-Martin Short is in talks to join John Mulaney’s Lorne Michaels-produced NBC pilot.
-We dove deep into Boston’s comedy scene.
-We published an open letter to the ruler of the Zhou Dynasty and looked at Chris Rock’s SNL stint, the lost projects of SNL’s original head writer Michael O’Donoghue, Dr. Frasier Crane’s character arc, the 30 Rock gang’s reunion at the Paley Center, and what Jeff Dunham does right.
-All the networks want a Maya Rudolph variety show.
-We recommend the week’s best podcasts, which include Mike White on Maron, Paul F. Tompkins as a psychic, and a Nerdist Writer’s Panel with Bachelorette writer Leslye Headland.
And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:
Terrible Babysitters - Episode 3: Mabel
Puddin’ - “Reunion” with Robin Williams and Dana Gould
Funny or Die - “Hire Eugene and Kulap for Hawaii Five-O”
Stallin’ with Dave Hill - Michael Che (via HuffPo Comedy)
The Grawlix - “While the Cats Are Away…” with Rory Scovel and Sean Patton