This Week in Comedy: ‘The Onion’ Unveils

In case you missed it, here’s all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:

-We take a look inside The Onion’s new click-bait-satirizing website Clickhole.

-Comedian and mentor of Tracy Morgan, James ‘Jimmy Mack’ McNair passed away after a fatal car wreck that also critically injured Ardie Fuqua, Harris Stanton, and Morgan himself.

-Beloved pioneer of British alt comedy, Rik Mayall has passed awayWe remember him fondly.

-Comedy Central renews Inside Amy Schumer and Review, and order two new shows, Idiotsitter and Another Period.

-Dave Chappelle this week made his first late night appearance in six years. Here he is talking to Letterman about Chappelle’s Show’s sudden end.

-Saturday night, Splitsider will be celebrating the release of our standup film, A Night at Whiplash. Come celebrate with us!

-We interviewed David Wain about They Came Together, Superjail!, and this fall’s The State reunion, standups Adam Newman and Tommy Johnagin about their upcoming Comedy Central Half Hours, and Dan St. Germain about his new album.

-Aziz Ansari is set to headline at Madison Square Garden as part of his new tour, Modern Romance. We profile the six other comics who have headlines MSG as well.

-We heartily recommend season 3 of Veep, and here’s why.

-More sad news as Chicago comedian Dan Ronan passed away this week.

-Variety reports that Kristen Wiig is set to direct her first movie, and will co-star in it and co-direct it with longtime collaborator Annie Mumolo.

-We profile the new comedy content website Thundershorts and it’s four new comedies from Michael Showalter, Janeane Garofalo, Kumail Nanjiani, and many others.

-We looked at the creator-less current season of The Boondocks and I Love Lucy’s radio roots.

-Due to her role on upcoming Fox sitcom Mulaney, Nasim Pedrad says she’s unlikely to return to . Lorne Michaels confirms there are further changes to SNL .

–We recommended this week’s best podcasts, including Jenny Slate on Comedy Bang! Bang!,  and the Twitter feed of Ashley Barnhill.

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

Funny Or Die- “LEAKED: Uzo Aduba OITNB Audition Season 1”

Phil Jackson - Mr. Popular - Episode 1 (via Above Average)

Superego - “Patton Oswalt in The Family Feud” (via Nerdist)

Barb and Whitney - “Can I Borrow $100?”

Funny Or Die - “Judy Greer Is the Best Friend”

This Week in Comedy: ‘The Onion’ Unveils