-Community is back! We talked to departed creator Dan Harmon and season premiere writer Andy Bobrow, looked at highlights from the writers’ Reddit AMA, and checked out how season 4 is faring with the new regime.
-Chris Pratt is going to be a Marvel superhero in Guardians of the Galaxy.
-IFC picked up Comedy Bang Bang for a giant, 20-episode season.
-Kristen Wiig officially signed on for Anchorman 2.
-Delocated will end with a special season finale.
-From across the pond: Monty Python is reuniting for Terry Jones’s new sci-fi movie, and the Alan Partridge movie finally started filming.
-We gave you a guide to the NYC comedy scene.
-A patent troll case is putting the entire podcast community in danger.
-This week in Matthew Perry: we checked in with Go On mid-season and looked at an Onion writer’s fake Studio 60 oral history.
-We found the humor in cancer; talked to comic novelist Teddy Wayne; and revisited It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, Patrice O’Neal’s final 2011 special Elephant in the Room, Brian Doyle Murray’s short-lived SNL career, the lost works of Sledge Hammer! creator Alan Spencer, and a failed pilot called The Adventures of Superpup.
-We recommend the week’s best podcasts.
And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:
Funny Or Die - “Smooth: The TV Show with Matchbox 20”
Bobby Chicago - “Eugene Hitler”
Matthew Frost - “Fashion Film”
UCB Comedy - “Black Superheroes”
Captain Hippo - “The Worst Pick-Up Lines”