This Week in Comedy: The Winter TV Season Gets Into Full Swing

-The Birthday Boys was canceled by IFC.

-We talked to Simon Rich about his new sitcom, Man Seeking Woman.

-We delved into the newly minted sitcom archetype of the Zoidberg.

-Iliza Shlesinger talked to us about her new Netflix standup special.

-J.K. Simmons will host SNL on January 31st.

-The Interview will debut on Netflix tomorrow.

-SNL kicked off the back half of its 40th season with host Kevin Hart.

-We talked to Simon Amstell about his new standup showTo Be Free.

-We’re helpful: how to tell a gay joke.

-Daria is great, and you should rewatch it.

-Weird Al Yankovic announced the Mandatory World Tour, the cast of Bob’s Burgers is going on a live tour in March, and Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster are also going on tour in March.

-Nick Ciarelli talked to us about his tweets and twitter and tweetin’.

-This week in web videos featured five absurd one-offs you need see.

-We dug up a 2003 sketch featuring Jason Sudeikis playing an apologetic senator from the Second City archives.

-Kyle Kinane talked to us about his new Comedy Central special, I Like His Old Stuff Better.

-This week in comedy podcasts Bill Burr chatted with Jeff Garlin, and we tell you about all the other must listens of the week.

-Matt Braunger’s Comedy Central special airs on February 6th.

-Louie will premiere on April 9th, and C.K. will direct an FX series starring Pamela Adlon.

-The next Comedy Central Roast will take on Justin Bieber.

And now your top five web videos of the week:

Brent Weinbach: Early Facebook Commercial (1995)

Funny or Die: Manny Pacquiao Becomes a Professional Wrestler

Summer & Eve Explains Things: Zebras vs. Horses!

Los Angeles Digital: Watchr

How Wide is the Web: What’s the Name?

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