another Behind the Story with the Paley Center, and this time the show gives an inside look at the creation of The Mindy Project. Friday it's a must watch evening of television. ABC has a big finale night with Last Man Standing ending season four, and Cristela wrapping season one, and Showtime premieres, Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro.

In late night, Chris D'Elia and David O'Doherty are on Conan, Billy Crystal and Tom Dreesen stop by Letterman while Tim Allen and Jamie Foxx visit Kimmel. The Late Late Show with James Corden has Erin and Sara Foster, Grace Helbig, and Nick Kroll.

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This Week in Comedy: RIP Stan Freberg

136 - 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. READ MORE


What's On TV This Week: 'Louie' Is Back

louie-fxThis week, we say goodbye to another season of Workaholics, we get to go behind the scenes of Parks and Recreation, and we welcome back some of our favorite shows. Monday, Comedy Central premieres Sleight of Mouth where Justin Willman combines comedy and magic, and on Tuesday, Sundance goes behind the scenes of Parks and Recreation with its first episode of Behind the Story with the Paley Center. Wednesday on Comedy Central, Workaholics ends its fifth season with an episode where the guys remember their first day at TelAmeriCorp. Thursday, it's the premiere of The Comedians on FX starring Josh Gad and Billy Crystal, right after Louie premieres its fifth season. Saturday, be sure to catch Taraji P. Henson host SNL on NBC, and Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz on Comedy Central. Sunday, Amy Schumer hosts the MTV Movie Awards while HBO has the new seasons of Silicon Valley and Veep, and Cartoon Network premieres season three of China, IL. Finally, John Oliver wraps up the week on HBO's Last Week Tonight.

In late night, Louis C.K. and Julia Louis-Dreyfus visit Fallon, and Billy Gardell, Ricky Gervais, Amy Schumer, and Joe Zimmerman are on Conan. Rainn Wilson, Rob Dorddry, Tig Notaro, and Josh Gad stop by Corden, and Keith Alberstadt is on Meyers.

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

mrshowNetflix 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. READ MORE


What's on TV This Week: Bieber Gets Roasted

bieberThis week Comedy Central has Bieber fever.  Monday the network premieres the Roast of Justin Bieber, and then will air re-runs all throughout the week. Tuesday, Fox premieres Weird Loners, and Friday, ABC's Cristela does a cross-over episode with Last Man Standing. Also on Friday, Comedy Bang! Bang! is back on IFC, and Saturday, Michael Keaton hosts SNL. Sunday, Shameless wraps season five on Showtime, and John Oliver will recap the week on HBO's Last Week Tonight.

In late night, Ricky Gervais visits Fallon while Jeff Ross stops by Kimmel. Letterman has guests Josh Gad, Billy Eichner, Aasif Mandvi, Mike Myers, and Nick Griffin. Will Forte, Aubrey Plaza, and Ron Funches are on Conan.  Meyers' guests are Kristen Schaal, Chris D'Elia, and Rob Huebel, and Corden has Bob Odenkirck and Rob Corddry.

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

supertroopers-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. READ MORE


What's on TV This Week: James Corden Takes Over 'The Late Late Show'

james_cordenIt's quite a week for television. Tuesday, the Ellen Degeneres-produced One Big Happy premieres on NBC, The Mindy Project wraps its third season on Fox, and the Kroll Show takes its final bow in the series finale on Comedy Central. Wednesday, the Ben Stiller-produced Big Time in Hollywood, FL premieres on Comedy Central. And on Saturday, Dwayne Johnson hosts an all new SNL.

In late night, its the premiere of The Late Late Show with James Corden. Corden's first guests are Tom Hanks, Mila Kunis, Will Ferrell, and Kevin Hart. Grace Helbig will swing by Fallon, while Ben Stiller and Aubrey Plaza are on Letterman with a performance by Jake Johannsen.  Conan's got Nick Kroll, Kevin Hart, and James Corden. Kimmel has guest Adam Carolla, and Ben Stiller also stops by Late Night with Seth Meyers.

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This Week in Comedy: 'Community' Is Back

community-season6Dan 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. READ MORE