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  1. This Week in Comedy: ‘High Maintenance’ Returns-Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair talked to us about their wonderful web series High Maintenance, which started its new season this week. -We […]
  2. This Week in Comedy Podcasts: ‘Happy Sad Confused’ and ‘Denzelishness’The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. […]
  3. What’s on TV This Week: New Episodes AplentyPrepare for a week with loads of new episodes every night. Tonight on The Millers, Nathan attempts to be less self involved while Tuesday’s […]
  4. This Week in Comedy: Paul Scheer’s Wolfpop Arrives-Paul Scheer’s new podcast network Wolfpop launched on Tuesday. -We spoke with Megan Amram about her new book Science…For Her! -Kate Berlant […]
  5. This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Wolfpop’s Debut Shows Will Trigger Tears and […]The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. […]
  6. What’s on TV This Week: Stewart and Colbert Broadcast LiveThis week The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report are live on Election Day. The Daily Show will present the “Democalypse 2014: […]
  7. This Week in Comedy: Something Something Spoooooky-Maria Bamford gave us a look inside her weird and wonderful world. -Amy Poehler’s new book Yes Please came out this week and we declared it […]
  8. This Week in Comedy Podcasts: ‘Monkey Shines’ Is Not a Halloween Horror […]The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. […]
  9. What’s on TV This Week: Halloween Episodes AhoyThis week on TV we’ve got a few more fall premieres as well as a whole slew of Halloween-themed episodes. The fourth season of 2 Broke Girls […]
  10. 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 […]
  11. This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Pee-wee Herman Visits ‘Nerdist’The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. […]
  12. What’s on TV This Week: Jim Carrey Returns to ‘SNL’The week starts off with the second season premiere of The Millers tonight on CBS, and while many shows are on hiatus there’s still plenty of […]
  13. This Week in Comedy: ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ and ‘The Birthday Boys’ Return-We took a look at the TV networks’ comedy depth charts; we examined which network offers the most in quantity, which offer the most in […]
  14. This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Gottfried and Weird Al Deliver a PunchThe comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. […]
  15. What’s on TV This Week: ‘Marry Me’ and ‘The Birthday Boys’ Start Their […]This week more new shows are added to the fall lineup. On Tuesday, Marry Me kicks it off on NBC with its series premiere followed by the second […]
  16. This Week in Comedy: An ‘SNL’ Great Passes On-SNL alum Jan Hooks died at 57 and we paid tribute to the late star in Remember Jan Hooks. -The Daily Show hired Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah […]
  17. This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Jim Gaffigan Tells Some LiesThe comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. […]
  18. What’s on TV This Week: The Fall TV Season Gets Into Full SwingThis week is jammed packed with your favorite fall comedies. From sitcoms like New Girl to late night shows like Colbert Report, every night […]
  19. This Week in Comedy: ‘SNL’ Returns, Yvette Nicole Brown Leaves ‘Community’-We ran through the 20 greatest standup specials of all time. -We took an inside look at Louis C.K.’s weird and wild three-hour radio show […]
  20. This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Dan Harmon and Neil Berkeley Visit ‘Nerdist’The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. […]
  21. What’s on TV This Week: ‘Mulaney’ Debuts and New Episodes AplentyAnna Faris and Allison Janney kick start the week with the season two premiere of Mom tonight on CBS. The week is packed with new episodes from […]
  22. This Week in Comedy: The Return of ‘Key and Peele,’ ‘SNL,’ ‘Brooklyn […] -Chicago comedy and theater great Sheldon Patinkin died at 79. -We broke down the economics of internet comedy videos. -We debated whether […]
  23. This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Joe DeRosa Gets Down with BatmanThe comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. […]
  24. What’s on TV This Week: The Season Premieres of ‘Key and Peele,’ ‘SNL,’ […]This week is full of premieres. The Big Bang Theory kicks it off tonight on CBS with its season 8 premiere. ABC keeps it going Wednesday with […]
  25. This Week in Comedy: ‘SNL’ Adds a New Announcer and Featured Player -SNL hired Darrell Hammond as its new announcer and new featured player Pete Davidson. -SNL’s October 11th host is Bill Hader, and Jim […]
  26. This Week in Comedy Podcasts: ‘Pauly Shore’s Interested’ Gets SeriousThe comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We’re here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. […]
  27. Finding Business Lessons in the World of ImprovIn his book Funny Business, Bill Connolly explores the connection between business and comedy. With interviews from Boston’s powerhouse standup […]
  28. What’s on TV This Week: ‘New Girl’ and ‘The Mindy Project’ ReturnNew Girl, The Mindy Project, and Brickleberry are back this week while Married and You’re the Worst wrap up. Fox’s Tuesday night lineup has the […]
  29. This Week in Comedy: ‘SNL’ Gets a New Weekend Update Anchor and Its First […]-Michael Che and Colin Jost will anchor SNL’s Weekend Update next season. -SNL’s first hosts of season 40 will be Chris Pratt and Sarah […]
  30. What’s on TV This Week: ‘Adam Devine’s House Party’ ReturnsThis week Tuesday is packed with new episodes – we welcome back Adam Devine’s House Party, say goodbye to the first season of Married at First […]
  31. This Week in Comedy: Saying Goodbye to Joan Rivers - Legendary comedian Joan Rivers died at 81. -We showed you the late night tributes to Joan Rivers from David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy […]
  32. What’s on TV This Week: ‘The League’ ReturnsFXX has a big week; it wraps the Simpsons marathon and premieres the new seasons of The League and Ali G: Rezurection. If you’re worried that […]
  33. This Week in Comedy: Summer’s End-Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, and The Colbert Report won Emmys while Amy Poehler was snubbed for the 11th time. -We had an inside look at the […]
  34. What’s on TV This Week: The Emmys and the Finale of ‘Chelsea Lately’Tonight, Seth Meyers hosts the Primetime Emmy Awards from LA. Emmys will be given to Outstanding Comedy Series, the Best Actor and Actress in a […]
  35. This Week in Comedy: The ‘Simpsons’ Marathon Begins-The Simpsons marathon kicked off this week on FXX and we had the full schedule. -We looked at why The Richard Pryor Special deserves a […]
  36. What’s on TV This Week: The ‘Simpsons’ Marathon Begins, ‘Nathan for You’ […]The Simpsons 12-day marathon begins this week on FXX – starting Thursday FXX will air all 25 seasons in chronological order to celebrate its […]
  37. This Week in Comedy: Losing a Legend-The world tragically lost a comedy legend in Robin Williams. -Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, and Seth Meyers paid tribute to Robin […]
  38. What’s on TV This Week: ‘The Approval Matrix’ Begins and ‘Last Comic […]This week marks the beginning for Neal Brennan’s new series The Approval Matrix and the end for season eight of Last Comic Standing. Tonight, […]
  39. This Week in Comedy: ‘The Late Late Show’ Gets a New Host-James Corden was revealed to be the new host of The Late Late Show, and we put together a video guide to introduce you to him. -T.J. Miller […]
  40. What’s on TV This Week: ‘Garfunkel and Oates’ Premieres on IFCThis week marks the series premieres of IFC’s Garfunkel and Oates and FX’s Partners. Partners stars Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence as […]
  41. This Week in Comedy: Successes and Failures-Mike Birbiglia talked about the importance and power of jokes. -We broke down Comedy Central’s one-season wonders. -We highlighted memorable […]
  42. What’s on TV This Week: Loads of Comedians on Late NightThis week Chris Pratt takes to the late night circuit to promote Guardians of the Galaxy, which opens on Friday – he’ll be appearing on both […]