-SNL writer Leslie Jones was made a featured player.
-We spoke with Wyatt Cenac about standup, writing, and being a puppet aficionado.
-We got personal with Jonathan Katz.
-ABC has loads of comedies in development. Maggie Carey, Elizabeth Banks, Tina Fey and Fortune Feimster, as well as 30 Rock alums Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan, and writer/doctor Simon Stephenson all have shows in the works for the network.
-Key and Peele’s first film Keanu will be about a kidnapped cat.
-Alan Tudyk talked with us about the joy of playing idiots.
-We reviewed Jim Gaffigan’s new book, Food: A Love Story.
-Netflix ordered an animated series to be created by and star Bill Burr.
-Adam McKay revealed he rewrote the Ant-Man script with Paul Rudd.
-Megan Amram announced she is going on a Science…For Her! book tour.
-Standup Aparna Nancherla wrote a blog to audience members who record shows: “Don’t be a jerk.”
-We had the list of the SNL cast members who were also Daily Show correspondents.
-We took an inside look at Portland’s Live Wire! Radio.
-The Second City archives featured a Mel Gibson doing improv in 1997. It’s weird.
-This week in web videos featured Chelsea Catalanotto and Jesse Brenneman’s video The Middle Ages.
-Bob Odenkirk announced his A Load of Hooey tour dates.
-Nick Frost is set to star as a world-famous jewel thief in ABC’s comedy The Finger.
-Steve Coogan was cast in Philip Seymour Hoffman’s role in Showtime pilot Happyish.
-H. Jon Benjamin and Eugene Mirman want you to treat yourself to a mystery sack from their new online store.
-The Late Late Show with James Corden premieres on CBS March 9th.
-We had the unreleased finale track of David Cross’s 2004 album It’s Not Funny featuring H. Jon Benjamin.
-This week in comedy podcasts had a list of the week’s best listens and included Pee-wee Herman’s visit to Nerdist.
-Will Ferrell’s Gloria Sanchez Productions is producing a movie about a newly single woman.
-DirecTV ordered a Downton Abbey parody starring Peter Serafinowicz and Will Sasso.
-Chris Gethard explained the making of Wednesday night’s TCGS brawl.
And here are your top five web videos of the week:
Between Two Ferns - Brad Pitt
Also Also - Hello Norman
The Britishes - The Charming Mr. Hitler
Seriously Distracted: JD Joins Tinder
Katie: a Lady - Reaching for the Check