This Week in Comedy: Weird Al Hits #1 and ‘The Meltdown’ Premieres

-Former SNL cast member Gary Kroeger wrote about what it’s like to be hired and then fired by the show.

-Seinfeld writer Andy Cowan told us about writing “The Opposite,” one of the best Seinfeld episodes ever.

-We dug up Dratch & Fey, Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch’s old pre-SNL stage show.

-We examined whether or not being a comedian is a sign of mental illness.

-Remember the time Jerry Seinfeld roasted Tommy Chong on the Playboy Channel? No?

-We looked at the inside story of LA standup mainstay The Meltdown, and talked to hosts Kumail Nanjiani and Jonah Ray about bringing it to Comedy Central.

-We talked to standups Kurt Braunohler, Sheng Wang, and Joe Zimmerman.

-The future-filled trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2 arrived.

-We highlighted “Compliments” as a web video you should check out.

-We rounded up the very best of this week’s comedy podcasts.

-Conan showed off his acting chops in his cameo from Shartopus vs. Pteracuda.

-Weird Al released all of the videos from his new album Mandatory Fun just in time for it to go to #1 on the Billboard charts.

-We got a glimpse of the upcoming Simpsons World app, which will allow you to stream every episode of The Simpsons ever.

-We got the details on the fifth season of Louie.

-CBS confirmed that Colbert is staying in NYC at the Ed Sullivan Theater when he takes over for Letterman.

Here are your top five web videos of the week:

Funny or Die: Mistaken for Strangers: The Play

Above Average: Jay Pharoah ft. J-Rod: Bad Kisser (Usher “Good Kisser” Parody)

UCB 1: Sting Ops: People Waving in Background of News Cameras


CollegeHumor: Two Guys Who Just Saw Each Others Dicks

This Week in Comedy: Weird Al Hits #1 and ‘The […]