This Week in Comedy: Saying Goodbye to Joan Rivers

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- Legendary comedian Joan Rivers died at 81.

-We showed you the late night tributes to Joan Rivers from David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and more.

-Conan’s Brian Stack took us behind the scenes of his many late night characters, including the Traveling Salesman.

-Andy Zaltzman talked plumbing politics and the crazy state of the world for comedy.

-We highlighted the forward-looking comedians of Artistically Challenged, whose new 15-second “television” show is changing the medium of Instagram and Vine.

-The Humor Section featured an original piece by Blake Henderson titled “Letting My Parents Know.”

-Jim Jefferies talked about his new special, Barethat is now airing on Netflix.

-Rachel Bloom discussed her new Showtime pilot Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

-This Week in Comedy Podcasts had Alison Rich’s visit on Doodie Calls as well as many other outstanding podcasts from the week.

-This Week in Web Videos interviewed John Purcell from Business Work and highlighted other notable videos of the week.

-Hannibal Buress announced his fall standup tour Comedy Camisado.

-Tig Notaro announced dates for the Boyish Girl Interrupted Tour.

-@SamuelMoen expanded on three of his tweets. He told us about “summer camp friends” you meet on Twitter, his favorite themes to explore and revisit in his tweets, and the kinds of jokes that work better online.

-We unearthed a 1961 Second City sketch of Alan Arkin playing Noah.

-Bob Saget talked standup, Chumbawamba, Die Hard, and more on Paul F. Tompkins’s web series Speakeasy.

-We unearthed a clip of Conan O’Brien and Andy Kindler’s wrap up in 1994 from the Paley Library.

-The Harvard Lampoon launched a new website called The Huffington Psst in answer to their competitor Clickhole.

-Larry David’s Broadway play Fish in the Dark will open on March 5.

-Standup Jermaine Fowler is developing and starring in a new comedy for ABC.

-NBC added Adam Levine’s Kids in America to its list of new autobiographical comedies.

-Bryan Cranston is producing a comedy for NBC called The Dangerous Book for Boys.

-A live sitcom is in development for NBC about a Manhattan hotel staff.

-Werner Herzog revealed that he’s making a cameo in the final season of Parks and Recreation.

-Mulaney’s new season airs in a month, but in the meantime Fox released a 22-minute behind-the-scenes preview.

-The Birthday Boys return next month with Scott Aukerman, Casey Wilson, Chris Elliott, and more.

-Key and Peele’s new season premieres September 24th and you can watch a sneak peek from Vandaveon and Mike.

-Brooks Wheelan performed on Conan and talked SNL, subway rats, and Furbies.

-FXX’s average audience went up 500 percent because of the Simpsons marathon.

-Woodstock Comedy Festival will feature Colin Quinn, A Night at Whiplash, and more this year.

-Leslie Jones, SNL writer, urged women to take the crazy back during her Late Night performance.

And here are your top five web videos of the week:

Dusty Brown and Greg Bratman - The Nobodies

Funny or Die - Apple’s Hack Proof iPhone

Above Average - St. Peter Meets: Ursula

Mashable - W-ORD Channel 7 News With John Oliver & Cookie Monster

UCB1 - Killers in the Dorm