This Week in Comedy: Leslie Jones Gets Promoted at ‘SNL’

-SNL writer Leslie Jones was made a featured player.

-We spoke with Wyatt Cenac about standup, writing, and being a puppet aficionado.

-Fox cut Mulaney’s season from 16 to 13 episodes.

-We got personal with Jonathan Katz.

-ABC has loads of comedies in development. Maggie Carey, Elizabeth Banks, Tina Fey and Fortune Feimster, as well as 30 Rock alums Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan, and writer/doctor Simon Stephenson all have shows in the works for the network.

-Key and Peele’s first film Keanu will be about a kidnapped cat.

-Alan Tudyk talked with us about the joy of playing idiots.

-We reviewed Jim Gaffigan’s new book, Food: A Love Story.

-Netflix ordered an animated series to be created by and star Bill Burr.

-Adam McKay revealed he rewrote the Ant-Man script with Paul Rudd.

-Megan Amram announced she is going on a Science…For Her! book tour.

-Standup Aparna Nancherla wrote a blog to audience members who record shows: “Don’t be a jerk.”

-The Paley Center for Media gave us the chance to look back at The Building, Bonnie Hunt’s first TV creation.

-We had the list of the SNL cast members who were also Daily Show correspondents.

-We took an inside look at Portland’s Live Wire! Radio.

-The Second City archives featured a Mel Gibson doing improv in 1997. It’s weird.

-This week in web videos featured Chelsea Catalanotto and Jesse Brenneman’s video The Middle Ages.

-Bob Odenkirk announced his A Load of Hooey tour dates.

-Nick Frost is set to star as a world-famous jewel thief in ABC’s comedy The Finger.

-Steve Coogan was cast in Philip Seymour Hoffman’s role in Showtime pilot Happyish.

-H. Jon Benjamin and Eugene Mirman want you to treat yourself to a mystery sack from their new online store.

-Charlie Kaufman is adapting a sci-fi novel IQ83 as a film starring Steve Carell.

-The Late Late Show with James Corden premieres on CBS March 9th.

-We had the unreleased finale track of David Cross’s 2004 album It’s Not Funny featuring H. Jon Benjamin.

-This week in comedy podcasts had a list of the week’s best listens and included Pee-wee Herman’s visit to Nerdist.

-Will Ferrell’s Gloria Sanchez Productions is producing a movie about a newly single woman.

-DirecTV ordered a Downton Abbey parody starring Peter Serafinowicz and Will Sasso.

-Chris Gethard explained the making of Wednesday night’s TCGS brawl.

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

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