This Week in Comedy: ‘The Pete Holmes Show’ Premieres, and NBC Orders 13 Episodes of a New Show from Tina Fey

-NBC ordered 13 epsiodes of a comedy starring Ellie Kemper and co-created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The show is tentatively called Tooken, and like 30 Rock, it will be filmed in New York City.

-TBS’s post-Conan series, The Pete Holmes Show, premiered Monday. We talked to Holmes about making a more personal late night show.

-After 13 years, Tom Scharpling announced his beloved radio show/podcast The Best Show on WFMU is ending this December.

-Emile Hirsch will play John Belushi in the upcoming biopic about his life.

-Marcia Wallace, the voice of Mrs. Krabappel on The Simpsons, sadly passed away last weekend. Her character will be retired.

 -We interviewed Aziz Ansari about his new standup special Buried Alive, Tim Heidecker about Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, and Alex Borstein about her HBO show Getting On.

-Catherine O’Hara and Jon Glaser join Kathryn Hahn, and Chelsea Peretti in the cast of Adam Scott’s next The Greatest Event in Television History.

-Bret McKenzie of Flight of the Conchords is developing an animated sitcom for Fox.

-We examined what it’s like to be an artistic director of a comedy theater.

-Comedy Central renewed Key and Peele and Drunk History for another season each.

-We looked at the auteur theory of Judd Apatow.

-Moshe Kasher sold a half-hour comedy to Showtime that he will star in.

-We made a list of TV pilots we want to see put online.

-We looked at an old panel of Conan’s original writers and a bunch of recently-unearthed clips for his 20th anniversary.

-We looked at the week’s best podcasts.

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

Scott Gairdner - “The Tiny Fuppets Halloween Special” (via buh)

Funny or Die - “Pumpk’d”

Nerdist - “Where Does Candy Corn Come From? Nathan’s Valley”

Nick Thune - “Fan Invasion” (via buh)

CollegeHumor - “Precious Plum: A Biker Shop”

This Week in Comedy: ‘The Pete Holmes Show’ Premieres, […]