This Week in Comedy: The Return of ‘Key and Peele,’ ‘SNL,’ ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine,’ and More

-Chicago comedy and theater great Sheldon Patinkin died at 79.

-We broke down the economics of internet comedy videos.

-We debated whether all standup comics should write their own jokes.

-You Might Remember Me: The Life and Times of Phil Hartman is a book that takes a look at Hartman’s enduring legacy.

-Tymberlee Hill gave us an inside look at Marry Me, Hotwives, and Drunk History.

-Sam Morril shared what it’s like living the standup life.

-Chelsea Peretti talked with us about the new season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, writing for SNL, and her new Netflix special.

-We broke down what you can expect from SNL in Season 40.

-This week The Chris Gethard Show returned to public access.

-We looked at the dark and absurd sci-fi comedy Space Station 76.

-Saturday Night’s Children examined Chevy Chase’s short career on SNL.

-This week’s Second City Archives unearthed a clip of Steve Carell and Amy Sedaris talking insomnia in a 1993 sketch.

- We explored the origins of David Letterman’s Top Ten List.

-The Paley Center for Media let us revisit the surreal world of Viva Variety.

-CollegeHumor launched a new YouTube channel for experimental comedy.

-Kenan Thompson is rumored to be leaving SNL after season 40, but he doesn’t want you to worry about stuff like that.

-Reportedly Leslie Jones, Mike O’Brien, LaKendra Tookes, and more have left the SNL writing staff.

-The Humor Section featured an original piece by Evan Waite called “The Real Israeli-Palestinian Crisis is My Lack of Knowledge About It.”

-This Week in Web Videos featured the comedy of Jay Weingarten.

-This Week in Comedy Podcasts reviewed Down with Joe DeRosa’s Batman episode and more.

-Jonah Ray launched a comedy/music record label.

-On November 25th Bob Odenkirk releases his new album Amateur Hour.

-Jerrod Carmichael promoted his HBO special Love at The Store by sponsoring a pee-wee football team.

-Sarah Silverman revealed she is developing a Broadway musical adaptation of her memoir The Bedwetter.

-James Franco’s SNL documentary is available today on Hulu Plus.

-The latest trailer for Seth Rogen’s new movie The Interview dropped.

-USA’s Benched will premiere October 28th and stars Eliza Coupe.

-NBC bought two comedies from John Krasinski.

-Happy Madison is producing a Real Genius TV reboot for NBC.

- Alex Winter said that Bill & Ted 3 is still happening.

-Key and Peele are making a movie starring substitute teacher Mr. Garvey.

-Bill Lawrence is producing an autobiographical sitcom starring Tommy Johnagin.

-Ellen Page and Kate Mara made the perfect team in Tiny Detectives.

-John Oliver hosted a beauty pageant with Kathy Griffin.

-Bo Burnham repeats stuff in his new music video.

-Ask Lena is Lena Dunham’s new web series where she gives fans advice.

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

Funny or Die: Tiny Detectives

Bo Burnham: Repeat Stuff

Hack Into Broad City: Ilana Hates Gum

CollegeHumor: Even Worst FDA Cigarette Warnings

Above Average: John Early: Celebrity Correspondent ft. Kate McKinnon

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