A Bummer Week in Comedy

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- Stand-up Patrice O’Neal passed away this week after suffering a stroke last month. We remembered his brilliant comedy and pre-ordered his new album.

- We interviewed standup comic and pro podcaster Greg Fitzsimmons.

- We wheeled out the Sycamore Hollow Welcome Wagon.

- Mike Drucker is reviewing one holiday special a day, starting with The Dick Van Dyke Show’s Christmas episode, A Charlie Brown Christmas Special, South Park’s A Very Crappy Christmas, A Very Special Family Guy Freakin’ Christmas, and Mork and Mindy’s “Mork’s First Christmas.”

- We remembered Victoria Jackson’s SNL contributions.

- We wondered if the dragtastic new ABC show Work It is sexist.

- We took a trip to Peru to clown around.

- We want you to watch The Maurizio Show.

- We took stock of the nine best Muppet Show hosts.

- We checked out Sacha Baron Cohen’s lost roles.

- We watched the first ever Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

- We noticed some comedies breaking the fourth wall. Hey. You’re reading a website right now. (Did I do it right?)

AND NOW, your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week!:

Jesus Toast

Shopgirl

Very Mary Kate: Raise Your Hand

The First A.D.

Captain Hippo: Choose Your Weapon