This Week in Comedy: Bill Burr’s Netflix Special Debuts

-We talked to Bill Burr about his standup career and new Netflix special.

-We got dark and weird with Amy Sedaris and Scott Adsit from The Heart, She Holler.

-We took a look at the ubiquitous pop-culture artifact known as the comedy album.

-Barry Rothbart is keeping busy and he told us all about it.

-We examined the plight of Canadian comics who want to perform in the US.

-Ellen DeGeneres and Lauren Graham are developing a late night host comedy, Will Ferrell is set to star in a movie about a Shakespearian theatre company, David Caspe and Gil Ozeri are developing a ponzi scheme Fox comedy, Jonah Hill will star in Arms and the Dudes, Lonely Island is developing Fox comedies starring Danny Pudi, Neal Brennan, and Andre Hyland, and HBO is developing a show based on Laura Kightlinger’s memoir Quick Shots of False Hope.

-Will Forte’s Last Man on Earth added January Jones, Kristen Schaal, and more to its cast, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos dropped some hints about Tina Fey’s new show, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s AMC Preacher adaptation got a pilot order, and the Duplass brothers comedy Togetherness premieres on HBO January 11th.

-Parks and Rec’s final season premieres January 13th and ends February 24th and Nick Kroll announced that the third season of Kroll Show will be its last and is packed with guest stars like Amy Poehler, Seth Rogen, and John Mulaney.

-TruTV ordered its first scripted comedy pilot Those Who Can’t.

-New contributor Trevor Noah made his Daily Show debut.

-BuzzFeed hired Clickhole editor Daniel Kibblesmith and the internet ate itself.

-Elizabeth Laime shared the lessons she’s learned from podcasting as her Earwolf show Totally Laime nears its end.

-The Second City archives had John Belushi, Harold Ramis, Joe Flaherty, and more in a 1972 sketch.

-Dan Klein’s This is Comedy standup special proves to be the best and worst ever.

-This week in web videos Rob Asaro and Matt Cohen’s Yellow Brick Hell proved that talent comes from anywhere and everywhere.

-This week in comedy podcasts featured the week’s most notable podcasts one of which was Marc Maron’s chat with film and TV legend Norman Lear on WTF.

-The WGA award nominees for 2015 were announced this week and included in the honor are High Maintenance, Inside Amy Schumer, and Louie. Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Weird Al, and Patton Oswalt also scored Grammy nominations for Best Comedy Album.

-Leaked Sony documents confirmed that Adam Sandler films “have no more value.”

-We talked with @JuliaDavidovich about Internet backlash and tweeting in a series.

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

Dan Klein - “This Is Comedy”

Small Men - Your Son’s Band

John and Geoff Are Married - Let’s Get Sexy

Funny or Die - Dr. Quinn, Morphine Woman

Funny or Die - Leaked ‘Peter Pan Live!’ Audition Tape with Jane Krakowski

This Week in Comedy: Bill Burr’s Netflix Special Debuts