- One of the original SNL writers Tom Davis died at age 59.
- Emmy Nominations were announced.
- Hulu to air new episodes of The Thick Of It.
- We traced the birth of the comedy podcast boom.
- We talked to Simon Amstell about telling jokes in America.
- We looked at Being John Malkovich’s prediction of today’s culture of celebrity obsession.
- We remembered Chris Farley’s legendary time on SNL.
- We examined the coolness of TV’s greatest nerds.
- We wondered what the Tosh situation meant for the state of comedy criticism.
- We watched the web series Skit Box.
- We ran through TV’s biggest liars and braggers.
- We found the lost projects of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris.
- We went to the archives and watched Marc Maron’s early stand-up.
- We watched Mr. Warmth and learned about the storied career of Don Rickles.
- We found the unexpected comedy in Brando’s Godfather performance.
- We received correspondence from MovieZoom.
- We followed @EveryTweet_Ever on Twitter.
- We ran through some of the nation’s best comedy schools.
And now it’s time for your Top Five Web Videos of the Week:
Paulilu Mixtape - “Hooker Lawyer”
The Bilderbergers - “Amazon Yesterday Shipping”
“Batman Meets Two-Face”
Tiny Fuppets - “Summer Splash!”
7 Minutes in Heaven - “Joanna Newsom” (The last episode ever)