This Week in Comedy: Successes and Failures

-Mike Birbiglia talked about the importance and power of jokes.

-We broke down Comedy Central’s one-season wonders.

-We highlighted memorable moments from Andy Kindler’s Just For Laughs keynote speech.

-Co-creator of Nathan for You Michael Koman talked about the show’s success, and we looked at how the show blows up reality TV. And the Dumb Starbucks episode finally aired, living up to sky-high expectations.

-Saturday Night’s Children looked at Morwenna Banks’s shortest SNL stint ever.

-We discovered the social media graveyard of canceled comedies.

-We unearthed a clip of Bill Murray’s 1980 show Bill Murray Live from the Second City.

-Leo Allen talked about Whiplash, his popular New York standup show, and writing for SNL.

-Mike Myers was on WTF with Marc Maron and our podcast team responded.

-NBC renewed Undateable for a second season.

-We watched Jon Lovitz’s crazy live televised play.

And here are your top five web videos of the week:

Funny or Die: Hardball Canada

How to Spell My Last Name

The Backyard: Normal Girls

The Truth About Purebred Dogs

Funny or Die: The Novelizationalist with Brian Cox

This Week in Comedy: Successes and Failures