The rest of this week’s top comedy videos, including the hilarious Instagram/Nickelback double parody video, Elephant Larry’s Treehouse and finding lost gold can be found over at Splitsider.
Other highlights from the week in comedy:
- Kristen Wiig might be playing Brick Tamland’s wife in Anchorman 2.
- The Freaks and Geeks cast reunited.
- Albert Brooks and Bill Murray each made phenomenal Letterman appearances.
- Stephen Colbert celebrated Hobbit Week and has some Senate buzz.
- Scott Aukerman’s Los Angeles stand-up show Comedy Bang Bang ended its 10-year run with a night full of comedy superstars.
- The Grammy Award nominees for Best Comedy Album were announced and overlooked a lot of great stuff.
- Dennis Perrin looked back on the life of his friend, longtime SNL writer Tom Davis.
- Mike Judge is making an HBO show.
- Vanity Fair released its Judd Apatow-edited comedy issue, which is full of excellent stuff.
- Fox ordered one cop comedy, and ABC ordered two, bringing the total number of cop comedies in development for next season to 7 (for now).
- We interviewed longtime Simpsons writer Matt Selman, Billy on the Street host Billy Eichner, “Tell Your Friends!” host Liam McEneaney, and Looney Tunes voice actor Joe Alaskey,
- We analysed the Oscar odds of this year’s comedies.
- We looked back at Dana Carvey’s stint on SNL, the Graham Chapman documentary A Liar’s Autobiography, a Louis C.K. interview from the archives, CBS’s short-lived sitcom Partners, and all the movie parts Chris Farley almost played but didn’t.
- We recommended the week’s best podcasts.
- We Follow Fridayed @AaronFullerton.
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