This Week in Comedy: Franco Got Roasted, FXX Debuted, and ‘Futurama’ Ended

-Sarah Silverman wrote a touching obituary for her dog, Duck.

-Andy Samberg  did an amazing job at Comedy Central’s Roast of James Franco. We asked a bunch of comedians and actors if they wanted to be roasted.

-We interviewed W. Kamau BellGlenn Howerton, and Paul Scheer about Totally BiasedIt’s Always Sunny, and The League, which all premiered on new cable channel FXX this week.

 -Futurama ended its run after 140 episodes, 14 years, seven seasons, and two networks.

-Seth Rogen and Jason Mantzoukas are getting an episode of The League centered on Dirty Randy and Rafi. 

-We looked at what’s new this season with Splitsider’s Fall Movie Preview and Splitsider’s Fall TV Preview.

-Dave Chappelle defended his choice to leave the stage in Hartford, saying, “That crowd was evil,” and his shows since this incident have been going great.

-Jon Stewart returned to The Daily Show after a three month hiatus while he was busy directing his first movie.

-We looked at the worst, most amoral things the gang has ever done on It’s Always Sunny in honor of the show’s return.

-Standup Michael Che joined the writing staff of Saturday Night Live.

-Chris Lilley is bringing one back his popular characters for a mysterious TV project.

-We looked back at a Paley Center conversation between the writers and cast of Chris Elliott’s Get a Life.

-David Cross quietly directed his first movie.

-We recommended the week’s best Vine videosbest podcasts, and the Twitter feed of @Pete_Schulz.

And here are your Top Five Web Comedy Videos of the Week:

Jordan Morris - “Look at mE-Cigarettes”

Uncle Mom - “Sperm Bank” (via Official Comedy)

Eliot’s Sketchpad - “Robin Thicke Talk Show” (via Above Average)

Funny or Die - “Boardwalk Empire’s Richard Harrow: Murderer for Hire”

Be More Interesting - “How to Start a Fire without Matches” (via Mental Floss)

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