This Week in Comedy: ‘Parks and Rec’ and ‘Kroll Show’ Kick Off Their Final Seasons

-We talked with Mike Schur about his thoughts on the end of Parks and Recreation, NBC’s Thursday night comedies, and more.

-Nick Kroll spoke with us about pushing characters to their limits and the end of the Kroll Show.

-We got an inside look at Comedy Bang! Bang!’s fourth season and saying goodbye to Reggie from Scott Aukerman.

-We went behind the scenes of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.

-We got back into the spy game with Archer’s executive producer Matt Thompson.

-We addressed the problem with Poehler and Fey’s Golden Globes Cosby joke.

-We broke down how Chris Rock made the personal impersonal in Top Five.

-We had the winners and losers of this year’s Golden Globes.

-VH1 Classic will air a 433-hour SNL marathon starting January 28th.

-We looked NBC’s journey and ultimate failure to find the next Friends.

-Saturday Night Live: The Book comes out next month.

-Second City’s improv book Yes, And is now available for pre-order.

-We highlighted the most notable podcasts of the week.

-This Week in Web Videos featured Business Time with creator and star Alex Herrald.

-We broke down why you should follow Sandy Honig on Twitter.

-Second City Archives featured a 1989 sketch featuring Chris Farley and Tim Meadows playing Wrigley Field security guards.

-We dove into some of SNL’s insane season 40 product tie-ins.

-Dean Fleischer-Camp talked with us about his new project TOP Posters & Prints.

-Charlie Hebdo printed an additional two million copies of this week’s issue.

-Bill Burr, Talib Kweli, and Cory Booker will be the inaugural guests of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, which will be Daily Show/Politically Incorrect hybrid.

-Woody Allen is creating an original series for Amazon, Wet Hot American Summer added Rob Huebel, Michaela Watkins, John Slattery, and more to its cast, ABC ordered a hidden camera prank show by Ellen DeGeneres, Mike Myers signed a two-year overall deal with HBO, and Al Jean said there’s a 50/50 chance of another Simpsons movie.

-The CW renewed Jane the Virgin for a second season, Showtime renewed Shameless and ordered Happyish to series, Crackle renewed Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars and announced the Joe Dirt 2 cast, Comedy Central renewed Broad City for a third season and ordered a pilot starring Tim Robinson and Sam Richardson, and USA canceled freshman comedy Benched.

-Late Show with Stephen Colbert premieres on Tuesday September 8th, The Jack and Triumph Show premieres on Adult Swim February 20th, Knock, Knock It’s Tig Notaro airs April 17th on Showtime, Community premieres on Yahoo March 17th, High Maintenance’s next three episodes premiere on Vimeo February 5th, Adventures in Comedy will be released on VOD February 20th, and Brett Gelman’s new Adult Swim special airs on February 13th.

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

Captain Hippo: Who’s Gonna Get It?

Clickhole: Watch This Man’s Face When He Sees What He Would Look Like As A Tiny Little Man!

Bonnaroo: Riding with Hannibal

Fast Company: How You Really Sound in Job Interviews

UCBComedy: “Catchy” Trailer

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