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 their careers.
-Oscar-nominated writer/director Paul Mazursky passed away at 84.
-Nick Cannon is dropping some serious hints that he’s been cast as Richard Pryor in the upcoming biopic.
-We interviewed Eugene Mirman about standup and his self-titled comedy festival, Harris Wittels and Armen Weitzman about their short film The Badger’s Promise, and Audrey Clair and Ashley Elmi about their web series, K&A.
-Melissa McCarthy’s new movie Tammy came out and hasn’t been doing so great with reviewers.
-FXX ordered 10 episodes of Man Seeking Woman, starring Jay Baruchel and Eric Andre, created by SNL’s Simon Rich, and produced by Lorne Michaels.
-Tina Fey is producing and starring in an untitled witch comedy for Disney, but it’s not Hocus Pocus 2 as initially reported.
-We recommended the week’s best podcasts, including Nathan Fielder’s grand return to Comedy Bang! Bang! and Dave Hill telling a crazy story on You Made It Weird.
And here are your Top Five Web Videos of the Week:
WOMEN - “Come Here”
On Cinema at the Cinema with Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington - “Deliver Us From Evil and Tammy” (via Adult Swim)
Gabe & Max Need Help - “Safety” (via Thundershorts)
The Program - “Visions” (via Funny Or Die)
Sound Advice - NOFX (via Above Average)