This Week in Comedy: A North Korean-Dictated Week in Comedy

-Sony cancelled the release of The Interview after violence was threatened.

-We talked to standup Dan Soder aboutthe importance of originality.

-John Hodgman took us inside his secret society.

-We looked into how Tami Nelson and Chris Trew, founders of The New Movement, built a comedy scene from scratch in New Orleans.

-The Drawn Together creators are making a sitcom/hidden camera hybrid series, Broken Lizard’s Quality Time lands a pilot order at TBS, The Chris Gethard Show is headed to cable, HBO ordered a comedy pilot starring Sarah Silverman, and David Fincher is developing an HBO comedy about making music videos in the 80.

-This week’s great SNL featured host Martin Freeman, and we broke down the best and worst sketches of the night.

-Iliza Shlesinger’s standup special Freezing Hot premieres on Netflix January 23rd, Tom Scharpling’s The Best Show returned, and FXX’s new late night animation block premieres January 22nd.

-Christina Hendricks joined Cameron Crowe’s Roadies Showtime comedy.

-Standup Brandon Wardell gave us his take on Drake, Bob Odenkirk, and his unexpected path.

-Our Second City archives had Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Scott Adsit, and more improving an NPR show in 1997.

-This week in web videos featured Jackie Jennings’ series Neighbors, and she gave some sound advice on how to be funnier.

-We looked at Bob Hope’s influence on modern standup comedy.

-We highlighted the best comedy podcasts of the week, including Jenny Slate’s delightful guest spot on WTF.

-We talked to Monica Heisey about being truthful in jokes and discussing Twitter in person.

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

Above Average: Vague Facebook Posts: Is This You?

Funny or Die: The Final Episode of Serial

CollegeHumor: 13 Things You Think Are True, But Aren’t

Mothers Without Boundaries

John and Geoff Are Married - Married Guys Night Out

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