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 still faces a lot of decisions for the upcoming year.
-Weird Al released his newest album, Mandatory Fun, and a slew of music videos all on different platforms, including Funny or Die, Yahoo! Screen, Nerdist, CollegeHumor and Vevo. He also did a Reddit AMA.
-NBC renewed Last Comic Standing for a ninth season.
-VICE.com will be premiering The Jim Norton Show next week.
-A five year comedian’s assistant gave us the hard truths about what it’s like to work for comedians.
-Brian Huskey talked to us about improv, character acting, and his newest movie, Premature.
-Joe Mande launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise a million dollars for him to do a podcast.
-In this week’s Saturday Night’s Children column, we took a look at the career of SNL featured player/director Tom Schiller.
And here are your Top Five Web Videos of the Week:
Decker - “Episode 1” (via Adult Swim)
Gabe & Max Need Help - “Boundaries” (via Thundershorts)
Funny Or Die - “The Ramones Go to Heaven”
Mr. Popular - Ep. 6 (via Above Average)
Ashley Barnhill - “Where Do You Want to Eat?”