In case you missed it, here’s all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:
-Here are this year’s comedy Emmy nominations.
-Homestar Runner co-creator says he wants to revive the popular web cartoon.
-We talked to Maria Bamford about smaller audiences, international comedy scenes, and how she develops her act.
-The cast and writing staff for NBC’s new sketch comedy was revealed.
-Weird Al just released the full track list for his new album Mandatory Fun. We looked back at Weird Al’s first appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
-We listed the eight longest-lasting SNL cast member tenures, and profiled each of them.
-We talked to Nathan Fielder about fascinating people, social awkwardness, and taking ‘Nathan for You’ abroad.
-In another edition of “Sketch Anatomy,” Jimmy Kimmel Live! writer Jeff Loveness dissects The Lonely Island’s The ‘Bu.
-We took a look at Annie Hall and Woody Allen’s experimental visual film style.
-We talked to tonight’s Comedy Central Half Hour comedians Rachel Feinstein and Damien Lemon, and Kurt Metzger about his Comedy Central hour special.
-Tom Lennon and Ben Garant look back at Reno 911! and a possible distant-future reunion.
-IFC orders a Spoils of Babylon sequel called The Spoils Before Dying.
-We recommended the week’s best podcasts, the web series The Amazing Gayl Pile, and the Twitter feed of Emily Blotnick.
And here are your Top Five Web Videos of the Week:
“The Onion Reviews Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”
The Program - “Part Two: Powerless” (via Funny Or Die)
On Cinema - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and And So It Goes (via Adult Swim)
Gabe & Max Need Help - “Episode 3: Trust” (via Thundershorts)
Mr. Popular - “Episode 5” (via Above Average)