Mark Zuckerberg turned 30 this week, which gave all of us nearly-30-somethings a reason to reflect on our chances of becoming the next social media billionaire. But not everybody’s willing to admit that Zuckerbergian success is probably not in their future.
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In case you missed it, here’s all the big comedy stuff that happened this week:
- After a massive week of cancellations, the networks announced their final fall schedules, and we made a handy guide to the new lineup of network comedies.
- This next season will be the last for both Parks and Recreation and Two and a Half Men.
- We recommended five great web series you probably haven’t seen.
- CBS passed on How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met Your Dad and Comedy Central passed on The Chris Gethard Show.
- We talked to Scott Aukerman and Reggie Watts about the new season of Comedy Bang! Bang!, standup Brian Regan about road tours and warm-up comedians, and NYC comedian Jacqueline Novak about her debut standup album, Quality Notions.
- Norm Macdonald wrote a missive on Twitter about working on Roseanne, and the dismissive nature of labeling a comedian as “difficult.” Roseanne Barr spoke out as well on behind-the-scenes sexism on her show.
- We looked back at Harry Shearer’s two one-year stints at Saturday Night Live, and early TV failures of late night legends Johnny Carson, Jon Stewart, and David Letterman.
- We gathered up a list of Community jokes you might have missed and a big fat pile of Stephen Colbert quotes.
- Late Night with Conan O’Brien writers Jon Glaser, Andy Blitz and Brian McCann got together, reminisced and did a new sketch.
- Lorne Michaels’s Above Average is teaming up with UCB Comedy to create and host brand new sketch videos online.
- Bob Odenkirk is recording his first comedy album.
- Conan O’Brien renewed his contract with TBS through 2018.
- We recommended the week’s best podcasts.