This Week in Comedy: ‘SNL’ Adds a New Announcer and Featured Player

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-SNL hired Darrell Hammond as its new announcer and new featured player Pete Davidson.

-SNL’s October 11th host is Bill Hader, and Jim Carrey will reportedly host an episode this year to promote Dumb and Dumber To.

-On the Daily Show Jon Stewart gave Michael Che the perfect goodbye.

-Cecily Strong said she was “genuinely happy” about leaving Weekend Update.

-We discussed how FX’s You’re the Worst has quietly become the best new comedy on television.

-We interviewed Gary Gulman who is on the road promoting his new special It’s About Time.

-Tim Gilbert got weird in Toronto.

-Bill Connolly shared how there are business lessons in the world of improv.

-We looked at what it means to direct an Adam Sandler movie.

-We explored the hidden racist past of the Looney Toons.

-We took a look back in time when Bill Cosby helped launch Joan Rivers’ comedy career.

-John Swartzwelder’s failed 1996 pilot Pistol Pete showed up online in full.

-The Humor Section featured the original piece by Django Gold called This Candlelight Vigil is in Full Effect!

-Will Ferrell confirmed that Zoolander 2 will feature Mugatu.

-Universal signed a development deal with Adam and Naomi Scott.

-Jimmy Kimmel sold a comedy to ABC based on Carson Daly’s post-MTV career.

-The Vacation reboot starring Ed Helms added Leslie Mann to its cast.

-NBC is developing a sitcom adaptation of Problem Child.

-Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust will star in Judd Apatow’s new show on Netflix.

-IFC renewed Maron for a third season.

-New Girl and The Mindy Project’s season premieres drew fewer viewers than last year.

-Stephanie Weir is developing a comedy for ABC.

-Zach Braff and Bill Lawrence are developing a new show.

- Former Office writer/producer Justin Spitzer is developing a workplace comedy for NBC.

-In an upcoming Lifetime movie Aubrey Plaza will voice Grumpy Cat.

-Now on Vimeo, a bunch of classic MST3K episodes.

-Chris Rock’s new movie Top Five will be released in theaters December 5th.

-Adam McKay, Seth Rogen, and Ben Schwartz are working on a new movie.

-Dan Aykroyd wants to create a Marvel-style Ghostbusters universe.

-We had a sneak peek of Jerrod Carmichael’s HBO standup special.

-Nasim Pedrad shared an unaired SNL sketch where she played Aziz Ansari on Conan.

-We took a look at 11 standup comedians who became SNL cast members.

-A study confirmed that primetime TV is getting tougher for women.

-SNL teamed up with MasterCard to create the Saturday Night Live MasterCard.

-This Week in Web Videos highlighted A Model Young Republican and more.

-This Week in Comedy Podcasts examined Pauly Shore’s Interested and many others.

-@AveryMonsen talked with us about Twitter, Vine, and photoshopping stupid ideas.

-Just for Laughs launched a new YouTube Channel with old clips of Louis C.K., Mitch Hedberg, Chris Rock, and more.

-This week’s Second City Archives unearthed a 1997 sketch with Scott Adsit, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, and more called “Grandma’s Records.”

-W. Kamau Bell announced his new standup tour Oh, Everything!

-On Conan Hannibal Buress talked about his new book deal.

-This November, standup Chris Gethard wants to perform at your house.

-Craig Ferguson revealed his worst Late Late Show guest ever.

-We unearthed Paley Center for Media footage where Lorne Michaels was asking, What’s It All About, World?

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

Running Late Show: Unaffordable Housing

Above Average: Evil Step-Sisters (St. Peter Meets: Disney Villains)

Broad City: Hack Into Broad City

WOMEN: How Much

ClickHole: iPhone 6 Unboxing